Sunday, November 16, 2014

Jiu Jitsu Style MAGAZINE

Belgium BJJt seminar

Today I leave Paris and going to Belgium for the next seminar , I will miss Paris and my friends here but next here I will be back we ready set up the 2015 seminars thanks again to France people , osss.#cavalcantiinternationalassociation #rcjiujitsu#jiujitsulifestyle #bjjfrance #cgctrainingcenterlasvegas#bjjbelgium


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@RenzoGracieBJJ || When asked, "Have you respect for your opponents?" Renzo Gracie answers, "I have love for them. My enemies are the ones who push me forward to be the best of myself." || #Metamoris5#Gracie #Sakuraba #Respect || 

Jiu-Jitsu Magazine

Jiu-Jitsu Magazine
 The issue is available for sale now. 

European Open Jiu-Jitsu Championship

European Open Jiu-Jitsu Championship

January, 21*, 22, 23, 24 and 25
*The organization may schedule fights for Wednesday, January 21st, if the number of athletes registered exceeds our capacity to fit the event in four days.
Complexo Municipal Esportivo do Casal Vistoso
Rua Joao Silva

Prices:$110.00 USD until November 28th, 2014
$130.00 USD until January 12th, 2015

Long Beach BJJ Pro

Long Beach BJJ Pro

December 14th 2014
California State University, Long Beach
1250 N Bellflower Blvd
Long Beach
Prices:$115.00 USD until November 7th, 2014
$130.00 USD until December 5th, 2014

Spectator Entrance Fee$12.00 USD
Free for 12 years old and younger.

IBJJF Kids International

IBJJF Kids International

December 14th, 2014, Long Beach, USA

Walter Pyramid - California State University, Long Beach
1250 Bellflower Blvd.
Long Beach
Prices:$79.00 USD until December 5th, 2014
**Registration fee covers the entrance fee for the athlete and 1 parent/legal guardian

Spectator Entrance Fee$12.00 USD
Free for 12 years old and younger.

Montreal International Open IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Championship

Montreal International Open IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Championship

November 22nd, 2014
Centre Pierre Charbonneau
3000 rue Viau
Prices:$99.00 USD until October 17th, 2014
$115.00 USD until November 14th, 2014

Spectator Entrance Fee: $5

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Monday, November 10, 2014

Join in on the Jiu-Jitsu by the Sea tournament on Dec. 13 in Salinas, CA

GMA member Claudio Franca has announced the latest tournament, the Jiu-Jitsu by the Sea on Dec. 13. The event will take place at Kugtar Academy in Salinas, CA.
The event will host divisions for kids, juveniles, adults and masters.
Early registration ends Nov. 24 with the following discounted prices:
Kids: $60.00
Adults: $75.00
After, the registration period ends Dec. 8 with these prices:
Kids: $75.00
Adults: $90.00
The venue is located at 315 N Main Street Salinas, CA 93901.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014


Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva has long wanted to box Roy Jones Jr. The four-time world boxing champion has long wanted to make it happen as well.
But with Silva recently signing a new 15-fight UFC contract at 39 years of age, it doesn’t seem likely that the fight will ever happen.
Jones thinks it is unfair, but he believes that UFC officials aren’t going to ever allow it to take place.
“(Anderson Silva) is a person, who like myself, when we succeed at something we want to try something else if we can. We want to see how far we can go. We want to test the skies to see if the sky is the limit,” Jones, Jr. recently told The MMA Fight Corner.
“But on his downside, the UFC won’t allow him to fulfill his dream. It’s such a shame because it’s a night that I’m sure people from both worlds would really admire.”
Silva currently is working his way back into the Octagon. He’s scheduled to fight Nick Diaz in a middleweight, non-title fight on Jan. 31 in the UFC 183 main event in Las Vegas.
He suffered a setback on Monday when he had to rush to the hospital due to some lingering back issues that cause him to lose feeling in his legs. Silva has since been sent home and the incident isn’t expected to delay his return.
But with a 15-fight UFC contract, any boxing match with Jones would certainly have to get the UFC’s stamp of approval.
It’s something the UFC president Dana White has often admitted drives him crazy about Silva, and Jones believes that the promotion won’t ever allow it to happen.
“I feel really solid that (the UFC) won’t allow him to do (the boxing match),” Jones continued. “But as a fighter, I think (Silva) is a phenomenal fighter and I think he’s probably going to be one of the best UFC fighters to ever touch the planet.”


Sunday, November 2, 2014

Miami Invitational

Miami Invitational 
November 22, 2014 
Submission only: no points, no advantages, no Referee Decisions!
No time limit finals! (BOTH Gi & NoGi Divisions)

Venue: Joe Celestin Center, 1525 NW 135 St. North Miami, FL 33167

Early Bird: $69 for 1 division / $89 for 2 divisions (pay online only) -- ends 11:59 pm on 11/08
Regular: $75 for 1 division / $95 for 2 divisions (pay online only) -- ends 11:59 pm on 11/20

ON-SITE REGISTRATION: $80 for 1 division / $100 for 2 divisions (CASH only) -- 11/21 & 11/22 

November 15, 2014: Thanksgiving Throwdown

November 15, 2014: Thanksgiving Throwdown 
Submission only: no points, no advantages, no Referee Decisions!
No time limit finals! (BOTH Gi & NoGi Divisions)

Venue: Benfield Sportscenter, 1031 Benfield Blvd. Millersville, MD 21108 

Girls in Gis

Girls in Gis 

2015 Northwest Submission Challenge

Save the date for the 2015 Northwest Submission Challenge and Budo Kids Cup! April 24-25th 2015. This will be the best tournament that we have ever put on! We are awarding the Mens Purple Belt Absolute division a trip to compete in the 2015 Mundials! We have added classes in the Teens and Womens divisions and will welcome the finest in the Northwest!

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The FREE LIVE STREAMING of the 2014 World Master IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Championship

Starting NOW!!! The FREE LIVE STREAMING of the 2014 World Master IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Championship. Go to and enjoy it

sport phrases

1- The true champion believes in the impossible.
2- Winners in life don’t always win; they just don’t give up.
3- No one is a failure until they stop trying.
4- The true champion loses many battles before winning the war.
5- The harder you work, the harder it is to lose.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Bellator 131

Bellator 131 Update: Full fight card for Saturday, November 15th from Valley View Casino Center now finalized.

Read more here:

Loaded card set for November 15th in San Diego LIVE and FREE on Spike.

Full Fight Card:

First Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

  • 5508 Van Winkle Expy
  • Salt Lake City, Utah 84117

Closed until Monday 12:15pm - 1:15pm, 5:00pm - 8:00pm


(801) 864-0440

Fighters Only magazine

The Vitor Belfort cover edition of Fighters Only magazine is on sale now across the UK, US and Canada! Read an exclusive interview with Vitor inside.

Plus, read more exclusive interviews with Anthony "Showtime" PettisJoanne CalderwoodDonald "Cowboy" Cerrone and many others.

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Pela Estátua de CARLSON GRACIE em Copacabana

Pela Estátua de CARLSON GRACIE em Copacabana 

Por que isto é importante

Há mais de 4 anos a Liga Carioca de Jiu-Jitsu pleiteia junto à Prefeitura do Rio, que seja erguida uma estátua do Mestre Carlson Gracie junto à estação do Metrô da Figueiredo Magalhães, no bairro de Copacabana. Carlson, foi o grande responsável pela popularização, não só do jiu-jitsu, mas do MMA no Brasil e no mundo. Uma das figuras mais simbólicas de Copacabana, onde foi morador histórico e onde fica a academia que leva o seu nome até hoje, na Rua Figueiredo Magalhães. Carlson também foi um dos precursores do futevolei e árbitro da Federação de futebol do Rio. Este pleito conta com o apoio da Confederação Brasileira de Jiu-Jitsu e da Associação de Moradores do Bairro Peixoto, que responde pela área a ser instalada a estátua.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

happy halloween

happy halloween 


Moscow International Open

Moscow International Open

November 7th & 8th, 2014
We have extended the registration of the 2014 Moscow International Open until Saturday, Nov 1st, Moscow time.
Мы продлеваем регистрацию на 2014 Московский Открытый до 1 Ноября ( до 24:00 по Московскому времени).

Все атлеты, зарегистрированные на данные соревнования обязаны иметь медицинскую справку, которая разрешает принимать участие в спортивных мероприятиях и подтверждает отсутствие каких либо медицинских причин, препятствующих занятию по Джиу-Джитсу.
All athletes registered for this tournament must have a medical clearance certificate for sports practice dated less than one month before the date of the competition, indicating no objections for participating in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competitions. 
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Worlds Masters and Seniors Schedule and Brackets

Worlds Masters and Seniors Schedule and Brackets 

The IBJJF has released the Worlds Masters and Seniors Schedule and brackets
Check it out here



Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Toukon challenge

Black Belt Team Challenge - Up to 76kg - At the Toukon challenge we will have a Battle between the Black Belt Thursdays Vs The Gracie Barra Team. Below is the Poster for the Black Belt Thursdays. Match ups between the team will be keep secret till the day of the comp. #Toukonchallenge #tkc #toukon.

FIRST BJJ - Why Every Parent Should Have Their Children Train Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Why Every Parent Should Have Their Children Train Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu 

Written by Ivan Miroslavov Dimitrov
It is a well known fact that children need guidance in their life not only coming from their parents but also from an external source. We live in times which force parents to spend less time parenting and way too much worrying about the development and safety of their offspring. Sport classes are great for exercising and focusing the child’s attention but I believe that they fall short when compared to martial arts. The missing link in this case would be also covering the spritual aspect – believing that both psychological and physical, can be strengthened simultaneously . Signing the youngsters in a form of martial art has been a go-to move for decades among the parental bodies in order to get some aid in the endeavour of raising capable men and women who one day will grow up to be valuable contributing members of our society.
In the following text I would like to point out some of the crucial benefits of signing your kid to such classes and to present my personal observations both as a bystander and as a kid’s class coach with hands on approach in grappling and Brazilian jiu jitsu.
First off I would like to say that I respect all martial arts and think that they are all valuable for what they were created to be. That being said I strongly believe that when talking about kids some of them are better suited for the task than others. All forms of striking combat sports which include full contact sparring are dangerous and too risky for children. Also they do not give the opportunity of defending ones self just by controlling the attacker without actually harming them. This is the “bread and butter” of grappling sports and particularly Brazilian jiu jitus.
The main goal in this art is ALWAYS being aware and controlling the situation. Bjj prides itself on the usage of technique and leverage above everything. That is why it is called – “the gentle art”. The main concept is that you must shorten the distance between you and your opponent and initiate the clinch . Next you use various trips, throws and takedowns to bring the altercation to the ground. Once getting there, certain dominant positions and holds are used by the person versed in grappling to control the attacker.
Generally speaking not many systems of self defense allow the smaller and more times than not – the weaker person to subdue a larger opponent. As a result your child will not be thought to depend on size nor strength. Practitioners learn to defend themselves and control their opponent even without trading punches or using finishing holds that might get you in trouble with the school or the legal system. What you are doing is simply nullifying the potential of the other person inflict harm on you. In my opinion this is the ultimate anti-bullying tool. Having the opportunity to harm someone but choosing not to and making them aware of it.
What is even better is that children learn all these attributes including balance, reflexes, flexibility and weight distribution while playing and having fun. Most academies form the teaching and sparring sessions in a form of a game so self defense and play time are mixed in together in a very friendly environment. But I always say that if the only thing you learned out of your training in a combat sport is how to defend yourself and nothing more…you are clearly doing something wrong.
To be involved in such an art while growing up and forming as a personality is a very perplexing phenomenon which stimulates the mind as well as the body. Influenced by their instructors and professors the students themselves want to do better in and out of class. They are being thought how to break down and solve problems which occur both during training sessions and in life. Critical aspects of the child’s character are being forged right there on the tatami. Kids learn that sometimes you are going to be the smaller, weaker, slower or not in the best position possible, but you still have to do the best in your ability to not give up and to keep trying. Sometimes being disciplined and having a good work ethic takes you further than you thought it might. These are life-long lessons which I have found to be true through Brazlian jiu jitsu.
Here are some more significant values and lessons which your child will surely be exposed to while training :
-Self-Discipline and Responsibility. It is a big problem in the era we live in. Young people need to learn that engaging in something which is difficult to do and takes time is ultimately very important for your character.
-Respect. Something missing in many people. Disrespecting someone is definitely not acceptable in any dojo and kids understand that this kind of behavior is not permissible. Children learn to respect their professors, their teammates and also themselves.
-Finding peaceful solutions to problems. We have all been there as children. Aggravated and enraged at some other kid for doing something or acting mean. Kids that train have less desire to persue such goals as they do not feel the need to prove themselves. This makes them calmer and more racional in their decision making.
-Self-Esteem and confidence. It comes as the training hours start building up and the progress increases. Nothing makes the instructors happier than seeing how children change and start being more outgoing as their confidence raises.

Setting goals and acting on fulfilling them. When students set goals they should chase them and figure out on their own that when you truly want something in life you have to work hard to get it.
-Belonging somewhere. Brazilian jiu jitsu allows students to become comfortable with being in close physical contact in a society where we are becoming increasingly more isolated by technology. In combat sports we need our training partners in order to do what we love. This is a rule. We spend a big part of our lives with them and ultimately become one big family. This positive influence is crucial to any youngster and their understanding of society. It builds comradery and shows young people that they are appreciated and important to one another and their team.
I have been a witness and in charge of kid’s classes in Brazilian jiu jitsu and I have to say that just seeing how much the kids enjoy playing and learning lights a spark inside me too. When you show them a move and they do it correctly you feel so proud of them and they feel it too!
Brazilian jiu jitsu is a great gift and it is even better if it has been given when you are too young to understand it. Not just the self defense aspect of the art. In fact just like with adults- lots of people sign up out of fear. They are worried that something might happen to them and they are willing to put the hours of work and learn how to handle stressful situations. But when enough time has passed you begin understand that this actually was not what kept you practicing the art for so long. It is a vehicle for developing your human potential. Everything is about the new friendships, taking good care of your mind and body, the life lessons you learn both about others and about yourself. I strongly recommend all parents to take this step and just bear witness of how your child’s perception of the world will begin to change. 
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American Grappling Federation

American Grappling Federation  

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Submission Challenge - St. Louis 2014

Submission Challenge - St. Louis 2014

Dates: Nov 1, 2014


  • 8:00 AM
Location: North County Recreation Complex. 2577 Redman Ave, St. Louis, MO 63136


  • Adult Male
  • Adult Female
  • Kids
  • Masters and Above


  • Registration by October 30th
  • One Division: $50 Two Divisions: $60
  • Late Registration
  • One Division: $70 Two Divisions: $80


See official site for full details of rules, weight classes, and divisions.

bjj Rules Seminar in Montreal!

Rules Seminar in Montreal!
The Montreal Rules Seminar will be held on November 21st at Gracie Barra Montreal. Limited spots available!
Click the link for more information!

Friday, October 24, 2014
Grappling Experience, LLC.
30033 Technology Drive
Suite #101
Temecula, CA 92563
GX Hotline 951-634-9635