Sub Only Event Saturday w/ Keenan, Kit Dale, Tonon, Nicolini




An incredible Submission only event is about to take place this coming Saturday, January 10th, 2015. Polaris Pro 1 will take place at St David’s Hall, Caridiff, South Wales. For those not in attendance the event will be available via pay-per-view, and then on-demand for 7 days afterward. The live event will stream from


The event features 20 minute matches in the style of Metamoris Pro, however unlike Metamoris, most (6 out of 8) matches will take place in the gi.


The fight card is absolutely insane! 




The rules are short and sweet unlike the IBJJF’s manual of rules.


Check out the promo videos for the event below!









BJJ Red Belt Rolling With Black Belts In Abu Dhabi




BJJ Red Belt Rolling With Black Belts In Abu Dhabi


It is not everyday that you get to see a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Red Belt live rolling. Today however, is one of those days. Check out this brand new video of Grandmaster Hilton Leao rolling with black belts in Abu Dhabi.



If you think earning a BJJ black belt takes a long time you should try imagining the 40 years average of being an instructor that it takes to earn your BJJ red belt!


Via Wikipedia: According to Renzo & Royler Gracie, in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu the red belt is reserved “for those whose influence and fame takes them to the pinnacle of the art”. It is awarded in lieu of a ninth and tenth degree black belt. If a practitioner receives his or her black belt at 19 years old, the earliest they could expect to receive a ninth degree red belt would be at the age of 67. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu red belt holders are often addressed within the art by the title grandmaster.



The Famous Renzo Gracie Mugging Story Explained




The Famous Renzo Gracie Mugging Story Explained


Leave it to Renzo Gracie to turn a thwarted mugging into one of the greatest Brazilian Jiu Jitsu stories of all time. Renzo explains the unfolding of the events in full detail during the Metamoris 5 outtake video below.


Here are the tweets that Renzo sent out as he “reported” on his own attempted mugging:


“22nd street and 10th ave right now two guys following me, can’t help but have a big smile upon my face Im talking about a happy one ;))))


“Waiting for them… Are they really thinking I’m drunk??? They have to be kidding. Hahahaha”


“25th and 10ave ;)) they are getting closer lol ;)”


“I just stop to take a pic, they pretend they are looking at the window, can’t lie… My blood runs in a different speed, man I miss Brazil”


“JiuJitsu ;)) never leave home without it ;))


“Please hold there for just a couple minutes ;)) be right back”


“They are coming closer, asking for a cigarette ;)) lol can’t help but have a smile in my face. I don’t smoke. Pretend to wobble. They smile”


“Back as he runs, no chance to catch him… Even though I began to try to run after him, I realize How slow I was. F***k it :/”


“This one asks me why did I do that, pretending to be stupid, one little kick to the ribs makes him whine and apologize, as I’m writing this.”


“I ask him if he was planing to rob me, he says no. All he wanted was a cigarette, lol I can’t help but have a big smile upon my face, and ..”


“The certainty that if it was an ordinary man he would be sad about his stolen goods. F*****g c**t cries like a bitch when the tide turns…”


“I can’t help but take a pic as his nose bleeds and he wines and asks why did I do that… Like he doesn’t know the reason…” by Renzo”


“My f*****g hands hurt, hurt like hell…


“Drove around two blocks… The other fellow disappear, I’m heading home… Angry for not finding the second one. Guess no sleeping tonight”


“I knew it ;)) yessss”


“There is basic things like you don’t come back to where the problem was.. You just don’t, I knew he would, just going around the block would be enough… Dumb f%#^ I just gave him the old style Raccoon, it has been a while since the last time I did.. Choke him out 3 times…”


“And before he woke up I did hit each eye socket at least twice, tomorrow he will wake up like a raccoon, and every time he woke up I was…”


“Whispering at his ears.. That’s what death feels like it.. Don’t do that again. My f*****g hand hurts, :/ a lot”


“Next time I will use only the elbows, damn I miss that feeling, sometimes I wonder if the easy life has been making me


“Soft.. All those years in Brazil, without knowing if I would make it home had to count for something, I can’t lie I could have jump in a cab”


“But I could not help, I could spot them from a mile away, walking was my option, thank you mayor Giuliani, nobody carries a gun in our…”


“Beautiful state, my lucky day, their bad day… My hand hurts and @FrankieEdgar is here at 9:30am for some training, shoot damn little guy”


“Could not take a second pic guys sorry, believe I try, as I reach for my iPhone he almost took off :-/ fast mofo”




(Don’t mess with Renzo)



Poison’s Drummer Rikki Rockett Competing BJJ At Pan Ams




Poison’s Drummer Rikki Rockett Competing BJJ At Pan Ams


Many people do not know that Rikki Rockett, drummer of the famous band Poison is a second degree black belt in BJJ! Via his webpage:


“Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a huge part of my life and has been for over fifteen years. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is a form of Martial Arts originally based on the Japanese form and altered dramatically by Carlos Gracie and introduced as a school in 1925 in Rio, Brazil called, “Academia Gracie de Jiu-Jitsu”. Deeper origins might trace BJJ’s roots to Buddhist Monks in India much further back.


I met Brothers John Machado and Jean Jacques Machado in 1998 at a rally. After an introduction and short conversation they convinced me to visit their school and take a free class. I had roots in wrestling and some ground fighting skills and thought I’d do just fine. I got tapped out by their students more times than I can remember! I signed up the next day and have been an avid student ever since. I earned my Purple belt in the Machado Bros. school and supplemented my regular classes with private classes coached by Renato Magno who moved from Brazil with the Machado Brothers to teach BJJ. Later when Renato opened his own school, (Street Sports BJJ) I began training at that school and earned my black belt there. I currently hold a second degree black belt.” – Rikki Rockett


Check out Mr. Rockett competing at the 2010 Pan Ams below!



Rikki Rockett on Eddie Bravo Radio!




Risky Attacks Gone Wrong In MMA




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.




Top 15 BJJ And Grappling Matches of 2014




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




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!




Digital Grappling Is Finally Here!




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!