Deb Blyth

Deb Blyth is known around the world as one of the premier jiu-jitsu journalists. She’s an accomplished author who has traveled the world to get the story and is the most connected reporter in all of jiu-jitsu. Twitter@DebBlyth
  • Rigan Machado: Looking to Change the Jiu-Jitsu Landscape Forever

    BIG Plans Ahead Eighth degree red and black belt, Master Rigan Machado has some big plans for the Brazilian jiu-jitsu community and when I say, “Big,” I mean BIG! If you’ve ever met Rigan or have had the opportunity to spend some time with him, you know he only thinks...
  • Ben “Killa B” Saunders UFC fighter aka “Mr. Omoplata” Makes History with Jiu-Jitsu

    Ben “Killa B” Saunders UFC fighter aka “Mr. Omoplata” Makes History with Jiu-Jitsu

    Ben Saunders is a UFC fighter in the welterweight division. He is also a jiu-jitsu black belt under the legendary Master Ricardo Liborio of American Top Team (ATT). As a Brazilian jiu-jitsu practitioner, you probably know who Ben is. For those who don’t, Ben is predominantly a striker, and...
  • Brave and Courageous Jiu-Jitsu Athlete Passes Away from Leukemia at 20.

    Sadly, we just received word of Jeremy Montes’ passing: Jer’s good friend, Derek Okahashi of 31Fifty had this to say about Jer: Sept 29, 1994 – Dec 17, 2014: I feel I am a good judge of character.  I think a lot about life, existence, what our time on...
  • Getting To Know Victor Estima…

    Currently ranked #6 in the black belt middleweight division of the IBJJF rankings (last year he was #3), and looking to regain his foothold in the top three in 2014, Gracie Barra Nottingham’s Victor Estima is always a threat on the mats. At 28, the Ze Radiola trained veteran...
  • How To Support Your Child’s Jiu-Jitsu

    Being a good Jiu-Jitsu Parent Having been around jiu-jitsu for quite a few years now, I’ve come across a lot of things. It’s hard to recall very many negative experiences I’ve had with the sport, however, one thing I seem to witness more than I’d like, is some poor...
  • Jackson Sousa

    An Unassuming Black Belt World Champion Pays it Forward The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience,but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy…Martin Luther King, Jr. You won’t meet a more humble or down-to-earth world champion than...