JJM Staff

  • Bellator Middleweight Champion Rafael Lovato Jr. Relinquishes Title Due to Ongoing Medical Issues

    LOS ANGELES – Following the medical complications that were publicly disclosed by Rafael Lovato Jr. (10-0) late last month, the Bellator middleweight champion has decided to relinquish his 185-lb world title. The unbeaten Lovato Jr. defeated former champ Gegard Mousasi to win the title at Bellator 223 in London on June 22, 2019.  ...
  • Meet the CEO of Kasai Grappling; Rich Byrne

    To run a typical event, you need a solid team in place to cover many of the operations relevant to the task. However, it takes a keen individual to oversee the big picture items, take the valuable input of said team and point things in the direction to accomplish...
  • Everything’s Big for Kasai Pro 7 In Dallas TX

    As the saying goes, “everything is bigger in Texas”. Well, NYC based grappling promotion Kasai took that to heart to bring in the big boys of grappling. Featuring an eight-man tournament to crown a Heavyweight champion in a round-robin style tournament the evening is sure to be bright with...
  • Wand Fight Team Coach Launch New Book About the Didactics of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Instructorship

    Martial arts, in general, are powerful tools for inclusion and education. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu fits this category and can assist the development of structural and moral values in society. With that in mind, the black belt in Jiu-Jitsu and Judo, Leandro Lorenco launched his book titled “Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Instructorship: the...
  • The Anatomy of a Brand

    As jiu-jitsu continues to grow in the competitive realm, so will the overall culture and the brands that support it. A recent addition to this cause is an east coast based operation called “Anatomy Jiu-Jitsu”.  Let’s begin with the fundamental importance of the anatomy in it’s relation to “the...
  • Brackets For This Weekend’s SJJIF World Championships Have Been Released

    Long Beach CA – Men and Women, boys and girls from different corners of the world will all be gathering and representing their academies at this weekend’s Sport Jiu-Jitsu International Federation (SJJIF) World Championships, taking place at the Long Beach Arena. Many of the athletes who have earned their rankings...
  • Jiu-Jitsu Magazine Launches New “Twisted 1s” Podcast at ADCC 2019 Event

    In one of the largest stages in the grappling world, we are happy to announce that we are launching our new podcast! “The Twisted 1s” with American Top Team coach Malachy Friendman. The main focus on the podcast is to go beyond techniques and tackle the multiple personalities within...
  • Abu Dhabi Grand Slam 2019-2020 – Los Angeles Livestream

    Los Angeles – The Abu Dhabi Jiu-Jitsu Tour’s King of the Mats is taking place and going on NOW! Tune in to live-action at the Felix Events Center at Azusa Pacific University.   — Day 1: —   Mat 1:                   ...
  • Bellator 226 Results and Highlights

    San Jose, CA – Bellator 226 returned back to California’s original home of sanctioned MMA. Although the main event ended in an unfortunate incident of Bader accidentally poking Kongo in his eye, leaving him unable to continue, the six-fight main card featured high-level submissions in half of the evening’s...
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