For several years now a debate has been raging within the grappling community over which style of ground-fighting is better – gi or no-gi. To me the answer is “both” and “neither”. The two are not diametrically opposed nor are they mutually exclusive. Many grapplers dogmatically limit themselves to training exclusively with or without the […]
When Brazilian Jiu Jitsu first came to the US and UK, there was no online shopping for BJJ gis. You simply bought whatever some guy brought back with him from his trip to Brazil. There was no choosing between colors or sizing or contrast stitching. Thankfully, in recent years, access to BJJ gis has become […]
Often called the ‘King of all Jiu Jitsu Positions’, the mount is powerful, yet complex position that needs to be deeply understood in order to be utilised correctly. I once asked Roger Gracie, the best jiu jitsu fighter of all time if could choose to start his bjj matches in any position, which one would […]
Roger Gracie black-belt and founder of the Jiu Jitsu Brotherhood, Nicolas Gregoriades shares his latest understandings of the gentle art.
In this 18 minute ‘mini-seminar’ he covers several concepts and drills which will, when practised and applied, improve your grappling ability.
There are several ways to speed up the rate at which you learn jiu jitsu, and this is one of the best I’ve found. The article was written by my friend and training partner, Liam Resnekov. Liam is an excellent black belt and one of the best teachers I know, and reading his insights on […]
According to Empedocles, a Greek philosopher and scientist who lived in Sicily in the fifth century B.C., all matter is comprised of four “roots” or elements, namely earth, air, fire and water. For the past several months I have had an interest in certain philosophies regarding these elements and, as with pretty much everything in […]