• Abu Dhabi Queen of Mats: AJP Announces Six Names For Debut Event in the Heavyweight Division Scheduled for January 2020, in Abu Dhabi

    The AJP has officially announced the names of the six competitors who will be part of the Abu Dhabi Queen of Mats heavyweight debut event. The -95kg bracket is scheduled January 17, on day 2 of the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Tour Abu Dhabi. The roster includes both ADWPJJC...
  • 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...
  • RICARDO DE LA RIVA GETTING HOOKED

    Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Carlson Gracie > Ricardo De La Riva Main Achievements: ❖❖World Bronze Medallist ❖❖Copa Cantao Champion FAVORITETECHNIQUE/POSITION: De La Riva Guard. WEIGHT DIVISION: Peso Pluma/Super Featherweight (64Kg – 141lbs). TEAM/ASSOCIATION: Fought for Academia Carlson Gracie, but has formed his own team as a...
  • Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Tour gears up for the final stretch of the 2019/2020 season with events in Abu Dhabi and London

    After four incredible events in Moscow, Tokyo, Los Angeles and Rio de Janeiro, the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Tour is getting ready for the final two events of the 2019/2020 season. The next stop is scheduled January 16-18, in Abu Dhabi. Once again the state of the art Mubadala...
  • SJJIF World Championships Brought the Heat

    Elite competitors from around the world had their opportunity to test their skills and represent their teams for a chance to win the gold medal. There was representation from all around the globe as athletes from Japan, Mexico, and Brazil all made their way to the Long Beach Convention...
  • The Dichotomy of Freedom

    “Freedom ain’t free”. A short, simple statement that serves to put on display the idea of irony. Now, the path to freedom will have a different look for many people. There is a key ingredient of sacrifice. This can be a sacrifice of time, which can keep you away...
  • Happy Birthday Marines! Yellow Footprints and Black Belts.

    Semper Fidelis. The Latin translation for the term “always faithful”. Or more simply put, “Semper Fi” by our men and women who fill the ranks of the United States Marine Corps. Whenever those words are uttered it serves as a constant and overt reminder to the core values of...
  • 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...
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