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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Exclusive IBJJF Pans Breakdown: The Middleweights

Did you think we were doing an IBJJF Pans lower weight breakdown only? Well, think again. In the second edition of our IBJJF black belt Pans Breakdown: Middleweights, we are looking at the light-, middle- and medium-heavyweight divisions. As we said in the previous post, Pans are happening despite the

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Gracie Barra’s Golden Boy: An Interview With Lucas Valente

Lucas Valente is not only a rising star in Gracie Barra, he is already counted among the elite at such a young age. His most recent accomplishment is bagging silver at the 2019 IBJJF Worlds, only yielding gold in a hotly debated match with the bemedaled veteran Lucas Lepri. We go over his evolution in the sport, training at such a young age, his mindset, goals, and long-term plans.

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