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2015 ADCC: here are the best images of the division finals, open class and Galvão vs. Cyborg

SHARE THIS NEWS We’ve prepared three photo galleries with awesome images just for you. Take a look at them and relive the trills of day 2 at the 2015 ADCC. Male and female division finals Open class Galvão vs. Cyborg  Click here for the complete coverage of the 2015 ADCC. Coverage brought to you by…

Atlanta Summer No-Gi: Guybson Sá open class champion; other results

SHARE THIS NEWS The 2015 Atlanta Summer Open No-Gi took place this Sunday. Guybson Sá was the standout with double gold at the superheavy and the open class division. Other champions in the black belt divisions were: BLACK / Adult / Male / Feather First – Samuel Braga Olivar da Cruz – Gracie Barra BLACK…

2015 ADCC: Calasans wins open class, Galvão beats Cyborg; champions crowned

SHARE THIS NEWS The 2015 ADCC is part of history now. Ater nine hours of fights in São Paulo, the event was filled with thrills. Read below how each division played out until all champions were crowned. Female -60Kg – Dern’s dreamy year Mackenzie Dern is having an almost perfect year. After great campaigns at…

Atlanta Summer Open: Farias, Taylor black belt open class champions; other results

SHARE THIS NEWS In Georgia, the IBJJF held this Saturday the 2015 Atlanta Summer Open. Carlos Farias and Leah Taylor were the standouts winning the black belt open class male and female divisions. Farias beat Guybson Sá in the final and Taylor got the gold medal after a win over Monique Carvalho. The results in…

2015 ADCC: most favorites make it to semifinals; Liborio tops Sperry on superfight

SHARE THIS NEWS Day 1 of the 2015 ADCC went smoothly but filled with thrills. Most favorites in each division made their way to the semifinals, which will be played this Sunday. Here’s how each divsion played out. Male -66kg: Rubens Cobrinha strated his campaign with a choke from the back on Tezeekbev Rasull and…

Santa Cruz BJJ Pro: Miyao, Lo, Silva, Puopolo, Chelsea top black belt division; other results

SHARE THIS NEWS The 2015 Santa Cruz BJJ Pro took place this Saturday in Northern California. João Miyao, Leandro Lo, Thiago Silva and James Puopolo were the champions of the four black belt divisions. Each male black belt champion took home $4,000 and the second place finishers got $1,000. João Miyao defeated Gabriel Moraes in…

Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Jiu-Jitsu Tour: Santos double gold; Gracie, Miyao, Souza also on top

SHARE THIS NEWS The first leg of the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Jiu-Jitsu Tour just wrapped up this Saturday in Tokyo, Japan. Erberth Santos was the standout of the event with double gold in the +94kg and the open class divisions. In the absolute final, he choked Rodrigo Caporal for the gold medal. Erberth also…

2015 ADCC: athletes make weight, brackets released; event ready to go this weekend

SHARE THIS NEWS The only thing missing at the 2015 ADCC are the actual matches. All athletes have done the first official weigh-in this Friday afternoon and the rules were explained for the athletes and coaches. After all that, the brackets were drawn and released by the event. Here they are. Some athletes and coaches complained…

Santa Cruz BJJ Pro: schedule, brackets released; athletes ready to battle for $30K

SHARE THIS NEWS The 2015 Santa Cruz BJJ Pro takes place this Saturday, August 29, in Northern California. The event which will award $30K in money prizes for division champions has attracted some pretty big names. Leandro Lo, João Miyao, Lucas Rocha, Osvaldo Moizinho, Tanner Rice, James Puopolo, among many others will be in Santa…

Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Jiu-Jitsu Tour: brackets out, check path to gold in Tokyo

SHARE THIS NEWS The first leg of the of the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Jiu-Jitsu Tour takes place this Saturday, August 29, in Tokyo, Japan. The brackets for all divisions have been released so you can check the way to gold for each competitor. As mentioned before, the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Tokyo will feature…

2015 ADCC: a brief analysis of each division and a daring attempt to point out favorites

SHARE THIS NEWS The 2015 ADCC is finally here. Milton Vieira was the last athlete to be confirmed for the -77kg division. With all the names laid out, we now can go about a brief analysis of each one of the seven weight categories. Of course, as we still don’t know how the brackets will…

The final session at the historic Carlson Gracie Academy in Rio

SHARE THIS NEWS People started showing up little by little. The clock showed 5PM on a rainy evening of Tuesday when the first ones climbed the stairs for the final session at the historic Carlson Gracie Academy, at 414 Figueiredo de Magalhães St., in Copacabana.The host of the event was Carlson’s son, Carlson Gracie Jr. After…

ADCC Classics: three days in ’98, Soca, two Gracies, and a golden dagger for Ze Mario

SHARE THIS NEWS The first ADCC event ever took place at the Abu Dhabi Combat Club, in Abu Dhabi, UAE, on March 20-22, 1998. The champions of the first edition shared a total money prize of over US$70,000. It was the creation of Sheik Tahnoon Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, a Jiu-Jitsu enthusiast since he first got…

Buchecha, Kron, Rafa Mendes, Dominyka. See what other stars won’t be at the 2015 ADCC

SHARE THIS NEWS The 2015 ADCC will be the gathering of some of the best grappling athletes from around the world. It is a sure thing that all seven divisions and the two superfights will feature thrilling matches to please the crowd. Nevertheless, the list of absent names also makes an impressive roster. Here are…

Be like water: 7 excercises in the pool for better recovering and injury prevention

SHARE THIS NEWS   The specific training of a fighter is already stressful enough and water training can complement and develop various physical qualities. In the water, you may use devices that can increase the intensity of the exercises through resistance, what works better because there are no impacts on the joints. It’s important to…