April2015

  • Video Compilation From Abu Dhabi World Pro 2015

    Here’s a great video compilation from film maker Joshua Halvatzis of GOLIVE Films. Josh was captured so many great moments of the event. Be sure to swatch and subscribe to his YouTube Channel....
  • No Points! (My “Official” “Opinion”)

    Since Mackenzie Dern’s win over Gabi Garcia in the Open Semi-Final Saturday at the UAJJF WP Championships the internet’s been a buzz on whether or not Gabi should have received points for a takedown. Being there and watching in person I was under the opinion that it was a...
  • Mackenzie Dern Defeats Vanessa Nascimento UAEJJF WPC Open Female

      After coming off the extremely close win over Gabi Garcia in the semi-final nobody would have faulted Mackenzie Dern if she came out flat or looking tired against the very talented and larger Vanessa Nascimento for the Open Final. But Mackenzie came to win and that’s just what she...
  • Buchecha Wins 2015 UAEJJF World Pro Championship

    Once again Marcus “Buchecha” Almeida (Checkmat BJJ) wins his weight class (95+) and the open division. Winning both by defeating Alexander Trans (UAEJJ Team). In the weight division Buchecha won by submission, in the Open contest it was much closer, with the two changing positions often, Almeida received two...
  • Mackenzie Dern Defeats Gabi Garcia

    Mackenzie Dern has managed to do what no woman since Luciana Dias choked her out in 2008 – defeat Gabi Garcia as a black belt in an Open Semi-Final match. Gabi’s seven year run as not being defeated in black belt competition was broken today. The win came via a penalty assessed to Gabi...
  • Kit Dale Pranks ABC News

        We’re not quite sure how he did it, or whether or not Classy Grappler was involved but the Jiu-Jitsu “Champion” and “Actor” managed to get his name and some of his credentials associated with a photo that’s been passing through the interwebs lately. It appears that ABC News here in...
  • Buchecha Vs Alexander Trans World Jiu-Jitsu Pro 95+ Finals

    Take a look at the exciting match that happen Thursday against Marcus “Buchecha” Almeida and Alexander Trans. The two big guys went at it hard until Buchecha managed to get in a choke on Trans to finish the match. Here’s a look at the complete match:   Check back...
  • UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation World Pro Championship Thursday Recap

    Today the adults got their turn on the mat with competitors from six continents and dozens of countries battling it out for a chance to take home a big check, a shiny medal and the pride of being recognized as one of the best at their belt level. Here’s...
  • Can’t we all just get along? Pacifism and Jiu-Jitsu

    I teach jiu-jitsu classes. I train MMA fighters. I referee jiu-jitsu matches. I have devoted a writing career to fighting. I even worked the door at a nightclub in Pittsburgh for a brief period to earn some extra money. And I consider myself a practical pacifist. That perplexes many...
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