Braulio Estima, 3x IBJJF World Champion, 2x ADCC Champion and ADCC Superfight champion, tells about how he had to let go of his ego before he could start his journey to become a black belt champ.
Royler Gracie needs little introduction. The son of Gracie jiu-jitsu co-founder Helio Gracie Royler has always been an avid competitor, winning the World Championships, PanAmericans and the prestigious ADCC World Submission Wrestling Championships. Along with his brother Rolker, Royler now heads the Gracie Humaita association, one of the most respected and trophied competition teams in [...]
American black belt Dustin Denes first went to Rio de Janeiro to train BJJ as a purple belt in 1999. The former wrestler and MMA fighter, who lived and trained with future Pride and UFC champ Rodrigo ‘Minotauro’, would learn that to develop in jiu-jitsu, you have to be prepared to help others. Learn from [...]
World champion Caio Terra rose through the ranks of jiu-jitsu at an incredible rate, going from white to black belt in only three years. The outspoken roosterweight champion is known for his incredible technical knowledge and proficiency, and in this interview he gives us some invaluable advice on how to become as successful as he [...]
What happens when boyfriend and girlfriend do Brazilian jiu-jitsu together, and what about if the couple are both world-class black belt competitors? Augusto ‘Tanquinho’ Mendes and Mackenzie Dern are BJJ’s hottest young couple, and in this video they describe what it’s like to train with your significant other – but their situation is made more complicated [...]
Ricardo de la Riva is the creator of one of the most popular positions in modern jiu-jitsu. The DLR guard is no longer an exotic guard reserved for a few elite players; it is now a standard weapon in almost every grappler’s arsenal.
Leticia Ribeiro is one of the most decorated female grapplers of all time. A pioneer of Brazilian jiu-jitsu for women, Leticia is not only a competitor but also a coach and an inspiration to girls who grapple everywhere.