With the passing of another gi season, some of the biggest future stars of the sport are stepping forward into the black belt division. The difference of level between brown belts and black belts is a whole too deep for many to overcome, in this article we list down the browns belts most likely to succeed in their first year at black belt.
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.
Following up on our last rankings earlier this year, we present to you the July 2015 edition of our jiu jitsu sporting rankings. Much has happened in the past couple of months throughout the grappling world, including two of the sport’s main tournaments, the Brasileiro and the World Championship. The World Championship in particular had many surprises, with some of the biggest stars of the sport failing to medal. This had big repercussions to our ranking.
To kickstart the National Pro events created by the EmiratesJiu Jitsu Federation, “UAEJJ” organized one of the best events of the year in Rio de Janeiro’s grappling scene.. Under the watchful eye of the promotions frontman Zé Mario Sperry, we saw many big names of the “carioca” grappling scene compete for the USD $120,000 on offer, find the results here.
On this article, we will go through the 2015 ADCC competitors list for the 99 kg + division, as well as the numbers of past tournaments. A historic weight category in the ADCC the “above 99kg” has crowned the first non Brazilian ADCC Champion, the organization’s first sequential non-Brazilian champions (1998, 1999, 2000, 2001) as well as the ADCC’s first and only African champion.
The organization of the ADCC has signed on 3 big names for the upcoming 2015 event, which is happening in two months. They are Alexandre Ribeiro, Rodrigo Cavaca and Bruno Frazatto.
The 99 kilogram (218lbs) ADCC division has the highest number of open weight champions, with over half of the absolute division winners having originated from this weight category, it also has one of the highest submission rates in the tournament with almost 50% of matches ending with a tap. In this article you will find all about the division’s competitors (past and present) as well as the numbers of the 99kg category
The under 88kg division is home to two of the last three ADCC open weight tournament winners, historically being one of the hardest weight categories in the event, an event that will take place this year (2015) on August 2015. This biannual event that has been running since 1998 and which is regarded as the most prestigious submission wrestling tournament on the planet. On this article we will go through the details of the 88 kilogram division: the competitors list and who they are, the champions, and of course the numbers.
August 2015 will hold the 11th edition of the Abu Dhabi Combat Club, also known as the ADCC, a biannual event that has been running since 1998 and which is regarded as the most prestigious submission wrestling tournament on the planet. On this article we will go through the details of the 77 kilo division: the competitors list and who they are, the champions, and of course the numbers.
2015 will hold the 11th edition of the Abu Dhabi Combat Club, also known as the ADCC, a biannual event that is regarded as the most prestigious no gi jiu jisu/submission wrestling tournament on the planet. On this article we will go through the lightest division of the ADCC, the 66 kilogram (145 pound) weight category, the competitors, the champions, the numbers.
Taking place on the 2nd of August, 2015, the first edition of the FIVE Super League will be streamed to the world directly from the famous Studio 540 in Solana Beach, California, a space owned by jiu jitsu black belt Robert Zeps. It will feature 8 men and 8 women in the professional league, as well as exciting superfights with some of the sport’s top prospects. See below the competitor list of this stacked card.
The incredible tale of three Brazilian teenagers lost in the United States, where they had travelled to, to compete at the Jiu Jitsu World Championship, and how they pulled through one of the biggest juvenile sporting upsets of the IBJJF World Champ.
It is confirmed that Rodolfo Vieira will be competing at this year’s ADCC, which will take place on August 28 – 30 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. GF Team’s former world champion has struggled with a lower back injury which has taken him out of the competitive scene since September 2014 (Brazilian Team Nationals), Rodolfo has recently stated on his Instagram account that he will be fit to compete in August, and that he has accepted the invitation made by the ADCC promotion.
the 2015 BJJ world championship had some tremendous surprises, with many new names hitting the big stage of Brazilian jiu jitsu. Find here the full results of the black belt division (every match) at the Mundial de Jiu Jitsu, also known as the BJJ Worlds, as well as commentary of how the event went through.
This year’s Jiu Jitsu World Championship is set to commence this week, with the black belts gathering throughout the weekend. On this article are a few of the records set to be broken by the grapplers on show on the 30th and 31st of May, 2015.
Full Analysis of the upcoming World Jiu Jitsu Championship (2015) male black belt divisions. Who is missing from this year’s tournament, why, and how the weight divisions will balance themselves this time around.
Fresh news from the IBJJF World Jiu Jitsu Championships (2015) due to begin later this week: Keenan Cornelius is competing at heavyweight, Andre Galvao and Caio Terra are out of the tournament.
20 years of world championships and countless memorable matches, 2015 marks the 20th anniversary of jiu jitsu’s most prestigious event, the Mundial de Jiu Jitsu. On this article we go through a few matches that marked our sport, being by beauty, by innovation, by intensity.
Leandro Lo is set to compete this year as a medium heavyweight – under 88kg/194lbs at the World Jiu Jitsu Championship of 2015. The current middleweight (82kg/181lbs) world champion started his career as a lightweight. After winning the lightweight world title twice (2012, 2013), the Cicero Costha pupil moved on to a new challenge, setting for middleweight gold, a challenge he overcame with relative ease in 2014.
Find out who the “Dark Horses” (also known as unexpected candidates) to win the World Jiu Jitsu championship (2015) are. A group of highly talented, but lesser known Grapplers that will be looking to dethrone the champions and who have a real chance of winning the “mundial”.
2015 is the 20th year anniversary of Brazilian jiu jitsu’s most prestigious event, the World Jiu Jitsu Championships set by the IBJJF. The tournament has seen the sport’s biggest athletes battle on the mats and has many great stories, which will be remembered on this piece. An insight to the past 20 editions of the Mundial.