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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Demi Lovato Speaks About Jiu Jitsu being “Meditative” and “Empowering”

The hype of celebrities jumping on board the jiu jitsu train has increased over the past decade, and the sport is gaining more recognition now – in terms of global and celebrity – than it ever has done before. Grappling Insider also looked into 10 BJJ Celebrity Black Belts, and

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Joseph Baena, Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Son Starts BJJ

Arnold Schwarzenegger is easily the most recognizable bodybuilder of all time, so it’s no surprise that at least one of his children is considering following in the seven-time Mr. Olympia‘s footsteps. Schwarzenegger‘s fifth child, 23-year-old Joseph Baena, has decided to take on that challenge; no doubt he clearly inherited his

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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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BJJ Inspired Metal Band ‘Kimura!’ Release New Music Video ‘DO IT AGAIN’ ft. Claudia do Val and Randy Couture

Kimura! – DO IT AGAIN (Official Music Video) is from their debut EP ‘Flying Triangle’ which is now available to stream on all platforms. UK BJJ inspired metalcore band ‘Kimura!’ have released the music video of their new track ‘DO IT AGAIN!’ on 6 February 2021 which features martial arts

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

Advertising Disclosure In the age of COVID every serious grappler needs some training mats.  As jiu jitsu dojos around the World are closing temporarily, and some even permanently, the only way to ensure you will always have a place to train is to buy your own mats.  Which, even pre-COVID, has always

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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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