Paulo Miyao Talks Leaving Competition: ‘I’ll be honest, I don’t miss it”

Along with his brother Joao, Paulo Miyao has made a massive mark on sport jiu-jitsu. From purple belt onward, the Miyao brothers used their unique berimbolo games to find success at the highest levels of competition, with Paulo Miyao winning his first IBJJF world championship in 2015. More than just

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Exclusive: Bradley Hill ‘prepared to just go all guns blazing’ at Polaris Squads

On July 17, Bradley Hill will take to the mats for the third time representing Team UK/Ireland at Polaris Squads. His team will be taking on a Team USA that is stacked with elite competitors, including two-time ADCC champion JT Torres and young phenoms Kade Ruotolo and William Tackett. But

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Exclusive: Oliver Taza Talks Training Atmosphere at DDS, Wrestling, and Leg Locks in IBJJF

Oliver Taza has been a fixture of the elite competitive jiu-jitsu scene for five years, and he’s spent the bulk of that time as a member of the famed Danaher Death Squad. Going from white through purple belt with Tristar head coach Firas Zahabi, then receiving his brown and black

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Exclusive: Tom DeBlass Talks Social Media, Authenticity, and Gordon Ryan

Tom DeBlass is one of the most well-known names in jiu-jitsu. And although he owns an impressive competitive career including a black belt no-gi Masters world championship, a no-gi Pans championship, and a successful MMA career with fights in the UFC, DeBlass is quick to point out that his continued

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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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