Friday, May 22, 2015

UFC 187

Join us for the UFC 187 weigh-ins happening TODAY live from the MGM Grand! This event is FREE/Open to the public

Friday, May 15, 2015

2015 Houston Grand Prix Championships

2015 Houston Grand Prix Championships

How do you picture yourself winning one of these. The run for the Gold is open. The very first photo of the 2015 Worlds Gold Medal. Registration is open until May 18th. Visit for more information

Fuji Mats + Facility Design

New Mat Company Is Well Positioned to Serve Martial Arts, MMA and Yoga Professionals - Fuji Mats + Facility Design is Built on Tradition and Experience, and Focused on Quality Products
NEW YORK, N.Y. (May 14, 2015) – Fuji Mats + Facility Design unites three of the industry’s leading experts to create a new company that serves professionals in martial arts, MMA, yoga, and more with high-quality mat flooring and facility design services. Lead by Jimmy Pedro, Olympic Judo Athlete and Coach, the Fuji Mats team includes Tom Tschida and Patrick McCarty, veterans of the design, manufac...

2015 NAGA Syracuse Grappling Championship

2015 NAGA Syracuse Grappling Championship
NAGA brings No-Gi and Gi grappling to Syracuse, NY on Saturday, May 16, 2015. We are excited to make our debut in Syracuse. The tournament will feature over 300 No-Gi and Gi grappling divisions. All Expert division winners take home championship belts. Non-expert Children and Teens division winners will be awarded samurai swords, adults take home medals.

All divisions will take place on Saturday. Children and teens will compete first. Adult divisions will begin once the children and teen divisions finish. Please visit the website for more information on division start times. 

Projitsu 2 in Wilmington NC on May 16th at 1PM

Projitsu 2 in Wilmington NC on May 16th at 1PM

Tickets are $20 and Vip Tables are $150.
The event is to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project .

The venue address is 507 N 6th Street Wilmington NC .

You can Buy Tickets online at :
You can Purchase Pay Per View at :

Also Tickets will be available at the event for purchase .

John George vs Joseph "El Dingo Loco" Carroll
Josh Leonard vs Chico Santiago

Shawn Burton vs Gardner Watkins
Jeff Piercy vs Chad Stevens
Greg Bacote vs Bryan Bartlett
John Schell vs Shane Woosley
Jösh Röbinsøn vs Joey McGurty
Marcel Fucci vs Shawn Robertson
Brett Kostern Vs Mike Powell

Joshua Smith vs Luke Humphreys
Kyle Davenport vs David Kish
Adam Lamp vs Muhieddin "Draco" Alkhatib
Shannon McKenna vs Megan Patrowicz

ufc 187

ufc 187, next week!!!

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Carlson: Where are the fighters from Gracie Barra, from Rickson's?

Carlson: Where are the fighters from Gracie Barra, from Rickson's?

Son of legendary Carlson Gracie, Carlson Gracie Jr. takes the time to sit down with Jits Magazine. In this part he talks about how Carlson Gracie’s Jiu-Jitsu style is geared for MMA and how the other major academies don’t produce successful MMA fighters in the same numbers as Carslon Gracie lineage fighters:
This old (early 2000’s) Interview of Carlson Gracie Senior from O TATAME Magazine: Interview with C a r l s o n G r a c i e “L i v i n g L e g e n d” Translated by: T a t i a n a S a n t o s (Asst. to Mr. C a r l s o n G r a c i e).
Carlson senior goes into detail about what sets the Carlson Gracie style apart from other members of the Gracie family:
T: What’s the reason for your disagreement with Helio Gracie?
CG: I have nothing against him, the only problem is that he’s going around telling lies, you know what I mean? He goes around saying that his sons are the biggest & best fighters in the world and that they discovered the invincibility. His students lose everything here in Brazil. OK, Royce did well in the U.S. He beat everyone there, but no one knew anything then. Here in Brazil, I’ve never seen Royce win ONE championship. He lost to everyone. He lost to De La Riva, who was so much smaller than him. He tapped out to Paschoal. He’s a good fighter, but never won anything here. He’s not this “phenomenon” that they talk about.

Sunday, April 19, 2015



UFC on Fox 15 Results

UFC on Fox 15 takes place at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey and fetures a series of top middleweight fights; Lioto Machida v Luke Rockhold and Ronaldo "Jacare" v Chris Camozzi and a ladies fight between Felice Herrig and Paige VanZant
Main Card (on FOX)
Lyoto Machida v. Luke Rockhold - Rockhold by submission - rear naked choke - 2:30 R2
Jacare Souza v Chris Camozzi - Jacare by verbal submission - arm-lock 2:33 R1
Cub Swanson v Max Holloway - Holloway by submission - guillotine -3:58 R3
Felice Herrig v Paige VanZant - VanZant by unanimous decision R3
Preliminary Card (on FOX)
Jim Miller v Beneil Dariush - Dariush by unanimous decision R3
Ovince Saint Preux v Patrick Cummins - Saint Preux by KO 4:54 R1
Corey Anderson v. Gian Villante - Vilante by TKO - punches - 4:18 R3
Takeya Mizugaki v Aljamain Sterling - Sterling by submission - arm-triangle choke - 2:11 R3
Preliminary Card (on UFC Fight Pass)
George Sullivan  v Tim Means - Means by submission - arm triangle choke - 3:41 R3
Diego Brandao v Jimy Hettes - Brandao by TKO - doctor stoppage - end of R1
Chris Dempsey v Eddie Gordon - Dempsey by split decision R3 


Tacoma, Washington.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Boca Raton International Open IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Championship

Boca Raton International Open IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Championship
April 25th, 2015
Florida Atlantic University Athletics
777 Glades Road
Boca Raton

new blue belt at FIRST BJJ CENTER in Utah

new blue belt at FIRST BJJ CENTER in Utah
Today marked, to my great surprise, the moment in which I made my first significant step in the Brazilian Jujitsu Martial arts.
My journey started approximately 8 months ago when I noticed a new Jujitsu studio adjacent to the Van Winkles Golds Gym complex. My interest was immediately piqued and I walked through the doors to be introduced to Carlos Santos and Suyan Queiroz.
Carlos and Suyan are native Brazilians and highly accomplished Brazilian Jujitsu black belts. Both of them are world champions and are of the Carlson Gracie lineage. I was met immediately with a warm reception by them both and felt excited about what they had to offer.
After a brief discussion I left their studio and headed back out into the world where I was in the process of moving into a new house and traveling out of town on business. Upon my return and completion of my move-in, I immediately returned to the Frist BJJ studio.
When I did, I was surprised that both Carlos and Suyan not only recognized me from the 15 minute visit a few weeks earlier, but they both asked me about my trip and move. I was highly impressed to say the least that their interest in me was deeper than simply as a student but more importantly as a friend.
I started attending their afternoon and evening classes. I did the best I could with my 36 year old body to make every possible training session, many of which I could only watch as a spectator because I was tired or strained as my body was being challenged in ways it never has been.
I began to crave Jujitsu. I fell asleep and woke up thinking about it. I could not go through the day without contemplating the many positions I was being taught and roll playing deploying them. I learned that Jujitsu is one part body and another part mind. It is like the ultimate game of chess.
I met other students and started developing friendships with them. New students arrived and again, I started developing friendships with them. It became apparent quickly that I was not only a student but would, as I learned and developed, be able to help others starting on their journey in Jujitsu. I started feeling purposeful beyond just developing a talent but also a skill I could pass onto others.
Of course I am still very young in my journey and in no way in a position to teach others but it has been a joy to start to be able to offer insight on the work we do on the mats. It has also been very rewarding to be humble enough to allow others to help me improve my skills. That is one of the incredible things about this sport. No matter where you are at, others are learning from you. I know I have learned a tremendous amount from my co-students, both in Jujitsu and in life.
I have found that this is so much more than a sport but a way of life. These people I see on a daily basis are becoming my family. I feel a sense of belonging and a comradery I have felt in few others places in life. I have a deep interest in seeing and celebrating my successes but especially others as we take this journey together.
I cannot begin to understand how fortunate I am to have met Carlos and Suyan, and their beautiful families, you too little Haffey, and all the other students this incredible studio has brought into my life. It provides me an overwhelming sense of belonging and fortification to participate in this training.
Until this post, I have been holding off on openly sharing my participation in Jujitsu. I even went as far as untagging myself from related posts. I did this because for me, I felt like it was important to not just do it and then brag about it (something I have been guilty of in the past), but rather hold off and ensure that my dedication to it was more than just a passing hobby but rather a commitment to a new lifestyle. One in which my body is evolving as is my mind and relationships with others. Today marked that occasion and I am proud to publicly have the opportunity to thank all those individuals who have helped me achieve the success that I was honored with today.
So to Carlos, Suyan, their families who support their efforts, and the many students I have the honor of training alongside, Helen, Mikey Son, Jonut, Ginga, Gustavo, Cy, Greggers, Ross Dress for Less, Corby, Trevors, Ashely & Hob, Big Pedro, Matheus, Chad, Carson, Hick, Le Ane Lli, Ryan, Chaves, Samus, and the newer students who I know by face but which my dumb brain remains scattered as to names… thank you all!
And although I can express my warm regards here, I doubt that any of you will ever understand how truly remarkable and blessed I feel to have your support and friendships and how important and meaningful they are to me in my life! I consider First BJJ Center to be my second family, and for that I am grateful.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Sidney Silva Seminar

Brazilian jiu-jitsu seminar, open to all!! great for all levels from beginner to advanced. weather your looking to get some self defense skills or polish up your Fight or bjj game you wont be disappointed 

Northwest Submission Challenge

We are proud to, with the support of the Idaho Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation, once again invite the top men, and women grapplers in the northwest to show their skill and competitive drive. This is a family friendly event for competitors of all ages, skill levels, and discipline. This is an open tournament, you do not have to be affiliated with any style, academy or gym to enter. There will be divisions for men, women, teens, and an executive class for athletes over the age of 35 the day of the tournament. 

Grand Master Carlson Gracie Jr. will be in Salt Lake City

Grand Master Carlson Gracie Jr. will be in Salt Lake City for a 3 hours BJJ Seminar on Saturday, June 13, 2015. 
All attendees will receive a certificate.
Open to all fighters and schools!START: 11 AM
Registration opens Monday April 13, 2015.
Price: Before 06/08 = $55 / From 06/08 = $65
Info: (801) 864-0440 / (801) 300-9132

Sunday, March 29, 2015

PROJITSU: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu organization

PROJITSU: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu organization, putting on entire cards filled with Super Fights. Searching for those who go for the finish, submission only! 

Registrations for the 2015 Ontario Open are now OPEN.

Attention all competitors , coaches and friends. 

Registrations for the 2015 Ontario Open are now OPEN. The first 200 will receive a free Ontario Open t-shirt. 

Register now:

This is the schedule for the upcoming Ontario Open
Saturday , May 2nd, 2015
Nogi - Kids 5 to 15 year old
Gi - Juniors, Adults , Masters and Seniors.

Sunday, May 3rd, 2015
Gi - Kids 5 to 15 year old
Nogi - Juniors, Adults , Masters and Seniors. 

North American Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation

Over 2,000 competitors are expected at the Los Angeles International Jiu Jitsu Open on June 26, 27, & 28. Save your spot early & Be Part of Greatness!  

Carlos Santos bjj seminar in MInot, ND

Carlos Santos back to Minot!
4 days bjj camp: $ 60 1 DAY =$25
04/04 – BJJ GI TOP POSITION – 11:45AM (3HOURS)
04.05 – NOGI DAY – 11:45AM (3HOURS)

Saturday, March 28, 2015

We are ready for the 2015 Chicago Spring!

We are ready for the 2015 Chicago Spring! 
The Schedule of the 2015 Chicago Spring International Open IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Championship (Gi and No Gi) has been released. Visit for more information 

Friday, March 27, 2015

Master Carlson Gracie Jr. will be in Salt Lake City for a 3 hours BJJ seminar on June 13th.

Grand Master Carlson Gracie Jr. will be in Salt Lake City for a 3 hours BJJ seminar on June 13th. 
PRICE: until 06/8 = $55 / after = $65
All participants receive certificate.
Open to all fighters and schools!
Don't miss this opportunity!!! 
info: 801 8640440 / 801 3009132 

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Combat Sports Club‎Grapplefest 21

Combat Sports ClubGrapplefest 21
Grapplefest 21 is just around the corner but there's still time to get the early bird savings.

Early online registration ends at 5:00pm on Thursday April 2nd. $40/$60 one/two division(s)
Late online registration ends at 5:00pm on Thursday April 9th. $50/$70 one/two division(s)
Cash registration will be available at the Friday night weigh ins April 10th 5-8:00pm $60/$80 one/two divisions

Registration and details are

See you on the mats! 

brazilian jiu-jitsu in Utah - First bjj 5 Reasons Kids Should Train Brazilian Jiu-jitsu:

brazilian jiu-jitsu in Utah - First bjj 
5 Reasons Kids Should Train Brazilian Jiu-jitsu:

As parents, we all know that kids need to stay active and learn how to be a part of a team. Martial arts is a great way for kids to do both these things, but the added benefit is that it’s a year-round program. Instead of seasonal sports where progress is slower, kids who participate consistently in a martial arts program will see guaranteed changes in behavior at home and school. At First BJJ Academy, we focus on building kids’ life skills while they are making friends and learning martial arts. While we can think of 10,000 reasons why kids should train BJJ, here are the top 5 reasons why our kids’ martial arts program is so important:

1. Physical benefits: Children who train Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) are learning a healthy lifestyle by staying active, which, as most parents know, is difficult to do in the age of video games and social media! Staying active burns calories, increases good cholesterol, decreases bad cholesterol, increases flexibility, increases balance and coordination, improves fitness, maintains healthy joints and keeps the heart rate up, all while learning how to defend yourself! Proper martial arts training should be fun and educational, all while increasing a child’s self-confidence, which can in turn manifest itself in many positive ways of a child’s life.

2. Self-Esteem: Self-esteem is developed in martial arts due to the ability to grow and set goals. At first, kids in BJJ class start off setting short-term goals (getting a feel for the movements). These goals are realized after a few short months and are rewarded with a new belt or stripe. The student realizes that the effort and work put forth in the martial arts class pays off, in this case, a new belt color. Once they realize that BJJ is for life they begin to reach for a higher goal, attaining the coveted black belt, but along the way, self-esteem and self-confidence is growing, along with the child.

3. Bullyproof: Bullying is a well-documented and growing problem in schools these days. And with no signs of slowing down, martial arts training can give much needed tools to the child on how to better deal with bullies and bullying situations. Martial arts teaches children to stand up for themselves and for others if there is a bullying situation. Preventing bullying does not mean resorting to violence, it means having the confidence to stand up for what is right. However, what’s worse for parents than learning their child is being a bully, is that their child is a bully him/herself. At First BJJ Academy, we focus on developing strong human beings, learning to help others, not hurt them.

4. Mental Health: Apart from self-esteem, BJJ is very mentally challenging which helps kids develop character. Compared to other martial arts, it can take up to 10 yrs for adults to reach black belt because of the complexity of the art. The ability of a BJJ student to learn how to deal with obstacles in a controlled environment gives the benefit of increased mental health because the student develops the ever-important “Never Give Up” attitude. That attitude is imperative in developing leaders and strong individuals who don’t see a limit to what they can accomplish and learn how to navigate their way through challenges. Along the way, your child will gain self-discipline, self-confidence, focus, and respect, just to name a few of the many mental benefits of training.

5. Awareness: The last thing any parent wants is a lost child. Typically, the child is fine and found in a few minutes. But what if the worst case scenario presented itself? Realistically, can a child defend themselves against an adult? Probably not. But a child can learn how to be aware of their surroundings, and take the necessary steps to prevent dangerous situations. BJJ teaches children to be flexible, make quick decisions, and take action while remaining calm.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Sub League promotes the sports of submission grappling and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Sub League promotes the sports of submission grappling and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu with it's Submission Wrestling League and Oregon Open competitions. Find more at 
SUBLEAGUE.COM is back up! Due to the inconvenience yesterday, we have extended the early bird discount for Sub League Qualifier 1 through today! Register now and save at

Renato Tavares Seminar – Special $40 Online Price – March 21st 2015

Renato Tavares Seminar – Special $40 Online Price – March 21st 2015 

Renato Tavares, 5th Degree BJJ Black Belt & IBJJF World Masters Champion will be conducting aBrazilian Jiu Jitsu Seminar at Baltimore Martial Arts Academy in Catonsville, Maryland on Saturday March 21st 10:30AM-1:30PM. 

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

2015 Atlanta BJJ Championships

The AGF has been invited to run the BJJ portion of the World Fitness Expo in Atlanta this year. 

The tournament will be on June 27th, but there will be plenty of other events going on.

This will be our first trip to Atlanta! 

AKA Open Jiu Jitsu Tournament Series

AKA Open Jiu Jitsu Tournament Series

Polaris 2 date and venue confirmed.

Polaris 2 date and venue confirmed.

It will be held at the St. David's hall again. We will return with more knowledge on how to run the best event possible, with an improved layout. The live show is going to be unmissable.

We will also build on everything we learned from the first PPV to give you an even better pay-per-view experience for those who can't make it to the venue.

The date is September 12th, 2015.

The fights will be announced in the coming weeks and months. We have got some very special bouts planned.

We are looking forward to seeing you there!