Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Team History, Fighter Stats, Biographies and News

BJJ Fanatics Instructionals

BJJ News

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.

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.

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.