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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...

Haisam Rida Talks ‘UFC Black Belts’: “I Don’t Really Know, You Know?”

It’s true that some UFC athletes have been promoted to the rank of a BJJ black belt level without having competed in Jiu-Jitsu… Such as Alex Pereira. And, well, the public’s opinion...

Gianni Grippo Promoted To Luta Livre Black Belt

Top American BJJ competitor Gianni Grippo recently achieved a significant milestone in his martial arts journey… By being promoted to black belt in Luta Livre! The promotion came from his...

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...

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...

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...

Was Bruce Lee Really a Judo Black Belt?

Bruce Lee’s name is unanimous with excellence in martial arts. His philosophy of utilizing everything that is useful and rejecting everything that isn’t – it’s a wonderful,...

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...

Charles do Bronx Promoted To Black Belt In Another Martial Art: “Today Was A Very Special Day”

Charles do Bronx, the former UFC lightweight champion, has added a new stepping stone to his successful career… Already a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, do Bronx has now been awarded a...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Demetrious Johnson: “I Really Want To Get My Black Belt”

Demetrious Johnson is the ONE Championship flyweight world champion. And, on May 5 this year, he’ll be defending his title against the former flyweight champion Adriano Moraes. This will be the...

UFC’s Colby Covington Promoted To BJJ Black Belt

Colby Covington, one of the UFC‘s top welterweight contenders, has been promoted to the rank of BJJ black belt! He was promoted by his coach, Daniel Valverde:   View this post on Instagram...

Lex Fridman Promoted To 1st Degree BJJ Black Belt: “Thank You For The Pain & Love”

Lex Fridman, host of the popular Lex Fridman podcast, has been promoted to the rank of 1st degree BJJ black belt! He shared the awesome news on social media: I got a stripe on my Jiu-Jitsu black belt...

Igor Gracie Promoted To 5th Degree BJJ Black Belt by Renzo Gracie

After a lifetime of training and competing in the martial art, Igor Gracie has been promoted to the rank of a 5th degree Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt! The promotion took place two days ago, and it...

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...

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...