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

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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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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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Throwback: Watch UFC Veterans Tim Kennedy and Diego Sanchez in a Grappling Match

Years before they were elite MMA fighters competing in the best promotions in the world, longtime MMA veterans Tim Kennedy and Diego Sanchez competed in a grappling match. Kennedy recently released on his Instagram page video of that match, which took place in the absolute division of a tournament in

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Video: Robert Drysdale Explains Why Jiu-Jitsu Is Not in the Olympics

With the recent conclusion of the summer Olympics, jiu-jitsu practitioners and fans are once again asking an important question: Why is jiu-jitsu not in the Olympics? With other martial arts and combat sports like wrestling, judo, karate, and Taekwondo in the Olympics, why not jiu-jitsu? In the video below, ADCC

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Robert Drysdale Explains Beef with Gordon Ryan, Responds to Match-Fixing Allegations

Earlier this year, Gordon Ryan and ADCC organizer Mo Jassim alleged that Robert Drysdale engaged in at least one fixed match on his way to winning the 2007 ADCC absolute title. Drysdale initially denied those allegations, and in an appearance on the Aces BJJ Podcast, Drysdale explained in detail the

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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

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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

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Throwback: Watch 22-Year Old Gordon Ryan Take On Ralek Gracie in No Time Limit Sub-Only Match

In late 2017, Gordon Ryan was fresh off his first ADCC gold medal and only just beginning his journey to becoming the most dominant and well-known no-gi grappler in the world. He was 22-years old, and despite already owning plenty of accomplishments between the ADCC championship and a pair of

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