Ex Powerlifter Mark MacQueen: First Comp at Blue Belt – Wins the Absolute

“Had my first comp as a blue belt, and my first match as a blue belt was against a black belt.” Grappling Insider speaks with ex world champion powerlifter Mark MacQueen about his tremendous win in the absolute division at Grappling Industries in Manchester last week. Alongside him in the

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Roll66: Sean Flynn Does 66 Rolls in 6 hours for Charity

Sean Flynn, (@championofchampions on Instagram) is a BJJ Brown Belt from Watford, England who has been training jiu jitsu for 14 years, starting at the Roger Gracie Academy in London, now training at Premier BJJ in Harrow under Chris Foran. Recently on 25th July, Flynn decided to challenge himself with

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UFC Fighter and EBI Champ Erin Blanchfield Promoted to BJJ Black Belt

Fighting prodigy and MMA prospect Erin Blanchfield has been promoted to BJJ Black Belt by coach Karel “SIlver Fox” Pravec. Blanchfield was just 18 years old when she earned a championship title at EBI 12 as a purple belt back in 2017, on the strength of wins over Livia Gluchowska,

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Video: Rubens ‘Corbrinha’ Charles Teaches 10 Minutes of Drills and Stretching With Jiu-Jitsu Belt

Any jiu-jitsu practitioner that has spent any amount of time on the mat knows that mobility and flexibility are two of the most important physical attributes to develop for grappling. And while regular sparring, drilling, and stretching during class can certainly help, grapplers looking for an edge will do mobility

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Rapper Action Bronson Loses 140lbs and Starts Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

When March 2020 came around, rapper Action Bronson (real name Ariyan Arslani) decided it was time for a change – right at the beginning of the pandemic. Since March 2020, Bronson has lost 140lbs (64kg) – an insane amount of weight. Entwined into his lifestyle change, the rapper has also

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Video: Rubens ‘Cobrinha’ Charles’ Bodyweight Workout for Jiu-Jitsu Endurance and Mobility

Rubens “Cobrinha” Charles is undeniably one of the best and most accomplished jiu-jitsu competitors of all time. During his competitive prime, he used a dangerous open guard, precision passing, and a high submission ratio to conquer the sport’s top tournaments for years on end. Now, in a recent video, Cobrinha

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The Best Conditioning For BJJ: Improve Your Cardio

Having good conditioning for BJJ is crucial for competitive and casual BJJ players alike. If you plan to compete at the highest level, you cannot afford to gas out in the finals. For recreational BJJ artists, having a good gas tank allows you to drill at higher intensities and longer before exhaustion. For

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