As reported by BJJ Heroes two months ago, BJJ black belt and former mixed martial arts (MMA) athlete Ericka Almeida was the victim of …
Jiu Jitsu Culture
A different facet to the BJJ Heroes website, this “Jiu Jitsu Culture” segment tries to shed light on a few of the subjects that jiu jitsu athletes and enthusiasts follow and that make grappling a unique sport.
Editor’s Note: This is a guest post written by one of our partners, Ath Organics. We, at BJJ Heroes, are strong advocates for plant-based …
Often referenced across a spectrum of social media platforms, the jiu jitsu lifestyle has historically been associated with beach life. Strolls around Copacabana’s “Calçadão”, …
BJJ is known for its close relationship with Rio de Janeiro, San Diego and São Paulo. these three cities could go toe-to-toe with each …
For years martial arts literature served the double function of educating and disseminating its varied combat systems to the masses. In BJJ this trend …
Plant based diets are one of the fastest growing food habits in the jiu jitsu world. With this piece we uncover the veil on the vegan lifestyle used by some of the world’s top grapplers. Their struggles, the benefits and the taboo’s surrounding veganism.
Short comparison and analisys between four of the top rulesets in the sport of no-gi Brazilian jiu jitsu. From EBI to ADCC, from Grappling Pro Championship to IBJJF. Points vs Submission Only and the ramifications they bring to the game.
Santeri Lilius and Emilia Tuukkanen are two extraordinary human beings, but although their unusual story spawned from their jiu jitsu life, the couple’s very first …
Training camps are one of the most talked about facets of the jiu jitsu lifestyle often preached by grappling practitioners. In this article we go through the running of one of Europe’s most successful training camps, the Vieira Bros Summer Camp, produced by Fight Zone London.
Quotes by some of our sport’s heroes, to be recorded in our history. Some of these are inspiring and poetic, others… Not so much. After all, this martial art was built on the backs of fighting men, not philosophers.
In this piece we go through the struggles faced by the modern day jiu jitsu competitor using Breno Bittencourt as an example. Pointed by BJJ Heroes late last year as one of the top brown belts in the world, Breno Bittencourt is the face of the rising talent in our sport.
A take on some of the struggles of female athletes in the sport of Brazilian jiu jitsu, from lack of sponsorship to advice from some of the leading figures of the sport regarding the subject.
The “Jiu Jitsu Dirty Dozen” is a name often used to describe the pioneers of the Brazilian grappling style outside its country of origin. Find out who these extraordinary gentlemen were here.
In Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) “The Gauntlet”, or in Portuguese “Corredor Polonês” (Polish Corridor) often abbreviated to “Corredor”; is a traditional ritual/initiation process in which the person being initiated is whipped by his fellow training partners, who use their own jiu jitsu belts for the thrashing process.
This article is dedicated to the first 12 women outside of Brazil to reach the grade of black belt in Brazilian jiu jitsu. Dates and achievements of these amazing grappling pioneers, as well as short bios.
A run down through the evolution of Brazilian jiu jitsu’s uniform, also known as gi or kimono. From it’s design to the popular patches and styling trends we see on the mats today.
A quick look at the villains in Brazilian jiu jitsu culture. The reasons and the consequences of the vilification of some of the sport’s biggest names, from the Gracie’s to the new schools of the sport such as Mendes and Bravo.
Parents who are Brazilian jiu jitsu enthusiasts often wonder, “when is it the right time to start my kid on BJJ?”. There are many factors to this equation, but BJJ Heroes contacted a psychologist with years of experience dealing with toddlers, children and teenagers to answer the question. Find more here.
Why Do We Call The BJJ Uniform a Gi and Not a Kimono? This is a common question, often asked by newcomers. The name derives from the Japanese roots of the martial art, especially the names applied by the judoka. Here are is a quick insight to the Brazilian jiu jitsu uniform names.
Jiu jitsu’s first ever competition in Brazilian land took place in 1915. Find here the rules, competitors, winners and implications this important tournament had in shaping the martial art towards its current formats.