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SHARE THIS NEWS Held last Saturday in Texas, the San Antonio Fall Open gathered some of the best BJJ fighters dwelling in the U.S. João Gabriel Rocha of Soulfighters won double gold. In the absolute, he secured top spot as he closed it out with his friend Diego Moreno. In the ultra-heavyweight division, Rocha faced…

SHARE THIS NEWS The Paris Open was held by the IBJJF in late November. Igot Silva shone brightest in the event. The GFTeam athlete, who also represents Abu Dhabi’s Command Group, needed less than a minute to win the gold. He faced Martin Gobel (GCP) and wasted no time armbarring him. Take a look at…

SHARE THIS NEWS Absolute world champion Bernardo Faria has built a winning career for himself with an aggressive style and plenty of technique, and his seminars have become a sensation across the planet. In one of these classes, Faria told students he would submit every last one of them by using only the omoplata. The…

SHARE THIS NEWS In August 2015, Garry Tonon and João Miyao were face to face in the first edition of the Grappling Super League. Other great matches also took place at the event, whose main attraction was an eight-man GP. The fight between Tonon and Miyao was one of the superfights, a 10-minute no-gi encounter.…

SHARE THIS NEWS Held early in November, the Rio BJJ Pro shook up Tijuca Tennis Club in Rio de Janeiro. In search of glory and a share of the prize pool, some of the finest athletes were present, including Beatriz Mesquita (Gracie Humaitá). With solid play, Mesquita reached the middleweight final against Marília Vieira (Gracie…

SHARE THIS NEWS BJJ is as democratic as it is functional, and, accordingly, it is sought by women who wish to efficiently ward off real-life abuse situations. Cases of aggression, sexual abuse and rape are not rare in the news, and often the aggressor takes advantage of only his size or muscular strength — something…

SHARE THIS NEWS A pupil of Carlson Gracie, Ricardo de la Riva has shaped many champions as a teacher, among them former Pride and UFC champion Rodrigo Minotauro and his brother Rogerio Minotouro. At 51, de la Riva continues to teach and shape new talents at his Copacabana, Rio gym. He talked to Graciemag to…

SHARE THIS NEWS A sparring session between two BJJ world champions is something to pay attention to. Two thousand seven champion and current World Master Championship title holder Rafael Lovato Jr. paid a visit to five-time world champion and four-time ADCC winner Marcelinho Garcia in New York, and you get to see how it went…

SHARE THIS NEWS Erberth Santos again got to the top of the podium. At the Floripa Open, held by the IBJJF last month in Florianopolis, Brazil, the Almeida JJ athlete faced Dimitrius Souza (Alliance) in the final of the absolute division. After containing Dimitrius’s lunges, getting up and working on top, Santos opted to bring…

SHARE THIS NEWS Keenan Cornelius continues to innovate and share his discoveries on his YouTube channel. This week, the Atos black-belt created a guard dubbed the krab. Similar to a half-guard, Keenan swaps the half-guard hooks to apply pressure on his foe’s legs. He says the technique is ideal for those who dislike playing the…

SHARE THIS NEWS After a stellar 2015 performance, Dimitrius Souza came back with the same thirst to fight in the CBJJ’s No-Gi Brazilian Nationals this year. In the absolute final, the Alliance fighter faced young black-belt Max Gimenis (GFTeam). Souza worked effectively, slid to the back and finished on the arm. Enjoy the full fight…

SHARE THIS NEWS Polaris Professional Jiu-Jitsu 4, held Oct. 29 in Poole, England, had among its great matches Garry Tonon vs. Gilbert Burns. The duel between the American with a strong standup game and the Brazilian UFC veteran and world BJJ champion at gi and no-gi was one of the evening’s best. Good-looking movement, insane…

SHARE THIS NEWS Known for his dangerous foot locks, Luiz Panza (Checkmat) again used the move when it counted, to win at the Los Angeles BJJ Pro event this year. In the ultra-heavyweight black belt final, Panza faced Manuel Diaz (Soulfighters) and was able to spin to finish him with maximum pressure. Check it out…