After years of dedication, international training camps and competitions, Lachlan Giles is the first ever Australian to be invited to compete in the Eddie Bravo Invitational – one of the most exciting Brazilian Jiu Jitsu competitions in the world. A deeply disciplined man, he has an innate ability to to manage the challenges of life. But with the odds stacked against him, will he have the grit and determination to do what it takes to win? At his side will be Livia Gluchowska, partner of half a decade, and 2-time female world champion. This relationship will be one of many that is put under stress as Lachlan pushes his body and mind to breaking point in a single-minded quest to reach the top.
Shot before Lachlan was an ADCC giant killer, before people could pronounce his name and when we were just a small team out of South Yarra, Melbourne. This intimate portrait attempts to capture the choices made and actions taken that ultimately led to Lachlan becoming that which he is today.
Here are a few tips if you are a smaller grappler trying to submit larger opponents with the omoplata submission from Brazilian jiu-jitsu. This can drastically alter our success rate for finishing, rather than struggling to combat height, strength, and counters.
In this video I’m going to share 8 tips that will instantly level up your BJJ Game! Make sure you stick around for number 7 because it completely changed my BJJ Journey…and I discovered it by accident!
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Rio – Former fighter Relson Gracie was arrested, early this Saturday, while transporting skunk and marijuana derivatives, while passing through Rodovia Presidente Dutra (BR-116), in Piraí, in southern Rio de Janeiro, inside a suitcase. The 66-year-old former athlete was traveling on an interstate bus. The narcotics were caught by agents of the Federal Highway Police (PRF).
According to the corporation, teams from the PRF’s Dog Operations Group (GOC / RJ) approached the bus, which ran the São Paulo x Rio de Janeiro line. During the inspection, the dogs K9 Bud and K9 Stella, specialists in the drug scent, showed that there was something wrong with two bags.
(Use CC if you don’t speak Portuguese)
At the time of the action, the police identified the owner of the suitcases, opened and found several bottles containing skunk, a more potent marijuana, and derivatives of the drug in various formats – cream, oil and grass. With him, an international airline ticket was found Los Angeles x São Paulo indicating the possibility of the material being of foreign origin.
Relson is the son of Hélio Gracie, a precursor of Jiu-Jitsu in Brazil.
Do you think that this will have an effect on the numerous Relson Gracie Affiliate academies around the world? Meanwhile in the USA marijuana and it’s derivatives are quickly becoming decriminalized.
One of my most popular pieces of all time was called “Teach Your Daughters to Hit People Who Touch Them,” but I have to confess that I no longer actually tell her to hit people. I tell her to put them on the ground. Hard. That’s why I enrolled her in a Brazilian jiu jitsu studio focused on self defense over competition and dedicated to the giant killer tradition of the Gracie family. She just got her first stripe on her belt.
Back in 2017 when I wrote the original piece I was in a bad place, still reeling from the election of a man to the highest office in the land who had been credibly accused of sexual assault by multiple women and who bragged about it on tape. I feared for my little eight-year-old to enter a world where people thought that was an acceptable way to act. I still do.
I started to teach her to fight, but my own training is… undisciplined. It’s mostly Greco-Roman wrestling mixed with the sort of shoot wrestling tricks and dirty fighting you learn when your Lucha Libre teacher is the sort of dude who would wrestle in the boondocks of Mexico where they try to stab you in the ring. It works great in a bar fight against drunks, but it’s not the sort of thing you can teach a third grader to use.
I’ve always been a fan of Brazilian jiu jitsu going back to the early days of UFC and Pride, and I knew that if my kid was going to learn any system it would be that. Having enrolled has made me very sure I picked the right choice for several reasons.
First, she is a girl and BJJ teaches you to fight from your back. I hope I don’t need to explain why that might be helpful. Unlike a lot of other disciplines, BJJ considers being on your back with an opponent on top of you a pretty normal position to be in. There are several submission holds that can be applied from that position, as well as numerous tricks to get out of it.
And they get a lot of practice from there. There is no kata in BJJ. You’re not ever going to walk into a class and see people ritualistically working their way through a fictional fight. Instead, they get right in there and spar. That’s the second thing about BJJ that I wanted for my daughter.
People might think that when a fight happens they are going to just turn on their imaginations and unleash the true power within. That’s nonsense. Most people don’t want to fight and are terrified of getting punched in the face. Every fight in a public place I have ever seen has been mostly people flailing wildly in a panic, sometimes with their eyes closed. Physical confrontation is terrifying.
BJJ gets you used to being in a physical contest of domination with another person. It takes all the fear out of the basic act of trying to move in a way where you can hurt them but they can’t hurt you. Constant practice at that not only helps avoid panic in a future altercation, it gives you a wonderful sense of what your body can do. You feel at home with your capabilities instead of blindly relying on them when it comes times to start swinging.
Girls especially don’t get to feel that sort of physical confidence. Society is still in the stage where we treat a lot of them as fragile dolls unable to handle the brutality of the world. As such, they don’t get to test themselves physically the way boys do. Putting girls on the ground in a controlled environment makes their bodies completely theirs in a number of ways, in addition to giving them the tools needed to defend themselves.
Last, BJJ is what you use against an out-sized opponent. Granted, since the Gracie family burst onto the scene in the early ‘00s, competition has changed a lot and strict BJJ probably won’t get you far without some boxing or muay thai thrown in. That said, watch my absolute favorite match of all time, Royce Gracie versus Akebono in 2004. It’s a man weighing only 180 pounds taking on a champion sumo wrestler more than twice his size, and Akebono gets his ass absolutely handed to him. Akebono’s weight, his reach, his strength, none of it means anything except to make the big man tired and easy prey for Gracie’s shoulder lock.
This is what a fight looks like outside the ring between a person with BJJ training and an untrained opponent, which is the most likely scenario you’re likely to find yourself in. I watch that fight and I think of some hulking Nice Guy™ deciding that my daughter is small enough to push around and unable to fight back. I think of a rape culture that leaves rape kits untested and elects people who boast about sexual assault, and I want her to have the tools to pop a damn shoulder out of a socket or help said guy break the sound barrier between vertical and horizontal.
Following her recent loss to Roxanne Modaferi at UFC 246, Maycee barber still wants to be the youngest UFC world champion ever. This is well documented and known.
A few years ago she apparently wanted to be the youngest BJJ back belt in the world.
So the story goes that Maycee and her sister Emma were photographed wearing faded BJJ black belts while teaching kids BJJ classes.
Nothing goes more viral in the BJJ community than someone wearing a black belt that shouldn’t be.
The Barber family responded that those are karate black belts that the girls were wearing.
Karate belts are nothing like BJJ belts in design. The red bar with with white stripes is ours. To have two stripes on a BJJ black belt would mean that Maycee Barber would have to be 25 years old to have achieved that degree.
You could make black belt by 19 year old minimum if you were a prodigy and winning worlds with each new rank. It takes 3 years to get a stripe on your red bar. 19 + 6 = 25.
Maycee Barber is currently 21 years old. She will be 22 in May.
Kate Upton revisits a photoshoot she did with Ken Jeong, shares how her Strong4Me Fitness program is tackling mental health and shows a chokehold move she learned while earning a stripe for her jiu-jitsu white belt.
An unprovoked altercation put BJJ Practitioner from the LordyFamily in a situation where she had to react. A bullying act gone terribly wrong. Never judge a book by its cover. Even little Lordys fight back harder than you can imagine!!!
(Below is what happens when neither girl knows BJJ!)
Relive every kneebar finish in UFC history highlighted by Frank Mir, Ken Shamrock, and Zabit Magomedsharipov. In 2018, UFC 228 was the only event in UFC history where two victories at the same event were secured via kneebar. Only 16 kneebars finishes have ever occurred in the UFC.