The 2013 World Jiu-Jitsu Championships are now only 16 days away and the anticipation is increasing steadily with each passing day. As the athletes continue to put in the preparation towards the biggest tournament of the year, there are plenty of interesting storylines going into this year Worlds.
Without any tournaments taking place this weekend and [...]
Lost in the excitement of the upcoming World Championships and recent IBJJF events was the Copa Podio Grand Prix event, which took place this past Sunday in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The fourth installment of this ever-growing event featured a lightweight Grand Prix and numerous exciting superfight match-ups, leaving the audience with plenty to look [...]
This past weekend, the third of four major gi championships was completed out in Sao Paulo, Brazil, when the Brazilian Nationals held its 18th annual championship. It ended up being a historic one at that.
As usual, the championship was a great success with many enticing headlines, including Paulo Miyao winning the brown belt open weight [...]
This past weekend, one of the more hyped IBJJF Opens of the year took place at City College in New York City. This was the IBJJF’s fifth annual event in New York, and, as usual, the event did not disappoint. Although it wasn’t flooded with high-level black belts like we are accustom to seeing at [...]
This past weekend, the Abu Dhabi World Pro Championship held its fifth annual event, and once again there was no lack of controversy and excitement throughout the four-day event.
The tournament was filled with exciting match-ups, surprising upsets and riveting controversial calls by the referees, which all made this World Pro tournament one to remember and [...]
Last week, many, including myself, were a little depressed knowing that there would be a lull between the Pan and World championships. Those are obviously the two most prestigious titles to win in the United States, and it’s safe to say that many are eager for May 29 to come around to start the Worlds [...]
It’s hard to tell for the world at large, but for myself and many others today is a bittersweet and fairly sad day in the jiu-jitsu community, whether you took home gold or not at the 2013 Pan Championships in Irvine, Calif.
The Pan is like a special holiday that is built up for so long—we [...]
At last! It is Pan championship week, and now most of the competitors are starting to make their way to Irvine, Calif., or putting in their final preparations for what is expected to be the biggest IBJJF championship ever. The event is gaining a lot of hype. It is scheduled for five days for the [...]
This past weekend, the IBJJF held its last International Open before the Pans, as it headed to Chicago for its second annual Chicago Winter Open. In the two-day event, athletes were able to compete in both gi and no-gi, giving themselves the opportunity to gain more experience with the possibility of having more matches. Also, [...]
After the IBJJF had a great showing with some notable names in San Francisco, the federation headed east for its first-ever Boston Winter Open, and its third-ever event in the Boston area. From white to black belt, there was plenty of action going from 9 a.m. until nearly 9 p.m. The event never stopped, as [...]