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Category Archive: BJJ News, Featured

David Vs Goliaths: Rooster Weight Caio Terra To Compete At Ultra Heavy @2014 Pan

    Rooster weight world champion Caio Terra is looking for a challenge! Caio who weighs around 55 kilos will compete against opponents twice his weight at the 2014 Pan which will be held...

Olympic Judo Champion Teddy Riner Trains With Blind Paralympic Champion Julien Taurines

  World and Olympic Judo champion, Teddy Riner from France wanted to experience how it felt to train Judo as a blind man. He trained with visually impaired judoka and Paralympic bronze medalist...

IBJJF Munich Winter Open: Find Out Who Won This Weekend

  Munich, Germany was the set of the IBJJF Winter Open on Saturday, March 1st. The blue belt adult was dominated by Bosnia’s Mirza Karac from Edson Carvalho Team Bosnia dominated taking...

Jiu-Jitsu Plays Central Role In UFC Gym’s 106 Worldwide Branches

    Translated from Portuguese from Tatame magazine The Ultimate Fighting Championship is the main MMA organization today. Their activities are just restricted to hosting events. In Brazil,...

Gilbert ‘Durinho’ Burns Joins Cavaca & Drysdale’s Zenith Team

    Multiple times Jiu-Jitsu world champion and rising MMA fighter , Gilbert Durinho Burns will be now representing a new team. The fighter has joined the Zenith team of Rodrigo Cavaca and...

Fabio Gurgel: “The New IBJJF Rule Change Is Good For The Growth Of Jiu-Jitsu”

  IBJJF has recently changed the qualifying rules for black belts at the 2015 Worlds. From the 2014 Pan, points earned in competition in the adult division, will count to qualify for the 2015...

Marcelo Alonso On The Old Days With Carlson Gracie, His Academy In Seattle & His Upcoming BJJ Camp In Greece

Master Marcelo Alonso is one of the most respected BJJ instructors in America. This old school student of Carlson Gracie moved to America in 1997 and is settled in Seattle. In this interview with BJJ...

Watch Two Beasts Collide: Keenan Cornelius vs Yuri Simoes @ Five Grappling California Open

  February 22, 2014 – Keenan Cornelius (ATOS) and Yuri Simoes (CAIO TERRA ASSOCIATION) compete in the Men’s Open Gi Black Belt 18+ final at FIVE GI.NOGI GRAPPLING’s California...

Gilbert ‘Durinho’ Burns: ‘When Passing The Guard, You Have To Impose Your Game’

  Gilbert ‘Durinho’ Burns is a two-time World No Gi champion and Jiu-Jitsu coach of Vitor Belfort. Durinho  is one of Brazil’s promises in mixed martial arts, however, he does...

Nicolas Gregoriades On His Book ‘The Black Belt Blueprint’, His Travels & PED’s In Our Sport

Nicolas Gregoriades is Roger Gracie’s first black belt. He has recently released a book called ‘The Grappling Blueprint‘ ( you can check out our review here) which covers the system...

Royler Vs Eddie Metamoris 3 Rematch: Royler Can Grab The Pants, Eddie Can’t Grab The Shorts

  There has been some controversy in regards to the main event at Metamoris 3. Due to Eddie Bravo’s recent decision to wear Grappling Tights instead of Gi Pants, Royler Gracie’s...

Interview With Gustavo Galvao, Andre’s Brother, On His Atos Academy In Barcelona

Gustavo Galvao, Andre’s brother, talks to BJJ Eastern Europe about his new Atos academy in Barcelona, Spain. His trainings with Atos back in Brazil and the Jiu-Jitsu scene in Spain: Can you...

Roger Gracie To Train With Ernesto Hoost & Fight At Light Heavyweight In MMA

Roger Gracie has decided. The 10x black belt world champion, who was considering going to competitive BJJ, chose to continue his MMA journey. Released by the UFC in 2013, the athlete has not yet...

Kenny Florian: ‘Nova Uniao’s Head Coach, Andre Pederneiras Is The Reason For Their Great Success’

Regarded as one of the top jiu jitsu and MMA academies in the world, Nova União has busted into MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) in the later years through fighters like Renan “Barão”, José Aldo,...

Rodolfo Vieira: ‘I’ve Never Felt A Guard Like Leandro Lo’s’

  The 2014 Copa Podio heavyweight champion Rodolfo Vieira gave a show of Jiu-Jitsu for everyone in the gym last Saturday (1). In an interview with tatami, the athlete, who submitted five of the...

2014 Copa Podio Heavyweight GP: Rodolfo Submits Lo In The Final

Rodolfo Vieira had a perfect performance at Copa Podio heavyweight GP last night in Rio de Janeiro. Of the six fights he did, Rodolfo finished five opponents, including the final against Leandro Lo ,...

Ralek Gracie On Royler vs Eddie 2 @Metamoris: ‘I Tried To Pay Them As Much As I Could.”

  Metamoris 2 organizer Ralek Gracie talked to BJJrants.com about how he put the event together and how he was able to convince Royler and Eddie to rematch: BJJ Rants: Metamoris 3 is going back to...

How To Spot A Steroid User In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Whether we like it or not steroids and performance enhancing drugs are very present in BJJ competitions world wide. In the years that I’ve been training BJJ (all over the world) I have seen...

‘Minotauro’ Nogueira: ‘I have two or three years left’

  Former PRIDE champion and UFC , Minotauro has faced a series of injuries that forced him to undergo some surgeries in recent years. He hasn’t fought since June last year, when he lost to...

Final Day Of Europeans: Trans & Luanna Take The Absolute Gold

Day 4 and the last day of the 2014 Europeans saw brown and black belts in action. The star of the show was the absolute champion: Denmark’s Alexander Trans. He beat beat Brazil’s Yuri...

2014 Europeans Day 3: Trans vs Simoes & Luana vs Hansson Black Belt Absolute Finals

Day 3 of the 2014 Europeans is done and dusted. The action saw the brown master and black belt adult aboslute take place. The finalists for the black belt absolute final matches have been decided. In...

First 2 Days Of Europeans: Russian Wins Double Gold Blue Belt & Brazilian Wins Double Gold Purple

  Days 1 & 2 of the 2014 European are done and dusted. The first two days were focused on white, blue and purple belts. Browns and blacks will go on Saturday and Sunday. In the blue belt,...

2014 IBJJF European Open Championship Preview & Predictions

From the 23rd to the 26th of January at the Casal Vistoso municipal sports complex, in Lisbon, Portugal, the Europeans will kick off the 2014 Ibjjf season. ...

Effects Of Anger On Jiu-Jitsu Performance & How To Channel It To Conquer

  “Anger is a gift”  Rage against the machine By Guillaume Huni Having a bit of a bad temper and a short fuse, I’ve recently been doing some research on effects of anger on...