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Ricardo Feliciano

Ricardo Feliciano, commonly known as Pantcho is a jiu jitsu black belt under Leo Vieira, and a Checkmat team representative in competitive jiu jitsu, while being also Team Quest’s grappling head coach.

Polaris 5 Results: Tonon Beats Danis in Exciting Match!

Full match results from one of the best submission only shows in the world. The match had in its main event one of the most anticipated matches in our sport.

Gutemberg Pereira

Gutemberg Pereira is a jiu jitsu black belt under Master Júlio César Pereira and one of the top representatives of Grappling Fight Team in this martial art’s international competitive circuit.

Samantha Cook

Samantha Cook is a British born Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt under Marco Canha, and one of the top Checkmat BJJ team representatives in the sport/martial art’s international circuit.

Copa Podio Results: DJ Jackson Brings Title Back to US

AUGUST 12, 2017 – Manaus has just witnessed the crowning of Copa Pódio’s brand new middleweight king. The challenge set forth by the famous …

Espen Mathiesen: “The Moment I Stopped Believing in Talent Was Crucial”

This weekend (August 12, 2017) Copa Pódio’s Middleweight Grand Prix will host not one, but three of the most anticipated black belt debuts of …

Checkmat Co-Founder Chico Mendes Moves From UK to Texas

One of the leading figures of the Checkmat team – co-founder Chico Mendes is the latest addition to the USA’s list of high level jiu jitsu instructors, moving from England where he’s spent the past 7 years.

Polaris 5 Line-up, Danis v Tonon

One of the most heated and debated rivalries the jiu jitsu community has seen in recent times is about to get settled, and fans …

Copa Podio Middleweight GP Line-Up

Copa Pódio was one of the pioneering professional jiu jitsu promotions in the sport, one that raised the profile of grapplers such as Leandro …

Karel Pravec, Silver Fox

The Silver Fox is a Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt under Renzo Gracie, being one of the Gracie’s very first students in the United States. Pravec is also regarded as one of the top instructors in New Jersey having produced numerous high level grapplers…

Jaqueline Amorim

Jaqueline Amorim is a Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt under Faustino Neto (also known as Mestre Pina) and a member of the Checkmat team in the martial art’s international competitive circuit.

São Paulo’s Rising Jiu Jitsu Stars 2017

Sao Paulo is the remaining beacon of jiu jitsu in Brazil today. Fighting the lack of a financial investment as the one seen in California or NYC, SP stubbornly continues to be the biggest productor of high end talent. This list shows you the latest fro…

New Study Proves BJJ’s Effectiveness Against Stress

New study regarding how the practice of Brazilian jiu jitsu can help practitioners cope with the stresses of day to day life has recently been released. More on this subject here.

EBI 12 Female Flyweight Results: 18 YO Blanchfield Steals the Show!

Full results for the historic female jiu jitsu event that was EBI 12, an all women’s tournament that featured some of the very fest flyweight competitors in the division. See who was elected the champion here.

Aarae Alexander

Aarae Alexander is a Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt under Lloyd Irvin, having also worked extensively with coach Donnie Achnick at the Team Lloyd Irvin headquarters – a team she represented throughout her competitive career.

Hugo Marques

Hugo Marques is a Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt under Alexandre Salgado and Leandro Tatu as well as a representative of the Soul Fighters team in this sport/martia art’s international competitive circuit.

Roger Retires From Competition With Epic Finish Over Buchecha

JULY 23, 2017 The Gracie Pro tournament had its first edition this weekend, in what is arguably the first Mecca of this martial art/sport, Rio …

Adam Ferrara

Adam Ferrara is a Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt under AJ Sousa, being also one of the top representatives of the GF Team academy in the United States of America.

Donald Achnick

Donald Achnick, often referenced as Donny Achnick is a Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt under Lloyd Irvin, being also one of Team Lloyd Irvin’s (TLI) most important figures as a result of his work with the kids program of the well known academy.

ACBJJ 6 Grand Prix Results, Miyao Double Dose in Heroic Performance

Full results for the ACBJJ 6, also known as Berkut Jiu Jitsu Grand Prix. The Russian event, held in Moscow on July 16 – 2017 brought some of the very best gi players in the sport, to this exciting new format. Check here who won what and how.