This in regards to the the incident where a Jiu Jitsu student was rolling with their instructor and was paralyzed, and a jury in California awarded the student 46 Million Dollars.  There are a number of news articles on the case now, both in sport media […]
ADCC moves to UFC Fight Pass
Shortly after FloGrappling made the announcement that Gordon Ryan had signed a seven figure fight deal with them, it was announced that UFC Fight Pass has acquired the rights to broadcast the ADCC Championships for the next two years.  While I believe the announcements and timing […]
Gordon Ryan holding a Burritozilla
Two announcements were made recently that are definitely intertwined, but after some thought I decided on two separate articles.  To start with, on January 17 was the announcement that FloSports announced a multi fight, seven figure deal with top ranked submission grappling superstar Gordon Ryan. Firstly, […]
When I first met Marcelo Garcia, I really wanted to not like him.  He had a rivalry with a teammate of mine at the time and (especially in those days) there was always a bit of jockeying among the athletes.  Except three seconds into encountering Marcelo […]
When someone approaches me about starting to train Jiu Jitsu, one of the first things I try to impress on them is the time commitment required.  My strong suggestion is to not even consider signing up unless they can commit to at least two consistent ninety […]
I’m going to attempt to answer the question that school owners secretly dread:  “Is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Safe?” The answer is:  “Define what safe means.” That’s a bit of a cop out of course, and it could be followed up by a deflection on how one […]