2012 Miss USA Whitney Miller wins her first BJJ tournament | VIDEO

In 2012 Whitney Miller won Miss Texas and Miss United States. Nowadays Miller has traded in her tiara for a gi and recently won her very first Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournament in gi and won silver in no-gi. Check out this video of the ONNIT-sponsored former beauty queen as she talks about why she decided to start competing in grappling, how her family reacted, and then watch her perform on the mats.

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

A ProMMA.info product review – Brandon Quick’s Fade to Black

One of the first things I posted here on ProMMA.info 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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Jeff Monson wins no Gi World Grappling Championship

Jeff “The Snowman” Monson has had a busy month. On December 13 he defeated Ricco Rodriguez at MFA down in Florida.

Just one week later, “The Snowman” was off to Lucerne, Switzerland where he took care of business and brought home the Gold Medal at the FILA World Grappling Championship.

Jeff defeated Brandon Ruiz in the finals 6-1 to capture the gold medal in the 125kg (275lb.) no Gi division. This is the second time Jeff has won. He previously won the Gold at the World Championship in Turkey in 2007.

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The truth about Eddie Bravo & rubber guard

Jiu Jitsu is evolving. The fight game is evolving. Like all of the arts it involves creativity. In this very interesting video Joe Rogan, George Sotiropoulos, and Jason Chambers share their insight about Eddie Bravo’s contribution to Jiu Jitsu and the evolution of MMA. Props to Jeff at www.mmasync.com for this video.