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Brazilian jiu jitsu related news and current events are published on this section of the website, from the latest results of grappling’s most established tournaments, to news about the important figures who develop this sport/martial art and other interesting topics.

Keenan Cornelius reigned victorious at the 2015 edition of the Marianas Jiu Jitsu Open. The grappling event took place in Guam, and had some of the top grapplers in the world competing for a 10K prize. Full results and some of the best fight’s videos on this page.

In Rio de Janeiro, Brazil the IBJJF released their first edition of the Rio Fall Open where jiu jitsu fans were blessed with amazing high level matches from some of the sport’s rising stars, such as Jaime Canuto of GFTeam and Erberth Santos of Guigo Jiu Jitsu who took out all competition in crowd pleasing fashion. See the results on this article.

Metamoris 6 (VI) will take place on the 9th of May 2015, with the main event being a much anticipated ultra heavyweight match between former UFC champion Josh Barnet and the current ADCC open weight champion Roberto Abreu.

BJJ Ranking, March 2015 edition. The BJJ Heroes’ jiu jitsu rankings follows a competition driven point system, these points are harvested from the sport’s most important tournaments to form an unbiased list of top Brazilian jiu jitsu competitors by weight division. On this article you will find who are the top grapplers in the world at this moment in time.

The landscape of Brazilian jiu jitsu is rapidly changing, and this year’s edition of the Pan American Championship was a great example of how the sport has evolved from being a Brazilian national martial art, to becoming today’s world wide phenomenon. On this article we go through a few the carees of the “non Brazilian” Pan American champions of 2015 and the re-precautions this will have on BJJ.

A tournament that will serve as a landmark of the future, this year’s Pan American Championship saw 4 non Brazilian champions at the men’s adult black belt division. A true sign of great things to come for the USA and Europe. On this article you will find the full results of every fight on the 2015 Pan American Championship, IBJJF’s 20th edition of the tournament.

Full results of all the fights in the absolute black belt (adult) divisions of the IBJJF Pan American Championship of 2015. The tournament’s open weight division is famous for its exciting fights, gathering competitors from all weight classes, mixing under 70kg athletes against over 100kg in a unique grappling format.

Most weight divisions at the BJJ Pan American Championship 2015 are teeming with talent, especially the feather, light and middle weight divisions who had a great stream of talent coming through in the last couple of years. In this piece you will be able to have a general grasp of how the divisions might turn out.

BJJ Heroes’ jiu jitsu rankings follow a strict line of competition driven point system. These points gathered from the sport’s most important tournaments result in an unbiased list of top Brazilian jiu jitsu competitors by weight division.

Guard passing and top position are subjects sometimes overlooked by jiu jitsu’s focus on the guard, but many of the most accomplished athletes in the sport have succeeded through their abilities to pass guards. In this article BJJ Heroes goes by a top 20 list of the best guard passers in the history of Brazilian jiu jitsu.

For the past few months, ever since Rickson Gracie brought the matter to everyone’s attention last year at the launch of his Jiu Jitsu …

Check here the full results of the BJJ European Open 2015. All the fight results from all the adult black belt brackets. a comprehensive insight to what happened throughout Europe’s most prestigious Brazilian jiu jitsu tournament. The tournament had some of the sport’s major stars and a few newcomers who are quickly establishing themselves as real threats to the higher podium spots.

This year the World Professional Jiu Jitsu Championship seems stronger and more organized than ever. Their trials in the US earlier this month were a great success, and the Sao Paulo version of the event went down the same route. This competition served as a test for some of the newly graded black belts, such as Erberth Santos, Monique Elias, Cesar Felipe, Fabio Caloi, and the new kids did not disappoint, check the full results here.

This article has been written by Luiz Dias, a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt under Leoni Nascimento, who founded the Geração Arte Suave, an academy with strong …

The story unveiled by Demétrio Vecchioli last year for the “Estadão” website in it’s Olimpílulas blog, tells us the story of how government funds designated for jiu jitsu athletes were diverted towards family members of chairman Elisio Cardoso Macambira, president of the No Gi Jiu Jitsu federation in Brazil.

The men on the sidelines of the matted areas are often the most important in the life of an martial arts athlete. On this article you will find some of the top instructors in modern day jiu jitsu, men who (in our opinion) have been developing the top talent in the sporting aspect of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

Get to know the top 5 hot new prospects in the black belt division, most likely to medal at 2015′s top competitions.

The famous Yvone Duarte, recognized as the first female black belt in Brazilian jiu jitsu‘s history, received this weekend the 5th degree on her …

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.