• Abu Dhabi King of Mats: relive the season when the best competitors in the world waged war for the ADKOM crowns

    After a successful launch in the 2018/2019 season, the Abu Dhabi King of Mats series entered the 2019/2020 season aiming even higher as the elite of the Jiu-Jitsu competition world lined up for battle. All three weight classes (lightweight, middleweight and heavyweight) had events throughout the season. The grand...
  • Athlete Gustavo Batista Adapts His Training During Coronavirus Outbreak

    At the beginning of the quarantine, professional athlete Gustavo Batista passed the days of confinement deprived of his usual jiu-jitsu training. The black belt fighter found it impossible to do the workouts he used to daily but decided to set new short-term goals to align with his long-term ones....
  • 10 Online Resources to Practice Jiu-Jitsu During Quarantine

    Experts are saying that social distancing is the most effective way to control the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). Because of this, most of the world is attempting to work, learn and resume normal lives from home. But with gyms being one of the first types of business to shut...
  • Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Tour: a look into the numbers of a year of thrills in the 2019/2020 season

      The 2019/2020 season of the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Tour was one for the history books. From June 2019 to March 2020, thousands of competitors took the highest level of Jiu-Jitsu to six of the most important cities in the world. Moscow, Tokyo, Los Angeles, Rio de Janeiro,...
  • Coronavirus: Jiu-Jitsu Gyms Close Down, Capacity and Routines Change

    Jiu-jitsu academies are usually crowded this time of year as students prepare for championships, but with the recent coronavirus outbreak, the scene is quite different. The number of students showing up to classes has dropped, and in some places, there are government orders in place to enforce the temporary...
  • Jiu-Jitsu Tournaments Affected by Coronavirus

    The worldwide Coronavirus outbreak, already declared by the World Health Organization (WHO) as an ongoing pandemic, has affected the jiu-jitsu community in many ways, just one week before the IBJJF Pan American Championships.  The tournament was scheduled to start on March 18 but has now been canceled with no...
  • It’s Official; IBJJF 2020 Pan Ams Have Been Canceled!

    In the latest development of global concern over the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the IBJJF has been working to address this year’s 2020 Pan American Championships held at the University of California Irvine. The IBJJF has officially released its official statement concerning this matter earlier today. In an effort to prevent...
  • Bruno Bastos Announces His Retirement

    After decades dedicated to high-performance BJJ, the black-belt, Bruno Bastos has announced his retirement from competing in the adult division. An ADCC veteran and IBJJF champion, the head of Lead BJJ is wrapping up his competitive career at the age of 40. Bastos’s journey in the sport started when...
  • UAEJJF Postpones All Sport Activities and Events

    With the global concern of the spread of COVID-19, a.k.a. “the Corona Virus”, the United Arab Emirates Jiu-Jitsu Federation (UAEJJF) has released an official announcement that all sporting events and activities are to be postponed. Read their official release below: To support international efforts to limit the spread of...
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