Archive: BJJ

Nov 17, 2014 5:48 pm

Ralek Gracie Talks All Things Metamoris – Exclusive

When a Gracie speaks, it’s usually a good idea to listen. Lucky for Radio host Anton Skoro he had not one but two members of the Gracie family on the most recent show this past Sunday. Both Ralek Gracie and Renzo Gracie stopped by to talk all things Metamoris. Ralek was up first, check...

Nov 3, 2014 10:24 am

Sneaky Trick To Finish Armbar From Guard

In this video Roxanne Modafferi shows a sneaky little trick to finish an armbar from guard. This technique looks especially effective for when your opponent is much bigger than you are! Check it out:

Oct 27, 2014 9:22 am

Brutal “Evil Ninja Choke” Submission

If this isn’t one of the most brutal chokes we’ve ever seen (Besides THIS baseball bat choke), we’re not sure how much more brutal it can get. This choke is closer to a neck tie submission, (i.e. Peruvian neck tie or the Japanese neck tie) than the ninja choke, but regardless check out this devastating...

Sep 7, 2014 8:38 am

Green Belt Lands Super Rare Flying Omoplata

Check out this video of a green belt performing the super rare flying omoplata. While this student was unable to finish the submission, he used it to transition nicely to an armbar. WOW! Post by BJJ Video Vault.

Aug 24, 2014 9:18 am

Bourdain The Addict – Why This Top Chef Can’t Say No To BJJ

Anthony Bourdain, famous Emmy award winning chef and TV personality has changed his tune, for the better, and now finds himself addicted to BJJ. Steph Daniels of spoke with Anthony Bourdain about his newfound addiction to BJJ. Stephie Daniels: You recently skipped New York traffic to take a helicopter to BJJ practice. How did...

Aug 5, 2014 3:01 pm

Google Offering BJJ Classes To Employees

BJJ is for everyone, and Google is proving that by offering BJJ classes to all of their employees. The classes are taught by Milton Bastos, a highly accomplished BJJ black belt, who has been teaching there since he responded to Google’s Facebook post that they were looking for BJJ instructors. He spoke with Fightland about...

Jul 18, 2014 5:04 am

Bravo Squashes Beef With Metamoris Boss Ralek Gracie

Metamoris 3 headliner Eddie Bravo had a rift with the Gracie clan following his main event against Royler Gracie. While both sides (outside of Royce Gracie) kept things professional, the air’s been thick. In a recent interview with Eddie explained how both sides are now moving forward in a positive way. Check it: “I...

Apr 29, 2014 8:14 pm

Royce Gracie: Eddie Bravo Endorses Drugs and it is Disrespectful to Jiu-Jitsu

UFC legend Royce Gracie stated in a recent interview that he does not appreciate Eddie Bravo’s endorsement of drugs and alcohol while being a role model in martial arts. Even though it was obvious that a couple select members of the Gracie Family and Eddie Bravo never got along, nobody knew the reason for the...

Apr 3, 2014 6:47 am

Ralek Gracie ‘lost respect for Bravo as a man’

The Eddie Bravo, Gracie family mellow drama continues. On an episode of “Darce Side Radio”, Metamoris cheif Ralek Gracie was a guest where he talked about last weekend’s Metamoris 3 and the storied main event between Bravo and Royler Gracie. After Saturday night’s draw, Royce Gracie confronted Bravo. Bravo, in turn, was on a slew of...

Mar 31, 2014 1:32 pm

Royce Gracie Confirms Spat With Bravo, Wants To Fist Fight

  Royce Gracie is ready to throw down with Eddie Bravo. Moments after Bravo and Royler Gracie took part in a thrilling, 20-minute draw at the submission-only Metamoris 3, Royce made it a point to track down Bravo back stage to give his thoughts on Bravo’s post-fight speech. First word appeared on the Underground that...

Mar 30, 2014 3:15 pm

Eddie Bravo Threatened by Royce Gracie After Metamoris 3?

BJJ promotion Metamoris put on their third event this past Saturday, which was headlined by one of the most anticipated rematches in the sport’s history: Eddie Bravo vs. Royler Gracie II. Although the bout ended in a draw as neither competitor was able to submit the other, Bravo controlled more of the grappling exchanges throughout...

Mar 29, 2014 12:36 pm

Metamoris 3 Airs Tonight – Here’s Why The MMA Fan Can’t Miss It

For the hardcore Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu fan, watching Metamoris 3: Gracie vs Bravo is a no-brainer. Everyone else will probably think “What is Metamoris, and why should I watch it?” Metamoris is a submission grappling organization, founded by Ralek Gracie. Unlike traditional grappling tournament, this is done in a way that is much more spectator friendly....

Mar 28, 2014 9:30 pm

Metamoris 3 Breakdown: Royler Gracie vs Eddie Bravo

The main event of Metamoris 3 is a rematch of what is considered one of the biggest upsets in submission grappling history, Eddie Bravo and Royler Gracie (pictured). The two initially matched up in 2003, where the relatively unknown Bravo won via a late triangle choke over the highly touted Gracie. Eddie Bravo is a...

Mar 28, 2014 9:18 pm

Metamoris 3 Breakdown: Rafael Mendes vs Clark Gracie

Another interesting matchup at this weekend’s Metamoris 3 event is between Rafael Mendes (pictured) and Clark Gracie. Clark is a Carley Gracie Black Belt, who spawned the “Ridiculously Photogenic Jiu Jitsu Guy” meme with his omoplata win over Ken Primola in 2013. Clark has a fair amount experience at the highest levels of submission grappling, with...

Mar 28, 2014 9:04 pm

Metamoris 3 Breakdown: Vinny Magalhaes vs Keenan Cornelius

Metamoris 3 is a unique submission grappling event, featuring many of the top names from both mixed martial arts and submission grappling in intriguing matches. One of the most evenly matched matches of the event is Vinny Magalhaes vs Keenan Cornelius. Vinny is a Royler Gracie black belt, who has competed predominantly in No-Gi competition...

Jan 20, 2014 12:19 pm

QUICK TWITT | WWE’s ‘Triple H’ Joins Gracie Jiu Jitsu Family

I know, I know. You guys are already mad at me for posting this ‘Pro-wrestling’ story. This isn’t that fake WWE stuff, this is MMA! This is real fighting! (Your past comments have been well noted, I promise.) Still though, WWE star ‘Triple H’ has joined the ranks of his compadres, ‘Batista’ and ‘CM Punk’,...

Jan 15, 2014 6:27 am

Texas BJJ Gym Owner Arrested for Sexual Assault of Underage Student

The 23-year-old owner of the BQuick Brazilian Jiu Jitsu school in Stephenville, Texas was arrested and charged with the sexual assault of a 14-year-old student.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   Police arrested Samuel David Lewis, the 23-year-old owner of BQuick Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Stephenville Texas, on Monday and charged him with the sexual...

Jan 10, 2014 9:04 am

Kron Gracie Is Transitioning To MMA, Will Make Debut In Japanese Promotion

Kron Gracie, the youngest of Rickson Gracie’s four children is an undeniable Brazilian jiu-jitsu ace. He won the Abu Dhabi Combat Club (ADCC) Submission Wrestling Championships last year, but even that is not enough for the 25 year old Gracie. Gracie lives in California and has been training with family member Cesar Gracie, who is...

Jan 10, 2014 9:01 am

Royce Gracie Named The 44th Greatest Athlete Of All Time By Sports Illustrated

The 44th greatest? Out of 50? He should be higher up the list, but at least Sports Illustrated promoted him as one of the greatest. UFC Hall Of Famer Royce Gracie still holds the record for the most submission victories in UFC history at 11. He was a three-time UFC tournament champion (UFC 1,2,4) and...

Dec 20, 2013 11:42 am

Serra Brothers Split, Nick Locked Out of BJJ Gyms

Former UFC welterweight champion Matt Serra (above) and his brother Nick have long been Brazilian jiu jitsu teachers in New York, owning and operating a number of academies throughout the state.  News broke Thursday that the two brothers have split their professional ties as Nick will no longer be a part of Serra BJJ.  ...

Dec 17, 2013 7:20 am

MMA Veteran/BJJ Trainer Joe Camacho Dies At Age 41

Joe Camacho, an MMA veteran and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu coach out of Los Angeles, Calif. has passed away. Camacho, who ran the Joe Camacho Jiu Jitsu academy in Los Angeles, also competed in MMA organizations such as Bellator, Shooto, King of The Cage, and others. After returning home from a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu tournament in...

Dec 13, 2013 8:01 am

Fabricio Werdum Willing To Wait For Champ Cain Velasquez’s Recovery

Although UFC President Dana White has planned otherwise, Fabricio Werdum has the intention to wait until UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez recovers from his shoulder surgery before he  fights. According to Werdum, it is up to him whether or not he fights in the interim before Velasquez recovers. “They told me it’s my decision,” Werdum...

Dec 12, 2013 7:50 am

Celebrity Chef Anthony Bourdain Earns First BJJ Promotion

Anthony Bourdain, the celebrity chef and host of his No Reservations, The Layover and Parts Unknown television shows, just received his first Brazilian Jiu Jitsu promotion. Bourdain trains out of the Renzo Gracie Academy along with his wife Ottavia, who is a blue belt herself, and actively competes. Bourdain received his first stripe from one...

Dec 10, 2013 10:41 am

Paul Walker’s BJJ Trainer Recounts 10-Years Of Training, Decision To Award Black Belt

When news broke of Hollywood star Paul Walker’s death, it left the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu community reeling. Walker was an avid practitioner of the sport, and held a brown belt before his untimely passing. After leaving Walker’s charity event which aimed to raise money for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan, Walker and his friend Roger Rodas...

Nov 6, 2013 9:15 am

EXCLUSIVE | Ricardo Almeida On Latest BJJ Competition, Coaching TUF & More

Former UFC fighter, Ricardo “Big Dog” Almeida (13-5 MMA, 7-5 UFC), found some free time to visit with the guys of BJPENN.COM’s Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio recently, giving some insight on Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and his recent competition in the World No Gi Championship. Walking off the mat in order to complete the interview, Ricardo spoke on...

Oct 1, 2013 5:51 pm

Penn Hawaii Youth Foundation Presents Hawaiian Cup-2013

On Saturday November 2 the Penn Hawaii Youth Foundation presents the Hawaiian Cup-2013 Jiu Jitsu tournament for both adults and youth. The event takes place at the Hilo Civic Auditorium. To register visit BJPENN.COM/register and see the flyer for additional info.