Epic: Powerful BJJ Black Belt Cássio Barão Busts Robber

It seems like criminals never learn. That’s the first thing I thought when I saw the video of a BJJ black belt who put a mugger to sleep. I think it’s safe to say that every Jiu Jitsu practitioner’s beginning in the sport came through self defense. Say what you

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Global Grappling Day 2020: Tap Cancer Out!

In 2011, Executive Director, Jon Thomas, realized that there was no philanthropic presence within the sport of Jiu Jitsu. Therefore, he set up a cause close to his heart – fighting back against cancer. Since then, he has arranged competitions, events, and fundraising that has resulted in over a million

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Grace Gundrum on F2W 155: “Competing as a black belt will definitely add pressure.”

18 year old Grace Gundrum will have to put her school work aside on October 23rd, when she steps onto the stage to grapple 2X world champ, Pati Fontes. “Since this is my first time competing as a black belt,” Gundrum said, “I’m hoping to at least give her a

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UFC’s Unicorn: Roxanne Modafferi QandA

Roxanne Modafferi is the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s (UFC) #8 in the women’s flyweight division. She will be facing top prospect Danielle Kelly in the main event of Submission Hunter Pro 60, an all-female card stacked with some of Jiu-Jitsu’s rising stars and exciting grapplers.

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2020 IBJJF Pans Recap – The Best Major So Far

This year’s IBJJF Pans can be thought of as 2020 World Championships. The event, from Oct. 8 to 11, was the first major tournament since the pandemic started. Maybe we needed a major tournament, but it was amazing to have IBJJF majors back. Each year, IBJJF Pans take place around

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1st Degree Black Belt Steve ‘The Spartan’ O’Keeffe Fighter Profile

Name: Steve O’KeeffeNickname: The SpartanAge: 34D.O.B: 15/09/86Nationality: British/ IrishLocation: Kent, EnglandGym: Revolution Martial ArtsBJJ Rank: Black Belt 1st DegreeHeight: 5’8Weight: 80kgMMA Weight Class: LightweightBJJ Weight Class: Middleweight Steve O’Keeffe or ‘The Spartan’ is a 1st Degree Black Belt under Marco Canha, he also has an extensive martial arts background in

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Ben Hills, A Rising Star – BJJ Fighter Profile

Name: Ben HillsAge: 28D.O.B: 05/10/92Nationality: BritishGym/ Location: Next Generation LiverpoolBJJ Rank: Brown BeltHeight: 6’1Weight: 85kgWeight Class: Heavyweight BJJ brown belt Ben Hills is a fierce competitor with an extensive martial arts background, including childhood judo and Thai boxing. He started in BJJ at 14 years old. Head coach at Next

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Mason Fowler on strategically beating Magalhaes: “We all know Vinny never taps to pain…”

Mason Fowler defended his Submission Underground title by strategically dismantling ADCC champion Vinny Magalhaes, this past weekend (Oct 4th). He seems to be unstoppable and is systematically beating some of the best guys in the sport.  He moved up the SUG ranks when he submitted EBI Combat champ, Kody Steele

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Crushing: Mikey Musumeci out of the 2020 IBJJF Pans

Mikey Musumeci is out of the 2020 IBJJF Pans. Unfortunately, the young Musumeci has pulled out of the most anticipated event from the IBJJF. According to the latest information available, he won’t be competing because he is preparing content for BJJ Fanatics. Musumeci took to social media today to make

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Profile of a Powerful Female: Jena Bishop

This is a profile on Jena Bishop, part five of an eight-part series featuring each of the athletes in Third Coast Grappling Kumite 7 bracket. Eight world-class elite female black belts showcasing the best of women’s Jiu Jitsu, vying for the $10,000 prize and the title “Queen of the Kumite.”

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