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.
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.
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.
A tribute to Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, also known as “Minotauro” and “Big Nog”. A legend in the sport of mixed martial arts (MMA) and a great ambassador for Brazilian jiu jitsu in the fighting world.
Analysing the data for the 2015 edition of the ADCC, by the numbers. We go through this year’s tournament, revealing important information about the submissions, the champions and the state of this historic submission wrestling competition in our sport.
João Miyao is about to participate in the ADCC for the second time in his life, having earned a 3rd place in 2013. In this article we go through the unconventional method used by Miyao in preparation for the biggest no-gi event in the sport.
Brazilian jiu jitsu’s most historic academy is closing its doors after 45 years of history. In this article we go through the reasons the academy is closing and the importance this incredible building had in the development of BJJ in Rio de Janeiro.
How long does it take to find the first female black belt in Brazilian jiu jitsu? In this piece we go through the process of finding Yvone Duarte, the first women’s black belt in our sport, discovered by BJJ Heroes on November 2014, and insight to the research developed over a 4 year period.