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Category Archive: BJJ News

Luke Rockhold: “I Turned Down My Black Belt In Jiu-Jitsu, To Try To Win The Worlds At Brown.”

Luke Rockhold believes he is more than capable to competing with Vitor Belfort on the ground, as he has in 2007 won the IBJJF worlds at blue and at purple belt adult: “For me, fighting, I believe...

2013 Worlds Training Camps: Check Mat

Graciemag reporter Ivan Trindade paid a visit to Check Mat’s training camp for the 2013 World Jiu-Jitsu Championship, in Huntington Beach, California. He met with Marcus Buchecha, Lucas Leite,...

Wrestling (FILA) President, Nenad Lalovic Of Serbia, On Wrestling’s Future At The Olympics: “We have to think about how to make wrestling a show.”

On Feb. 12, the IOC (International Olympic Committee) voted to recommend wrestling for exclusion from the program of Olympic sports from 2020, leaving an uncertain future for one of the oldest, if...

Rafael Lovato Set To Make History In 2 Big Events: Metamoris 2 & IBJJF Worlds

Source: Tatame (translated from Portuguese) 2007 BJJ world champion and this yera’s Brazilian National champion Rafael Lovato Jr. will be at Metamoris Pro Jiu-Jitsu Invitational, which will...

NAGA Germany Results & Highlight

The 2013 NAGA Germany Grappling Championship were held last weekend. The level of talent and sportsmanship was top notch.  Next up for NAGA in Europe will be in Monaco on June 30, 2013 (a Sunday)...

Renzo Gracie: “Everything I See, I See Through Jiu Jitsu Eyes.”

Renzo Gracie is part of martial arts legends. A fantastic coach, great fighter and charismatic individual excelled as a competitor in the 1990′s winning important tournaments such as the ADCC (Abu...

UFC Fighter Pat Barry Competing @ A Colorado BJJ Tournament

The UFC heavyweight Pat Barry is known for his world class striking skills. He also trains Jiu-Jitsu and recently competed in a BJJ tournament in Colorado where he got first place, check out his...

Andre Galvao: “I Am The Only Person That Is At The Same Time A Head Of Team (Atos) & A Top Competitor.”

Multiple world and ADCC champion Andre Galvao talked to ADcombat about his preparations for the IBJJF Worlds. He talked about his position as a team leader at Atos and a world class competitor:...

Metamoris 2: Ralek Gracie’s Prediction For The Kron Gracie Vs Shinya Aoki Main Event

Metamoris returns with another blockbuster card featuring six matches contested by world-class practitioners of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. The unique format combining 20-minute single-round matches with...

Braulio Estima: “I’m On Track To Regain My Old Level Again. I’m Focused On My Grappling Superfights in 2013.”

After two years spent away from Jiu-Jitsu, Braulio Estima once again wore the kimono and participated in the Copa Podio on Sunday, May the 5th, where he faced Xande Ribeiro, in the Cities Challenge....

Grapplers Quest Amsterdam 10-11/13: All Expense paid Trip To Compete @Grapplers Quest Brazil For Black Belt Winner.

Important Black Belt Announcement! Grab & Pull and Grappler’s Quest have just anounced that the winner of Grapplers Quest Amsterdam (Adult Absolute Black Belt Division) will get flights and...

Guilherme Mendes On UFC Fighter Luke Rockhold: “He’s A Tough BJJ Brown Belt.”

Luke Rockhold faces Vitor Belfort on the 18th of May in the UFC in Santa Catarina, Brazil. The fighter spent a few days working on his Jiu-Jitsu with brothers Rafael and Guilherme Mendes at the Art...

Kyra Gracie Will Compete @ 2013 IBJJF Worlds

3x ADCC and 5X World BJJ champion Kyra Gracie has just confirmed her participation to 2013 IBJJF Worlds to BJJpix.com.  Kyra is the first female member of the Gracie family to achieve such...

Marcelo Garcia & Co Helping Terere To Get A Visa For The US To Compete @IBJJF Worlds

After Fernando Terere’s superfight at Copa Podio, According to Graciemag, the BJJ community is mobilizing to get Terere the chance to once again compete at the Worlds which will be held in...

Prof. Jorge Pereira (Rickson Gracie Black Belt) Back In Bulgaria & Macedonia: “Jiu-Jitsu Is For Life!”

Master Jorge Pereira is a student of Rickson Gracie and the leader of Roots BJJ. You can read our interview with him here. Before his seminars in Sofia, Bulgaria (May 11) and Skopje, Macedonia (Maj...

Leo Vieira: “IBJJF Needs To Involve Representatives Of All BJJ Teams More, To Make The Sport Evolve…”

BJJ legend Leonardo Vieira is the co-founder of important teams such as Brasa and Checkmat, and coach of BJJ’s most prominent athletes such as Lucas Leite, João Assis and many others. He is also...

2013 Brasileiro Champ Murilo Santana: “I Put A Hold On My MMA Career, I Missed Jiu-Jitsu Too Much…”

Murilo Santana is a BJJ Black belt under the famous UFC referee Mario Yamasaki, who fights for the Sao Paulo based team, Barbosa Jiu Jitsu. Santana is considered one of the top fighters in the...

Rodolfo, Xande and Leandro Lo Shine @ Copa Podio

This Sunday, Rio De Janeiro was host to the Copa Podio. The star of the show was Rodolfo Vieira. In addition to helping GFTeam beat Alliance in the challenge between teams, the black belt overcame...

Demian Maia Named Top BJJ Fighter In MMA

bleacherreport.com made a list of the best MMA fighters by each component of MMA (Striking, Wrestling, Jiu-Jitsu) and Damian Maia was listed as the top Jiu-Jitsu fighter in MMA: “Sure, Demian...

Rio Grappling Club 2013 Summer Camps In Italy & Poland

Roberto Atalla‘s Rio Grappling Club association will run a series of BJJ summer camps starting from June 2013: From The Rio Grappling Website: The European Summer is just around the corner, and...

Claudio Calasans, Winner of 88kgs Div. @ ADCC Brazil Trials: “I Came Lighter This Time, But Got The Result.”

After a disappointing campaign at Abu Dhabi World Pro, where he took third place, Claudio Calasans arrived at the Brazilian ADCC trials as one of the favorites. This year’s ADCC will take place...

Carlos Santos The Man Who Developed BJJ in The UAE, On Why He Left Abu Dhabi…

For the past 5 years Abu Dhabi has been producing the World Pro Jiu-Jitsu Championship which actually pays big cash prizes to athletes and organizes worlwide trials. One man, helped make Abu Dhabi...

André Galvão Trains With BJJ Black Belt Sheikh Tahnoon In Abu Dhabi

The week after he won the gold medal at weight at the World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship held in Abu Dhabi, André Galvão received a special invitation: training with Sheikh Tahnoon Bin...

ADCC 2013, Brazil Qualifier: Miyao, Calasans & Cavaca Shine

Congratulations go to the winners of ADCC Brazil 2013 qualifier. The event winners get an automatic berth in ADCC 2013. The highlights of the day: Claudio Calasans (Atos), After a dissapointing third...