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8 quotes to help you deal with the ups and downs of a life on the mats

SHARE THIS NEWS Feeling a bit discouraged? Maybe you need the help of some of mankind’s greatest thinkers to get your motivation to train and compete back on tracks. Here are 8 immortal quotes that will help you go back to the right path of self improvement on and off the mats. “Victory is reserved…

Vitor Shaolin receives fifth degree to his black belt from Dedé Pederneiras

SHARE THIS NEWS Black belt world champion and GRACIEMAG BJJ Premium Club member, Vitor Shaolin had a nice surprise earlier this week. Nova União’s leader and founder André Pederneiras stopped by Shaolin’s midtown Manhattan academy for a very special occasion. Dedé, who was in town to attend UFC promotion events with José Aldo, took the opportunity…

One FC: Roger Gracie to fight Michal Pasternack for the light-heavyweight title

SHARE THIS NEWS One Championship announced today that the fight between Roger Gracie and Michal Pasternack, on May 6, in Singapore, will now be for the promotion’s light-heavyweight belt. The fight was initially announced as a welterweight bout. Roger last fought on December 2014, also at One Championship, when he beat James McSweeney with a…

Las Vegas Open: final deadline to register is April 29; sign up now

SHARE THIS NEWS The IBJJF has the perfect excuse for a weekend in Las Vegas all lined up for you. The 2016 Las Vegas International Open is scheduled May 7 and the final deadline is April 29. Don’t miss out and sign up now to be part of the show. Click here to know more…

BJJ United hosts two-day seminar to benefit Mission 22 veterans suicide awareness project

SHARE THIS NEWS GRACIEMAG BJJ Premium Club member BJJ United, under black belt Jared Weiner, hosted a two-day seminar this past weekend. The event took place in Jerkintown, PA, and gathered some big names including Renato Tavares, Dave Jacobs, Vicente Jr, Dan Tavares, Piet Wilheim, Bryant Pangellian, Derek Stevens, and Fabricio Bicuda. All of these amazing…

2016 WPJJC: they fought, they won, they celebrated

SHARE THIS NEWS Few things can be harder to achieve than a gold medal in a high-level Jiu-Jitsu competition. The preparation, the sacrifices, the doubts and the sheer quality of opponents make it all more tasteful when the victory finally comes. That’s why champions usually experience a burst of emotions the moment they realize they…

UFC 200: Cormier vs. Jones announced as new main event to replace Diaz vs. McGregor

SHARE THIS NEWS It seems that Conor McGregor is really out of uFC 200, July 9, at the brand new T-Mobile Arena, in Las Vegas. The promotion announced this wednesday that the new main event for UFC 200 will be the highly anticipated rematch between ligth-heavyweight champ Daniel Cormier and now interim champ Jon Jones.…

Hollywood BJJ’s Rodrigo Antunes celebrates victory at UFC Super Challenge

SHARE THIS NEWS Prof. Rodrigo Antunes competed on April 23 at UFC Super Challenge. He captured the UFC belt after submitting his opponent on the 3rd round. The submission came in the form of a kneebar. Know more about Rodrigo and Hollywood BJJ at hollywoodbjj.com Click to watch.  

Go compete at the Caxcudo New England Open, on May 15

SHARE THIS NEWS If you are in the Boston area, you have a great opportunity to put your Jiu-Jitsu to the test. GRACIEMAG BJJ Premium Club member Carlos Terrinha, leader of Terrinha Draculino Team, is putting together the New England Open, this May 15, in Milford, MA. One of the most traditional event promoters in…

5 reasons why the Brazilian National Jiu-Jitsu championship is a big deal

SHARE THIS NEWS The 2016 Brazilian National Jiu-Jitsu championship takes place this week (April 27-May 1), once again in Barueri, São Paulo. One more time, the event broke all records in terms of athletes’ registration. Here are 5 reasons why the Brazilian Nationals are such a big deal for Jiu-Jitsu. 1. It is the longest running…

Black belt world champion Rafael Lovato Jr. claims Legacy FC middleweight belt; watch highligths video

SHARE THIS NEWS The 2007 ultra-heavyweight black belt world champion Rafael Lovato Jr. has added another title to his record. On April 20, he stepped in the cage to face Marcelo Nunes for the Legacy FC middleweight belt. Victory came in the form of a 2nd round TKO. Click play and watch how Lovato Jr.…

San Antonio Open: Barbosa, Eubanks open class champions; Rafa Mendes stops by to prepare for Worlds

SHARE THIS NEWS The IBJJF wrapped up this Sunday the 2016 San Antonio International Open. Hundreds of competitors gathered at St. Mary’s University to compete in gi and no-gi divisions. In the gi black belt belt division, Lucas Barbosa and Sijara Eubanks were the standouts with double gold campaigns. Barbosa won the medium-heavy after final…

2016 WPJJC: the ultimate photo gallery of the black belt finals that set Abu Dhabi on fire

SHARE THIS NEWS   The black belt finals at the 2016 WPJJC this Saturday had all the ingredients to become instant classics. They had non-stop action, the highest level of technique, lots of drama and thrills to spare. Our news team was right there to capture all that in 69 images that will leave you…

2016 WPJJC: Pena, Porfírio crowned open class champions; other results

SHARE THIS NEWS The 2016 WPJJC is in the books after four days of trills at the IPIC Arena, in Abu Dhabi. Gracie Barra’s Felipe Pena and Alliance’s Tayane Porfírio walked away with the open class belts for the black belt divisions and the big checks. Pena caught Jose Junior with an armlock to pocket…

2016 WPJJC: the best images from the black belt divisions this Friday

SHARE THIS NEWS The early rounds of the black belt weight classes were nothing short of amazing this Friday, at the 2016 WPJJC. Our team stayed mat side up until the very last second of the last match to bring you the best images of all the action. Browse through more than 70 images and…