Marcus ‘Buchecha’ Almeida Comments on Future in BJJ Competition

Marcus “Buchecha” Almeida is likely the most accomplished jiu-jitsu practitioner currently competing in MMA. Now 1-0 as a professional and expected to return soon to ONE Championship for his second career bout, Almeida seems to have turned his full attention to MMA. But as recently as 2019, Almeida was still

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Marcelo Garcia Inducted Into ADCC Hall of Fame

The ADCC continues to fill its official Hall of Fame. On Monday, the organization announced that Marcelo Garcia, widely considered one of the best pound-for-pound jiu-jitsu players ever, is now a member of the ADCC Hall of Fame. View this post on Instagram A post shared by ADCC (@adcc_official) Garcia

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Polaris 18 Results and Video Highlights: Ashley Williams Upsets Paulo Miyao

Polaris 18 took place on Saturday, November 27, live from Wales. In the main event, Wales’ own Ashley Williams, a three-division Polaris no-gi champion, picked up a split decision win in the gi over multiple-time black belt world champion Paulo Miyao. Lower on the card, Jed Hue earned a decision

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Manteca Police Department Adopts Gracie Survival Tactics Training Program

The Manteca Police Department in Northern California has started implementing Gracie Survival Tactics training, which is currently the only Jiu-Jitsu program that is certified for law enforcement in California. Nearly all of the officers in the Manteca Police Department are trained in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. “In jiu-jitsu, if there’s distance,

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Top Jiu-jitsu, Grappling & BJJ Mats – Best Picks November 2021 – Train at Home!

Advertising Disclosure We have all seen the YouTube videos of the greats like Rickson Gracie training/teaching on his home mats in his garage.  Also, many of us, like police officers, work odd hours and can’t make it to regular class as often as we would like.  With home mats we can drill

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Polaris 18: Ashley Williams Questions Paulo Miyao’s ‘desire to win at this level’

Ashley Williams is one of Europe’s best pound-for-pound no-gi grapplers. A three-division Polaris champion, European Open no-gi champion, and recent ADCC trials winner, Williams has firmly established himself as a force to be reckoned with in the elite no-gi scene. On November 27 at Polaris 18, Williams will test himself

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Video: BJJ Black Belt Kody Steele Climbs to 2-0 With 13-Second KO

Grappling and jiu-jitsu fans are likely already familiar with Kody Steele. A black belt representing Brazilian Fight Factory in Austin, TX, Steele is a frequent no-gi competitor at the highest level, competing on shows like Who’s Number One, Third Coast Grappling, and Submission Underground. Recently, Steele has started an amateur

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Ben Askren Explains Why Dagestan Produces Great Wrestlers

Thanks in large part to the success of former UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, the Russian republic of Dagestan is now synonymous with wrestling. However, that part of the world has been producing world class wrestlers well before Nurmagomedov made his mark on MMA, compiling a perfect 29-0 record with

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16-Year Old Cole Abate Details How He Won ADCC Trials

Cole Abate may be the 2021 breakout grappler of the year. Still just 16-years old and a blue belt, the Art of Jiu-Jitsu product has long been touted as one of the sport’s brightest prospect, but he fully arrived on the elite scene earlier this year when he defeated perennial

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