UFC Fighter and EBI Champ Erin Blanchfield Promoted to BJJ Black Belt

Fighting prodigy and MMA prospect Erin Blanchfield has been promoted to BJJ Black Belt by coach Karel “SIlver Fox” Pravec. Blanchfield was just 18 years old when she earned a championship title at EBI 12 as a purple belt back in 2017, on the strength of wins over Livia Gluchowska,

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Getting To Know Claudia Do Val (Interview)

Claudia Do Val is one of the world’s most renowned professional female grapplers and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) black belt competitors, she currently holds the IBJJF world title for Gi and No-Gi, and is a x3 black belt world champion. Alongside all of her world titles, Do Val is also known

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How to Succeed in BJJ with Black Belt Steve O’Keeffe

Grappling Insider speaks with Steve O’Keefe a 1st Degree Black Belt under Marco Canha at Checkmat and pro MMA fighter from Kent, England to discuss his career, how he kept focused and what the key to success in BJJ is. As well as an avid Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competitor and pro

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Fighter Profile: Sam Kaye – Europes Only Disabled BJJ Black Belt

Name: Sam KayeAge: 29D.O.B: 07/11/91Nationality: BritishLocation: Lake District, EnglandGym: Lake District BJJ AcademyCoach: Ben PoppletonBJJ Rank: Black BeltHeight: 5’8Weight: 76kgBJJ Weight Class: Lightweight About Sam Kaye Sam Kaye is a BJJ black belt under Ben Poppleton and trains at Lake District BJJ Academy in England, or ‘Lakes BJJ’ as it

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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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