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The story of Mitsuyo Esai Maeda, the famous Count Koma, did not stop at Carlos Gracie. This legendary Japanese figure went on to open one of the most historical academies in the north-eastern states in Brazil. A team that produced many other important fighters, still standing proud today, teaching their unique style of Judo.
BJJ Heroes went to a few of Rolls Gracie’s most famed students to find out about the first American competitor in Jiu Jitsu, Mr Scott Cowboy who competed in the 1970s.
The mission of JJGF is to unite and serve the Jiu Jitsu community, rescuing it back into a more traditional and less sport oriented martial art, but what about the organization itself, how did this project come to be, who runs the organization, and what are the main rule changes? Find out here
Fantastic day at the 2014 World Jiu Jitsu Championship, also known as the Mundial. The black belt divisions were on fire and, as predicted by many, this was one of the best Jiu Jitsu ‘Worlds’ in recent history. Check here EVERY result from every fight from the black belt divisions.
The BJJ World Pro Championship in Abu Dhabi is about to start, and this year the UAE is broadcasting the event, live and for free! Check here for the live feed of the stream, also available here the times all over the world for the starting times, so you can tune in according to the country you reside. The World Professional Jiu Jitsu Championship is held in the UAE, more precisely in Abu Dhabi, which is also home of the original ADCC tournament.
Many amazing fights in the weight divisions and the referees had a good tournament with very few “blunders”. Some of the most recent prospects of the black belt division used this tournament prove they belonged with the best . Here are the results of all categories of the men’s divisions.
The 2014 edition of the Pan American Jiu Jitsu championship, one of the top competitions on the BJJ calendar, is about to start, and this year sees some real American born title contenders in several divisions, and may very well be a big year for the US contingent. Here is a rundown on what to expect from each of the Jiu Jitsu black belt male divisions:
Check here the results of the BJJ European Open of 2014. The black belt tournament happened on the 25th and 26th of January in Lisbon, Portugal and it put together some of the top competitors in the grappling world, opening this way the BJJ calender of 2014.
It is finally here! After much thought and months of real world testing the BJJ Heroes x Ezekiel Kimonos collaboration Jiu Jitsu gi is finally here. The BJJ Heroes Gi is a lightweight kimono, fit for BJJ competition with BJJ Heroes embroyded logos at the front (chest), side (right arm) and back (top) as well as Ezekiel logo on the pants/trousers and arm (left). It is fully IBJJF legal, and in fact has already been tested at an IBJJF competition. For more details, check this post.
The debate generated over this past week regarding female competitor Gabrielle Garcia who was asked to compete against men at the last ADCC led us to ask the question to a few of our Jiu Jitsu friends, professionals of the sport, men and women that regularly compete at the highest level in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
Do You think Men and Women Should Compete Against Each Other in Jiu Jitsu?
Another edition of the world’s most prestigious submission wrestling/No-Gi Jiu Jitsu tournament in the world happened on the 19th and 20th of October, 2013. Here are the fill results of the ADCC 2013.
There is a famous quote in jiu jitsu that says: “jiu-jitsu é a única arte marcial que tem família” (jiu-jitsu is the only martial art that has a family), though my knowledge of all martial arts isn’t strong enough for me to attest the truthfulness of this statement, my understanding of the background and the history of the sport can certainly verify that strong family ties are what helped build this sport/martial art.
The most exciting event in the world of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu did not disappoint. Check here the full results of teh world BJJ championships, AKA the Mundials, held in Long Beach, California on the 1st and 2nd of June, 2013.
The best Pan American Jiu Jitsu Championship result database is here! with all the results of the matches from the black belt divisions being shown. The BJJ Pan American took place on March 2013 in Irvine, California in the United States and it gathered some of the best grapplers in the world.
Check here the results of the BJJ European Open, 2013. The black belt tournament happened on the 26th and 27th of January in the Portuguese capital, Lisbon and it put together some of the top competitors in the grappling world. Find out here the results of the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu European Open.
This year’s heavyweight edition of the Copa Podio (Podium Cup 2013) was seen with great anticipation. The famous tournament brought to Brazil one of the world’s most loved brown belts, Keenan Cornelius to compete against the top black belts in the world. Check here the full results of the Copa Podio 2013
Metamoris Pro Jiu Jitsu Invitational is a grappling event where some of the top names in the jiu jitsu world will face each other in much anticipated super-fights. The fight’s winners are determined by submission only, meaning, if after 20 minutes of fighting there hasn’t been a tapout, the fight will be declared a draw, regardless of any positional dominance that may occur throughout the fight.
Take a walk down memory lane and read about the connection between surfing and jiu jitsu, from the confrontations between representatives of the two sports in the 1970s until the prosperous and harmonious relationship between the two sports today.
Examples and styles of tattoos used by jiu jitsu competitors and practitioners all around the world, from team tattoos to more cool and inventive ideas such as the Gonzo (from the Muppet Show) doing a mata leão on another character. Also Japanese kanji tattoos and many more.
The 2012 World Jiu Jitsu Championships results are here. Every fight that went on has been recorded and the results are being displayed on this page. Check out what went on at the California State University, in Long Beach, USA during June 1st, 2nd and 3rd 2012. Full World BJJ Championship results by clicking here.