Risky Attacks Gone Wrong in MMA
A simple acronym for life that generally always holds true is K.I.S.S, Keep It Simple Stupid.
I am just as guilty as anyone for sometimes trying to be too creative on the mats. People that roll with me, and my coach, will probably tell you that I am far more guilty than others for trying to be overly creative in terms of reinventing the Jiu Jitsu Wheel. I am not a professional MMA fighter though. The highlight video below shows how trying to show off and be creative can oftentimes land you in horrible position.
Check out this incredible new compilation of the best BJJ and grappling matches of 2014!! Here is a list of the matches included!
1. Metamoris 4 – Keenan Cornelius vs Vinny Magalhães
2. IBJJF Worlds 2014 – Marcus Buchecha vs Keenan Cornelius
3. IBJJF Worlds 2014 – Felipe Pena vs Andre Galvao
4. Metamoris 4 – Saulo Ribeiro vs Rodrigo Medeiros
5. IBJJF Worlds 2014 – Otavio Sousa vs Leandro Lo
6. Metamoris 3 – Eddie Bravo vs Royler Gracie
7. Metamoris 4 – Andre Galvao vs Chael Sonnen
8. IBJJF NO-GI Worlds 2014 – Keenan Cornelius vs Yuri Simões
9. World Pro Jiu Jitsu 2014 – Marcus Buchecha vs Rodolfo Vieira
10. World Pro Jiu Jitsu 2014 – Andre Galvao vs Romulo Barral
11. Metamoris 5 – Keenan Cornelius vs Yuri Simões
12. Metamoris 5 – Roberto Satoshi vs Jake Shields
13. IBJJF Worlds 2014 – Leandro Lo v Keenan Cornelius
14. World Pro Jiu Jitsu 2014 – Andre Galvao vs Rodolfo Vieira
15. IBJJF Worlds 2014 – Michael Langhi vs JT Torres
Enjoy the video below!
Dylan’s Gift: Jiu Jitsu, Christmas and Giving Back 2014
This 8 year old BJJ White Belt has a killer armbar, killer transitions and a tremendous desire to help people and spread happiness. As part of his leadership project, young Dylan (with the help of his father Jeremiah) was able to amass toys and give them out to hospitalized children who perhaps might not have received any gifts at all this year for Christmas.
You are an inspiration to us all Dylan! Keep doing what you are doing! OSS!
One of the biggest stars of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is now 1-0 in MMA! Kron Gracie defeated Kim Hyung-Su in 65 seconds via armbar. The bout took place at Real Fight Championship 1 in Tokyo, Japan, December 23, 2014.
Kron only needs another 10 submission victories to catch up to his legendary father Rickson Gracie’s official MMA record!
Nic Gregoriades of Jiu Jitsu Brotherhood has been working for a long time to bring you this handy digital grappling tool. It is especially useful for beginners trying to figure out what to do in specific situations. Your options change with each roll. Your correct actions are rewarded with points and eventually a submission, and your bad decisions yield bad positions to work out of, or you will be submitted! Clear goals are laid out which allow you to advance in belt ranks.
You can try it out with just an email address and for a limited time you can sign up for under $5 dollars for one month! Check out the demo video below. Click here to try it out!
Blind, Missing Fingers, And A BJJ World Champion
Russell Redenbaugh is an amazingly inspirational and interesting person. While in his twenties Russell performed a failed rocket fuel experiment (he was a model rocket enthusiast) in his garage which would cause him to go blind and to lose the faculties of several of his fingers. This however would not stop Russell from going on to becoming a millionaire, and a BJJ world champion.
The accident had caused the immediate loss of one of Russell’s eyes. He eventually lost the use of his other eye and it was not able to be restored surgically. While still in the hospital Mr. Redenbaugh declared, “I would not be dependent. I would not be poor. I would not live at home. I would live in the sighted world, doing sighted things.”
Phil Migliarese, a 5th Degree BJJ Black Belt, was introduced to Russell and immediately felt compelled to help him learn Jiu Jitsu.
Russell Redenbaugh is now in his late 60’s, still practices BJJ, and is a millionaire capital advisor who has been written about in Forbes Magazine and has been featured on TEDx Talks.
Nothing was going to stop Russell Redenbaugh from being a success in BJJ and in life. What may I ask is holding you back? Go Train!
Earlier this month we ran the story about Anthony Bourdain being hooked on Jiu Jitsu. Well this past Tuesday the chef, actor, author and white belt earned his fourth stripe! It seems that it won’t be much longer before this excellent chef is served up a blue belt! Congratulations Mr. Bourdain! Keep up the hard work!! Oss!
Anthony Bourdain – 4 stripe white belt
Anthony and Ottavia Bourdain
Anthony was introduced to BJJ by his wife, Ottavia Bourdain. Mrs. Bourdain revealed how she got her celebrity husband interested in the sport when she was interviewed on “This Week in BJJ”.
Wow. The crazy beatdowns that take place during this academy’s promotion day make me scared to run this story!
The guys up for this BJJ promotion are all blue, purple and brown belts. The attackers are given boxing gloves to wear and the person up for promotion is bare-knuckled, but clearly not allowed to strike. The action that ensues is pretty intense. Combatants mimic street fighting whilst they plow into walls and sometimes onlookers. People in the back are hollering “Knees! Knees!” over top of coach’s instruction. This is obviously intended to create an intense, real world fighting rush so that if a real fight was to occur, the student would be ready.
Please do not assume that I think that this style of promotion is wrong. I am merely saying that the videos are definitely interesting to watch (to say the least)!
Sometimes white belts have bad ideas. But that’s okay because you are a white belt. However sometimes a white belt’s ideas can go horribly awry…
Today’s epic white belt bad idea goes to this one stripe white belt who thinks that he can take on an epic Grandmaster of BJJ. In this case it is red belt Relson Gracie. How about a show of hands from those who think the white belt wins this one. Go ahead. I’ll wait. (crickets)
Ashton Kutcher is a TV and Movie Mega Star that holds a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Rigan Machado. Any reader of this page will tell you that Brazilian Jiu Jitsu practitioners are very serious about belt ranks. Earning a belt rank in BJJ takes years for the avid practitioner, let alone the casual practitioner, therefore the rapid advancement of anyone causes eyebrows to be raised. In this video from 2010, Ashton admits that he had not had any formal martial arts training up to that point. Because of this statement (and the fact that it seems Ashton is still struggling with tying the belt), some have begun calling his skillset into question. I personally am not included among the naysayers. Rigan Machado is well respected in the Jiu Jitsu community and is not one known to “sell belts”.
Well it seems that Ashton is revving up the engines to compete at the Jiu Jitsu World League Championships on January 17th, 2015. He has been seen recently posing with Machado, and a poster promoting the event (which is among the first of it’s kind to pay it’s athletes). Those are some solid indicators that Ashton Kutcher is ready to prove to the world, that his grappling prowess is on par with that of his acting’s.
Interviewer: “Are you any good at Jiu-Jitsu?”
Ashton: “No, I’m not…Even if I was, I would never say that because some guy could just come up to me in a bar and try to test me. That usually happens when you’re a celebrity. People want to fight you (laughs).”
In regard to the tying of his belt, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu players at the higher levels often utilize baiting tactics and other deceptive movements to catch their opponent off guard. Could it be that Ashton is actually very good at Brazilian Jiu Jitsu? and that the novice tying of the belt is intentionally done to lull his opponent into a false sense of invincibility?
You didn’t think about that one did ya? Go Ashton!
TMZ Sports Full Episode 2/13/14: Ashton Kutcher — Jiu-Jitsu Badass
Check out Ashton’s BJJ workout routine from Men’s Fitness.