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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...

UFC’s Jack Della Maddalena & Nathaniel Wood Promoted To BJJ Black Belt

UFC welterweight contender Jack Della Maddalena and featherweight contender Nathaniel Wood have been promoted to the rank of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belts! Both fighters have been promoted by coach...

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...

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...

BJJ Black Belt Arrested After Breaking A Man’s Skull In A Street Fight

Nenad Shuput, a co-owner of a Jiu-Jitsu gym and a BJJ black belt, recently found himself in handcuffs – following his alleged involvement in a roadside brawl. According to KJJZ, Utah Highway...

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...

How Did Caio Terra Receive His BJJ Black Belt In Just 3 Years Of Training?

Did you know that Caio Terra – a 12x black belt world champion and one of the best roosterweights in the sport – has been promoted to BJJ black belt… After just 3 years of training?...

Mikey Musumeci Promoted To 3rd Degree BJJ Black Belt By Cobrinha

Mikey Musumeci has just been promoted to 3rd degree Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt… By none other than his new coach – Rubens “Cobrinha” Charles! Musumeci shared the news via...

UFC Veteran Jared Gordon Gets Promoted To BJJ Black Belt

Jared Gordon, a veteran fighter in the UFC‘s lightweight division, has just been promoted to the rank of black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu! He was promoted by none other than Mike Jaramillo, a...

MMA Legend Gilbert Yvel Gets Promoted From BJJ Purple Belt To Black Belt

The Dutch MMA legend, Gilbert Yvel, has recently been promoted to the rank of a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt! His coaches, Remco Pardoel and Marcelo Andreoli, promoted him a few weeks ago from the...

BJJ Guy Performs Funny & Viral Social Experiment: “White Belts Are People Too”

Would you fist bump a random guy on the street? Well, it appears that you would if he had a black belt wrapped around his waist… But if he were to have a white belt, well, you’d probably...

KSW Announces Unique Gi Fight: BJJ vs Judo Black Belt

KSW, the prominent Polish MMA promotion, has announced an extraordinary matchup for their upcoming event, “XTB KSW Epic”… As this event will feature an MMA match between BJJ black...

Ahmed Best, Actor Who Portrayed Jar Jar Binks in “Star Wars”, Is A BJJ Black Belt

Did you know that Ahmed Best, the actor who portrayed the (in)famous Jar Jar Binks character in the Star Wars prequel trilogy, is a BJJ black belt? Best has been training for a long time and has a...

Tool’s Maynard James Keenan Promoted To BJJ Black Belt

Maynard James Keenan – an American progressive metal singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, winemaker, and actor best known as the vocalist for Grammy Award-winning American progressive...

Ben Kunzle, Paralyzed BJJ Athlete, Promoted To Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt

Ben Kunzle, a paralyzed Jiu-Jitsu athlete, has been promoted to the rank of black belt by his coach Roberto “Cyborg” Abreu! This achievement marks a significant milestone in Kunzle’s life,...

Roberto “Cyborg” Abreu Promoted To 5th Degree Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt

Roberto “Cyborg” Abreu, a well-known BJJ competitor and the founder of “Fight Sports”, has recently achieved a significant milestone… As he has been promoted to 5th...

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...

Here Are 3 Submissions That Every BJJ Black Belt Should Know

Sure, defense is paramount in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu… But if you want to become not just good, but excellent – then you have to learn submissions. Though, you can’t really learn and...

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 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...