Throwback: Watch Rickson Gracie vs. Rigan Machado 35 Years Later

Compared to other martial arts, Brazilian jiu-jitsu is still in its infancy. For that reason, footage exists of the early, developmental days of the art. By 1986, Brazilian jiu-jitsu as a martial art had existed for decades. But the art as a sport, a form of regulated competition in and

Read more

Rickson Gracie Explains the Difference Between Gracie Jiu-Jitsu and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Rickson Gracie is one of the most noteworthy and mythologized characters in jiu-jitsu. Widely considered the Gracie family’s best competitor, he is said to be undefeated in hundreds of amateur and street fights, and he retired as an undefeated professional MMA fighter. Importantly, Gracie was able to witness first-hand the

Read more

Throwback: Watch Rickson Gracie Roll With 50 People Straight for 25 Minutes

Rickson Gracie is a mythological figure in jiu-jitsu. He was the most athletic and talented direct son of Helio Gracie, rumored to have been 400-0 in competition, and the family’s chosen representative in early Japanese MMA. Gracie’s competitive and athletic prime coincided with the very early growth of Brazilian jiu-jitsu, which

Read more

SUG Champ Amanda Loewen Is Ready for WNO: ‘That’s my preferred ruleset’

On September 25, the long-reigning Submission Underground (SUG) champion Amanda Loewen will make her Who’s Number One (WNO) debut at the WNO Championships. A black belt for nearly eight full years, she is stepping into the deep end of the women’s heavyweight division where she’ll be facing the world’s absolute

Read more

SUG 26 Preview: Pedro Marinho in Tag Team Action, UFC Flyweights Clash

Submission Underground (SUG) 26 will take place on Sunday, August 15. The card is headlined by a tag team match-up involving top jiu-jitsu competitor Pedro Marinho. Lower on the card, longtime SUG veteran Gabriel Checco will take on current UFC light heavyweight Danilo Marques, and former UFC flyweight title contender

Read more