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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.

Top Brown Belts of 2015

We are rapidly approaching the end of 2015. For this reason we went through a few of the top brown belts in the world this year, competitors who have not yet leaped into the stage that is the black belt adult division, though they are expected to cause an immediate impact there as soon as they reach their hard earned belts.

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Los Angeles Grand Slam LIVE STREAM

The Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Los Angeles – Oct 18th, 2015- Free live broadcast is starting. This is for the second edition of the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam, an event produced by the UAEJJF. This the Grand Slam Tour has now reached Los Angeles after an amazing show in Tokyo, producing high value prize money and a roster of amazing grapplers.

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Top 10 Non-BJJ Submission Grapplers

The production of high level submission artists in grappling is not a monopoly of Brazilian jiu jitsu, many athletes have come forward in the past few years with backgrounds in a variety of martial arts styles. In this article we go through a few of the top non-BJJ grapplers we have seen compete in recent times.

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Biggest Upsets in BJJ

On this article, we will go through a Top 10 of the biggest upsets in Brazilian jiu jitsu. Matches that left fans scratching their heads, while reshaping our perception of the top contenders and our understanding of the sport.

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Jiu Jitsu’s UAE Vision

Explaining the proposal and vision of UAEJJF (United Arab Emirates Jiu Jitsu Federation) for the sport of Brazilian jiu jitsu. Their new National Pro series as well as Grand Slam, all part of the Abu Dhabi Jiu Jitsu Tour.

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GT Open Results & Videos

Full results and video footage of the main matches of the Guatemala Open (GT Open), a competition that brought some of the top Brazilian jiu jitsu black belts in the world to Central America,

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Champion Factories

An insight to the academies producing the largest amount of high level competitors in the sport of Brazilian jiu jitsu, basing the results on competitive achievements in the sport’s most important tournaments, at the purple and brown belt level.

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IBJJF Asian Championship 2015 Results

While all eyes were set on Polaris 2 (results here), on the other side of the planet some of the world’s top Brazilian jiu jitsu athletes were going to war in IBJJF’s Asian Jiu Jitsu Championship in Tokyo – Japan. The tournament captured the interest of a few big names such as Mackenzie Dern, Rikako Yuasa, Andris Brunovskis, Roberto Satoshi, Koji Shibamoto, Isaque Paiva, to name a few.

The tournament passed with no big upsets, below are the results:

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Buchecha to debut in MMA in 2016

3 time open weight jiu jitsu World Champion Marcus Almeida, commonly known as “Buchecha”, is making a move to mixed martial arts (MMA) in 2016. He has recently been more outspoken about his planned shift to the cage. More details inside.

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Polaris 2: Death Before Decisions

One of the top Brazilian jiu jitsu/grappling events in the world, Polaris 2, will kick off on Saturday – 12th of September 2015. In this piece, BJJ Heroes goes through the matches and what this fantastic “submission only” event represents to the sport’s landscape.

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