IBJJF

  • IBJJF Announces World Masters 2020

    In a year that keeps providing us with surprises, the IBJJF kept with that 2020 spirit and hit us with a surprise announcement this past weekend with their announcement that there will indeed be a World Championship event under their banner. The following is the announcement from their site....
  • IBJJF Announces Dates For the 2020 Pan American Championships

    Last night the IBJJF made a sudden announcement that surely surprised the jiu-jitsu community. With jiu-jitsu events slowly moving to get back on track since the COVID lockdowns, the IBJJF announced that they will also resume action by setting a new date and location for the 2020 Pan...
  • Bruno Bastos Says We Can Still Dream of Competing in 2020 

    Photo: Personal Archive During the pandemic, Bruno Bastos had to get creative to keep students at Lead BJJ in Midland, Texas. With his dojo shut down to prevent the spread of coronavirus, he has been teaching online classes for kids and adults via his Facebook page.  Bruno, a black...
  • Andressa Cintra Continues Her Practice Despite The Coronavirus

    Despite setbacks due to the coronavirus, the four-time world champion, Andressa Cintra, continues to train at home in Houston, Texas. “The pandemic came out of nowhere and stopped all of us,” said Cintra. “As time went by, I started to be more careful about not getting the virus and...
  • 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...
  • Fighting Away From Home: Travel Tips For the Jiujiteiro

    Jiu-Jitsu and travel are always together. A good example could be when Mitsuyo Maeda traveled from Japan to Brazil. Nowadays, is common to find a BJJ competitor, competing out from the tropical weather of Rio de Janeiro to the dry desert of Las Vegas. It’s a huge change that...
  • Insane! Lo and Hulk join Buchecha and Ryan at IBJJF No-Gi Pro League

    The IBJJF is throwing real punches when it comes to the roster of the upcoming No-Gi Pro League, scheduled August 24, in Las Vegas. The event will be part of the annual Evexia Fitness Fest and run alongside the 2019 Worlds Masters. After announcing Marcus Buchecha and Gordon Ryan,...
  • Weekend Update: AJ loses MMA debut; Marcio Andre wins F2W belt; results from Florida, Brazil and more

    Once again, the weekend was filled with thrills for Jiu-Jitsu fans. Both in the cage and on the mats, there was plenty of action for all tastes. Here’s a quick recap of what went in the Gentle Art universe since Friday. AJ Agazarm made his highly anticipated MMA debut,...