Stephan Kesting to Speak at Texas Tech Webinar on Science Denialism

Longtime BJJ black belt and well-known instructor Stephan Kesting has been an outspoken supporter of science throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Kesting has used his vast social media following to spread information about COVID-19 and the vaccine, encouraging his followers to be vaccinated against the virus. On Wednesday, September 15, Kesting

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Gordon Ryan Announces Date, Location of First Class He’s Teaching in Austin, TX

Following the unexpected break-up of the Danaher Death Squad several weeks ago, many of the team’s key players have moved to Austin, TX. Among those key players is, of course, current top pound-for-pound grappler Gordon Ryan. Ryan has previously announced his plans to open an academy in Austin with John

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WATCH: Royce Gracie Try to Break Arm After Tap on UFC 2

WATCH this high intensity scramble on UFC 2 between Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu legend Royce Gracie and American MMA fighter – Jason Delucia. DeLucia practiced the Five Animals style of Kung Fu, Taekwondo, Aikido, and Judo. He is remembered by UFC enthusiasts for being in the very first fight (and the very

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Gordon Ryan Explains His Reason for Leaving Puerto Rico

In late 2020, the famed grappling team the Danaher Death Squad announced its move from New York City to Puerto Rico. In late July of this year, John Danaher announced the end of DDS, explaining that the team had split up and would be leaving its short-lived home of Puerto

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BJ Penn Says Khabib Nurmagomedov ‘is not proficient and confident in jiujitsu’

It’s no secret that BJ Penn’s base martial art was jiu-jitsu. He used that jiu-jitsu, coupled with excellent boxing and superb takedown defense, to win UTC titles as a lightweight and a welterweight. Now, Penn is weighing in on why another former lightweight champion — Khabib Nurmagomedov — never attempted

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Robert Drysdale is Telling The True History of Jiu-Jitsu: ‘There’s a lot more to the story’

Robert Drysdale might be the most uniquely qualified person in the world to tell the story of jiu-jitsu. A history major in college, Drysdale was born in the United States but spent most of his childhood in Brazil, and is intimately familiar with both US and Brazilian culture. More importantly,

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Andrew Wiltse Talks Fight Sports Sexual Misconduct: ‘Their situation is pretty inexcusable’

Elite black belt competitor Andrew Wiltse isn’t shy about sharing his opinions. It comes as no surprise, then, that Wiltse has plenty to say about the situation involving Marcel Goncalves’ pending sexual assault case and how it has been handled by Fight Sports owner and head coach Roberto “Cyborg” Abreu.

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Actor Freddie Prinze Jr. Promoted to Purple Belt by Jean Jacques Machado

Freddie Prinze Jr., one of the biggest television and movie stars of the 90s and early 2000s, has leveled up in jiu-jitsu. On Thursday, the actor announced that legendary jiu-jitsu player and instructor Jean Jacques Machado has promoted Prinze to the rank of purple belt in BJJ. View this post

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Matt Lindland Promoted to BJJ Black Belt by Renzo Gracie

Last week saw UFC veteran Matt Lindland promoted to the rank of black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu by the legendary Renzo Gracie. This promotion took place in Renzo Gracie’s New York City gym. Upon receiving his black belt, Lindland had posted on Instagram, “Honored to receive my blackbelt from

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Video: HBO Real Sports Investigates BJJ in Law Enforcement, Features Rener Gracie

Police brutality and the misuse of police force has been a hot topic in this country over the past few years as seemingly countless videos have surfaced of police officers using excessive force or misusing their power to subdue suspects. Many jiu-jitsu practitioners have suggested mandatory police training in jiu-jitsu

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