How to win jiu-jitsu medals — lots of them

We all know that nothing in life is guaranteed, but there remains one simple fact; there is a world, and we live in that world and that world runs on formulaic probability (formulas + probability). ‘Formulaic probability’ is the simple notion I use to describe how everything in this world is controlled by some kind…



New dad Max Gimenis celebrates Pan title and looks ahead: ‘Hungry for victory’

GFTeam’s Max Gimenis is happy with his recent achievements, both on and off the mat. First he triumphed at the 2020 IBJJF Pan in the ultraheavyweight division, beating Luiz Panza (Checkmat) by 11 to 0 on points. The title was then joined by some great news: that Max would become a dad. “It was all…



Igor Paiva celebrates title at the 2020 Pan: ‘I demanded less of myself’

Igor Paiva secured yet another gold medal for his collection by beating everyone at the 2020 IBJJF Pan, which ended on October 11 in Kissimmee, Florida. In the middleweight division of the master 1 age group, the Soul Fighters athlete had to fight four times, including an important victory over Jacob Mackenzie (GFTeam) in the…



Watch Leandro Lo vs. Dimitrius Souza to warm up for BJJ Stars IV

In anticipation of BJJ Stars IV, which is set to be held on November 14, today we bring you the duel between Leandro Lo and Dimitrius Souza, which took place in BJJ Stars’ Super 8 Grand Prix. November’s event will feature Leandro Lo and will be livestreamed on www.bjjstars.tv.



The art of motivating fighters of all ages, with Rodrigo Antunes (Alliance)

Text: Rodrigo Antunes The more difficult, for me the more interesting. I hate that comfort zone. I am restless, but not inconsequential. Always be careful with my steps. In the middle of this pandemic, I received an invitation to a fight, and it made sense to me. I had time available, my city has outdoor…



AJP Podcast: An hour-long round table with Galvão, Sperry, Valério, Woods

Episode 4 of the AJP Tour Podcast is here. Podcaster Will Safford hosts a round table to discuss the repercussions of a hugely successful Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Miami and also what is coming in the AJP Tour. Will welcomes AJP Technical Director Rodrigo Valério, ADGS Miami Organizer and Jiu Jitsu legend José Mário Sperry,…



2020 Pan: Fellipe Andrew wins the absolute; final results

The 2020 IBJJF Pan, held between the 8th and 11th of October in Kissimmee, Florida, will forever live in the memory of jiu-jitsu lovers. Taking place in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic, the event marked the return of the big competitions in a year without a World Championship. Travel restrictions made it impossible for…



Samantha Cook interviewed on AJP Tour Podcast

The third episode of the AJP Tour Podcast is out! This week, Podcaster Will Safford has an intercontinental chat with British black belt Samantha Cook. The former Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Tour Champion and Abu Dhabi Queen of Mats contender welcomed Will into her routine on and off the mats. In a powerful interview, Sam…