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Countdown to the 2016 Worlds: travel from 1998 to 2013 in three historic black belt open class finals

SHARE THIS NEWS It’s Saturday, a nice day to sit back, relax and watch some classic matches that the World championship offered us in the past 20 years. We selected three matches that represent the passing of time at the most important event in the gentle art’s calendar. First, in 1998, José Mario Sperry met…

SHARE THIS NEWS Alex Aparecido started training when he was 20 years old, quite late for regular standings. Born in Itumbiara, he revealed a competitive drive since very soon as a student at Atrium academy, under Professor Rodrigo Castro. In 2010, he almost won his first Brazilian National title, in a final against a certain…

SHARE THIS NEWS Rafael Mendes’ preparation for the 2016 World Jiu-Jitsu championship includes random appearances at selected events to test his skills and fitness level. On April 24, he competed at the San Antonio Open, in Texas. Click play to watch a beautiful transition from the back to an armbar in the featherweight final against…

2016 WPJJC: watch how Buchecha became the only three-time male open class champion

SHARE THIS NEWS Marcus Almeida Buchecha is without a doubt the biggest name in the history of the World Professional Jiu-Jitsu championship. Buchecha reigned over the black belt open class division on the last three editions, 2013, 2014, 2015. One week before the 2016 WPJJC kicks off for the black belt division (on April 21),…

SHARE THIS NEWS Murilo Santana is celebrating his 28th birthday this Wednesday, April 13. The leader of Unity Jiu-Jitsu had its greatest moment as a competitor at the 2013 World No-Gi championship. With a flawless run, he made his way to the open class semifinal against Lucas Leite. Click play to watch how Murilo beat…

2016 Pan: The only highlight reel you need to watch

SHARE THIS NEWS JIUJITEIRO – Warriors“What the Samurai did with their swords, we do with our hands.” – GM Helio Gracie Warriors is the collected footage from the 2016 Pan American Jiu-jitsu event capturing Jiujiteiros and their individual experiences woven together into a story of success, fear, joy and growth. www.jjtro.com Posted by Jiujiteiro on…

SHARE THIS NEWS Five times featherweight world champion Rafael Mendes is the first black belt gold medalist on the list of athletes for the 2016 Worlds. Rafael is already in full camp to go after his sixth title in the division. So far, he has the company of Gianni Grippo and Victor de Matos. Click…

SHARE THIS NEWS The rear naked choke was the star of the weekend. After Miesha Tate and Nate Diaz used the technique to end their fights at UFC 196, we decided to go after one of the most important ones in Jiu-Jitsu history. In 2005, Roger Gracie won the open class division with a textbook…

SHARE THIS NEWS Black belt Neiman Gracie is slowly building a reputation within the MMA community. Still undefeated in the cage (4-0), his most recent appearance took place this Friday, at Bellator 151. Against Roger Carroll, he put on an impressive display of how to use Jiu-Jitsu to win an MMA fight. Click to watch.

SHARE THIS NEWS Leandro Lo is one of the most exciting competitors in Jiu-Jitsu today. Fearless and with a killer mindset, the four-time black belt world champion is up to any challenge. One of the tallest ones he ever faced came about at the 2014 Pan. It was the black belt open class semifinal and…

SHARE THIS NEWS The 2016 Chicago Spring Open is coming on April 2-3. The registration deadline is March 25. Click here to sign up now and join some of the region’s most skilled athletes. After that, click play and watch Paulo Miyao choke his way to a gold medal in 2015.

SHARE THIS NEWS Once again we jump back in time to look at the history of the Pan Jiu-Jitsu championship. This time we land in 2004 to relive the thrills of the male black belt open class division final. Two of the most talented athletes of the 2000s met for 10 minutes of awesome action.…

SHARE THIS NEWS Mario Reis is one of the biggest names of the featherweight division in Jiu-Jitsu history. Two-time world champion in 2003 and 2004, the Brazilian is known for his aggressive but also very skilled game. Still active today, Mario has been in the podium of the black belt division of the Worlds since…

SHARE THIS NEWS Felipe Pena was the standout of the adult male black belt division at the 2016 European. He won the open class after a thrilling battle with Erberth Santos in the semifinal. First he defended a nasty armbar to then choke Santos from the back and close out the division with his Professor…