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Atlanta Winter Open: Nogueira, Hallock win open class gold; more results

SHARE THIS NEWS The IBJJF held this Saturday the 2016 Atlanta Winter Open. Alliance’s Leonardo Nogueira was the standout in the adult male black belt with double gold in the heavyweight and the open class divisions. Leo beat Roberto Torralbas in his weight class and then beat Osvaldo Moizinho in the absolute. In the female…

Tonon vs. Palhares announced for Polaris 3. Here’s what could happen!

SHARE THIS NEWS Garry Tonon broke the news earlier today that he’s going to be facing Rousimar Palhares at Polaris 3. The event is scheduled April 2, in Poole, UK. The match between the two heel hook artists will for sure be a sight to see. The reaction on social media was instantaneous, with people…

US National Pro Orlando: register until Feb. 8 to compete for 2016 WPJJC travel packages

SHARE THIS NEWS You have until Feb.8 to register for the US National Pro Orlando, scheduled February 13. The event will award travel packages for the 2016 WPJJC, in Abu Dhabi, this coming April. Citizens of all countries of North and Central Americas can sign up. Click here for more info and to sign up…

Haueter, Abeyta Jr. to launch BJJ inspired art exhibition in Singapore

SHARE THIS NEWS Dirty Dozen black belt Chris Haueter and Global Influence Tactician Robert Abeyta Jr. have banded together to put together the Tactics & Techniques MMXVI art exhibition in Singapore. The event is scheduled February 20, at the Gentle Art Academy. The exhibition aims to highlight the latent creativity within the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu community and bring…

Who’s the most exciting Jiu-Jitsu fighter today? Here are four strong candidates

SHARE THIS NEWS Who’s the most exciting fighter in Jiu-Jitsu today? Who’s that guy or girl that people stop to watch? We have selected four names for your appreciation, but feel free to add any other name you like. We focused on the people that are active today, leaving out currently injured athletes. Leandro Lo The leader…

Grand Slam Tour London: register now to compete March 19-20, in the UK

SHARE THIS NEWS The forth leg of the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Jiu-Jitsu Tour is scheduled March 19-20, in London, UK. As in the three prior events, in Tokyo, LA and Rio, big money prizes will be awarded to selected division winners. The final deadline to register for the event organized by the UAEJJF is…

Dana White on RDA vs. Conor: “I don’t see how McGregor can win this fight.”

SHARE THIS NEWS UFC President Dana White is not betting on Conor McGregor against Rafael dos Anjos, on UFC 196. That’s what the boss said on a interview to Fox’s The Buzzer. Watch. UFC President Dana White says Conor McGregor may have finally bitten off more than he can chew.Andy Nesbitt with the details. Posted…

7 reasons why Jiu-Jitsu really helps kids deal with bullying

SHARE THIS NEWS Bullying is a real problem in our society today. Left unaddressed, it can lead to serious consequences and sometimes, unfortunately, tragedies. It’s well known that Jiu-Jitsu can be a tool to help kids stand up to bullies, but how? Here are 7 reasons why the gentle art actually helps kids to deal with abusive colleagues.  1)…

SHARE THIS NEWS Here is the highlight reel of the US National Pro Long Beach, that went down this January 24. Big names like Keenan Cornelius, Magid Hage, Carlos Farias and more competed for the travel packages for the 2016 WPJJC. If you missed this one, you can still compete for a free trip to…

London Winter Open: register today and book your trip early

SHARE THIS NEWS The IBJJF is inviting you to sign up for the 2016 London Winter Open. The event is scheduled March 5, but the registration deadline in February 26. Sign up now and book your trip earlier to pay less. Click here for more info and to register now. Watch the black belt open…

SHARE THIS NEWS The man on the cover of GRACIEMAG #227 is here to teach an attack that always catch the opponent by surprise. In this video shot in 2010, Rafael Mendes shows how to set up the flying triangle. He explains in Portuguese: “As the match begins, make a grip on the opponent’s lapel…

How Jiu-Jitsu helped a blue belt at Brazil 021 face the toughest challenge of her life

SHARE THIS NEWS Cheryl Kosche is a blue belt at Brazil 021, in Chicago, Illinois. She started training in 2014, when she joined Professor Hannette Staack’s women’s class. Soon after that, Cheryl was diagnosed with cancer and the toughest battle of her life began, as she tells us: “A year and a half ago I started…

SHARE THIS NEWS Grandmaster Carlson Gracie left us on February 1, 2006. We celebrate his memory and his legacy 10 years after his passing and remember one of the greatest moments of his career. The man responsible for training some of the most accomplished MMA and Jiu-Jitsu fighters of all times was a beast himself.…

San Jose Open: Rice, Fontes win open class; other results

SHARE THIS NEWS The IBJJF competition circuit made a stop this weekend in San Jose for two days of action both with and without the gi. The 2016 San Jose Open gathered almost a thousand athletes at the SJ City College. Tanner Rice was the standout in the black belt division, winning both the medium-heavy…

SHARE THIS NEWS Rafael Mendes is one of the finest examples of how high you can get in life, on and off the mat, when you apply focus, discipline and hard work to your natural talent. The only five-time featherweight world champion as a black belt shares his views on the ideal mindset for a…