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UFC Champion Alexander Volkanovski Promoted to BJJ Black Belt

Alexander Volkanovski, UFC’s Featherweight Champion, has been promoted to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt! The promotion took place under Joe Lopez, at Freestyle MMA:   View this post on...

Kade and Tye Ruotolo Promoted to BJJ Black Belt

Kade and Tye Ruotolo, the famous “Ruotolo Brothers”, are now Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belts! The two were promoted by Andre Galvao, who is more than proud of them and their achievements:...

Brianna Ste-Marie, ADCC East Coast Trials Winner, Promoted to BJJ Black Belt

Brianna Ste-Marie is having a great year! After winning the ADCC East Coast Trials, she was promoted to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt over the last weekend; by Brazilian Top Team Canada’s head...

Cole Abate (16 Year Old ADCC Trials Winner) Earns BJJ Purple Belt

Things just keep getting better and better for Cole Abate. After winning the ADCC East Coast Trials, the 16 year old has now earned his BJJ purple belt! He was promoted by none other than the Art of...

Tool’s Maynard James Keenan Promoted to BJJ Brown Belt

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

BJJ Stars VI Preview: Felipe Pena vs. Patrick Gaudio in Main Event

The new BJJ Stars event is just around the corner! On June 26 (Saturday), this promotion will feature a card that’s stacked with multiple high-level Gi and No Gi matches alike. Felipe Pena will...

Becoming A BJJ Black Belt Is Much More Than Having Great Technique

What would you say is the most important thing for receiving a BJJ black belt? Sure enough, it’s the techniques and the proficiency you’ll use them with. You just can’t get your...

So You Got Overlooked at the Latest BJJ Belt Promotion. What Now?

Yes, we know… That belt promotion just happened and, well, you didn’t really participate in any part of it other than, perhaps, the gauntlet or the shark tank. To put it more bluntly –...

So You Want To Quit BJJ As A Blue Belt? Consider This First

The „blue belt blues“ in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, despite often being subjected to various jokes and memes, are as real as it gets. They happen to almost everyone that receives their blue belt, to...

Here’s What Your BJJ Game Will Look Like At Each Belt Level

Your overarching goal in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu should always be to become better; to progress as much as you can, while enjoying your path with the experiences and friends you make along the way. So,...

This Is How Your Instructor Decides Who To Promote

It’s a fact: you’ve been training consistently and you’re always in class on time. You don’t skip warm-ups and you give your absolute best every time you drill, roll and...