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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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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Robert Drysdale Explains Beef with Gordon Ryan, Responds to Match-Fixing Allegations

Earlier this year, Gordon Ryan and ADCC organizer Mo Jassim alleged that Robert Drysdale engaged in at least one fixed match on his way to winning the 2007 ADCC absolute title. Drysdale initially denied those allegations, and in an appearance on the Aces BJJ Podcast, Drysdale explained in detail the

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Polaris Squads: Meet Dan Strauss, Team UK/Ireland’s Denim-Clad Strongman

Dan Strauss is a bit of a renaissance man. A podcaster, combat sports commentator, BJJ black belt, and aficionado in the manly art of traditional strength training, Strauss returns to elite-level jiu-jitsu competition this weekend at Polaris Squads: Team USA vs. Team UK/Ireland. A Polaris veteran, this will be Strauss’

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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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