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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Tim Kennedy Promoted To 3rd Degree BJJ Black Belt

Tim Kennedy is a Strikeforce and UFC veteran, as well as a Green Beret and Special Forces Ranger. He’s also a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt, who’s recently been promoted to his 3rd...

UFC Champion Leon Edwards Promoted To BJJ Black Belt

Leon Edwards has had a tremendous couple of weeks! After beating Kamaru Usman for the welterweight title at UFC 278, Edwards has now been promoted to the rank of black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu....

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,...

6X World BJJ Champion Accused of Raping an 18-Year Old BJJ Student

Joel Gingery, a 6x Masters IBJJF World Champion and a University of Florida nurse anesthetist, has been accused of raping a woman at a hospital in Volusia County, while he being on duty. As per the...

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...