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2016 European: brackets out and the Editor’s picks for the black belt finals

SHARE THIS NEWS The IBJJF has released the official brackets for the 2016 European championship, which kicks off this Wednesday, in Lisbon, Portugal. The black belt division is scheduled for the weekend, but we can start having fun with it right now. Click here to check the brackets and schedule for the event. Here are…

IBJJF confirms 2016 European in five days with record number of over 3,500 athletes

SHARE THIS NEWS The growth of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu around the world is continuous and seemingly impossible to be stopped. The IBJJF just confirmed the 2016 European championship as a five-day event, on January 20-24. The pre-schedule was updated this Tuesday, after the closing of the registration period this Monday. The event reached the impressive mark of 3,517…

5 things that make the European c’ship a unique event in the BJJ calendar

SHARE THIS NEWS The registration deadline for the 2016 European championship is this Monday, January 11. As a matter of fact, it’s most likely that the full capacity will be reached before the clock strikes midnight, as we are over the 90% mark. Click here to register now and compete on January 20*-24, in Lisbon,…

Last days to sign up for the 2016 European and join a roster of big talents in Lisbon

SHARE THIS NEWS The final deadline to register for the 2016 European championship is January 11. If you are thinking of competing on Jan.20-24, in Lisbon, Portugal, you need to hurry and sign up now. When you do, you’ll be joining an impressive roster of talents already registered to compete. The adult black belt division will…

2016 European: last week to sign up for the first major event of the year

SHARE THIS NEWS   If you are thinking of signing up for the 2016 European, know that you have only one more week to do it. The final deadline is next Monday, January 11, and the IBJJF warns that full capacity may be reached before that date. Don’t miss out on being part of the first major…

SHARE THIS NEWS   In 2014, Danish Alex Trans did something no had ever done before (or since for all that matter). He became the first European native to win the adult black belt open class division of the European Championship. He did that after a tough final against Yuri Simões. GRACIEMAG was matside and…

2016 European: register now and be part of the first major event of the new year

SHARE THIS NEWS The 2016 European is right around the corner and should not wait too long to register for the event. The final deadline for signing up is January 11 and the event is scheduled January 20*-24. Remember that the European is one of the few 4-star events in the IBJJF calendar, which means…

2016 European Championship: be among the first ones to register to compete in Lisbon

SHARE THIS NEWS The 2016 European Jiu-Jitsu championship is still more than three months away, but you can start making plans for your trip to Lisbon right away. The event changed venues for the first time in a long time and in 2016 it will be held at the Pavilhão de Oldivelas, north of the…

One of the US Military members who stopped a terrorist on French train is a Jiu-Jitsu white belt

SHARE THIS NEWS The US Air Force service man who jumped on top of a terrorist carrying an AK-47 riffle inside a high-speed train between Amsterdam and Paris this Friday is a Jiu-Jitsu white belt. Spencer Stone apparently trains at Gracie Lisboa’s branch at the Terceira Island in the archipelago of the Azores, in Portugal. According…

European 2015: Gabi Garcia comments 100% of submissions, invincibility and great shape

SHARE THIS NEWS Gabrielle Garcia, black belt 29, had a 2015 European Championship of her dreams in Lisbon, last January 24-25th. The athlete who once cried for being booed in the competitions showed a complete Jiu-Jitsu, much faster and offensive, and was hailed with applause by the crowd at Casal Vistoso, before and during the…

2015 European: watch a video with the best images of the black belt division before the finals

SHARE THIS NEWS Here are some of the best images of the black belt division at the 2015 European championship, from last Sunday, Jan. 25. Andre Galvão, Gabi Garcia, Mackenzie Dern, the Miyao Bros, Caio Terra and many others in awesome moments that were born classics.

European 2015: Galvão, Gabi reach open class glory; other results and the best images of the finals

SHARE THIS NEWS André Galvão and Gabi Garcia are the big winners of the 2015 European championship. They took home the gold of the adult black belt open class divisions. Gabi confirmed her favoritism and was able to submit all her opponents. In the final, she had to recover from a near sweep and also…

2015 European: Galvão vs. Silva; Garcia vs. Dern in the open class finals; see the best images of day 4

SHARE THIS NEWS Andre Galvão and Igor Silva will battle for the 2015 European black belt open class title this Sunday, January 25. Galvão got there with an all-submission campaign of four matches this Saturday. First Galvão caught .Gabriel Rosberg’s neck, then he faced Thomas Johanessen and won with another choke from the back. The…

2015 European: day 3 best images and everyday people turned into warriors

SHARE THIS NEWS Day 3 of the 2015 European championship was fully devoted to blue belts and purple belts of the masters divisions. For more than 12 hours, the 10 mats set up in the Casal Vistoso gymnasium, in Lisbon, Portugal, were packed with match after match. People from all over the world came to…

2015 European: last day will crown black belt champions; check schedule and brackets here

SHARE THIS NEWS That’s it! It’s go time. The last day of the 2015 European has come and the black belt champions will be crowned. You don’t want to miss anything, so stay glued to our social media outlets for the latest results and most amazing pictures. With 3.400 athletes registered, the 2015 European championship…