Friends of the Jiu-Jitsu Vortex
ADCC – Kid Peligro keeps us informed on almost every development in the wonderful world of combat sports.
BJJ Depot – Need a jiu-jitsu gi? Live in Canada? Avoid duty and international shipping charges by buying your gear at BJJ Depot.
Dig Deep BJJ – Insightful, intelligent articles by Andrew Gummer, a BJJ black belt teaching at Arashi Do Whyte in Edmonton.
Dynamic Mixed Martial Arts – This is where I train in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, judo, and kickboxing in Richmond, BC, Canada. Come visit us, we’re nice!
Judo Information Site – If you want to know anything about judo, it’s probably here. Neil Ohlenkamp has been running this site since 1995. He also has a prosthetic hip that squeaks when he does harai-goshi.
Grapple Arts – Stephan Kesting is a martial arts encyclopedia. Check his site out – you will learn something.
The Jiu-Jitsu Laboratory – Very detailed BJJ technique breakdowns. Head scientist David can kick your ass and school you on microbiology.
TruFit BC – Matthew Trudeau is a certified level 1 CrossFit Trainer, Brazilian jiu-jitsu brown belt, MMA fighter, and warrior poet.
MMA HQ – Nice guys giving great deals on BJJ, MMA, and kickboxing gear.
Suite101 – I used to write for Suite101 and have an archive of articles related to MMA, BJJ, boxing, etc. There’s also some stuff in there about sports medicine, nutrition, and the renewable energy industry.
University of Toronto Judo Club – This is where I first got infected by the grappling virus in 1998.
Vancouver Police Judo Club – Learn judo with a law enforcement slant from the men and women who use it on the streets of Vancouver.
Zengu – Wholesale online supplier of equipment for martial arts clubs. MMA, boxing, and traditional martial arts.
Watch and Listen
Boxing Truth Radio – Ricardo Lois and John Chavez were the best thing to happen to boxing media. The show isn’t happening anymore, but the archive is still there.
Fightworks Podcast – Dan and Caleb provide “The Mighty 600,000” with in-depth discussions about Brazilian jiu-jitsu and interview some of the biggest names in BJJ. Updates have been sporadic lately.
Gracie Academy YouTube Channel – Brazilian jiu-jitsu instructional videos by Rorion Gracie’s sons, Rener and Ryron. The “Gracie Breakdowns” of high-profile MMA events are good.
Grapple Arts YouTube Channel – Stephan Kesting is a super nice guy and has a straightforward, conceptual approach to teaching grappling. There’s hours worth of material to learn here.
Inside BJJ – Tim Freeman, Matt Freeman, and Ernest Mello give the Stockton perspective of the BJJ world. They regularly interview the top names in jiu-jitsu: Fabio Santos, Valente brothers, Dave Camarillo, Rorion Gracie, etc.
No Holds Barred – Required listening for any combat sports fan. Eddie Goldman (aka. “The Conscience of Combat Sports) is a longtime social activist and the godfather of MMA media. He broke boundaries with his legendary eYada online MMA radio show back in the ’90s and has been writing insightful articles about mixed martial arts since well before the sport was even known as “mixed martial arts”.