Category Archives: Submission Grappling

Jiu Jitsu: The Gentle Art of Self-Defense

Mar 16, 2024

Jiu Jitsu, which means “gentle art” in Japanese, is a form of martial arts that focuses on using an attacker’s force against them rather than directly opposing it with your own force. With roots going back to feudal Japan and samurai warriors, Jiu Jitsu has evolved over centuries into both a modern sport and a practical self-defense system.

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Legends of the Octagon: Khabib Nurmagomedov

Mar 8, 2024

Khabib Nurmagomedov was a well-rounded Mixed Martial Arts fighter who has made his name as the greatest lightweight in MMA  and one of the most dominant UFC champions of all time.  His background in the Russian martial art of sambo made him one hell of a grappler! Basically, once you are on the Octagon floor with Khabib, you are sure to lose. The highlight of Khabib’s career is capturing the UFC lightweight championship belt and defending it four times.  His most viewed UFC fight was against Conor McGregor. Actually, UFC 229 was the most viewed fight on Pay-Per-View in UFC history, as there were over 2,400,000 viewers. Likely Khabib’s most challenging opponent was Dustin Poirier. Nurmagomedov retired as the lightweight champion.  His overall MMA record is unblemished at 29-0, and he is the only UFC champion who retired undefeated.

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Celebrities who Love Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Feb 16, 2024

Brazilian jiu-jitsu (BJJ) is a dynamic combat sport and martial art, which is also considered to be a good form of self-defense.  It consists of submissions and grappling.  Typically, it takes approximately eight years to be awarded a black belt in BJJ.  To reach this achievement, one must be physically fit, have endurance, and be extremely dedicated to the sport.  There are a number of celebrities who are well-trained and active participants in the sport.  Among them are Guy Ritchie, Ed O’Neil, John Milius, Ashton Kutcher, Scarlett Johanneson, James Maynard Keenan, Jim Carey, and Keanu Reeves.

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Nov 21, 2019

To achieve a black belt is the purpose of most people who practice martial arts. Doesn’t really matter what type of martial arts you are doing – you feel inside that the black belts are supposed to come from a totally different universe. They move with elegance, full of self-confidence, you feel they are reading your every move, and you desire to reach this level. For sure it’s not an easy road, and not everyone can accomplish it. But honestly, does it matter? If you think that you haven’t mastered an art until you get your black belt, you do not really understand the point of the martial arts, including BJJ.

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Sakuraba and Josh Barnett’s submission grappling team “Survival Series” format airs on Fight Pass April 11

Apr 5, 2018
Julianna Penya Simp

This new promotion is called Quintet. The first event will be called “Quintet.1” with the tag line “Team Grappling Survival Match” and features a host of notable names all across the MMA and combat sports scene. It’s stylized title may remind you of defunct Japanese MMA promotion Dream stylized titles.  This event will be broadcast on UFC Fight Pass.


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