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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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

Navy SEAL & BJJ Black Belt: “You Become A Target Just By The Way You Walk”

Training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu comes with many benefits, including learning how to defend yourself properly. However, proper self-defense doesn’t start when things already go haywire; rather, it...

The Real Reason Why Belt Rank Doesn’t Matter In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Yeah, you’ve probably heard others say it time and time again… That belt rank doesn’t matter in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. And yet, no matter how many times they say it, you still...

Why Do Some Become BJJ Black Belts In 10-15 Years… And Some In Just 4-5?

Most Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu students who become black belts will achieve that in 10-15 years of training… But there are some exceptions to that “rule”; people who get promoted to the...

BJJ Black Belt Champion, Giovanna Eburneo, Joins WWE As Pro Wrestler

Giovanna Eburneo is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt champion. The 25 year-old Brazil native has won both the European and Pan-American Championships; she trains, coaches, competes, and also works as...

BJJ Black Belt Takes Down Suspect Wanted for Attacks on NYC Sidewalks

It was just a normal day for Ro Malabanan, a New York City resident who was heading to work on Wednesday. But then, he saw a man sucker-punch a construction worker, in a supposed random act of...

Is It Possible For You To Become A BJJ Black Belt?

Everyone who starts training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has one dream in common… To become a BJJ black belt. But even though all would like to earn it, can everyone actually do it? More importantly, can...

The True Advantage Of Rolling With Lower Belts: Becoming Innovative

Ever had a training session where there weren’t any higher belts present, but just a couple of students at your belt level – and a whole bunch of lower belts? It felt amazing, didn’t it? But...

Elder Cruz Gets Promoted to BJJ Black Belt by Lucas Leite

Elder Cruz is one of the most successful athletes to have come from the Checkmat team in the recent years. This year, 2022, has been an amazing as well… And now it became even better, as he was...

Than Le Promoted To BJJ Black Belt By Ryan Hall

Than Le is primarily known for his meticulous and relentless striking ability, which he used to become a ONE FC Featherweight champion. However, he’s also a skilled Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu athlete,...

Do You Have To Compete To Be A Legit BJJ Black Belt?

So you’re not much of a competitor, are you? You sure like training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and you enjoy hitting the mats as often as possible… But the matter of the fact is – you...

John Danaher: “No One Cares If You Got A Black Belt”

What does it take to earn a black belt Brazilian in Jiu-Jitsu? Well, it takes a lot of effort, focus, and a lot of overcoming of failure… But, the truth is, that you’ll probably get your...

How To Train in a BJJ Academy with Multiple Black Belt Instructors?

If you’re a lower-ranked belt, then your first thought of training in a BJJ academy that has multiple black belt instructors is, probably: “Wow, that’s awesome! I have to train...

Jocko Willink Shares Black Belt Mindset: “I’ll Keep Training, I’ll Keep Trying To Learn”

Jocko Willink is one of those people who have been (and continue to be) an inspiration to many men who’re just starting out in the world of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Through his experience, charisma...

Roberto Aguilar, 76 Years Old, Promoted to BJJ Black Belt by Romulo Barral

You know what they say: it’s never too late to become who you’re meant to be. And it’s never too late to start doing what you love; so, if you haven’t started training...

What Does It Take To Earn A BJJ Black Belt?

Almost everyone who starts training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu wants to get their black belt. However, “getting it” actually isn’t the proper expression… As you don’t get your...