30May

The Case Against Belts: Do we even need them?

Belts in martial arts and especially BJJ are a touchy subject.  It seems pretty common that you’ll see some article on a BJJ website about some crazy person promoting themselves, their kid or a cat to Black Belt.  Whenever this happens the entire BJJ community gets up in arms.  As a BJJ Black Belt myself, who […]

29May

Dulling the Sword

We are taught from an early age to meet challenges head on.  To face our fears.  This makes us brave and bold.  One of the great dichotomy’s of Jiu-Jitsu, this bone breaking…neck choking martial art is that it means, “gentle art”.  How could something so savage be called gentle?  The Japanese translation ju (jiu) means, gentle […]

29May

Three Part Kimura Attack Sequence

In this video Nic Gregoriades co-founder of the Jiu-Jitsu Brotherhood shows a very slick Kimura sequence.  Nic is a very interesting person.  He achieved his BJJ black belt in an unprecedented 4 years from the the legend himself Roger Gracie.  Check out Nic’s site The Jiu-Jitsu Brotherhood.  He has tons of great content! Powered by […]

29May

Worlds 2017 Official Schedule and Brackets

The IBJJF just released the schedule and the brackets for the 2017 Worlds: Brackets are HERE Schedule:Thursday June 1: (read more) Master Pedro Sauer ebook: Mastering the Guard Pass and Its Submissions  Kid Peligro ebook: Secrets of the Closed Guard Powered by WPeMatico

28May

UFC Fight Night 109: Gustaffson v Glover Results

UFC Fight Night 109 takes place Sunday, May 28th at the Ericsson Globe in Stockholm, Sweden. The main event features a light heavyweight fight between Alexander Gustaffson and Glover Teixeira. Main Card (Live on Fox Sports 1)Alexander Gustafsson vs. Glover Teixeira – (read more) Master Pedro Sauer ebook: Mastering the Guard Pass and Its Submissions  […]

27May

Top 10 Male and Female Black Belt Ranking

  The IBJJF has just released their male and female Top 10 Ranking. This just prior to the 2017 Worlds Congratulations to the #1 ranked male and female athlete of the 2016/2017 season! Leandro Lo and Mackenzie Dern had a fantastic season, both winning and placing in many events and taking home a World title. […]

26May

Worlds 2017: The line up is STACKED!!! See who's in

The Worlds 2017 takes place on June 1-4 2017 at the Cal State Long Beach Walter Pyramid, in Long Beach, California. This is the most prestigious IBJJF tournament and therefore attracts the best of the best and this year is no different except better. (read more) Master Pedro Sauer ebook: Mastering the Guard Pass and […]

24May

Worlds 2017 Pre-Schedule Update

The IBJJ has just released the latest Worlds 2017 pre-schedule. The event takes place on June 1-4, 2017 at the Cal State Long Beach Walter Pyramid, in Long Beach, California Pre-Schedule Thursday – June 1st:White Adult (Weight divisions)White Masters (Weight divisions)Blue Adult Male (Weight divisions and Open Class)Purple Adult Female (Weight divisions and Open Class) […]

23May

Breaking News: Rafa Mendes Retires

Rafa Mendes 6th World Title – Photo – Art of Jiu-Jitsu FB Word just came out of Rafael Mendes retiring from Jiu-Jitsu competition. There has been a lot if speculation, as the 2017 Worlds date approaches, that Rafael hadn’t yet registered to compete. Now the official word has come out as Rafael, in an interview […]