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Category Archive: Articles, BJJ News

Are You Ready? The Dates For the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Tour Are Set for 2020/21 Season. AJP To Award Cash Prizes for Each Weight Class

We are back! The AJP has announced the dates for the five stops in the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Tour during the 2020/2021 season. Starting in September 2020 and going all the way to April 2021, the ADGS...

Back on the Mat! 60 Top UAE BJJ Athletes Return This Weekend in Tournament

Competition on Saturday will be held behind closed doors at the Jiu-Jitsu Arena in Abu Dhabi, in line with Federal COVID-19 health and safety protocols. Abu Dhabi, UAE – May 14, 2020: The UAE’s...

Garry Tonon Opens Up About Struggle with Alcoholic Father

Garry Tonon shared on his IG, his family’s struggle with his father’s alcoholism and drug addiction. Tonon shared this difficult experience in the goal of helping out people who have had...

Garry Tonon Forced To Close His BJJ Academy

Garry Tonon’s Brunswick BJJ Academy in New Jersey is the first big name academy to be forced to close due to the economic crisis resulting from the Coronavirus pandemic. Tonon said that he is...

Selfie Stick Self Defense Being Taught by Martial Arts School

Learning how to fight with the popular picture-taking device could help tourists fend off potential pickpockets according to the a self defense school in Russia. Forget ninja stars or nunchakus as...

This is The Actor Who Will Play Rickson Gracie in Upcoming Netflix Movie

Brazilian jiujitsu will get its source story told by José Padilha, the film maker behind the police thriller Elite Squad along with Netflix’s crime dramatization Narcos. Padilha will lead to Dead...

‘Jacare’ Souza & 2 Of His Cornermen Test Positive for Covid19, Pulled From UFC 249

This Friday, ESPN reported that Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ tested positive for Covid-19. Souza was supposed to fight Uriah Hall, but their fight was immediately cancelled. Despite the setback, the...

Mike Tyson Reveals What Helped Him Get Back In Shape After Not Training For 15 Years

Mike Tyson recently posted a video of himself hitting mitts which went and he caught the attention of the Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship who offered him $20 million for a fight in their...

Bare Knuckle Boxing Makes $20 Million Offer To Mike Tyson

Mike Tyson recently posted a video of himself hitting mitts which went and he caught the attention of the Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship. Tyson, 53, said that he hasn’t punched a bag in 15...

Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship To Be Held In November 2020

AJP Chairman announces strategy and timeline for return of competitions The Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Jiu-Jitsu Pro (AJP), His Excellency Abdulmunan Al Hashemi, released a message of hope and...

UAE Jiu-Jitsu Team Returns To Active Training & Prepares For Upcoming World Pro Championship

The coronavirus pandemic continues to affect the world and all major sports, but some sports are looking for ways to work around it. The United Arab Emirates’ national jiu-jitsu team is attempting...

AJP Chairman Announces Strategy and Timeline for Return of Competitions

The Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Jiu-Jitsu Pro (AJP), His Excellency Abdulmunan Al Hashemi, released a message of hope and optimism to all athletes, fans and officials. He shared the steps the AJP is...

The Epic Moment Rickson Gracie Met Sakuraba & Why They Never Fought

2 martial arts legends met in Japan a few years ago: Rickson Gracie and Kazushi Sakuraba aka ‘The Gracie Hunter’. In the early and mid ’90s the Gracie family ruled the world of MMA, and...

MMA & BJJ Fighter Maria Ribeiro Helps Arrest Alleged Flasher

Professional MMA fighter & BJJ purple belt Maria Ribeiro helped Brazilian Police arrest a man who allegedly flashed her by showing his private parts last Sunday afternoon. She was with two other...

Ashton Kutcher Training BJJ with UFC’s Paulo Costa

Ashton Kutcher came back in BJJ news late last year when he was promoted to brown belt by his long time instructor Rigan Machado. Kutcher has been training more or less regularly for the past 5 years...

Jiu-Jitsu Practitioners Protest in The Street To Open Gyms in Brazil Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

A large group of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioners in Sao Paulo Brazil have marched in the street in their BJJ Gis protesting against the closing of BJJ academies during the coronavirus pandemic....

“No Contact Jiu-Jitsu” Gracie Barra’s Post-Virus Strategy

The current COVID-19 situation in the world is a very serious one; people are getting sick, oftentimes critically, and countries are attempting to fight the disease by going through extreme lockdown...

Bellator Champ Ilima-Lei MacFarlane Suing Former Basketball Coach for Sexual Abuse

Bellator MMA flyweight champion & 10th planet brown belt Ilima-Lei Macfarlane and sister are Mahina are accusing their former basketball coach of sexually abusing them back in 2003. A lawsuit is...

BJJ Black Belt Felicia Oh Tapped Out Adult Film Star Seymore Butts

BJJ black belt Joe Rogan, on his last podcast was talking to his guest Owen Smith, about the effectiveness of Jiu-Jitsu. He used a famous analogy from Relson Gracie: “I move and then you move....

BJ Penn On His Future: ‘Fighting Is The Only Thing I Have Going On In My Life Right Now’

MMA legend & BJJ world champion BJ Penn is having a hard time leaving his fighting career. The 41 year old former 2 division UFC champion & BJJ world champion hasn’t won an MMA fight in...

Flashback: Fan Rushes Britney Spears & Drops Security with Seoi Nage Judo Throw

During her Vegas show, Britney Spears is rushed onstage by a man who takes on security before being arrested. After leaving the stage in fear the man might have a gun, Britney returned and finished...

‘Boogeyman’ Martinez Fined By Police For Filming BJJ Techniques at his Academy

San Diego PD are not kidding with enforcing social distancing and lockdown… EBI champion and 10th planet black belt Richie “Boogeyman” Martinez was with 2 of his students at his academy...

Zabit MagomedSharipov Spars with a Goat To Keep His Skills Sharp

With the current worldwide lockdown, MMA phenom Zabit Magomedsharipov is keeping his skills sharp by sparring with a…Goat. 🐐 Meanwhile… Zabit is sparring with a goat!@zabeast_mma 😅...

World’s First Ever Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Video Game To Be Released Second Half of 2020

In today’s reality were most the majority of BJJ practitioners are quarantined at hom, you will be able to practice Jiu-Jitsu and even compete against great rivals from all over the planet. The...