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BJJ Heroes’ views and arguments on current matters regarding the Brazilian jiu jitsu community, tributes to some of the legends of our sport and other relevant grappling issues, from the latest grappling creation to have been developed to that great jiu jitsu hero who we would love to give honour.

Over the past two years our sport’s most prestigious tournament, the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) World Championship has been dominated by the Atos …

As we ramp up towards the world’s most famous no-gi jiu-jitsu event, the ADCC World Championships happening later this year (2019), BJJ Heroes is …

Earlier this year BJJ Heroes published an article where we focussed on the subject of takedowns and throws in ‘gi jiu-jitsu’ (here). While doing …

Over the years we have collected a pile of data from the top jiu-jitsu tournaments around the globe, both in the gi circuit as …

Over the past few years, we have read dozens of online debates over the real reasons that lead a few black belt athletes to …

Brazilian jiu-jitsu, as a martial art has a close lineage to that of judo, in fact, one could say it is a branch of …

The history of Brazilian jiu-jitsu is well intertwined with that of judo, and although many of today’s practitioners may not know of this fact, …

For most modern-day athletes trying to become serious submission grapplers, it is nearly unanimously agreed that Brazilian jiu-jitsu would be the optimal sport to …

In the sport of Brazilian jiu-jitsu, one of the most coveted of titles is that of European champion, arguably the second or third most …

One of the most fun exercises BJJ Heroes likes to engage in at the end of every year is that of analyzing the available …

2018 is nearly done, and jiu-jitsu’s competitive circuit is officially over for the year. Continuing a tradition started 4 years ago (find previous rankings …

From early on in our editorial proposal BJJ Heroes has tried to push for a unified ranking system for our sport, one free from …

As we have done over the past few years, and as the 2018 reaches its terminus, BJJ Heroes returns to its tradition of raising …

Maybe it slipped through the radar of many jiu jitsu followers given the buzz generated by last week’s IBJJF World Championship, but only a …

One of the trickiest jobs in the sport of Brazilian jiu jitsu is that of the referee. Never loved and often hated, the referee …

The old platitude in which jiu jitsu is portrayed as a boring sport, an idea particularly spread when discussing its gi/kimono format, may be …

Running over the stats for two of the biggest tournaments in jiu jitsu’s calendar and co-relating it to an often overlooked aspect of BJJ: Being the first to act in a match. How important it is to act and not react in a highly competitive sport such as grappling.

For jiu jitsu brown belt Rome Za, 2014 was a year of big decisions. The owner of a successful gym in Brooklyn, New York …

The popularity of the Submission-Only movement has been rapidly growing in grappling culture, particularly since its introduction to a mainstream audience by Metamoris back …

Final ranking for Brazilian jiu jitsu’s main competitors during 2017, gathering the results from the main federations of the BJJ world. This is an unofficial ranking that tries to unify other of this sport’s listings.

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