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Category Archive: BJJ News

Eastern European BJJ Community Featured in BJJ Legends Magazine

The very popular and established BJJ magazine BJJ Legends made a article about the BJJ community of Eastern Europe. I talked about the growth of the sport in our region. The BJJ world is hearing...

Gabi Garcia: “I have to get used to others being jealous because they haven’t been able to achieve what I’ve achieved.”

Gabi Garcia has been dominating every major BJJ and grappling event since 2010. Nobody has come close to beating her. She will be compating at the 2013 worlds next week and plans to make history as...

Despite Efforts to Put On Weight, Caio Terra Will Finally Stay At Rooster Weight For The 2013 Worlds

We had anounced this week that Caio Terra had signed up as light feather for the 2013 Worlds and was all set to face Guilherme Mendes in a never before seen match up, however Caio Terra released a...

Rodolfo Vieira To Those That Doubt That He Is Steroid Free: “I’ll Bet You My 2 Cars That I’m Clean.”

Source: Tatame Weight and absolute champion in 2011 and heavyweight gold medallist the following year, Rodolfo Vieira will be back in California later this month to compete in the World Jiu-Jitsu...

Ronda Rousey On Training With Mendes Bros & BJ Penn: “I Learned A Lot.”

Armbar machine and Olympic Judo medallist Ronda Rousey recently trained with BJJ royalty . The UFC bantamweight champion trained this week with Rafael and Guilherme Mendes and BJ Penn, all Jiu-Jitsu...

Grapplers Quest Amsterdam Introduces A Team Challenge

Grapplers Quest Amsterdam which will be held on August 10-11 in Amsterdam, will be holding a 4 team challenge. All Fights will be in in the Gi and run under IBJJF rules the only exception being that...

Marcio ‘Pe De Pano’ Cruz: “When I Went To MMA, I Lost My BJJ.”

Marcio Cruz ‘Pe de Pano’ is one of the most accomplished BJJ players in History. He was one of the leaders of the Gracie Barra competition team in the early 2000’s, where he was a 2...

Marcelo Garcia Will Not Compete @ ADCC 2013

The big news is that Marcelo Garcia will be not be defending his title at ADCC title this year: Source ADcombat: “For the first time since 2003 ADCC will not have their top champion as it has...

2013 Worlds Training Camps: Atos JJ (Video Documentary)

In another video report, GRACIEMAG visits Atos JJ San Diego, where André Galvão is leading a trully impressive army of competitors for the 2013 Worlds. With over 10 black belts training and more...

2013 Worlds Training Camps: Gracie Humaitá Women (Video Documentary)

Watch the video report and see how the girls from Gracie Humaitá are getting ready for the 2013 World Jiu-Jitsu Championship. Interviews with Leticia Ribeiro, Carol Vidal, Penny Thomas and Bia...

Japanese/Brazilian Champs Marcos & Satoshi Souza: “We Are Joining Team Atos.”

The brothers Marcos and Roberto “Satoshi” Souza are multiple Asian, World pro, and European champions and are based in Japan under their own team Bonsai BJJ. They are half Japanese, half...

Clark Gracie: “I Don’t Feel The Need To Fight MMA. The Mission Of My Family Has Been Fulfilled: Defending Jiu-Jitsu Against Other Martials.”

Clark Gracie was the gold medal winner at the last edition of the Pan American (You can find out about Clark Gracie Here) . In a recent interview in Portuguese with Tatame, the son of Carley Gracie,...

After The Pan Ams, The 2013 Worlds Will Also Test For PEDs

The IBJJF has recently made history by introducing doping tests for 10 champions of the last edition of the Pan American Games in March. The next big tournament are the Worlds, to be held in late...

Ryan Hall On His Metamoris 2 Match-Up With Bill Cooper: “Bill Can Beat Anybody In The World On Any Given Day.”

Ryan Hall is a jiu jitsu black belt under Felipe Costa and one of the best featherweight grapplers in the world. A tough competitor in the Nogi professional circuit since he was a blue belt, he has...

Cancellation Of ‘The Kraken Contest’

Graplling has been hit with some big blows over the past few days. First FILA announced its dropping of grappling and amateur MMA as sports, and today Kraken Fightwear has announced that the Kraken...

Felipe Costa Teaching Jiu-Jitsu In Chechnya (Documentary)

Nice to see that the growth of BJJ in Chechnya (Russia). Felipe was recently in Grozny with Chechen BJJ black belt Arbi Muradov. Be sure to also check out our interview with Ramil Mammadov to...

Ralek Gracie On Metamoris 2’s Judging System: “We Have 3 Judges That Will Make A Decision…”

Ralek Gracie talked to bloodyelbow.com about the judging system that will be tested in Metamoris 2. “T.P.: Do you ever think there is going to be a point system that could give us what you...

Caio Terra Set To Compete At Light feather @ 2013 Worlds & Face Gui Mendes.

Caio Terra will be present once again at Long Beach for the World Championships on May 29. Due to a hectic seminar schedule, he is still not sure about which weight class he will be competing at. If...

FILA (World Wrestling Federation) Drops Grappling & Amateur MMA

With the election of the new FILA president, Nenad Lalovic of Serbia, comes a new decision that will affect the Jiu-Jitsu community: FILA have decided to drop Grappling and Amateur MMA:...

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)...