Monthly Archives: August 2014

The Less Than Obvious Benefits of BJJ

There is certainly no shortage of articles, blogs and various other written pieces that eulogise the all encompassing life benefits of Martial Arts and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in particular. Having said this, we stumbled upon a fantastic and really insightful article by Sam Yang on his site www.allouteffort.com, entitled “Untangling Complex Situations“. The basic crux… Read more »

Top 3 BJJ & MMA Documentaries

While there are now many choices out there as well as more polished Hollywood movies that feature MMA in particular as their main subject, we’ve gone back to and picked a few of our favourites from the recent past. Check out our three favourite MMA & BJJ documentary films below: Rickson Gracie: Choke  While this… Read more »

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Belt Ranks

The order of belt rank for adult Brazilian Jiu Jitsu practitioners is as follows; 1 – White: Beginner level, aim to develop well rounded skill set and knowledge. 2 – Blue: Increased technical knowledge, literally get a great deal more techniques under your belt after many hours perfecting drills over and over. 3 – Purple:… Read more »

Waldemar Santana By The Numbers

We take a quick look at the legendary Gracie Jiu Jitsu and Capoeira Champion Waldemar Santana by the numbers. 5 Years – The approximate time that the supposed ‘honeymoon’ period expired between Waldemar Santana and Helio Gracie before their now famous falling out. We all know what happened next. 3 Hours 40 Mins – The length… Read more »

Best BJJ Technique Websites

While we all know that there is no substitute for physically getting out there and practicing, but there’s certainly no harm at all in topping up your knowledge or passing the time browsing all things BJJ on your phone or tablet from the comfort of your sofa. To save some of your precious browsing minutes,… Read more »

Galvao vs Sonnen Post Fight – Metamoris 4

There were no surprises with the result of this encounter, but all things considered, underdog and former UFC star, Chael Sonnen, gave a fair account of himself against one of the best in the business in Andre Galvao. In a fight that lasted around 15 minutes, Sonnen spent most of it maintaining top guard, constantly… Read more »

Google vs Facebook BJJ Inter Company Tournament anyone?!

The work environment at the headquarters of search engine giant are well known for being experimental in it’s approach to finding a balance between productivity and staff fulfilment and happiness. Google are always open to activities that will help their staff de-stress and what better way to do this than to spend an hour out rolling to… Read more »