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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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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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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Robert Drysdale Lists His Top BJJ Teams of All Time

Although Brazilian jiu-jitsu is relatively young as a competitive sport, a few people have attempted to objectively chronicle the history of the competition side of BJJ. One of those people is ADCC champion Robert Drysdale, who, along with the publication of his book “Opening Closed-Guard: The Origins of Jiu-Jitsu in

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Video: Get to Know BJJ Legend Vitor “Shaolin” Ribeiro

As an organized competitive sport, Brazilian jiu-jitsu is still quite young. That said, there are a handful of legends in the sport’s brief history. One of those legends is three-time black belt world champion Vitor “Shaolin” Ribeiro. Get to know Ribeiro in a new six-minute documentary exploring Ribeiro’s roots in

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Mikey Musumeci Makes History for Fastest Submission in 12 Seconds

American black belt and 3x world champion Michael Musumeci has made history and broke a world record (yet to be confirmed by Guinness world records) that’s been unbeaten for the past 20 years. And the fastest submission during an IBJJF male adult black belt final, goes to Michael Musumeci with

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