August 16, 2012
Like it, love it, hate it or even fear it,
there’s no doubt that the sport of MMA (mixed
martial arts) is starting to make waves across the globe. The expansion of the
sports largest promotion, the UFC, has no doubt eclipsed all competitors with
most acting as talent feeders. Some people who are new to the sport even call
It’s not all been positive, however, and
the advent of the term ‘cagefighting/fighter’ and the lack of professionalism
with cowboy promotions...
November 21, 2011
Last week Monkey published part 1 of the Victor Estima interview. In part 1 the new World Champion told us of the upmost respect he has for brother Braulio, his passion for playing guitar and football as well as his view on No Gi Middle Weight favourite Davi Ramos. In part 2 Monkey gets to know a little more about one of the nicest guys in BJJ today.
Do you see BJJ ever becoming an Olympic sport?
I think it will eventually become so….nobody can close the doors on one of th...
November 16, 2011
Jamie Paxman started Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu just under 4 years ago and instantly fell in love with the sport. His passion and dream is to become a world champion; to gain recognition amongst his peers in the BJJ community and ultimately to have his own academy where he can share his knowledge and experiences with a new generation of young enthusiasts.
Jamie began his career in BJJ at a local club but couldn't see his future been fulfilled there. It was time to move on and seek the help...
November 14, 2011
Last week Monkey paid a visit to Gracie Barra Midlands; the home of a new BJJ World Champion and Team Monkey Athlete, Professor Victor Estima. The first thing that strikes you about Victor is the charisma and energy that this guy has…down to earth, extremely dedicated and intelligent are the words Monkey would use to describe the new Middle Weight BJJ NoGi Champion of the World!… it goes without saying that you wouldn’t wanna go toe to toe with this guy….but let’s see how he gets on under Mon...
August 10, 2011
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is often considered to be the foundation of UFC and MMA but the story of this ‘grappling art’ begins many moons before Rorion Gracie and Art Davie sat down and invented the whole concept of The Ultimate Fighting Championship. We may be talking as far back as Ancient Greece; it has long been suggested that the wrestling techniques used in Jiu-Jitsu could well have been derived from those used in these Ancient times and probably stem from the sport Pankration, which was a mi...