Saturday, May 28, 2016

Red Belt Pedro Valente Sr Passes Away at Age 78

Red Belt Pedro Valente Sr Passes Away at Age 78 

Pedro Valente Sr., famous plastic surgeon and student of Hélio Gracie since 1953, has passed away today at the age of 78.
He was the father of the Valente brothers: Pedro Jr, Joaquim and Guilherme of Valente Brothers Jiu-Jitsu Miami.
Mr Valente was battling a life-threatening disease for the last four years and it was a miracle that he lived this long.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

2016 American Nationals

IBJJF News: IBJJF will be hosting the 2016 American Nationals within the 2016 UFC Fan Expo!

This year's 2016 American National Jiu-Jitsu Gi & No-Gi IBJJF Championship and the 2016 American National Kids Championship will take place as part of one of several attractions offered within the UFC Fan Expo, other attractions include autograph signings from legendary fighters.

Make a weekend of it. The dates have been confirmed (July 8-10) and registrations are now available.

Visit www.IBJJF.ORG to learn more about this year's 2016 American Nationals! 

The Los Angeles International Jiu Jitsu Open

The most anticipated tournament of the summer is set! 
The Los Angeles International Jiu Jitsu Open will be June 24, 25, & 26 at Cerritos College, are you ready to Be Part of Greatness?!?! Registration now and for full details go to www.nabjjf.com

Twin Falls Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu - ‎Professors Santos & Queiroz World Champions Seminar


This upcoming weekend! Super excited!
 Friday we'll be having a Youth Seminar from 6pm to 7pm ($25) (please note: this is a half hour earlier that previous scheduled). Adult 3 hr. seminar to follow Saturday morning from 11am to 2pm. Everyone is welcome! Both of these Professors are world champions and are willing to do this for a low cost to the student of only $45!!! I hope everyone out there may realize this opportunity! Come learn and train with top notch instructors! Please cash only at the door.

LOOKING FOR THE BEST LOWER BELTS IN THE WORLD!

LOOKING FOR THE BEST LOWER BELTS IN THE WORLD!

Who are the future prospects of JIU-JITSU from Blue, Purple, and Brown Belt? We are looking for the most talented and most accomplished jiu-jitsu athletes around the world. This will be a INVITE ONLY tournament of the best athletes in the world.

Please TAG and Share if you know great candidates for an invite.
 — with Gracie Magazine,Studio 540FIVE GRAPPLINGshoyorollSubcon.tvand GracieMAG.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Utah IMPACT BJJ tournament June 11, registration open NOW! ADULTS & Masters (white, blue and purple belts)

Utah IMPACT BJJ tournament June 11, registration open NOW!
ADULTS & Masters (white, blue and purple belts)
go to www.utahstatebjj.com

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Little Caesar now support Utah bjj tournaments

Little Caesar now support Utah Impact bjj tournaments

this Saturday Kids tournament

Last day to register for the KIDS tournament! Register now! Utah Kids IMPACT BJJ tournament, registration open! NOW!
KIDS (MAY 14) go to http://strongvon.com/utahimpactbjjmay2016

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Registrations for the World Master Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship 2016 are now available!

IBJJF News: Attention all Master age division competitors, registrations for the World Master Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship 2016 are now available!
This event will be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center (Hall N1 & N1.1) in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Make a weekend of it, the event will be held Thurs through Saturday, August 25-27!
Visit www.IBJJF.ORG for more info.

We are now only 13 days away from the registration deadline for the World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship

IBJJF News: We are now only 13 days away from the registration deadline for the World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship 2016.
Don't miss the fun and excitement that the World Championship has to offer, visit www.IBJJF.ORG for more info!
Featured above, 8 time World Jiu-Jitsu Champion, Rubens "Cobrinha" Charles goes head to head against Osvaldo Moizinho in the Quarter Finals of the Black Adult Male Feather weight division.
Both men gave it there all, but ultimately it would be Cobrinha who would prove himself the victor. With a 3-0 lead, Cobrinha would advance to the Semi Finals against Gianni Grippo ‪#‎OSS‬ 

2016 AZ BJJ State Championship

The 2016 Arizona State Championship will take place on June 25th & 26th at the Desert Vista High School located at 16440 S 32nd St, Phoenix, AZ 85048.

The Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competition will offer Kids, Juveniles, Adult (Male and Female), and Masters Divisions.

IMPORTANT: Registration will be closed for the Kids division after 400 competitors. Registration for Juveniles, Adults, Masters, seniors, and Women will be closed after 400 competitors. Black Belts Compete for FREE*!

Registration Fee before FRIDAY 06/10/2016
Kids (4-15) – $60
Adults (16 and up) – $70

Registration Fee after FRIDAY 06/17/2016
Kids (4-15) – $70
Adults (16 and up) – $80

All registrations must be received by Friday, June 17th by 11:59 pm. Registration fees are non-refundable. No exceptions.

SPECTATOR FEES: Saturday $10

Attention parents, your child’s registration does not include the spectator fee
Early Registration Deadline: FRIDAY 06/10/2016 at 11:59 pm local time (Arizona)
Athlete Registration Deadline: FRIDAY 06/17/2016 at 11:59 pm local time (Arizona)
Competitor List Release: SATURDAY 06/18/2016
Athlete Correction Deadline: TUESDAY 06/21/2016 at 9:00 pm local time (Arizona)
Schedule Release: THURSDAY 06/23/2016
Brackets Release: FRIDAY 06/24/2016
Tournament: SATURDAY & SUNDAY 06/25 & 26/2016

Adults Division – The tournament is single elimination. Medals will be awarded to the 1st place, 2nd place and 3rd place of each division. Athletes will not compete for the third place. Two bronze medals will be given.

Kids Division – Every competitor will receive a 3 1/2″ medal. This is a single elimination tournament, but if the child loses in the semi-final, they will compete again. Top 4 are guaranteed on the podium.

The top 5 schools in the Adult and Kids division will receive team trophies.

If you have any questions on this tournament please email
azstate2016@registrationsupport.net or call toll free 855-490-8880.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1137564229598302/ 

Hello KIDS, TIME TO FIGHT! Utah IMPACT BJJ tournament, registration still open!

Hello KIDS,
TIME TO FIGHT!
Utah IMPACT BJJ tournament,
registration still open!
KIDS (MAY 14) 
go to
http://strongvon.com/utahimpactbjjmay2016
Tournament start 10AM

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

UFC 198 Predictions By Benjamin OTM

UFC 198 Predictions By Benjamin  OTM
Fabricio Werdum vs. Stipe Miocic
Werdum has done well in his latest run in the UFC, but that may come to an end depending on how his fight with Miocic goes. It should be clear that miocic has a better shot standing, but his ground game has never really been tested. The problem is if he can’t get it to the ground which if you watch his fight with Overeem he does not have the greatest takedowns. That is why Miocic will win by picking him apart standing. Miocic by close decision.
Ronaldo Souza vs. Vitor Belfort
Souza made the mistake of staying standing too long with Yoel Romero but will not make that here. He will take Belfort down and tire him out in the first then take him down and finish him in the second. Souza by second round submission.
Anderson Silva vs. Uriah Hall
If Hall wants a standing he fight he will get it with Silva. While his killer instinct was lacking against Hall it will not be in front of his home crowd. Anderson can control the distance and use his range. Silva by TKO in the third round.
Cris Cyborg vs. Leslie Smith
Smith is a tough fighter, but Cyborg has been on a tear and can finish standing or with ground and pound. Smith has never really been finished but she has been outclassed and she will again in this fight. Cyborg by first round TKO.
Maurício Rua vs. Corey Anderson
Rua returns to try and actually win a fight after losing too many since dropping the title to Jon Jones. Anderson has been on a streak and is looking to use the former champion as a stepping stone. He looked sharper in his last fight due to having a good training camp. I expect him to build off that performance. Rua by TKO in the third round.
Demian Maia vs. Matt Brown
Maia is a submission artist while Brown has been tapped in 9 of 13 losses. The writing is on the wall. Maia by submission in the first.

WORLDS 2016 TRAINING CAMPS EVERYWHERE

WORLDS 2016 TRAINING CAMPS EVERYWHERE
The IBJJF Worlds takes place on June 1 through 5, 2016 at the Walter Pyramid located at Long Beach State University 1250 N. Bellflower Blvd. in Long Beach. With the event less than a month away training camps aimed at the competition are in full swing. Major Academies/Teams have their Worlds camps set up and ready to prepare their athletes to be ready for the major competition. Teams like Alliance, Atos, Gracie Barra, Checkmat and Gracie Humaita have several camps at different locations to better serve competitors that live in different regions.
Top black belts have already signed up, names like Rafael Mendes, Gianni Grippo, Michale Langhi, Vitor Estima, Andre Galvao, Jackson Souza, Rodrigo Cavaca and Alexander Trans already confirmed their presence in the adult male while ladies  Kristina Barlaan, Sofia Amarante, Michelle Nicolini, Tammi Musumeci, Bia Mesquita  and Andressa Correa also are confirmed for the event
For more info on the event go to: 

Sunday, May 8, 2016

The age division to which an athlete belongs is determined by the age the athlete is or will be on the year of tournament.

IBJJF Rules:
ARTICLE 1 – DIVISIONS AND REGULATION MATCH DURATIONS
The age division to which an athlete belongs is determined by the age the athlete is or will be on the year
of a given tournament.
http://ibjjf.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/RulesIBJJF_v4_en-US.pdf

2016 Colorado State BJJ Championships

2016 Colorado State BJJ Championships May 14th Denver Pre Registration ends Sunday! Sign up now for $40 1 division or 4 divisions $120
www.f2wbjj.com 

15 Tips For Being The Best Jiu-Jitsu Parent

15 Tips For Being The Best Jiu-Jitsu Parent
01 Be encouraging
02 Stay calm
03 Don’t fret over bumps and bruises
04 Help your kids be prepared
05 Let the instructor do the coaching
06 Lead by example
07 Help them avoid junk food, encourage a healthy diet
08 Remember your commitments to them
09 Don’t push too hard
10 If you have a complaint, bring it to the instructor, don’t burden your child with it
11 Focus on the positives
12 At tournaments remember it’s about them, not you
13 Don’t argue with the referees
14 Don’t do anything that would make your kid not want to go to jiu-jitsu class
15 Jiu-jitsu for kids should be fun, don’t forget that!

Michelle Nicolini Co-Ed Seminar May 15th

Michelle Nicolini is an 8X Black Belt World Champion, 5X Black Belt No-Gi Champion and ADCC Champion.

Michelle will be teaching at our Women's Only Camp on May 14th and has agreed to stay and do a co-ed seminar on Sunday! This will be included in the price for the Women's Camp, or can be registered for seperately. 

We are very excited to host Michelle! She is a fantastic instructor and competitor. 

You can register here - https://www.thefighthub.com/shop/womens-only-grappling-camp-may-13th-15th/

Miami Spring International Open Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship

Miami Spring International Open Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship
May 14th, 2016

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Fight To Win Pro 6

25 Professional Submisson Only Fights
Tickets
$500 VIP table (10 seats)
$50 VIP Seat
$30 General Admission

MAIN EVENT
BLACK BELT MIDDLE WEIGHT BJJ TITLE
RAFAEL LOVATO JR VS PEDRO MELLO

CO MAIN EVENT 
BLACK BELT BJJ 230BLS
ALAN SHEBARO VS BRUNO BASTOS

BLACK BELT NOGI 145LBS
JUSTIN RADER VS LUCAS PINHEIRO

200LBS BLACK BELT BJJ
PAUL HALME VS PAUL MCDONOUGH

160LBS BLACK BELT NOGI
WESLEY GANN VS CASEY GRAY

190LBS BLACK BELT NOGI
DONDI MORGAN VS BRANDON QUICK

175LBS BLACK BELT BJJ
ALEX MARTINS VS ALBERT HUGHES

160LBS BLACK BELT BJJ
CHRIS WESTFALL VS THIAGO MACEDO

190LBS BLACK BELT NOGI
JJ HOLMES VS TRAVIS MOORE

180LBS BLACK BELT BJJ
SAMEUL SNOW VS MARCUS ANTELANTE

190LBS BLACK BELT BJJ
DUSTIN SNOW VS CHRIS HODDY

160LBS BLACK BELT NOGI
JUAN TATUM VS BOBBY PENA

200LBS BLACK BELT NOGI
ROCKY BUDRI VS MICHAEL ALEXANDER

165LBS BLACK BELT BJJ
CHRIS STORY VS ALEJANDRO SEQUIRA

170LBS BLACK BELT NOGI
PHILLIP MILLER VS JOSE LLANAS

170LBS BROWN BELT BJJ
JORDAN SHEPLER VS LORONZ MARION

170LBS BROWN BELT NOGI
GREG GRIDAR VS EVAN CUTTS

150LBS BROWN BELT BJJ
VIN ABADALE VS BLAKE DVORAK )

145LBS BROWN BELT NOGI
RANDY VILLAREAL VS JARROD TROTTER

170LBS PURPLE BELT BJJ
BOBBY ALEXANDER VS WESLEY ARNOLD

165LBS PURPLE BELT FEMALE BJJ
CHELSAH” LYONS VS PETYA BASTOS

200LBS PURPLE BELT
DAVID MATTHEWS VS ZACH COFFEE

TEEN NOGI HEAVY WEIGHT TITLE
ROBERTO JIMENEZ VS MARCO SOTO

125LBS TEEN GIRL GREEN BELT GI
JESSE CRANE VS JAIDYN MUELLER

106LBS TEEN GREEN BELT NOGI
TYLER BRENNAN VS ANDREW TACKETT

KIDS 135LBS ORANGE BELT NOGI
JOSHUA HAHM VS DILLINGER KOVACH

Las Vegas International Open Jiu-Jitsu 2016 Final Results

Las Vegas International Open Jiu-Jitsu 2016
Final Results
Academies Results Las Vegas International Open Jiu-Jitsu
1 - Gracie Barra - 206
2 - CheckMat - 158
3 - Gracie Humaita - 141
4 - Alliance - 135
5 - GD Jiu-Jitsu Association - 135
 6 - Art of Jiu Jitsu Academy - 122
7 - Zenith BJJ - Las Vegas - 106
8 - Carlson Gracie Team - 97
9 - Cascao BJJ Las Vegas - 62
10 - Brasa CTA - 53

UFC 200: Cormier vs. Jones announced as new main event to replace Diaz vs. McGregor


UFC 200: Cormier vs. Jones announced as new main event to replace Diaz vs. McGregor
It seems that Conor McGregor is really out of uFC 200, July 9, at the brand new T-Mobile Arena, in Las Vegas.
The promotion announced this wednesday that the new main event for UFC 200 will be the highly anticipated rematch between ligth-heavyweight champ Daniel Cormier and now interim champ Jon Jones.
The fight was originally scheduled for last sSaturday, at UFC 197, but Cormier withdrew with an injury.
Ovince Saint Preux stepped in at the last time and Jones got the unanimous decision win after five rounds to get his provisory belt.
Jones and Cormier have one of the nastiest rivalries in the UFC, with numerous altercations and insane badmouthing.
They fought once at UFC 182, when Jones came out with a unanimous decision win. 

WORLDS 2016 – AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM IBJJF ABOUT PED’S

Worlds 2016
June 1st*, 2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th, 2016
IBJJF is pleased to support integrity in competition, and to announce it has contracted with the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (“USADA”) to provide an anti-doping program during the IBJJF World Championships (the “Event”), to be held at the California State University in Long Beach, California, from June 1-5, 2016, a IBJJF sanctioned event. USADA is the independent national anti-doping organization for the United States, and runs the U.S. anti-doping program for the Olympic, Paralympic, Pan-American and Parapan American movements, in accordance with the World Anti-Doping Agency (“WADA”) Code (“Code”). IBJJF has contracted with USADA to demonstrate a commitment to fair, drug-free, and safe competition. Doping of any kind is against the rules of this event, and will not be tolerated. Any violation of the anti-doping rules may result in disqualification and loss of results achieved during the Event, in addition to any consequences that may arise in accordance with USADA’s rules under the WADA Code.
Athletes competing in the Event may be subject to blood and/or urine testing for any substance or method on the World Anti-Doping Agency Prohibited List: http://www.usada.org/prohibited-list/. In addition to testing, USADA is a resource for educational information and will have jurisdiction to handle the results management process. All event participants acknowledge and agree that they are subject to the Code and the USADA Protocol for Olympic and Paralympic Movement Testing and its Annexes (the “USADA Protocol”), and that they are required to abide by all such rules, and by the anti-doping rules of the participant’s National and International Federation. Anti-doping rule violations will be adjudicated in accordance with the USADA Protocol and/or the anti-doping rules of the participant’s National and International Federation.
As USADA is an independent entity, all athlete questions or concerns regarding details of the anti-doping program at the event should be directed to USADA. In an effort to aid athletes, as well as all support team members such as parents and coaches, in understanding the rules applicable to them, USADA provides comprehensive information on its website regarding the testing process and prohibited substances, how to obtain permission to use a necessary medication, and the risks and dangers of taking supplements as well as performance-enhancing and recreational drugs. Athletes looking for information about the testing process can start at www.usada.org/athletes. In addition, USADA manages an athlete hotline which may be used to find answers to drug reference questions at (719) 785-2000, toll-free at (866) 601-2632, by email at athleteexpress@usada.org. Athletes may also access this information online at www.GlobalDRO.com. For information about dietary supplements, please visit USADA’s Supplement 411 resource at www.Supplement411.org.
For more general anti-doping program information, please visit www.usada.org.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

June 25th - the North Carolina Champion

Tune in June 25th as the North Carolina Champion, Eugene Cepa (Elite BJJ) takes on the Garden States' best blue belts in a 16 Man, Submission Only, Open Weight show down! Dark Horse: New Jersey is up next!

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu‎ Manitoba Open Spring - May 14, 2016

Brazilian Jiu JitsuManitoba Open Spring - May 14, 2016
May 14, 2016
9:00AM
Kids 9-11:30
Adults 11-5

Windsor Park Collegiate
1015 Cottonwood Rd

* THIS IS A PRE REGISTRATION TOURNAMENT ONLY *

Registration anjd Info
www.manitobajiujitsu.com

- Professional Registration and Brackets services hosted by Mata Leao Tournament Management
- Double Elimination for Kids
- Adults will compete for 3rd place
- Competitor list updated daily
- Changes to registration can be made up until Wednesday, May 27th!


$70 Entry fee for both GI, NOGI or BOTH
$50 for Kids

TICKET PRICES
Spectator Ticket Prices at the Door are still $5.00


Full details:
www.manitobajiujitsu.com

Official Event Date:
Saturday, May 14, 2016 – 9:00AM

Schedule:
Kids 900am-11:30am
Adults 11am-5pm (All beginner atheletes must be weighed in and ready by 11am, arrive by 1030am)

Doors open 845am
Early Registration Deadline (Save $10)
April 20, 2016

Pre-Registration Deadline:
Sunday May 8, 2016 (+$15 after this date)

Late-Registration Deadline (+$15):
Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Competitor Correction Deadline:
Thursday, May 12, 2016

Australia's FIRST female black belt and multiple time world champion is coming right to your doorstep.

Rollers Of The WorldSophia Drysdale Seminar
Australia's FIRST female black belt and multiple time world champion is coming right to your doorstep.

2 Hours of instruction, plus a half hour of rolling (ladies get first pick), and another 1.5 hours of open roll. 

This event is C0-ED 

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Attention San Francisco and Bay Area

Attention San Francisco and Bay Area You don't want to miss this one!!!
Great opportunity to learn with one of the best of all times!
It's happening this Saturday!
 

TXBJJ Adults Gi & No Gi, Kids & Teens Gi Tournament

TXBJJ Adults Gi & No Gi, Kids & Teens Gi Tournament 
May 21st!  

This will a really fun event with a modified round robin with at least 2 matches.

We will have Novice, Beginner, Intermediate divisions for kids and teens. Kids will be grouped by weight, age and rank.

Adults will be < 6months, >6 months white belts.

Kids & Teens is Gi only. 
Adults is Gi and No Gi.


Event Address: 
6913 Camp Bowie Blvd 
Forth Worth, TX 76116 
817-614-9325

Early Registration Discounts! 
$19.99 before Midnight May 6th   
$29.99 before Midnight May 13th
$39.99 before Midnight May 20th 
$60 Day of Tournament! 
$5 Spectator fee 
www.txbjj.net

Each additional family member is only $20!

Only 2 sponsor booths left, please let us know if your interested by emailing at txbjj1@gmail.com