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Category Archive: BJJ News

Lloyd Irvin Terminates Affiliate Program

Following the departure of a number of former affiliates from Team Lloyd Irvin, the entire affiliate program has now been terminated. The affiliate departures came after a host of allegations and...

8th Arizona BJJ Open: Leandro Takes Double Gold and Takes the 2,500$ Prize Money

Leandro Lo continued on his winning way with taking double Gold at the Arizona Open. The Cicero Costa black belt has been training with Caio Terra for the past few weeks in California and came to...

Orlando Sanchez Takes The Absolute Black Belt Gi & No Gi @ IBJJF Chicago Winter Open

The IBJJF Chicago Winter Open is one of the best tournaments in the States. It spans 2 days covering Gi and No Gi. The big winner at black belt this year was Gracie Barra’s American competitor,...

ADCC 2013 Confirmed in Beijing, China On October 19 & 20th

Exclusive news! ADCC 2013 will be held in Beijing, China on 19&20th Oct! ADCC Committee’s Guy Neivens was in China to sign the deal. The initial plan was to have it in Sao Paulo, Brazil but...

Ana Carolina Vieira, Following Her Brother Rodolfo’s Footsteps

Having one of the biggest names in Jiu-Jitsu as a brother today is no easy task for those who want to pursue a career in sport. This is the case of Ana Carolina Vieira, sister of Rodolfo and also...

Jon Jones Puts On The Gi & Works On His Weakness: His Jiu-Jitsu

Jon “Bones” Jones tweeted today a simple message with a picture: “I’m excited to stop neglecting my weakness.” The UFC champ has started training at Gracie Barra New Mexico. The invitation...

Gabriel Gonzaga: “UFC Heavyweights Don’t Have Good Ground Games.”

Source: Prommanow.com When Gabriel “Napao” Gonzaga talks about BJJ, you want to listen. And when he talks about BJJ for MMA, you definitely want to listen. UFC caliber Heavyweights are a rare...

Rousimar “Toquinho” Palhares Leaves Brazilian Top Team

Source: Gracie Mag After eight long years in Murilo Bustamante’s team, Rousimar “Toquinho” Palhares AKA “Paul Harris” leaves Brazilian Top Team, according to a press release sent by...

Marcus Buchecha On His Training For the Pans, Doping Controls, & His Participation In ADCC.

Source: Translated from Portuguese from Tatame Current weight and absolute world champion, Marcus Buchecha has already confirmed that he will be at the Pan Americans, where he also won weight and...

Keenan Cornelius: “I Want To Be The Most Dominating BJJ Champion In History.”

Source: BJJhacks.com Keenan Cornelius is one of the best non-black belt competitor in jiu-jitsu right now. The medal hunter tells us how he uses the power of focus to win only gold medals, and...

Boston Open Results: Keenan Cornelius and DJ Jackson Take Double Gold…For Different Teams

The 2013 Boston Winter Open was held on March 3 in Boston, Mass. and was a huge success: Source Graciemag: “The team trophies were distributed at the very end of the night with Gracie Barra...

Polish BJJ/MMA Prodigy Marcin Held Is Promoted To Black Belt At 21 years Of Age

Yesterday in Poznan, Poland, Vinicius Draculino was carrying out the last day of training for Gracie Barra Team Poland. After training, there was a promotion ceremony. One of these promotions was the...

BJJ Transfers: Keenan Cornelius, JT Torres & Jordon Schultz Move To Atos San Diego

Source: Graciemag Andre Galvao will be taking in some of the biggest names and upcoming talents into his already powerful Atos team: Keenan Cornelius, JT Torres and Jordon Schultz, all moving from...

Rodolfo Vieira:”I know I’ll be one of the first to be tested. I’m clean and I will prove it to everybody…”

Source: Graciemag BJJ World Champion Rodolfo Vieira is getting ready for the major IBJJF championships. Vieira is in Australia for a series of seminars in the company of GF Team leader, professor...

Renzo Gracie On Dealing with The IOC To Bring BJJ To The Olympics: “You have to pass all control to them…The next thing you see, they own the sport..”

Source: MMAFIGHTING Despite the grand commercial success jiu-jitsu has enjoyed in North America and worldwide over the last 30 years, the sport will likely never achieve the recognition and...

It’s Official, Keenan Cornelius Will Compete For Atos Under Andre Galvao

The Keenan saga continues. BJJ’s hottest prospect has left Team Lloyd Irvin and had many people wondering where he would go. Looks like it’s Atos BJJ under Andre Galvao where he will join...

Keenan Cornelius Official Statement On Leaving Team Lloyd Irvin

A public statement has been made by Keenan Cornelius on his exit from Team Lloyd Irvin: “I think some of you could care less about where I go, or what I do, and I get that, but a lot of people,...

Keenan Cornelius leaves Team Lloyd Irvin

Lloyd Irvin has confirmed on his facebook that Keenan Cornelius will be leaving Team Lloyd Irvin this week. Keenan just turned 21 a few days ago and is already one of the biggest BJJ stars of the...

Serbian BJJ Cup 2013, April 7th in Belgrade, Serbia

One of the best & most prestigious BJJ competitions in the region: The Serbian BJJ Cup is on April 7, In Belgrade, Serbia! Where & When: at Sportski Centar Sumice, one of the most prestigious...

Ricardo Demente Abreu Returns To The Mat To Face Rodolfo Vieira @ Next Copa Podio

Ricardo Demente an Rodolfo Vieira will face off in a formidable superfight on the 1st of May, again in Rio de Janeiro at Copa Podio. Ricardo Abreu (Also known as Ricardo Demente in BJJ) is a top Jiu...

ADCC 2013 No Longer in Sao Paulo. Possibly Headed Towards China…

ADCC 2013 Update. Source: Adcombat.com “As many of you know ADCC will be holding another World Championship event this year. We were planning to return to one of our favorite venues. In 2001...

World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship UK Trials 2013 Review & Results

    The UK trials is one of the strongest trials in Europe. Many competitors from all over the world joined in the battle to qualify for the World Pro. Stars such as Jackson Souza, Maciej...

World Profesional Jiu-Jitsu Championship Bucharest Trial 2013 Review & Results

163 participants registered for the second edition of Bucharest UAEJJ Championship 2013, 63% more than last year! There were for the first time 28 kids participating from Romania, the rest were...

Join The Eastern European BJJ Community On Our New Forum!

Join the new BJJ Eastern Europe Forum and communicate with the community! Once you register, to upload a profile pic, go to www.gravatar.com and go to upload a profile picture. You can also register...