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A run down of the current situation in UAE’s jiu jitsu program, a program led by a company named Palm Sports. Recently there has been turmoil surrounding Palm Sports and the way some of their jiu jitsu employees are being (mis)treated. BJJ Heroes investigated.

Multiple time world champion Braulio Estima has been caught with Performance Enhancing Drugs (PED) while competing at the World Championship in 2014.

Leandro Lo is certainly a man in search of a challenge. Starting out his black belt career as a lightweight, Leandro had in front …

After an amazing weekend of jiu jitsu where jiu jitsu displayed just how far it has come in the past decade, here are the full results from the two major BJJ competitions held on the 18th and 19th of october, 2014.

With many of the world’s biggest jiu jitsu stars missing from the tournament, there was space for some new blood to display their skills in the later brackets and some curious match-ups to occur. Confirm right here all the results from the black belt brackets,

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.

Families in BJJ

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.