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Result for: black belt

No Gi BJJ Blue Belt Has a Painful Experience Rolling with a Luta Livre Black Belt

Many BJJ practitioners believe that Luta Livre is just a No Gi version of BJJ but that can’t be further from the truth. Any BJJ grappler that has had he chance to train in a legit Luta Livre...

WWE Superstar Matt Riddle Promoted To BJJ Black Belt

Matt Riddle, a WWE superstar, has been promoted to the rank of a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt yesterday! The promotion took place at the Daniel Gracie academy in Orange County (Orlando, Florida):...

UFC’s Brandon Moreno Addresses ‘Fake BJJ Black Belts’: “It Depends On The Standards Of The Coach”

Brandon Moreno is a two-time and current UFC Flyweight champion, who recently won his title back in a match against Deiveson Figueiredo. Other than that, Moreno is also a BJJ black belt. He was...

BJJ & Judo Black Belt (And Former Navy SEAL) Shows How To Deescalate A Violent Situation

Almost everyone will find themselves in a (potentially) violent situation at one point in their life… And in that moment, it’s important that you know how to deescalate it. Jason...

Tiny Female Judo Black Belt Olympian Grapples White Belt Male

Dojo storming is all the rage today but it’s quite special to see someone ready to take on a huge challenge and keep an open mind. Such was the case with Norwegian judoka – the first ever...

BJJ Black Belt Confronts Home Intruder

One can never necessarily be completely “ready” for a real self defense situation, however, we can increase our odds of surviving against a violent attacker by targeting certain moves, and...

Marc Goddard, UFC Referee, Promoted To 2nd Degree BJJ Black Belt

Marc Goddard, one of the most experienced MMA referees in the world and the first UK referee ever to work for the UFC, is also an avid Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner… Who is now a 2nd degree...

BJJ Blue Belt Claims ‘God’ Promoted Him To Black Belt in BJJ

Through the years many cases of self promoted jiu jiteiros were outed. While some excused themselves saying it was Japanese jiu jitsu, or a discipline they made up, out some outright owned it. Such ...

Jocko Willink & Dean Lister: “100 Start Training BJJ, 40 Get The Blue Belt, <1 Get The Black Belt"

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is becoming increasingly popular and more and more people start training it with each passing year… But that isn’t to say that lots of people will be able to keep...

Zoltan Bathory: “I Hired BJJ Black Belts For Band Security So I Could Train On The Road”

How dedicated are you really to training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu… Especially when things like work get in the way of everyday training? Well, Zoltan Bathory – founder and rhythm guitarist of...

Blind Grappler’s Inspiring Bjj Black Belt Demonstration

Clinton Terry is a force to be reckoned with. Popularly known as the “Blind Grappler”, Terry lost his eyesight at just two years old – but that didn’t stop him from chasing...

Alex O’Loughlin, “Hawaii Five-0” Star, Is A BJJ Black Belt

Alex O’Loughlin, actor and star of the famous Hawaii Five-0 series, has recently been promoted to the rank of a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt! The promotion took part at the ADCC 2022 Open and...

Ben Kunzle, Temporarily Paralyzed BJJ Athlete, Promoted To Black Belt

Ben Kunzle had suffered a severe spinal cord injury back in this year, while preparing for the 2022 IBJJF World Championships… Which left him tetraplegic. However, Kunzle didn’t quit....

19 Year Old BJJ Prodigy Andrew Tackett Gets Promoted to Black Belt

Andrew, the younger of the Tackett brothers was promoted to black belt by Rodrigo Cabral (Checkmat). The 19-year-old claims to have overtrained 75% of his life. Known in grappling society, the duo of...

Clinton Terry, Blind BJJ Black Belt: “I Lost My First 40 Fights And I Did Not Quit”

Feeling discouraged by your recent losses in competition… Almost as if you’re never going to win? Well, then you should look up to Clinton Terry, the first blind BJJ black belt from New...

World’s Strongest Man Thor Grapples BJJ Black Belt & Submits Him

Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson aka Thor is an Icelandic World’s Strongest man world champion and actor. He played Gregor “The Mountain” Clegane in the HBO series Game of Thrones for...

Pranksters ‘Dojo Storm’ a BJJ Academy as 3rd Degree Black Belt Teaches Kids Class

As 3rd degree BJJ black belt Arvin ‘Ace’ Panlasigui was busy teaching kids class at his academy Lotus Club BJJ in Miami, Florida, these 2 pranksters thought it would be funny to interrupt...

Jacob “The Hillbilly Hammer” Couch Promoted To BJJ Black Belt

Jacob “The Hillbilly Hammer” Couch has done just about everything there’s to do and win at the brown belt level. So, when he won the heavyweight division at the recent IBJJF No-Gi...

Clinton “The Blind Grappler” Terry Promoted To BJJ Black Belt

Clinton Terry is a force to be reckoned with. Popularly known as the “Blind Grappler”, Terry lost his eyesight at just two years old – but that didn’t stop him from chasing...

Rugby Great & All Black Captain Tana Umaga Promoted to Black Belt in BJJ After Training for 13 Years

One of the toughest sports in the world is undoubtedly Rugby. Rugby great Tana Umaga is the former captain of the New Zealand national Rugby team, the All Blacks. Graham Henry named him as All Blacks...

Sean Patrick Flanery, Actor & BJJ Black Belt: “It Takes Thousands Of Reps”

Image Credits: Lionsgate Should you stick to the basics… Or go for the flashy techniques once you reach your blue belt? Well, for Sean Patrick Flanery – BJJ black belt and actor, best...

Judo Olympian Goes 1 Round Judo & Then 1 Round No Gi Grappling with BJJ Black Belt

“BJJ Players Will Never Reach Their Full Potential Unless They Cross Train In Other Grappling Arts.” John Danaher Judo and BJJ: Similar Jacket, different rules and mentality. Judo training will...

Craig Jones: “A Lot Of People Deserve To Have That Black Belt Taken Away”

A few weeks back, Islam Makhachev made the headlines with his claim that “a lot of black belts have to be cancelled”. And, for one, Craig Jones agrees with him. In one of the recent...

Zoltan Bathory: “I Didn’t Get My Black Belt Because I’m A ‘Celebrity'”

With the rise of famous actors, musicians, and other celebrities training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, some “everyday” BJJ practitioners question whether or not the celebrities get promoted based...