Interview with Jason Gregoriades

  Jason Gregoriades is currently one of the finest no-gi grapplers in Cape Town (if not South Africa). After taken some time off from jiu jitsu, he blasted onto the no-gi competition scene in recent years, winning both the Alpha and Unanimous tournaments against some tough competitors. In preparation for his no-gi seminar at Infinitus […]

The recent changes to Gracie University’s belt system.

Recently, Rickson Gracie, Rener and Ryron Gracie and Pedro Sauer took part in a video to discuss their respective paths in the furtherance of jiu jitsu around the world. They also discuss a change to the Gracie University belt system, introducing a new ‘Gracie Combatives’ blue/white belt and the removal of the online promotion process […]

Interview with James Smart

James Smart is the owner and head instructor of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Cape Town, the only certified Gracie Jiu-Jitsu school in South Africa, as well as the owner of STREETSMART, a provider of real world self protection /combative training to Civilians, Law Enforcement, Military and Security. James has been my Gracie Jiu-Jitsu instructor for 8 years […]

Good Hope FM Bullyproof demonstration.

Recently I was contacted to discuss the Gracie Bullyproof programme on the Good Hope FM Breakfast Show. The interview itself had one or two hiccups, mainly because I woke up half an hour late and didn’t make it to the station by 7:30am. Afterwards however, I was able to demonstrate some Bullyproof techniques as well […]

Interview with Nicolas Gregoriades

Nicolas Gregoriades is a South African grappler who was the first jiu jitsu practitioner to have received a black belt from the renowned Roger Gracie. Nicolas is also an accomplished competitor and one of the founders of the “Jiu Jitsu Brotherhood”, a BJJ community with affiliates all over the world. We got hold of Nic to […]

Get the most out of an open mat

In a few weeks we will be celebrating our 1 year anniversary with an open mat sparring session. If all goes well we will have all available students (and some visitors) sharing the mat and testing their jiu jitsu against each other. However, if you have never sparred before (or a little) or you only do […]

Interview with Moshe Kaitz

Moishe Kaitz is a Royler Gracie Black Belt who runs Gracie Humaita Israel. He was recently featured in two articles on the BBJ Eastern Europe website, showcasing his self defence based jiu jitsu. He graciously gave us the opportunity to chat to him about his jiu jitsu story. Hi Moshe, thank you for taking some […]