Check here how to watch the world jiu jitsu championships, which will occur next weekend (starts thursday the 31st ends on june 3rd). You can also check here the time in which the live streaming starts in your country, so you don’t get caught in the time difference. Also details on who to expect and what fighters to watch, all here.
Archive for May, 2012
Igor Rodrigues, also known as “Baixinho”, is a jiu jitsu lack belt under Marcos Chuck who trains and competes for the Checkmat academy in Rio de Janeiro. Originally from the region of Buzios, Igor became a Capoeira master before turning to BJJ. His biggest achievements to this date in grappling have been his titles at the Brazilian nationals.
The Pan American that took place a couple of months ago, the World Professional Jiu Jitsu Cup and the Brazilian Nationals only a few weeks ago were served as an appetizer of what we can expect from the 2012 Mundial, here is a break down of the event and a few of the fighters you may want to keep an eye on.
Reyson Gracie is a 9th degree red belt in jiu jitsu. Being the third son of Gracie jiu jitsu founder, Carlos Gracie, Reyson helped to spred the jiu jitsu gospel around Brazil, namely in Manaus (state of Amazon) and Bahia where he became the president of the local jiu jitsu federation.
Ben Baxter is a jiu jitsu black belt graduated by the iconic Wellington “Megaton” Diaz who trains and competes for the Rafael Lovato Junior academy. Ben is regarded as one of the top competitors in the United States having medalled in many important tournaments
Travis Lutter is a jiu jitsu black belt under Carlos Machado and a former professional MMA fighter, famous for his win of The Ultimate Fighter (season 4) tournament and his run in the UFC’s middleweight division. Before his MMA career, Travis led a very successful grappling one with medals at important tournaments such as the North American ADCC trials and the World Jiu Jitsu Championships.