After the IBJJF had a solid turnout for its fourth annual Houston Open event, the federation packed its bags and shifted its attention towards its second-ever San Francisco Open.
Although the tournament wasn’t much bigger than any other Open championship, it garnered a lot of hype due to some of the names that were set to [...]
In what is the first of many IBJJF Open events in the coming weeks, the crowd who witnessed the 2013 Houston Open were not disappointed. On both Saturday and Sunday, the Jerabeck Activity and Athletic Center was packed with fans and competitors alike looking to either collect some hardware or gain some knowledge from watching [...]
The month of February is around the time where the competition season starts to heat up and there are tournaments to be found almost every weekend around the country and world. The IBJJF started it off with the first major event of the year, the Europeans, and now it’s spreading itself around the United States [...]
Jiu-Jitsu is a sport and an art that is constantly evolving. The style being played in high-level matches is completely different today compared to what it was like ten years ago. Even within a five-year period, there have been many changes of style and strategy.
How does the development of techniques and strategy continue to occur?
This past weekend was living proof as to why the European Championship is one of the most coveted titles to have in the world today. Never had I seen so much emotion and intensity go into a tournament on the mats, as well as in the crowd.
On the final Sunday, the building was on fire. [...]
Today in jiu-jitsu, there probably isn’t a more thrilling way to open up the IBJJF competition season than the first of four major championships, this one being the Europeans, in Lisbon, Portugal. Each year the championship has grown both in number and in the depth of talent, and it has been remarkable to witness. From [...]
This past weekend, the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu community was treated to the first major tournament of the 2013 season, the third annual Copa Podio Grand Prix. The event had many great match-ups in the heavyweight grand prix event, but it also had a terrific jiu-jitsu couple superfight bout that was something that no one had seen [...]
With another new year upon us, many people set new goals for themselves as they start on a “clean slate.” For many jiu-jitsu practitioners, it is a new beginning for him or her and a new opportunity to do something they didn’t or couldn’t do the year before. But this should not always be the [...]
In a new event this past Saturday, the IBJJF showed that it is always in the process of continually growing and trying to improve itself, which can only please the competitors and fans. The IBJJ Pro League event was the first-ever IBJJF event that held a cash prize for each black belt division winner, something [...]
This week I have honestly been scrambling for a story to write about. With it now being the holiday season and there not being many major tournaments going on, I was starting to hit a writer’s block and I was getting nervous. My state of despair ended, however, when I heard of the young jiu-jitsu [...]