Dear White Belts – Leave Your Ego At the Door

@chilarekiphotography One of the first things you should learn in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is to leave your ego at the door. Ego’s cause injuries and no one wants to be injured, especially not by a training partner. When you’re starting to learn BJJ the fundamentals seem endless, so it’s understandable that a few concepts may... Read more

Rapper Action Bronson Loses 140lbs and Starts Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

@bambambaklava via Instagram: WHAT A DAY OF TRAINING WITH YODA @ryrongracie AND MY BROTHER @evidence When March 2020 came around, rapper Action Bronson (real name Ariyan Arslani) decided it was time for a change – right at the beginning of the pandemic. Since March 2020, Bronson has lost 140lbs (64kg) – an insane amount of... Read more

Kate Bacik – One to Watch – Fighter Profile

Instagram: @purplesupernova7 Name: Kate BacikAge: 27D.O.B: 25/05/93Nationality: PolishLocation: Croydon, London, EnglandGym: New Wave Academy, CroydonBJJ Rank: Purple BeltHeight: 5”7Weight Class: Lightweight Kate Bacik is a name that’s been popping up a lot recently not just regarding BJJ, but MMA too. Bacik is a fierce cage fighter and grappler, ranking in at purple belt in BJJ.... Read more

How to Succeed in BJJ with Black Belt Steve O’Keeffe

Photo Credit: Instagram @stevethespartan Grappling Insider speaks with Steve O’Keefe a 1st Degree Black Belt under Marco Canha at Checkmat and pro MMA fighter from Kent, England to discuss his career, how he kept focused and what the key to success in BJJ is. As well as an avid Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competitor and pro MMA... Read more

Demi Lovato Speaks About Jiu Jitsu being “Meditative” and “Empowering”

The hype of celebrities jumping on board the jiu jitsu train has increased over the past decade, and the sport is gaining more recognition now – in terms of global and celebrity – than it ever has done before. Grappling Insider also looked into 10 BJJ Celebrity Black Belts, and there’s some celeb black belts... Read more

AJP Tour 2020/2021 season features events in Brazil, Ukraine, Australia and Russia in the coming weeks

The 2020/2021 season of the AJP tour is heating up again. The coming weeks will feature several events in several cities all over the world. The AJP is working diligently with its local organizers to offer athletes and fans events that are both highly competitive and safe for all. The calendar shows events scheduled for... Read more

Pedro Sauer vs Mr. Utah with commentary

This is one of my favorite displays of Gracie Jiu Jitsu against someone who is much, much larger. The classic video has been updated to include an interview and commentary with Master Sauer thanks to Savvas at The Impaired Grappler. Cheers!