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Category Archive: BJJ News

BJJ Stars To Look Out For at the 2013 Europeans

From the 24th to the 27th of January at the Casal Vistoso municipal sports complex, the Europeans will kick off the 2013 Ibjjf season. Watch out for Fernando Terere to make his comeback to big...

Top Japanese BJJ Black Belt Daisuke Nakamura Getting Ready For 2013 Europeans

Daisuke Nakamura is one of the top black belts in Japan and is from Grabaka Gym, an academy founded by the former king of Pancrase, Sanae Kikuta, in Tokyo, Japan. He is aiming for the Europeans...

What We Learned From The 2013 Copa Podio

The 2013 BJJ season started off with a bang with Copa Pódio Heavyweight Grand Prix bringing together BJJ’s heavyweights and biggest stars. See the full results here Rodolfo Vieira is a beast...

Copa Podio 2013 Full Results

Cities Challenge – Diego Borges defeated Rodrigo Reis by armbar Couples Challenge : Leandro Lo defeated Augusto Tanquinho (5 to 2) Mackenzie Dern defeated Luiza Monteiro (8-2) Tanquinho and...

IBJJF Launches The 2013 Rule Book

IBJJF launches the 2013 Rule Book. Be sure to read about all the updated rules for 2013. The new rules will be active for the European Open Championship, which takes place January 24-27 in Lisbon,...

Mackenzie and Tanquinho on ‘couples challenge’ against Leandro Lo and Luiza @ Copa Podio

  Source: Tatame (translated from Portuguese) In addition to a GP with the best heavyweights in the world, the Copa Podia of Jiu-Jitsu, which happens this Sunday (13) in Rio de Janeiro, will feature...

Team Lloyd Irvin BJJ Members Accused In New Year’s Eve Rape

Source: http://www.wjla.com Two men are in police custody following accusations they committed a vicious crime. Matthew Maldanado, 26, and Nicholas Schultz, 21, are accused of repeatedly raping a...

21 Tickets for the IBJJF Worlds Up For Grabs at The Finnish BJJ Open 2013!

The  Finnish Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation are organizing another international tournament with the BJJ Finnish Open 2013 in Helsinki, Finland, April 20th to 21st. Similarly to last year, they are...

2012 Judo World Rankings, Russia is Top Nation

Source: International Judo Federation IJF The International Judo Federation just released the World Ranking list at the end of 2012. Find below the best athlete of this Olympic year. Please find here...

New BJJ Reality Show Organized By Abmar Barbosa

Robert Drysdale black belt and owner of crazy guard game, Abmar Barbosa has a lot of new plans for 2013. After Lloyd Irvin’s brown belt Kumite Reality Show that was filmed, Abmar is planning...

BJJ Fans Point To Rodolfo Vieira, Alexandre De Souza and Xande Ribeiro as Favorites For the Copa Podio 2013

The Copa Podio will be held on January 13 in Rio de Janeiro, and promises to set the gentle art communjty on fire. The event will feature a heavyweight GP, with names like Rodolfo Vieira, Leo...

BJJ Legend Fernando “Margarida” Pontes Back In Action, Wins MMA Fight By KO

BJJ Legend and multiple time world BJJ champion (Including 2001 double world champion at 21 years old) Fernando “Margarida” Pontes won his second official MMA  fight at Fair Fight, an MMA event...

Lloyd Irvin’s Brown Belt BJJ Kumite Has Started! Detailed Review.

From Lloyd Irvin’s FB: The BJJ Kumite – The rules of the tournament have been kept a secret until now. There are 12 competitors, “everyone is fighting everyone”, 12 no gi...

IBJJ Pro League Results and Review

History has been made, The IBJJF has officially started organizing professional tournaments with prize money: The IBJJ Pro League has landed. For years, Jiu-Jitsu players Wordlwide were demanding for...

Keenan Cornelius Competing in Copa Podio Against Xande, Rodolfo, Leo Nogueira…

A virtual unknown purple belt fighter 1 year ago, Keenan Cornelius (brown belt) will be competing against the big boys in Copa Podio in January: Rodolfo, Xande, Leo Nogueira etc.. In the words of his...

Camil Moldoveanu & Remus Corbei of Romania Take Gold in World Japanese Jiu-Jitsu Championships in Vienna

Two Romanian BJJ competitors from Absoluto BJJ , Camil Moldoveanu (IBJJF Europeans winner at white, blue and purple and World pro winner) & Remus Corbei  ( 3 times IBJJ european gold medalist,...

Andre Galvao On IBJJF Pro League: “I Will Be 100% Ready To Compete Against All The Top Fighters Today.”

Source: http://www.adcombat.com Current ADCC world Weight and Absolute Champion was recently confirmed in the IBJJF Pro-league event that goes down this December 8, 2012 at the Long Beach Pyramid....

How To Find the Perfect Jiu-Jitsu School (For You)

Finding the perfect jiu-jitsu school is like finding the perfect woman (or man!), it takes a lot of work, but it’s well worth the effort! In this critical video, Ryron and Rener Gracie...

Fernando Terere Will Be Competing At The 2013 Europeans in Lisbon

After overcoming psychological and drug addiction problems for many years, the BJJ legend has recently made a brilliant comeback. He won a tournament in Mexico, and in a return to Brazil’s mats...

Terere Victorious In Brazilian Competition Return (Watch Fight Video)

After his recent return to competion with three victorious BJJ matches in Mexico, this Sunday BJJ Legend Fernando Terere was back to shining where he’s most used to: on the mats in Brazil. Tererê...

BJJ Champion Ryan Hall To Compete In MMA This Weekend

Ryan Hall is A BJJ Black Belt under 2-time world champion Felipe Costa and representative of the Marcelo Garcia Team, the 27-year-old Virginia native is an IBJJF Mundial (world), No-Gi Mundial and...

Xande, Rodolfo And Leo Nogueira In The Group Of Death At Copa Podio 2013!

We now know who will face at the highly anticipated Copa Podio Heavyweight GP which is set for January 13 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Group of death includes: UFC fighter Caio “Monstro”...

Sebastian Brosche Victorious At Abu Dhabi World Pro Trials In Sweden

Swedish juggernaut Sebastian Brosche (check out his interview HERE) took double gold at the brown/black belt weight and absolute at last weekend’s Sweden Abu Dhabi World Pro Trials which were...

Caio Terra: “Cesar Gracie’s statement came months after he knew about me coaching Carlos Condit.”

Source: BJJ Heroes For those less familiar with recent events here please refer to : Cesar Gracie vs Caio Terra feud. Caio Terra is currently one of the most accomplished jiu jitsu black belts in the...