Waldomiro Perez Junior is a historical Jiu Jitsu figure in the Brazilian state of Sao Paulo. A black belt in BJJ under Marcelo Behring and a Judo black belt under Olympic bronze medallist Shiak Ishi, Waldomiro Perez has graduated important fighters such as Roberto Godoi, Jorge Patino and Max Trombini, having also been part of [...]
Archive for March, 2011
Another year and another fantastic edition in of the BJJ Pan Ams! 2011 Jiu Jitsu Pan American Games was truly fantastic on all belts and weight divisions, but as expected it was the black belt divisions that brought the crowd to a roar. With a rumoured total of 2800 competitors, the tournament had its fare [...]
Marcelo Machado is an illustrious Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt under Royler Gracie. He was responsible for building one of the strongest and most prestigious BJJ academies in Rio de Janeiro, Gracie Tijuca, a club that has brought to the world champions such as Leticia Ribeiro and Vinny Magalhaes. Marcelo is also responsible for launching [...]
Pedro Pacheco Fernandes is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt under “Tonicão” Collares. Still competing after almost 20 years of BJJ, Pedro Pacheco won the Pan-Pacific Nogi Championship in 2010, a region of the world where he has been rooted for a number of years. Pedro Pacheco Fernandes in Detail Full Name: Pedro Carneiro da [...]
Chico Mendes is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt under the legendary Leo Vieira and a representative of the Checkmat Academy in the United Kingdom. Mendes has Checkmat flag halfway across the world delivering seminars in distant places such as the United States, Singapore, China, Denmark and many other places. Chico Mendes is also an accomplished BJJ competitor [...]
It is already being reported as the biggest Pan American championship of all time, with the most BJJ World Champions signed up since the tournament began (1996). This year we will also have some very strong up and comers competing in the black belt division such as Igor Silva, Ary Farias, Rodolfo Vieira, etc, not [...]
Claudio Henrique da Silva is one of the top Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belts in the United Kingdom who has recently turned his focus towards mixed martial arts. A fighter by nature with a 8-0-1 (no contest) with a collection of submission victories, including 3 submissions in one night(!) at the EFC – The Ultimate [...]
Otavio “Peixotinho” is one of the best students of Carlson Gracie in the 1980’s decade and is today one of the most respected jiu jitsu masters in Brazil. Famed for his spectacular fight against two legends, Royler and Rickson Gracie, “Peixotinho” became a synonym of toughness and skill and together with a small group of people; he defined BJJ in the 1980’s. Otavio is also the brother of another prolific Carlson Gracie black belt, Mr Marco Aurélio Kühner.
Keith McKenzie is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt under Marco Canha from Checkmat. Mckenzie is one of the very first Scottish Nationals to have been awarded the grade of black belt (the 3rd) an honour he achieved after winning the European Championships for the 2nd time in a row in the brown belt middleweight [...]
Rodney Ellis is an Australian BJJ black belt under the legendary André Pederneiras being one of Nova Uniao’s strongest representatives in his native country. Ellis has also had a short run at mixed martial arts, having been part of Nova Uniao’s professional MMA team for two years (2004 & 2005). More recently Rodney Ellis became [...]
This article was writen for BJJ Weekly by BJJ Heroes, and was released on the 14th of March 2011. BJJ Weekly is a very well designed website with great technical content, offering fresh material every week from true BJJ Legends in a clear and professional manner. They also offer useful tips about nutrition and training [...]
Tiago Alves is one of the most famous BJJ practitioners from the Barbosa Jiu Jitsu Team. A black belt in both Jiu Jitsu and Kung Fu Alves excelled in the “Arte Suave” having achieved many important titles in the black belt division, such as Brazilian National Champion (with and without the Gi), Pan American Champion and even South American champion.
South Africa’s very first BJJ black belt World champion, Penny Thomas has become one of the most feared competitors in Jiu Jitsu’s women’s division. The black belt under Luis Herédia has won against the “who is who” of the elite fighters in her division, having achieved gold medals at most important tournaments such as the [...]