Retrospective: Our 10 best jiu-jitsu fights of 2020

With the 2020 competitive circuit behind us, it’s time to pick the greatest matches of the year. Even though this was an atypical, truncated season, Graciemag has chosen ten fights with enduring appeal, with potential to outlast the awful year that birthed them. Below is our list, in chronological order. 1 – Ffion Davies vs…



Journey United: The martial artists of Secret Jiu Jitsu Club

We have already introduced the Secret Jiu Jitsu Club in our article “Honor the Silent Sensei — the philosophy behind Secret Jiu Jitsu Club” posted in August. One of the tenets of the SJJC is to focus on promoting its incredible athletes. Therefore, without further ado, please see SJJC profiles and short interviews showing the…



Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Rio: Saturday results, pictures

The Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Tour landed in Rio de Janeiro this Saturday, December 5, 2020. Day 1 of the ADGS Rio was devoted to adult and masters divisions in the purple belt and the brown belt. First on the mats, the brown belts gave a great showing that they are ready for bigger challenges.…



Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Rio: Brackets released for two days of matches in Brazil

The AJP has released the brackets for all divisions of the upcoming Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Tour Rio. The event is scheduled December 5-6, at the Arena Carioca 1. The schedule for the event puts purple belts and brown belts competing on Saturday, December 5. The black belt division for adults and masters 1 and…



Bibiano Fernandes’s 7 tips for you to evolve faster

At 40, Bibiano Fernandes is living his best phase as a high-performance athlete in the One Championship, where he holds the bantamweight belt. With a record of 24 victories, 9 by submission, and only four defeats in MMA, the Manaus native knows the essential ingredients to succeed as a professional and he has a primer…



IBJJF cancels 2020 Worlds due to the pandemic

Even with all the effort and planning to avoid a lost year, the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) has now made it official: There will be no 2020 BJJ World Championship. The information was published Tuesday night on social media. The previous plan was to host the Worlds between the 14th and 20th of December,…



AJP Tour Podcast: Guthierry Barbosa on a tough road to BJJ stardom

On the latest episode of the AJp Tour Podcast, Will Safford hosts Carlson Gracie Team’s black belt Guthierry Barbosa for a candid talk. The young talent goes on the hardships a Jiu Jitsu competitor faces on his way to success. Guthierry also talks us through his campaign at the ADGS Miami and his plans for…