Igor Paiva

One of the most avid BJJ black belt competitors in North America is Igor Paiva, an athlete who climbed the ranks of the sport while conquering titles in important tournaments such as the IBJJF World Championships and CBJJ Brazilian National Championships.

UFC Submissions by The Numbers 2017

One of the most fun exercises we like to do at the end of each year is that of analyzing the available data and …

ACB JJ 9 Results, Epic Performances by Pena and Tanquinho

DECEMBER 9, 2017 The last, epic event of ACB’s Jiu Jitsu Grand Prix tour has just gone by bringing big upsets, exciting matches and …

Hywel Teague Sets Record Straight on Red Belts Doc.

Hywel Teague one of the most prominent journalists in jiu-jitsu, first via his work with BJJ Hacks and later with FloGrappling. Currently many questions about …

ACB JJ 9 Card

Full line-up for one of the biggest jiu jitsu events of 2017. The ACB JJ No-Gi Tournament in the 60 and 95 kilogram weight classes.

Pedro Ramalho

Pedro Ramalho, commonly known as “Paquito” is a Portuguese, Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt under Manoel Neto and a representative of team Focus in …

EBI 14 Results: Jones and Ryan Dominate Absolute

DECEMBER 3, 2017 today was EBI day. The well known submission only promotion presented its last show of the year, and with it EBI’s …

Moacir Mendes Júnior

Moacir Mendes Júnior is one of the most successful Brazilian judo players of his generation, with Junior titles at the IJF World Championship and CBJ’s Brazilian Nationals, having later become the Olympic team’s newaza coach. Moacir Mendes is also a black belt in Brazilian jiu jitsu under Mário Reis.

Joao Pedro ‘Bisnaga’, Parana’s Rising Star

Interview with featherweight prospect Joao Bisnaga, one of the most talented competitors in the coloured belt divisions of Brazilian jiu jitsu. Find about Bisnaga’s path in the sport, his conquests and the struggles of a super talented 3x IBJJF world c…

Rising Asian Grapplers 2017

With so much of the today’s media efforts aimed at the two biggest poles in jiu jitsu – USA and Brazil, we often like …

Michael Perez

Michael Perez, commonly known as Mike Perez is a Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt under André Galvao, and a representative of the Atos JJ Academy …

EBI 14 The Absolutes Line-up

Full line up for one of the bigger tournaments in the submission only jiu jitsu circuit, the Eddie Bravo Invitational open weight event, featuring names such as Gordon Ryan, Craig Jones, and more.

Ricardo Marques

Ricardo Marques is a jiu jitsu instructor and founder of Brazilian Top Team academy in Juiz de Fora – Brazil, known for his outstanding work as a jiu jitsu instructor.

Raquel Pa’aluhi Canuto

Raquel Pa’aluhi Canuto is a Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt under Robert Drysdale and a representative of the Zenith team in the sport’s international …

The Evolution of Online Training in BJJ

For years martial arts literature served the double function of educating and disseminating its varied combat systems to the masses. In BJJ this trend …

Kleber Buiú

Kleber de Oliveira Paulino, commonly known as Kleber ‘Buiú’ is a Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt under Carlos Gracie Junior, and a representative of the Gracie Barra Academy – a team he served as a competitor and coach.

Vagner Rocha

Vagner Rocha, commonly known as Ceará is a Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt under Pablo Popovitch, known for his achievements in grappling and mixed martial arts (MMA) – having competed for the top promotions in both sports, the ADCC (BJJ) and the Ultimate Fighting Championship (MMA).

Copa Podio ‘Iron Brown Belt’ Results: Kaynan Duarte Dominates

NOVEMBER 12, 2017 a big weekend for jiu jitsu in Rio de Janeiro – Brazil who hosted two huge events, one of those being …

UAEJJF Rio Grand Slam Results: Brazil’s New Generation Steals the Show

NOVEMBER 12, 2017 – Sunday was the final day for UAEJJF’s Abu Dhabi Grand Slam in Rio de Janeiro. Arguably the most packed event …

Rising European Grapplers 2017

On this article you will learn of BJJ Heroes’ top 5 breakthrough European athletes for 2017, names who are on the verge of becoming the continent’s Next Big Thing in the sport of Brazilian jiu jitsu.