Roufusport announces addition of world class Brazilian jiu-jitsu coaches

(Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA): Roufusport is proud to announce the addition of two world class Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu professors to its already impressive staff of trainers. Luiz Claudio and Thiago Veiga run the well-respected LCCT Combat Team, and are now dispersing their considerable grappling wisdom to the Roufusport fight team. Check out the photo above of Luiz … Read more

Florida’s best submission fighters battle this weekend at Grapplers Quest Europa in Orlando

Mixed Martial Arts Event to Benefit & ORLANDO – On Friday, April 16th and Saturday, all day, April 17th, Grapplers Quest, “The World’s Largest Grappling Competition” is hosting the 1st Europa Show of Champions Southeast Submission Wrestling, Grappling and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Championships at The Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. Grappling … Read more

Brazilian MMA legend Master Rickson Gracie coming to One Spirit Martial Arts Gym in Sterling March 31

Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Expert Making First Area Appearance at Gym’s Grand Opening Launch Sterling, VA (March 29, 2010) – Master Rickson Gracie, one of the most respected and accomplished Mixed Martial Arts fighters/instructors in the world from the legendary Brazilian Gracie family, will make his very first Washington, D.C. area appearance on Wednesday, March 31. Gracie … Read more

Roger Gracie confirms May 15 Strikeforce debut against Kevin Randleman

28-year-old Roger Gracie (2-0) will make his Strikeforce debut on May 15 against Kevin “The Monster” Randleman (17-14) according to a report published Monday on Gracie has only had two pro MMA fights. He defeated Ron Waterman with a first round armbar in 2006 in a Bodog fight, and he submitted Yuki Kondo with a … Read more

BJJ in depth with Draculino – thoughts on Eddie Bravo and the rubber guard

Here is an interesting series of interviews with Draculino. Here is the description of the videos from Youtube: Members of Sherdog posted over 25 questions for Draculino, he answered all of them and here are 2 of those questions on a well known Jiu-Jitsu Instructor and some of his philosophies. As always, Drac was hilarious … Read more

Grappling Fix: Vinny Magalhaes vs. James Puopolo & Lana Stefanac vs. Katie Weilbacher

Get your grappling fix with this 2009 Grapplers Quest World Series of Grappling heavyweight battle between TUF 8 finalist Vinny Magalhaes and James Puopolo from Megaton. The match took place on Dec. 12, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nev. (View the ladies match after the jump)

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MMA documentary: Renzo Gracie – Legacy (updated)

Continuing with our MMA documentary series as we close out the year, here is “Renzo Gracie: Legacy”. Wikipedia describes it as: “…a 2008 documentary film about Brazilian jiu jitsu pioneer Renzo Gracie, directed by Gethin Aldous and written by Aldous and Adrian Miller. Shot over a ten-year period, it shows the origins of the sport … Read more

A product review – Brandon Quick’s Fade to Black

One of the first things I posted here on was a profile I did of Brandon “Never Quit” Quick, one of the leading no gi BJJ instructors and trainers out there. I first got into contact with Brandon when he was still with 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu and we have stayed in contact since he cut ties with 10th Planet to focus on his own school, Trinity Combat Academy.

One of Brandon’s final projects before he left 10th Planet was releasing Fade to Black, a three-DVD instructional set on chokes, specifically gators, darce chokes, Peruvian neckties, reverse arm triangles, arm triangles and guillotines. The cover of the set proclaims it to be “The most comprehensive instructional DVD set on no gi chokes ever produced,” and quite simply, it’s right.

Over three DVDs, Quick demonstrates numerous setups to these choke from various positions, and even throws in a lot of good defensive techniques. Simply put, this set is an excellent choice for anyone looking to step up his or her choke game, whether it be for BJJ or MMA.

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BJJ Spotlight: 2009 U.S. Open photo gallery

Photo by: Matt DelaRosa - 2009 U.S. Open in Santa Cruz, Calif.
Photo by: "Fast" Eddie Constantine - 2009 U.S. Open

On Oct. 17-18, a crew from headed up to Santa Cruz, Calif. for the 2009 U.S. Open XIV. In addition to several video interviews the guys brought back, we also have an extensive photo gallery of the event.

Below, you will see a slideshow from the men’s division. If you want to see photos of the women check out the Photo Album. Complete results for the 2009 U.S. Open can be found on the event website at

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