How to Succeed in BJJ with Black Belt Steve O’Keeffe

Grappling Insider speaks with Steve O’Keefe a 1st Degree Black Belt under Marco Canha at Checkmat and pro MMA fighter from Kent, England to discuss his career, how he kept focused and what the key to success in BJJ is. As well as an avid Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competitor and pro

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3 Best BJJ Chokes from the Back

The back is – without a doubt – the most powerful position you can be in as a grappler as that’s where your opponent is weakest- they have no offence – so therefore can only focus on defence. Back control is a tough spot to get out of, mainly because

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Interview with BJJ Metal Band – Kimura!

“I want to play some fu*king tournaments man. Grappling Industries – hit us up! We want to play a tournament!” Kimura! have recently been a highlight in the grappling news, for their (obvious link to BJJ) debut single release, and they are a four-piece heavy metal BJJ-influenced comedy band from

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Fighter Profile: Sam Kaye – Europes Only Disabled BJJ Black Belt

Name: Sam KayeAge: 29D.O.B: 07/11/91Nationality: BritishLocation: Lake District, EnglandGym: Lake District BJJ AcademyCoach: Ben PoppletonBJJ Rank: Black BeltHeight: 5’8Weight: 76kgBJJ Weight Class: Lightweight About Sam Kaye Sam Kaye is a BJJ black belt under Ben Poppleton and trains at Lake District BJJ Academy in England, or ‘Lakes BJJ’ as it

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Interview with Sam Kaye – Europe’s ONLY Disabled BJJ Black Belt

Sam Kaye is the first and currently only disabled BJJ black belt in the whole of Europe. Kaye trains at Lakes BJJ Academy in the Lake District, England under Ben Poppleton. Sam Kaye was awarded his black belt promotion back in May 2019 and has been training BJJ since 2009.

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Brown Belt Michael ‘Reige’ Tatum Fighter Profile

Full Name: Michael TatumNickname: Reige (pronounced “Rage”)Age: 31D.O.B: 04/10/1989Nationality: American, but mixed ethnicity – half Chinese/ half European(English/German)Location: Irvine, CA, USAGym: One Jiujitsua, USACoach: Giva SantanaRank: Brown BeltHeight: 5’11Weight: 75kgWeight Class: Lightweight Michael ‘Reige’ Tatum is a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Giva Santana from One Jiujitsua, CA, USA

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Purple Belt Adam ‘Grizzly’ Wilson Fighter Profile

Name: Adam WilsonNickname: Grizzly AdamAge: 28D.O.B: 06/08/92Nationality: BritishLocation: Southampton, EnglandGym: NGMABJJ Rank: Purple BeltHeight: 5’6Weight: 60kgWeight Class: Lightweight/ Featherweight Fighting out of New Generation Martial Arts (NGMA) Southampton, England under Lukasz Chilarecki is submission hunter Adam Wilson. Adam Wilson is ranked purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and also has a

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Jack Brown Teams Up with Lionheart Initiative to Coach Sharks BJJ in Mombasa

Jack Brown is a BJJ brown belt No-Gi competitor from Scotland, who’s travels have taken him to coach as a volunteer at one of the BJJ academies over in Kenya – Sharks BJJ. Whilst looking for clubs to train at over there, Jack came into contact with the organisation ‘Lionheart

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BJJ Film on Fernando Terere Augustus ‘O FAIXA PRETA’ In the Works

Forget about ‘Red Belt’ or Nicholas Cages’ ‘Jiu Jitsu’ movie – there’s a new BJJ movie in the works that I’m sure many of the BJJ community will be interested to watch – ‘O Faixa Preta’. Rumours started circling of the film in 2019, but now it is actually in

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SUG 20 Full Results and Review

Submission Underground returned for one last event before the new year. SUG20 took place on 30th December 2020, in Portland, Oregon U.S. at 3PM PST/ 6PM EST on UFC Fight Pass. Presented by Chael Sonnens, SUG20 is a sub-only No-Gi event with 20 of the world’s greatest and most dangerous

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