The History of Submission Fighting Trailer

As promised, following up from our recent post about the History of Submission Fighting documentary, we have posted the official trailer below to whet your appetite. This slick trailer definitely does the job in building up the anticipation, it’s just a shame we have to wait so long for the real thing to hit our… Read more »

Metamoris 5 – Pre-Fight Nerves for Rory MacDonald

Laid back (outside of the octagon) UFC Welterweight admits to expect to be feeling a little nervous prior to his up and coming Metamoris 5 fight with “JT” Torres. In the pre-fight build up video, MacDonald is quoted as saying; “There’ll be a little bit of nerves, because you wanna do your best, right?” “You… Read more »

The History of Submission Fighting

News has been circulating of a documentary in the making called the “The History of Submission Fighting”. As the title suggests, the film is set to explore the roots of the grappling martial arts in its various forms throughout the ages. Covering the origins of Wrestling, Jiu Jitsu, Judo, Sambo and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu the… Read more »

Acai’s popularity in BJJ

Why is Acai so popular in BJJ circles? In a nutshell the appeal of Acai is down to its combination of it’s Brazilian roots (no pun intended), health benefits and taste. Acai is a nutritious berry that is native to Brazil and grows in the fertile floodplains of the Amazon river. Over the years it’s benefits… Read more »

The Ten Commandments of BJJ

It’s rare for us to link to the same blog or source twice in two days, but Dirty White Belt has made us laugh again with another of crudely put together comic / posters, this time with his Ten Commandments of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Check it out below:   p.s. if you’re after a nice new clean white… Read more »

Do’s and Don’ts on your First BJJ Class

Check out this funny little poster created by the creator of the BJJ blog site Dirty White Belt about first day etiquette at your first BJJ class!

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 »