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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.

With the two most dominant competitors to have ever competed at roosterweight aiming for their retirement from the sport, who will fill in this enormous gap left by the legends Bruno Malfacine and Caio Terra? Find out here, who is next up in line.

In depth analysis of the 2017 IBJJF Pan American Championship, one of the main tournaments in the Brazilian jiu jitsu sporting calendar. From most popular submission trends, to analysing previous years and different tournament settings.

As we reach the end of 2016, BJJ Heroes went back to each competitor’s records to assess who is the most accurate submission artist in jiu jitsu today. We looked at this year’s top competitions to find the athletes with the best submission ratio in the game and these are our findings.

In this article we visited the old European continent in search of the top jiu jitsu athletes, who have consistently shown their talent in the sport’s top tournaments. On this piece we pay specific attention to Europe’s top purple belts.

A careful examination of Márcio Andre’s 2016 jiu jitsu campaign. One of the most interesting athletes in our sport’s featherweight division, André is an athlete whose unusual style has captivated thousands of grappling fans.

A piece of jiu jitsu history, often forgotten by the sport’s enthusiasts: A first account piece on the importance and history of the Gomes family in the Northeast of Brazil as well as the fear they sent across the country’s vale tudo (no holds barred) fighters at the time.

The Mecca of jiu jitsu, the sport’s most buzzing location, the place where champions are made. In this article we tried to ascertain where this place might be, relying on the results displayed by this year’s IBJJF World Championships to make our decision. California, Rio de Janeiro or Sao Paulo, which ones takes the prize?

Edwin Najmi made a big impression during his first year at black belt, arguably the strongest statement made by any jiu jitsu newcomer this year. On this article we go through this Gracie Barra’s lightweight talent and his 2016 black belt campaign.

Established in late 2007, GF Team rose from the ashes of the UGF academy with Master Julio Cesar Pereira leading his troops into the …

Detailed study on the 2016 IBJJF World Jiu Jitsu Championships, the most important tournament on the grappling calendar. From the most utilised submissions, to the number of double guard pulls taken place on this competition, you will find it on this piece.

The battle for dominance in our sport is about to take place as the USA releases one of the strongest generations our sport has witnessed into jiu jitsu’s Word Championship. In this piece we go over the events about to take place in this epic battle of Brazil vs America.

The black belt adult rooster weight category will be one of the most exciting divisions in the 2016 IBJJF World Jiu Jitsu Championships next week. Find out why in this article.

Although jiu jitsu has been known for producing keen guard players, the sport’s history books show a long line of incredible takedown artists. The …

A portrait of the ground breaking career of Jake Mackenzie, a Canadian athlete and jiu jitsu competitor who adopted Brazil as his home.

The magnitude of the Polaris 3 card (full results here) and its earth shaking capabilities were well acknowledged prior to its kick off date, …

On this article we go through the amazing work being done by the non-profit jiu jitsu organization “Tap Cancer Out” in the United States.

In depth analysis of the 2016 IBJJF Pan American Championship, one of the main tournaments in the Brazilian jiu jitsu sporting calendar. From most popular submission trends, to analysing previous years and different tournament settings.

Miami’s jiu jitsu is getting stronger, and much of this momentum is owed to a trio of black belts and their students, who have been making waves in the sport recently. Straight out of Fort Lauderdale, these athletes are headed for greatness at the IBJJF Pan American Championship later this month.

The intent of this article is not to downsize no-gi jiu jitsu, but find the causes for the gi’s unlikely dominance over the sport’s no-gi events.

Analysing raw data from Brazilian jiu jitsu matches to give grappling fans an insight into the differences between the submission only and the point style match-ups.