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Category Archive: Articles, BJJ News

Cris Cyborg Gets Her BJJ Black Belt after 8 Long Years at Brown Belt

Former UFC and Invicta world champion Cristiane Justino aka Cyborg has just been promoted to black belt in BJJ by the legendary Rubens Cobrinha Charles. Cyborg has been training BJJ and grappling for...

Khabib Nurmagomedov Announces Retirement Following Submission Win Over Justin Gaethje

Khabib Nurmagomedov is one of the best, if not the best fighter in the history of the UFC lightweight category. On Saturday night, he defeated Justin Gaethje in a dominant way, by triangle submission...

Man Robs Woman in Front of Jiu-Jitsu Academy; Instantly Regrets it When BJJ Guys Come To The Rescue

In Brazil, a man tried to rob a woman with a large knife and a fake gun. Fortunately, she was right in front of her son’s jiu-jitsu academy. As she was attacked, she screamed the name of the...

Daniel Cormier Wrestles with Khamzat Chimaev: ‘He’s F****g Strong’

Khamzat Chimaev has made quite an impression. Chimaev is surging at a rapid rate. After easily winning his first two UFC fights with just 10 days apart, the Chechen-Swedish prospect knocked out...

Internet Blasts BJJ Competitor for Swastika Tattoo; Instructor Responds

A picture of a BJJ competitor sporting a Nazi Swastika tattoo during the last Pan Championship has been circulating the various BJJ forums and facebook groups. The Swastika, although an ancient...

Old School BJJ Black Belt’s Reaction to ‘Jiu Jitsu’ Movie Trailer Feat. Nicolas Cage & Tony Jaa

The film “Jiu Jitsu”, produced by director Dimitri Logothetis and filmed throughout 2019 and 2020, is already in its final stages. Its launch is scheduled for end of 2020, according to...

Nicolas Cage ‘Jiu-Jitsu’ Movie: Exclusive Official Trailer

The film “Jiu Jitsu”, produced by director Dimitri Logothetis and filmed throughout 2019 and 2020, is already in its final stages. Its launch is scheduled for end of 2020, according to...

Keenan Cornelius Reacts To IBJJF Legalizing Heel Hooks: ‘IBJJF Can Overtake ADCC’

It’s been confirmed. Heel hooks and reaping will be allowed in No Gi competions for brown and black belts starting from 2021. The IBJJF (International Jiu-Jitsu Federation) has announced the news...

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...

It’s Official: IBJJF Confirms That Heel Hooks & Reaping To Be Allowed from 2021

It’s been confirmed. Heel hooks and reaping will be allowed in No Gi competions for brown and black belts starting from 2021. The IBJJF (International Jiu-Jitsu Federation) has announced the...

A Movie Based on the Life Of BJJ Legend Fernando Terere is Coming Soon

Fernando “Tererê” Augusto is one of the most exciting and influential jiu jitsu competitors to ever step on to the tatami. A multiple time world champion at blue, purple, brown and black belt he...

Rener Gracie Tests Positive For COVID19 For Second Time, Can’t Corner Brian Ortega At UFC Fight Night

Rener Gracie has to stay put in California and can’t corner his student Brian Ortega in his much awaited fight with the Korean Zombie Chan Sung Jung  at UFC fight night in Abu Dhabi on October...

Utah Jazz Star Center Rudy Gobert is Training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

French basketball player Rudy Gobert is a mountain of a man, towering at 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) and 258 lb (117 kg). He is the staring center of the Utah Jazz in the NBA. Gobert has started training BJJ...

Ronaldo Jacare Set To Open Dream BJJ Academy in Florida

BJJ world champion and UFC contender Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza has made the announcement on his official Instagram account that he will soon be opening his first ever BJJ academy in Orlando,...

Breaking: IBJJF To Start Allowing Reaps And Heel Hooks in 2021

Great news for leg lockers major changes are coming to the IBJJF and their rule set. An official IBJJF referee and 3rd degree black belt, Thiago Stefanutti has just announced that IBJJF will be...

Nicolas Cage & Rigan Machado Ready to Sword Fight Aliens in Much Awaited Jiu Jitsu Movie

The film “Jiu Jitsu”, produced by director Dimitri Logothetis and filmed throughout 2019 and 2020, is already in its final stages. Its launch is scheduled for end of 2020, according to...

‘Shoe Face’ Questions Paulo Costa’s Black Belt in BJJ: ‘Where Did He Buy His Black Belt? Wallid Ismail Gave it To Him’

In an interview with Ag Fight, BJJ world champion and UFC light heavyweight Antonio Carlos Junior said aka “‘Cara de Sapato’ (shoe face) pointed out how Paulo Costa talked some trash to him...

Teenage BJJ Student Details Sexual Abuse From Convicted Rapist Instructor Nicollas Araujo

BJJ instructor and former Cobrinha affiliate Nicollas Welker Araujo  was arrested last year on on suspicion of raping his female minor student Stevie Knapp,  abc7 reported. Earlier this week,...

Gordon Ryan Details Covid-19 Experience: ‘I Lost 15lbs & Lost Sense of Smell For a Month’

3x ADCC champion Gordon Ryan tested positive for Covid-19 2 months ago and had to, along with Craig Jones, pull out of the last Who’s Number One main card. In this video from his instagram, he...

Actor Jeremy Piven is the Latest Celebrity To Train Jiu-Jitsu

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is getting more and more popular among the Hollywood A list celebrities. Famous people that train or have trained in BJJ include Ashton Kutcher, Prince Jackson (son of Michael...

Ralph Gracie’s Case on Assaulting Flavio Almeida Ends Without an Agreement

After a long break due to the novel coronavirus, the assault case of Ralph Gracie on a member of Gracie Barra, Flávio Almeida , returned to the court in Orange County, California (USA), on Tuesday...

Sean O’Malley Competed in BJJ Tournament & Reached the Final

UFC bantamweight Sean O’Malley competed recently in the grappling industries tournament. The puurple belt O’Malley did a good job reaching the finals of the advanced division but when he...

Much Awaited Nicolas Cage Movie ‘Jiu-Jitsu’ Hits Screens on November 21st

Nicolas Cage is set to star in “Jiu jitsu” movie. The movie in question is a martial arts actioner based on the comic book of the same name. Now here’s where things get a bit sketchy – Cage...

Gerald Meerschaert Will Give a BJJ Black Belt To Khamzat Chimaev If He Submits Him at UFC Vegas 11

MMA veteran and BJJ black belt Gerald Meerschaert is facing the much hyped Chechen-Swedish fighter Khamzat Chimaev this Saturday at UFC Vegas 11. At today’s press conference, they have made it...