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Actor Wagner Moura (Pablo Escobar From Netflix’s “Narcos”) Promoted To BJJ Brown Belt

Wagner Moura, famous movie, television, and stage actor has been promoted to Jiu-Jitsu brown belt! He was promoted by his long-time coach and friend, Rigan Machado, who shared the news via social...

Brazilian Supermodel Gisele Bündchen Promoted To BJJ Purple Belt

Gisele Bündchen, Brazilian supermodel, has been training Jiu-Jitsu since the end of 2021. And she has now been promoted to the rank of a BJJ purple belt! The promotion took place at the Valente...

Eddie Bravo Gets Promoted To 4th Degree BJJ Black Belt

Eddie Bravo, the brain behind 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu, has been promoted to 4th degree BJJ black belt! The promotion took place by none other than his seasoned mentor and BJJ legend, Jean Jacques...

Ryron Gracie Talks Belt Promotions: “There Are Two Types Of People”

What are your thoughts about getting promoted to the next belt level? Are you super excited about it and can’t wait to get to that next color… Or are you focused on training more than...

Ffion Davies Promotes Her First BJJ Black Belt – Rosa Walsh

Ffion Davies has just promoted her first BJJ black belt! Rosa Walsh, top Irish athlete, was promoted to the black belt rank. Davies shared the awesome news via social media: A huge honour to promote...

Conor McGregor Promoted To BJJ Black Belt: “20 Years Of Hard Work”

Conor McGregor, former two-division UFC champion and arguably the most famous MMA fighter in the world, has been promoted to BJJ black belt! Promotion took place last Monday (September 4), with the...

Gunnar Nelson Talks Receiving BJJ Black Belt In 4 Years: “It’s About The Time You Spend On The Mats”

Gunnar Nelson is an MMA legend, currently competing in the UFC welterweight division. He is also a very skilled Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu athlete, who earned his black belt from none other than Renzo...

Tom DeBlass: “Just Because You Got Tapped By A Lower Belt Doesn’t Mean You Don’t Deserve Your Belt”

So you’re a blue, purple, brown, or a black belt… And you got submitted by a lower belt? Maybe even by someone who is two belt ranks below yours? You shouldn’t be feeling down on...

Mark Zuckerberg Promoted To BJJ Blue Belt

Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook and Meta founder & CEO, has been promoted to BJJ blue belt! The promotion took place last evening, by coach Dave Camarillo – who also earned the 5th degree BJJ...

Tom DeBlass Promoted To 4th Degree BJJ Black Belt

Tom DeBlass, one of the most recognized and respected personalities in the BJJ world, has been promoted to 4th degree BJJ black belt! The promotion took place just a few hours ago, by DeBlass’...

Cole Abate Promoted To BJJ Black Belt By Guilherme Mendes

Cole Abate, the 18-year-old Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu prodigy, has been promoted to BJJ black belt! The promotion took place at the IBJJF Asian Championships in Nagoya (Japan). His coach, Guilherme Mendes,...

Rayron Gracie: “I’m The First Gracie Man To Receive A Black Belt From A Woman”

Rayron Gracie has been promoted to BJJ black belt a few weeks back by Kyra Gracie, after winning the brown belt absolute division at the 2023 IBJJF World Championship… And he is proud of that...

UFC Veteran Jared Cannonier Earns Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Brown Belt

Jared Cannonier, a UFC veteran and middleweight contender, has just been promoted to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu brown belt! The MMA Lab shared the awesome news via social media: Congratulations on your new...

Brazilian Football Player João Gomes Promoted To BJJ Blue Belt

João Gomes is a Brazilian football player who plays as a midfielder for the Premier League club Wolverhampton Wanderers. Gomes is currently on vacation in Brazil, where he was welcomed with a...

Rayron Gracie Promoted To Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt

Rayron Gracie has just been promoted to the rank of a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt! The promotion took place last night and he was promoted by none other than his cousin – Kyra Gracie:  ...

WWE Icon Dave Bautista Promoted To BJJ Brown Belt: “Let’s Finish What We Started”

Dave Bautista is a professional wrestling icon, who has made a legendary name for himself in the WWE. However, not many WWE fans know that he’s been training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for a long...

10th Planet’s Nathan Orchard Promoted To 3rd Degree BJJ Black Belt

Nathan Orchard, one of the most successful 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu competitors, has been promoted to third degree Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt! He was handed the promotion by none other than Eddie...

JT Torres Promoted To 4th Degree BJJ Black Belt by Andre Galvao

Jonathan “JT” Torres has just been promoted to the rank of a 4th degree BJJ black belt! He’s been promoted by his long-time friend and coach, Andre Galvao:   View this post on...

Sarah Galvão Promoted To Purple Belt After Winning Double Gold At IBJJF Worlds

Sarah Galvão has just won double gold as a juvenile blue belt at the IBJJF World Championship 2023 – and has been promoted to purple belt by her proud parents, André and Angelica Galvão! Two...

Top BJJ Prospect Shelby Murphey Promoted To Black Belt

Shelby Murphey, one of the Jiu-Jitsu world’s top prospects, has just won the brown belt roosterweight title at the IBJJF World Championship 2023… And has been promoted to the rank of a...

Caio Terra’s Emotional Black Belt Promotion Story: “I Was In The Second Place…”

Earning your black belt in BJJ is the first step on a new journey. The exciting beginning of a new, lifelong beginning. However, Caio Terra wasn’t too ecstatic about his black belt promotion....

Ffion Davies Promoted To 1st Degree BJJ Black Belt By JT Torres

Ffion Davies, one of the world’s most elite Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competitors, has been promoted to the rank of a 1st degree BJJ black belt! The IBJJF No-Gi World Championship title holder, as...

Frankie Edgar Promoted To 3rd Degree BJJ Black Belt

Frankie Edgar, former UFC lightweight world champion, has just been promoted to the rank of a 3rd degree BJJ black belt! Ricardo Almeida, his long-time coach and friend, promoted him and shared the...

Myla Hill, Daughter Of NBA Legend Grant Hill, Promoted To BJJ Brown Belt

It’s not often that you see a father and a daughter dominating two entirely different sports… But that’s exactly what’s been the case for the Hill family! Grant Hill is a 7x...