Tags: Roberto Roleta

Pan 20 years: 1997-98, Jiu-Jitsu in paradise

SHARE THIS NEWSAfter two years in California, the Pan Jiu-Jitsu championship jumped on the plane for two editions in Hawaii. Honolulu was the city chosen to host the championship. In 1997, the Japanese TV made a film on the event. Marcelo Araujo, now the IBJJF VP, is seen in the video weighing the athletes. He…

Pan 20 Years: 1996, great duels for the record

SHARE THIS NEWSHistorians like to say that history is divided in before and after the written word. The history of the Pan is exactly like that and 1996 is the first year when records were kept for the future. Looking for the results at the IBJJF page, you can only imagine how good a championship…

Who’s who in the realm of the BJJ Worlds

SHARE THIS NEWS When I decided to pull up my sleeves to produce the book “Jiu-Jitsu Worlds–A Tale in Photos,” I faced the classic challenge of choosing how to define the editing criteria. Who should be in the book, and how much space should they be given? It’s impossible to be absolutely objective, but regarding history and…

A Tribute to the Monsters of the 1st Jiu-Jitsu Worlds, of 1996

SHARE THIS NEWSAt the time the first ever Jiu-Jitsu World Championship came around, in Rio de Janeiro in February 1996, GRACIEMAG was still a newspaper, the UFC was into its ninth installment, and you most likely were a white belt. And all of us were 17 years younger. However, the big black belt stars were…

Tribute to Barcelona, 5 upsets from BJJ and fight world

SHARE THIS NEWSThe big sporting news of the week came this Tuesday, with Barcelona’s Champions League elimination to the less traditional—and less qualified—Chelsea, who go into the final to face Bayern Munich, the team that toppled the all-powerful Real Madrid. Just like in soccer, Jiu-Jitsu, MMA, submission wrestling, boxing and other arts have seen the…

5 Jiu-Jitsu classics on YouTube as a 2012 Pan warmup

SHARE THIS NEWSSign-ups for the 2012 Pan end this Friday, March 23. So click here to secure your spot at the championship. Besides the aces already with their names on the competitor list, beasts like Marcus Bochecha, Lucas Leite and João Assis of CheckMat; Rubens Cobrinha and Mário Reis of Alliance and others are expected…

Review the rear-naked choke, a Jiu-Jitsu move showcased at UFC on FX yesterday

SHARE THIS NEWSYesterday’s UFC on FX show in Nashville, Tennessee, was a Jiu-Jitsu-practitioners’ feast. The end grappling tally was four rear-naked chokes, a guillotine and loads of epic action on the ground, provided by the up-and-comers looking for their spot in the UFC limelight. (Learn the rear-naked choke below.) HAND ON SHOULDER AND JIU-JITSU LESSON…

SHARE THIS NEWSThis one really did come from the bottom of the treasure chest! Straight from Youtube’s most obscure archives, the GRACIEMAG at the Jiu-Jitsu Pan Blog offers the medium heavyweight final from the 1996 Pan. Ladies and gentleman, Roberto Roleta vs. Saulo Ribeiro broadcast over Brazil’s Sportv network with the luxury of commentating by…

SHARE THIS NEWSThis September 25 the 15th Brazilian Team National Championship will take place in the Tijuca Tennis Club. Sign-ups are open (sign up here) and should you need to renew your IBJJF ID cards, they will be valid for the 2011 season, too. It’s a tradition that the Brazilian Team Nationals includes some of the country’s…