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.
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.
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.
Crunching numbers on the world jiu jitsu championship (2015). Who is the best submission artist, are women more accurate finishers than men in the sport of Brazilian jiu jitsu? Points BJJ vs submission only jiu jitsu. This and more in this here article.
Find out who the “Dark Horses” (also known as unexpected candidates) to win the World Jiu Jitsu championship (2015) are. A group of highly talented, but lesser known Grapplers that will be looking to dethrone the champions and who have a real chance of winning the “mundial”.
Monique Elias has been the latest high end competitor to announce her withdrawal from competitive jiu jitsu. With new promotions arriving with the promise to revolutionize the sport, it is up to us, the fans to help these promotions develop our sport. How do we do it?
Mackenzie Dern is one of the best female grapplers in Brazilian jiu jitsu today, her impact in the sport over the past two years has passed by unnoticed, until now. With BJJ moving towards professionalization, Mackenzie and her star power can be a fantastic asset to promoters as explained on this article.
True BJJ legends, the Ribeiro brothers (Saulo and Alexandre) are among the best grapplers that have ever competed in a jiu jitsu arena. This is BJJ Heroes’ tribute to the two Manaus brothers, for their work towards a better jiu jitsu.
The landscape of Brazilian jiu jitsu is rapidly changing, and this year’s edition of the Pan American Championship was a great example of how the sport has evolved from being a Brazilian national martial art, to becoming today’s world wide phenomenon. On this article we go through a few the carees of the “non Brazilian” Pan American champions of 2015 and the re-precautions this will have on BJJ.