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Countdown to the 2016 Worlds: Mackenzie Dern feeling no pressure before another try at open class gold in Long Beach

SHARE THIS NEWS Mackenzie Dern is a 23-year-old veteran at the world championship. Despite being so young, the 2016 edition will be her 10th appearance in Long Beach. She debuted at the Worlds in 2007, as a juvenile blue belt. Since them, Mackenzie has been a common sight at the podium in all belt colors.…

Curitiba Open: Erberth, Talita collect four gold medals in two days; more results

SHARE THIS NEWS The IBJJF traveling tour made a stop this weekend in Curitiba, Brazil. The 2016 Curitiba International Open had both Gi and No-Gi action. In the black belt division, Erberth Santos and Talita Nogueira were the standouts with four gold medals in two days. With the gi, Erberth won the superheavy with a…

British Nationals: sign up now for a day of Jiu-Jitsu for the whole family in London

SHARE THIS NEWS After the 2016 Worlds, the next big thing in the IBJJF circuit will be the 2016 British National Championship. Scheduled June 25-26, The British Nationals are really three tournaments rolled up in one. You can sign up for the Gi divisions, no-Gi divisions (or both) and kids will also have a tournament…

Countdown to the 2016 Worlds: Buchecha ready to get back in the game with hopes to achieve unprecedented 4th absolute title

SHARE THIS NEWS Marcus Buchecha entered the 2015 Worlds, one year ago, with hopes to achieve what no other athlete had ever achieved, not even Roger Gracie. If he had won the black belt open class division, he would had become the only competitor to win it four times, in his case four times in…

Ares BJJ offers Worlds training camp with 10 black belts

SHARE THIS NEWS GRACIEMAG Premium BJJ Club member school Ares BJJ is offering an amazing opportunity for you to add some high level training to your 2016 Worlds champ. Team leaders Samir Chantre, Osvaldo Queixinho, Milton Bastos will welcome a team of black belts for nine days of training in Modesto, California, on May 21-29. The…

Countdown to the 2016 Worlds: Andresa Correa on her way to achieve a perfect year with two more gold medals

SHARE THIS NEWS Andresa Correa is clearly the standout of the black belt female division in 2016. The Alliance competitor has been able to win double gold at the three most important events of the year so far. It all started in January, with a wins in the medium-heavy division and the open class beating Karolina…

Catch a seminar with Tammi Musumeci; help raise awareness on Autism

SHARE THIS NEWS Black belt Michel Pereira is inviting anyone in the Miami era to attend a very special seminar this Saturday, May 21. Two-time no-gi world champion Tammi Musumeci will be at Carlson Gracie Miami at 11AM for a Jiu-Jitsu class. Stop by and learn some berimbolo and a few of other tricks by…

Countdown to the 2016 Worlds: Felipe Pena is back looking for a double-gold redemption in Long Beach

SHARE THIS NEWS Felipe Pena is one of the greatest talents to come out of the Gracie Barra camp in recent years. The 2015 no-gi black belt open class and heavyweight world champion, put on the gi in 2016 and continued on his path of triumphs. He achieved a double-gold campaign at the 2016 European and then won the…

UFC 199: Weidman out with neck injury; Bisping steps in to face Rockhold after an injured Jacare said no

SHARE THIS NEWS UFC 199 is scheduled June 4, at the Forum, in Los Angeles. The main event was going to be the rematch between champion Luke Rockhold and number 1 contender Chris Weidman, for the middleweight title. Unfortunately, Weidman pulled out of the match this Tuesday following an injury to his neck. He released…

Countdown to the 2016 Worlds: Dominyka feeling more comfortable with her game as she aims for another double gold campaign

SHARE THIS NEWS Dominyka Obelenyte first placed at the World championship in 2008, as a juvenile blue belt, at 12 years of age. Back then, she met Mackenzie Dern in the lightweight final and had to settle for the silver medal. After that, she won at least one gold medal in Long Beach every year with…

Buchecha on open letter: “Rematch with Roger Gracie at Metamoris 7 is off.”

SHARE THIS NEWS Marcus Buchecha released a pen letter this Tuesday informing the Jiu-Jitsu community that his announced rematch against Roger Gracie at Metamoris 7, on July 17, is off. The three-time black belt open class champion, who is getting ready for the 2016 Worlds, sent the following message to the press (translated to English…

SHARE THIS NEWS Three times world champion Marcio Feitosa is celebrated another birthday this Monday, May 16. We take the opportunity to share with you one crafty technique Marcinho taught us in 2013. Whenever the opponent goes for a single leg takedown, you can do what Feitosa does here. Click to play and add it…

Spanish Nationals: Manuel Pontes black belt open class champion, other results

SHARE THIS NEWS The IBJJF held the first ever Spanish National Jiu-Jitsu championship on May 14, in Madrid. Gracie Barra’s Manuel Pontes was the standout with gold medals both in the gi and no-gi black belt open class divisions. He beat Mathias Ribeiro in the gi and closed out with GB teammate Marcus Filho at…

Countdown to the 2016 Worlds: Bernardo Faria mixes confidence and humbleness in search of his second open class title

SHARE THIS NEWS Bernardo Faria had a dream-like 2015 world championship, one year ago. He submitted all but one of his opponents on his way to a double gold campaign and his first black belt open class title. One year later, the champion is working hard to keep his place on top of the Jiu-Jitsu…

SHARE THIS NEWS Once again, Brazil’s Demian Maia came and went from the UFC octagon with a clean face. Against Matt Brown, at UFC 198, this Saturday, in Curitiba, the black belt was able to take the fight to the ground and finish with an RNC. Click play and watch it. After the fight, Demian…

Miami Open: Cyborg, Beltley open class champions, other results

SHARE THIS NEWS The IBJJF wrapped up the 2016 Miami International Open this Saturday, in Florida. Roberto Cyborg and Melissa Bentley were the standouts double gold campaigns in the adult black belt division. Cyborg won the ultraheavy division after a final against Jollyson da Silva and then closed out the open class with his student…