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Category Archive: BJJ News

Anthony Bourdain Training with Rener Gracie

Celebrated chef and BJJ blue belt Anthony Bourdain has been found dead in a suicide by hanging on June 8, 2018, in his hotel room in Strasbourg, France. Bourdain was filming an episode...

John Danaher Pens Heartfelt Tribute to Anthony Bourdain; Found Dead at 61

Celebrated chef and BJJ blue belt Anthony Bourdain has been found dead in a suicide by hanging on June 8, 2018, in his hotel room in Strasbourg, France. Bourdain was filming an episode...

Anthony Bourdain Found Dead at 61

Celebrated chef and BJJ blue belt Anthony Bourdain has been found dead in a suicide by hanging on June 8, 2018, in his hotel room in Strasbourg, France. Bourdain was filming an episode...

After Visa Refusal Over Morrocan Background, Amal Amjahid & Dad Get Approved To Compete at Worlds

Last week, we reported that 2018 Brown/black Belt female world pro champion Amal Amjahid – a Belgian citizen with Moroccan heritage was Amal out of the 2018 worlds competition after her father...

Krav Maga Instructor Brags Online About Winning a BJJ Match in Masters White Belt Division

Last week, there was a BJJ tournament in Poland, where Wojciech Cieślak, a Krav Maga Master was competing. Nothing special, but he was signed to the MASTERS WHITE BELT category. He won his first...

Judoka Added To Copa Podio HW GP: ‘I’m Going To Be Champion’

The Brazilian professional BJJ invitational Copa Podio has prepared a great novelty for its upcomming Heavyweight GP, which will take place on the 16th in Porto Alegre: the presence of a judoka among...

White Belts Throw Punches at Podium of IBJJF Worlds

It’s very rare to see brawls at BJJ tournaments, especially at one as prestigious as the 2018 IBJJ worlds. These 2 two white belts exchanged strikes at the podium at the Novice worlds in a...

Why Did Valente Bros Change The Spelling From ‘Jiu-Jitsu’ to ‘JuJutsu’

Valente Brothers Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, also known as Gracie Miami, is a school of self-defense located in North Miami Beach Florida. The school has over a thousand students and currently teaches courses...

Belfort Responds to Jon Jones’ Grappling Match Request

Vitor Belfort has been in the news a lot lately. Mostly due to the fact “The Phenom” is set to retire after a long and fruitful career in the UFC. While Belfort left his gloves on the mat...

Rose Namajunas: ‘I Would Like To Test My Jiu-Jitsu with Mackenzie Dern’

UFC strawweight champion Rose Namajunas was recently on the UFC unfiltered podcast where she was asked about what she thought about mackenzie Dern’s performance and her missing weight...

Big John McCarthy: Rorion Gracie Did Not Come Up with The Idea for the UFC

Most of us will have heard the story that Rorion Gracie came up with idea and co-founded the UFC way back in 1993 in order to introduce the general public to jiu-jitsu. His younger brother Royce...

MMA Fighter Double Stomps Opponent WWE Style,Fight Ends in No Contest

Yup, that’s illegal… Brian Hall took a page out of pro-wrestling when he double stomped his downed opponent Jeremy Rogers at this weekend’s V3 Fights. Despite what Rogers may have...

10th Planet Coach & Former UFC Fighter Arrested For Sexually Abusing Underaged Girl

Gerald Strebendt (39), instructor of 10th planet Eugene and former UFC fighter has been arrested today (Wednesday) for allegedly sexually abusing an underaged female student. This is not the first...

Danaher Presents His Leglock System in Detailed Diagram

Last week, John Danaher made a surprising announcement: He has started filming a new instructional series with the leading website BJJ Fanatics, who feature quality instructionals from Tom DeBlass,...

BJJ Tournament Offers 1 Pound Of Weed Per Division as Prize Money

One of the most controversial topics in Jiu-Jitsu has to be marijuana. It seems to divide the community. On one side, Eddie Bravo, Joe Rogan and Jeff Glover are advocates for the legalization of both...

Mendes Bros Training with Judo Great Flavio Canto

The Mendes brothers, Guilherme and Rafel, multiple times world champions in BJJ who have recently retired form competition, were this weekend training with Judo Olympic silver medalist Flavio Canto....

John Danaher On How He Plans To Change The Game Of Video Instructionals

Yesterday, John Danaher made a surprising announcement: He has started filming a new instructional series with the leading website BJJ Fanatics, who feature quality instructionals from Tom DeBlass,...

John Danaher To Release Instructional Series with BJJ Fanatics

John Danaher is a man of many talents, certainly the biggest coaching world class grappling (Garry Tonon, Gordon Ryan, Eddie Cummings, Travis Stevens etc..) and mma talent (Georges St-Pierre, Chris...

Mauricio Gomes Returns To BJJ Competition After 20 Year Break

It’s been 20 years since Mauricio Gomes last put on his competition kimono, but he’s coming out of retirement for one last time at the IBJJF World Masters! Mauricio Motta Gomes is one of...

Rousimar Palhares Goes For Leg Locks & Gets KO’d in 58 secs

Former UFC fighter Rousimar Palhares had a tough fight at last night’s Fight Nights Global 85 in Moscow, Russia. He was last night at knocked out in just 58 seconds by Aliaskhab Khizriev....

Gordon Ryan Will Compete in the Gi Next Weekend at IBJJF Washington Open

Gordon Ryan signed with ACB Jiu Jitsu a while back. But while we’re all curious about his newly honed gi skills we’ll be delighted to see him show his best nogi game in the ACB 13 card....

Popular BJJ Instructor Killed in an Apparent Homicide

A beloved Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instructor was the victim of a homicide on Wednesday night. Ramon Diaz,a 4th degree bjj black belt under Joe Moreira and owner of Palm Springs Jiu-Jitsu, was found dead...

Following Outrage Fighter Explains Why He Jumped On Spine Of Knocked Out Opponent

Yesterday a video of a fighter celebrating his KO win by jumping on the spine of the knocked opponent went viral. Over the years we’ve seen many bizarre scenes in MMA but perhaps none as...

BJJ Instructor Charged with Manslaughter in Bar Fight with 3 Airmen

Rodrigo Gomez, a BJJ instructor of Ohana Jiu-Jitsu (Triton affiliate) is due in court next week after assaulting a young airman and beating up two others at Misawa Air Base, Japan. Gomez was...