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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.

UAE, Jiu Jitsu’s Paradise Lost?

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.

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Seeds of Mitsuyo Maeda

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.

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Jiu-Jitsu Global Federation

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

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2014 BJJ World Pro Championship Stream – Broadcast

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.

BJJ Pan American Results 2014

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.

2014 Pan American BJJ Championship Predictions

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:

2014 Jiu Jitsu European Open Results

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.

BJJ Heroes Gi – Kimono (Limited Edition)

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.

Should Women Compete Against Men?

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?

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ADCC 2013 Results

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.

BJJ Worlds 2013 Results

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.

Pan Am Jiu Jitsu 2013 Results

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.

2013 BJJ European Open Results

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.