Friday, July 22, 2016

GIRLS GONE GI Training Camp

GIRLS GONE GI Training Camp
Hi ladies, I will be running my Girls Gone Gi training camp again this year. It will be Friday, July 29th - Sunday, July 31st. Sophia McDermott Drysdalewill be teaching a seminar on Saturday morning as part of the camp. This camp will be geared toward competition training and techniques. The cost is $100 for the entire three day camp, which includes the Sophia Drysdale seminar. Also, for the ladies coming from out of town, our students always open their homes for you to stay for the two nights. Finally, on Sunday after the camp is complete, we will be having a pool party. This camp will be a good supplement for anyone preparing for the Master Worlds at the end of August.  

FIRST BJJ fuji gis arrive!!!!

the new FIRST BJJ fuji gis arrive!!!!
FUJI Suparaito Gi 
Suparaito, which means Super Lite in Japanese, is part of FUJI’s SUMMIT product line which is designed for the serious competitor. The Suparaito gi features a very light pearl weave jacket with a rip stop collar with extra rows of stitching, and rip stop pants. Suparaito is IBJJF approved and comes in White and Blue with Green.

Special Features:
Lightweight pearl weave jacket
Triple reinforced rip stop pants
Stiff collar with extra rows of stitching
Bungee cord drawstring
Contrast stitching
Available in sizes A0-A6 + all kids sizes.


February and March 2017


The 2016 World Master takes place on August 25, 26 & 27 at the Las Vegas Convention Center Halls N1 & N1.1 located at 3150 Paradise Road in Las Vegas, Nevada. This event is a celebration of our sport and the chance for the masters to compete against some of the best of today and yesterday.
One such great is Caio Terra who has signed up for Master 1 along with tops Bruno Frazatto, Osvaldo Moizinho, Marcelo Mafra, Clark Gracie and too many others to name make this a super tough category to win.
It is amazing the increase in the number of athletes competing in this event giving us a taste of the depth and the scope of the penetration of Jiu-Jitsu in our society. It is certainly not a “young persons” sport any more
For more info on the event go to ibjjf 

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Register now at

Impact BJJ Tournament opened to all!
PRICE $ 46 ONE DIVISION (GI OR NOGI) by 08/06/2016
$ 51 TWO DIVISIONS (GI AND NOGI) by 08/06/2016 
$ 56 ONE DIVISION (GI OR NOGI) by 08/11/2016
$ 61 TWO DIVISIONS (GI AND NOGI) by 08/11/2016
register now at

2016 Seattle International Open Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship 2016!

#TBT to the 2015 Seattle Open

What's sweeter than victory? Take your place among the winner's circle at the 2016 Seattle International Open Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship 2016!

Registrations are still available. Visit www.IBJJF.ORGto sign up today! We'll see you there.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

UPDATED Pre Schedule for the World Master

IBJJF News: An UPDATED Pre Schedule for the World Master Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship 2016 is now available!
Visit to see the updated schedule. 

CJJA Women's Beginner Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Seminar

Join us at an introductory-level Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu seminar taught by world champion brown belt, Ana Lowry. 


It is a self defense system that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting. BJJ promotes the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger, heavier assailant by using proper technique, leverage, and most notably, taking the fight to the ground, and then applying joint-locks and chokeholds to defeat the opponent. BJJ training can be used for self-defense as well as sport grappling tournaments and mixed martial arts competition. (Wikipedia)


Ana spent 5 years living in Sao Paolo, Brazil focusing on training in the mother land of Jiu-Jitsu and currently teaches at the world renouned Unity Jiu-Jitsu academy in New York City. On the 6th of August, she'll be here in Charlotte to teach introductory Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu techniques to any and all ladies interested to learn!

Read more about Ana here:


Reasons for training Brazilian Jiu-JItsu vary depending on the person, but some of the more common reasons include: self defense, health and fitness, to gain self-confidence, to engage in a close-knit fitness community, and to pursue a healthy challenge.


Ladies of all ages, sizes, and martial arts abilities.


Only a $10 attendence fee! 


Registration is open for ages 4-17.  Kids World is the largest International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournament for Kids in the world.  Our tournament will be held at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, CA, it is a Premier Professional Sports Venue.
Visit us on Facebook or for all the latest information!

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Proving Grounds Invitational

Proving Grounds Invitational
Our first event will be held on Sept 10 at The Garage MMA in Layton, UT!
This is a No Gi, Black Belt only, invitation only, $2000 cash prize, submission only, winner take all tournament!
We will have 3 brackets based on weight in lbs. 160-, 160-190, 190+.
We will be releasing all the names in the brackets as soon as we can. Keep an eye out for the lists on this page...THEY ARE INSANE! 

Grappling Industries Chicago

Grappling Industries Chicago
Grappling Industries returns to Chicago, Illinois for it's 2nd event in the windy city on October 15!

FIRST BJJ UTAH 2nd year Anniversary Saturday 23rd.

FIRST BJJ CARLSON GRACIE UTAH 2nd year Anniversary Saturday 23rd. 
11am Gi class and 1pm BBQ!
ARE YOU READY FOR OUR BBQ at FIRST BJJ CENTER? Students and friends are welcome! Bring SOME drink and food!!! 11am bjj class, 1pm start BBQ to sun down. 

Monday, July 18, 2016

Brazilian Top Team Florida, Boca Raton,Fl

Guys, this Wednesday 7:30 pm. Please let me know who is coming? I would like to see everyone participating on this great opportunity to learn from a 5th degree black belt!
Brazilian Top Team Florida, Boca Raton,Fl 

Austin International Open Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship July 23rd & 24th, 2016

Austin International Open Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF
Championship July 23rd & 24th, 2016

Sunday, July 17, 2016

August 13 in Salt Lake city, UT

August 13 in Salt Lake city, UT

The 12th Annual North American BJJ Tournament

The 12th Annual North American BJJ Tournament is the tournament that started it all for the NABJJF...This year it will all take place August 6-7, 2016...Registration is now open at

Judo Rio 2016

FIRST LOOK: The judogi backpatches for Rio 2016 have been revealed! These six L2012 champions will be among those fighting at #JudoRio2016


In a very action packed match Garry "The Lion Killer" Tonon gets the foot lock on Ralek Gracie in the final match of the night. Metamoris coverage powered by Absolute Athlete Care #metamoris7#metamoris #jiujitsu #grappling #bjj


Once in a life time opportunity!

Private training & seminar with multiple ADCC gold winner & jiu jitsu legend Dean Lister plus Seattle's own UFC vet Ivan Salaverry!

The best part is that 100% of the proceeds go to help ISMMA'S very own jiu jitsu coach Serge Pedük get his mother, who is battling M.S. and his father, who's fighting kidney failure to the United States all the way from Turkey. Once in Seattle, both will have access to the care and services needed for a higher quality of life.

Kill 2 birds with 1 stone be apart of helping out your jiu jitsu community while strengthening your jiu jitsu game with knowledge from the best in the game.

Hope to see you there.


Someone near and dear to the Bali MMA team is coming to Bali MMA. Professor Olavo Abreu


Someone near and dear to the Bali MMA team is coming to Bali MMA. Professor Olavo Abreu is coming on August 13th for a seminar! He is a 4th degree blackbelt under Carlson Gracie and isPhuket Top Team MMA Training Camp's head BJJ coach. He has a wealth of knowledge and has started BJJ programs all over the world. Don't miss the opportunity to learn from a true BJJ legend!

Cyborg Santos HELP!

@criscyborg with @instarepost_app --
 Fight fans Please say a prayer for my Ex husband Cyborg Santos. Many of you watched him fight on Spike TV this weekend when he suffered this injury while fighting in London. Cyborg is still in the hospital in the UK, and they are not sure when he will be able to fly again. He has not had surgery yet and their is worry the brain can continue to swellcausing more damage. Click The link In My bio to donate to his #GoFundMe and support him and his family at this time. Thank you God for your protecion, The dr said this very Easily could have been life threatening. Please show your support for the fighters and share! 🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷 🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷
Fãns de luta façam uma prece para o meu ex marido Cyborg Santos ,muitos de vocês assistiram ontem a luta dele na Spike TV,onde ele sofreu este ferimento enquanto lutava em Londres ,ele ainda está no hospital e não tem certeza quando ele vai poder voar de volta pra casa, @bellatormma é responsável por todo procedimentos médicos que ele precisar para resolver este problema porém ele não vai poder trabalhar por um tempo e nós vamos arrecadar ajuda pra ele através do #gofundme para os fãs patrocinarem ele e sua família nesta hora difícil, Obrigada Deus por sua proteção!!
O medico disse que ele poderia estar em risco de vida,mostrem seu apoio aos lutadores e compartilhem isto!!! No meu Perfil do Instagram esta esta o link ajudar!
#GodToGlory #figtherlife #teamcyborg #evangelistacyborgsantos
#bellator158 #London
 — at Jiu Jitsu Pro Gear.


Happy to announce that BOA BJJ MMA from professor Chad Freeman located at Kamloops, British Columbia – Canada now is affiliated with FIRST BJJ CARLSON GRACIE UTAH Association.


1 week from today Nascimento Machado Fernando vs Bryant Pangelinan ‪#‎f2wpro8‬ July 23rd San Francisco! get tickets Please Share! ‪#‎showcasetheart‬

Fight To Win Pro 7

Fight To Win Pro 7 is in the books, great event lots of decisions but great jiu jitsu on display, thanks for all the support! Fighters paid $32,032 in salaries and commission here are the results
Black Belt results
Rafael Lovato Jr. defeats Cyborg decision
Eliot Marshall defeats Warren Brooks decision
John Combs defeats Hayward Charles guilotene
Nick Maez defeats Todd Kornfield decision
Philip Miller defeats Sean Stewart decision
Grant Gaither defeats Andy Smith darce
Scott Miller defeats Alvin Robinson decision
Brown Belt Results
Indiana Danahue defeats Gilbert Smith decision
Bruce Bugbee defeats Phil Lietz heel hook
Vanessa Wexler defats Karen Kovach submission
Jeremy Hastings defeats Nick Laney calf slicer
Mike Martin defeats Jimmy Maldonado decision
Purple Belt results
Ryan Martinez defats Jose Martinez decision
Derek Alumbaugh defeats Casey Pratt armbarr
Brock Combs defeats Joseph Mackinnon Decision
Nicholas Birgel defeats Jarred Mercado decision
Jimmy Grissam defeats Esmelin Espinal decision
Daymar Ortiz defeats Matt Sierra submission
Sean P. Speer defeats Ian Mcgonigle submission
DC Hazen Defeats Joseph Clark submission
Mike Terpstra defeats Carlos Hernandez decision
Nicole Evangelista defeats Alex My Nguyen decision
Nick Gamez-Ramos defeats Eli Dexter decision
Eric Sainz defeats Bill Thomas decisoin
Emma Sojo defats Jaidyn Mueller split decision
Eddye Aguirre Banuelos defeats Briaden Holmes submission
Wilson Sojo defats Kiadon Sullivan decision

2016 World Master

Due to the high demand of requests to register at the 2016 World Master, the organization is increasing the number of mat areas at the event and capacity of the event has increased.
Therefore, we have re-opened registration for this event.
Please refer to the event's page for more information. 

Saturday, July 16, 2016


Marcelo Alonso is a (5th degree) black belt in Brazilian jiu jitsu under Master Carlson Gracie, being one of Carlson’s most famous and respected students. Alonso was an instructor at the Carlson Gracie Academy in Copacabana – RJ for many years. Moving to United States in the late 1990’s, settling in the Seattle area, where he quickly became a reference among the local grappling scene.

Marcelo Alonso Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Marcelo Alonso

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Carlson Gracie > Marcelo Alonso
Master Marcelo one of the first coach of Prof. Suyan and Prof. Carlos at CARLSON GRACIE Gym in Rio de Janeiro.
Participate at the BJJ GI seminar and learned from the source!
PRICE: $50 before September 10th and $60 After September 10th (cash only).

2016 NAGA Austin Grappling Championship

NAGA brings No-Gi and Gi grappling back to Austin, Texas on Saturday, August 13, 2016. The event will take place at the Travis County ExpoCenter - Leudecke Arena in Austin, TX. 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.

North American Grappling Association (NAGA) ‎2016 NAGA Utah Grappling Champioonship

NAGA brings No-Gi and Gi grappling back to Utah on Saturday, October 1, 2016. The event will take place at the Legacy Event Center in Farmington, Utah. 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.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

2016 Grappling Industries Boca Raton July 16, 2016 • Lynn Univertsity

2016 Grappling Industries
Boca Raton July 16, 2016 • Lynn Univertsity

UFC 200

UFC 200


UFC 200 goes down today Saturday, July 9th at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas Strip, Nevada.The blockbuster card has a main event a title bantamweight fight between champion Miesha Tate and challenger Amanda Nunes.
The card also features top names as former heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar returns to face the heavy hitting Mark Hunt. Adding to the giant event is a featherweight title fight between Jose Aldo and Frankie Edgar and non-title fight between Daniel Cormier and former champion Anderson Silva.
Main Card (Live on PPV, 10:00 PM ET)
-Miesha Tate v Amanda Nunes – Nunes by submission -rear naked choke- 3:16 R1
-Brock Lesnar v Mark Hunt – Lesnar by unanimous decision R3
-Daniel Cormier v Anderson Silva – Cormier by unanimous decision R3
-Jose Aldo vs. Frankie Edgar – Aldo by unanimous decision R5
-Cain Velasquez v Travis Browne – Velasquez by TKO -punches- 4:57 R1
Preliminary Card (Live on Fox Sports 1, 8:00 PM ET)
-Cat Zingano v Julianna Pena – Zingano by unanimous decision R3
-Johny Hendricks v Kelvin Gastelum – Gastelum by unanimous decision R3
-T.J. Dillashaw v Raphael Assuncao – Dillashaw by unanimous decision R3
-Sage Northcutt v Enrique Marin – Northcutt by unanimous decision R3
Preliminary Bouts (Live on UFC Fight Pass, 6:30 PM ET)
-Joe Lauzon v Diego Sanchez – Lauzon by TKO -punches- 1:26 R1
-Gegard Mousasi v Thiago Santos – Mousasi by TKO -punches- 4:32 R1
– Jim Miller v Takanori Gomi – Miller by TKO -punches- 2:18 R1

2016 IBJJF Pro League GP: @marcusbuchecha and @leo_nogueirabjj pose with their combined prizes of $50,000.

2016 IBJJF Pro League GP: The big checks! @marcusbuchecha and @leo_nogueirabjj pose with their combined prizes of $50,000. 

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Denver Seminars

Denver Seminars


BALTIMORE, MD - JULY 9, 2016  

Felipe "Preguica" Pena Seminar

Felipe "Preguica" Pena Seminar
Come learn with the hottest name in BJJ! The 2016 Abu Dhabi Pro Open Class, World, European, Brazilian, Copa Podio Champion will be sharing his amazing technique with you! If you truly love BJJ you will not miss this great event!
Pre-registration by July 12th - $60 via PayPal:
At door - $90
All affiliations welcome! No politics! 

Pedro Sauer Seminars Sept. 2016 NC.

Train with a Legend. Master Pedro Sauer 8th Degree Gracie Jiu Jitsu Black Belt is coming back to our Academy and will be doing 2 ea. Three hour seminars. If you haven't been to one of his seminars I guarantee you will be more than glad you went.

More details will be added as the event gets closer so save the date in your calendar now!

A little about Pedro Sauer

Master Pedro Sauer is an 8th Degree Coral Belt under Rickson Gracie and he received his Black Belt by GM Helio Gracie and Rickson Gracie in 1985 and today he is regarded as one of the best and most technical instructors in the world.

He moved to California with Rickson Gracie and trained daily with the Gracie brothers (Rickson, Rorion, and Royce), their father, Helio Gracie, their cousin, Renzo Gracie, and the Machado Brothers, as well as many others that are responsible for spreading Gracie Jiu Jitsu in the United States.

Currently, Master Pedro resides in Virginia where he regularly instructs at the PSBJJ Headquarters. He is one of the most highly sought after instructors in the U.S. (of any martial discipline), has presented hundreds of public seminars around the nation, and he will be here in Harrisburg, NC. teaching two 3-hour seminars.

Will each seminar be the same or different?

The seminars will not be the same and as long as I have known Professor I have never seen two seminars alike.

They will be an open format where anyone and everyone can ask questions and he will either teach new techniques or troubleshoot and improve what you already know with remarkable detail.

$85.00 for one session
$159.00 to attend both sessions
At the door - cost is the same - no need to pay more for a last minute decision.

The Saturday session will be from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m
The Sunday session will be from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Your spot will be only reserved when payment is received. You can also pay with a credit card, debit card at the academy or over the phone, or by paypal.

Please mail check to
Integrated Martial Arts Academy
3816 HWY 49 South
Harrisburg, NC. 28075

When you mail payment be sure and write the full name of each person that will attend so we can have a list of who will be attending.

It will also allow us to make sure we limit the attendance so we can prevent over-crowding and everyone that attends can get an opportunity to ask questions and get the most benefit of your time.

If you have any questions please call me at 704-363-6236
or email me at

See you there!