Monday, December 29, 2014

Submission Ace Championship

The date has been set.

February 28th, 2015.

The Submission Ace Championship returns for it's 3rd year. Picking up where it started at the beginning of 2014, with the Winter Gi Classic!

All Gi matches//All ages//
Kids, Teens, Adults, Woman's, Master's//
Round Robin//Championship Belts//
S7 Superfights

Save the date and get your entry online early to save money! Ticket sales open January 5th at: 

Saturday, December 27, 2014

The new Anderson 'The Spider' Silva cover edition of Fighters Only magazine

The new Anderson 'The Spider' Silva cover edition of Fighters Only magazine is on sale now in the UK, US & Canada!
Read exclusive interviews with Anderson, Ronda RouseyLuke Rockholdand many others inside.

The 7th annual Scottish BJJ Open

The 7th annual Scottish BJJ Open, held in Scotland's Capital City. Taking place in this historical setting the Scottish Open is the First Bjj247 event of 2015 . The venue being The Meadow Bank Stadium, is a top of the range multi purpose leisure centre with ample seating and amazing mat's left to them after the commonwealth games . 

Chicago Spring International Open IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Championship

Chicago Spring International Open IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Championship
The registration for the 2015 Chicago Spring International Open Gi and No Gi is now open. Please visit for more information.     

2015 Gracie Nationals

The 2015 Gracie Nationals go down on February 7 & 8 at the Fit Expo. The annual event is held at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, Ca. The Nationals are a Submission Only event and both fighters lose if there is no submission at the end of the 15 minute time limit, making for exciting action
For more info check out 

Salt lake city bjj academy

Salt lake city bjj academy 

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Physical Therapy: Hand/Wrist Exercises

Physical Therapy: Hand/Wrist Exercises 
Stand with palms together and elbows out. Slowly lower wrists until a stretch is felt. Hold for 5 seconds and slowly return to starting position. 

Battle 4 the Ages

Invite-only BJJ tournament for kids and teens. We will crown the very best kid competitor for each age group from 8 years old to 17. Winner of tournament wins the championship belt and must defend it. Only 8 competitors per age group invited. 

Crowning the Greatest Youth BJJ Competitors on the Planet. 

We would just like to take this opportunity to wish all our friends, advertisers and fans a very Merry Christmas!

We would just like to take this opportunity to wish all our friends, advertisers and fans a very Merry Christmas! 

American Grappling Federation

American Grappling Federation 

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

New York Spring International Open IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Championship

Hello New York!!!

The registration for the 2015 New York Spring International Open IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Championship is now open. Visit for more information. 

Tournament of Champions 16 BJJ & NOGI

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Submisson Grappling
Double Elimination!
$40 Pre Registration ends February 15th
$50 Late Registration ends February 20th
$3000 in cash prizes for champions divisions
$500 womens bjj champions division
$500 womens no champions division
$500 mens -170 NOGI champions divisions
$500 mens+170 NOGI champions divisions
$500 mens -170 BJJ champions divisions
$500 mens +170 BJJ champions divisions 

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Amateur Grappling League

Attention all grapplers! The Atlantic City Absolute cash prize is up for grabs. We look forward to filling the division with the areas best competitors. Test your skill against current PGL fighters and everyone else looking to claim that $500! Register before the last spots are filled...

Florida State Championship

Florida State Championship 




The North American Grappling Association (NAGA) is the world’s largest mixed grappling tournament circuit with over 300,000 competitors worldwide. On Saturday, January 31, 2015, NAGA makes its debut in Knoxville, TN with our annual NAGA Knoxville Grappling Championship. Come as an individual or as a team to compete. You do not have to live in TN or be on a team to participate in this event. Pre-registration closes at midnight, January 24, 2015. 


The North American Grappling Association (NAGA) is the world’s largest mixed grappling tournament circuit with over 300,000 competitors worldwide. On Saturday, January 31, 2015, NAGA returns to Connecticut with our NAGA New England Grappling Championship. Come as an individual or as a team to compete. You do not have to live in Connecticut or be on a team to participate in this event. Pre-registration closes at midnight, January 24, 2015. 

Jiu-Jitsu World League



UFC Fight Night - Machida v Holloway - Results

UFC Fight Night - Machida v Holloway - Results 

UFC Fight Night 58 takes place today, December 20th at the Ginasio Jose Correia in Barueri, Brazil. The main event features a middleweight fight between Lyoto Machida and CB Dollaway .

Main Card (FOX Sports 1, 7:00 PM PT)
  • Lyoto Machida vs. C.B. Dollaway - Machida by TKO - kick - 1:02 R1
  • Renan Barao vs. Mitch Gagnon - Barao by submission -head and arm choke- 3:53 R3
  • Antonio Carlos Junior vs. Patrick Cummins - Cummins by unanimous judges Dec R3
  • Rashid Magomedov vs. Elias Silverio - MAgomedov by TKO -punches- 4:57 R3
  • Erick Silva vs. Mike Rhodes - Silva by submission -arm-triangle choke- 1:15 R1
  • Antonio dos Santos Jr. vs. Daniel Sarafian - Sarafian by TKO -dislocated finger- 1:01 R2

Preliminary Card (FOX Sports 15:00 PM PT)
  • Marcos Rogerio de Lima vs. Igor Pokrajac - De Lima by TKO  -punches- 1:59 R1
  • Renato Carneiro vs. Tom Niinimaki - Carneiro by Submission - rear naked choke 3:30 R2
  • Hacran Dias vs. Darren Elkins - Dias by Unanimous Judges Dec R3
  • Leandro Issa vs. Yuta Sasaki - Issa by Submission - Rear naked choke 4:13 R2

Preliminary Bouts (UFC Fight Pass, 4:00 PM PT)
  • Tim Means vs. Marcio Alexandre Jr. - Means by Unanimous Judges Dec R3
  • Jake Collier vs. Vitor Miranda - Miranda by KO - head kick/punches - 4:59 R1

Friday, December 19, 2014

American Top Team Oklahoma City

December 20th at 9AM RICARDO LIBORIO SEMINAR, the 1st BJJ World Champion, BJJ Legend and Robbie Lawler's coach!!!

Don't miss this opportunity!!!

Cost for ATTOKC Members (only CASH)

Cost for NON Members (only CASH)

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Lone Star State Jiu Jitsu Championship March 28th

Lone Star State Jiu Jitsu Championship March 28th!!! Registration is open, register today & Be Part of Greatness! #nabjjf #sjjif#lonestarstate #texas #goforgold #bjj #jiujitsu #gi #nogi#kidsingis @breakpointfc @ckfightlife @soulrollbjj @sjjif

Grand Canyon State Open April 11th

Be ready everyone for the Grand Canyon State Open April 11th, there's plenty of time to prepare & bring your best ground game in the spring to Phoenix! Registration is open, so register early & Be Part of Greatness! #nabjjf #sjjif#bjj #jiujitsu #goforgold #gi #nogi #kidsingis #phoenix#grandcanyonstateopen #arizona @sjjif @breakpointfc @ckfightlife @soulrollbjj

Getting closer every day to living the Olympic dream! #600DaysToGo

Getting closer every day to living the Olympic dream!#600DaysToGo

Why Every Parent Should Have Their Children Train Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu 2 - FIRST BJJ

Studies suggest that bullying may be the leading cause of low self-esteem in children, and according to some surveys, less than 15% of kids actually report acts of bullying. Children's inability to stand up to a bully is rooted in profound fear for their personal safety. Ironically, the victims know that they must confront the bully and would like nothing more than to stand up to them. But, they simply can't follow through for fear of the physical harm that backs the bully's every action. And, therein lies the challenge – how do you instill in a victim of bullying the confidence to face the tormentor, look them in the eye, and back them down? The answer is simple – teach the victims to defend themselves against physical attack, and the rest will follow.

  • Increased Awareness: Harassment comes in many forms. Sometimes, a victim doesn’t take a stand because they can’t differentiate between “joking” and “bullying.” We teach your child to differentiate between harmless play and harmful harassment so they know precisely when and how to act in each circumstance.
  • Unshakable Confidence: A confident child is a Bullyproof child. Bullies seek “easy targets” – those who will tolerate their abuse. We arm your child with the tools needed to overcome physical, verbal, and psychological harassment, so they are so confident in themselves that no bully will try to harass them.
  • Total Responsibility: We prepare your child to deal with bullies without turning them into one. We emphasize discipline, responsibility, and respect throughout the course, and teach five “Rules of Engagement” to ensure they never abuse their power.

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

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.


Friday, December 12, 2014

Master Jean Jacques Machado Seminar!

Master Jean Jacques Machado Seminar!
Machado is a true legend in BJJ, he is considered one of Carlos Gracie Junior’s top students.
What: Jean Jacques Machado Seminar
When: Sat & Sun - Feb. 21st & 22nd at 10am to 1pm
Where: START BJJ Academy, 12335 Pembroke Road Pembroke Pines, FL 33027
RSVP: START BJJ Academy Staff at 786-543-0001 or the front desk.


DEC 10TH, 2014 


Grapple Bowl II
We will be sending out new Posters in the next few days 



Fredson Paixao vs Romulo Caiado will face off against each other on January 23rd, 2015. 

Stay tuned for announcements on the card! Tickets go on sale December 17th at these participating schools. Syndicate MMA, Ricardo Cavalcanti BJJ, Zenith BJJ and Cobra Kai JJ. Email for other locations to purchase tickets! 

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

bjj by the sea


Join us for the final installment of the BJJ tour this year. The Jiu-Jitsu by the Sea Tournament will be held in the tranquil coastal town of Salinas, California. The tournament will take place on Saturday, December 13, 2014.
All schools are welcome to participate. All belt levels from Kids, Juvenile, Adult and Master age divisions will compete.
All Competitors will receive a complimentary tournament T-Shirt. Medals and certificates will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. All Kid Competitors will receive a medal.


Competitors check-in at Kugtar MMA Academy, the location of the Jiu-Jitsu by the Sea Tournament on Saturday, December 13 from 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM.
All Kid Competitors are required to show their valid identification in the form of Birth Certificate, Passport or IBJJF card to compete. Any Kid Competitor without valid identification will be disqualified and will not compete. No refunds.
Drivers License, Passport, State Identification or IBJJF card to compete. Any Juvenile, Adult or Master Competitor without valid identification will be disqualified and will not compete. No refunds. 

Respect 1 BJJ PRO

Finalized fight card for Respect 1 at the Kemp Auto Museum on February 28th, 2015. Tickets available Card subject to change.

MMA Total Mayhem

#Maverikstores #Maverik #Adventuresfirststop#Bonfireburrito #Adventureclub #Adventureclubnitro#Adventureclubrewardscard
Celebrate with the #TMFamily........................#2015 buy online smithstix.comtotalmayhement.comScheduled that night #MMAfights #aerialsilks#showtimecasinonights and lots of #giveaways#TMFamily also room rates for all #totalmayhemfans$69.00 or $89.00 includes breakfast for 2. call the hilton garden inn @ 801-416-8899 mention totalmayhem code FIGHT is for room only $69.00 or FIGHTTB for $89.00/breakfast for 2.
visit: put in reservation dates then in group/convention area type in FIGHT OR FIGHTTB, Thank you! have fun #20twentyfifteen15#NewYearsEve


Não adianta ter a força e bom coração se você não sabe Jiu-Jitsu! Cuidado com os vilões, e agora deixe de brincadeira e bons treinos! (Via Instagram @graciemag_br)
‪#‎heman‬ ‪#‎vejojiujitsuemtudo‬ ‪#‎jiujitsu‬ ‪#‎bjj‬ ‪#‎boratreinar‬ ‪#‎armbar‬ ‪#‎armlock‬‪#‎mma‬ ‪#‎chavedebraco‬ ‪#‎vilao‬ ‪#‎ufc‬
No use having the strength and good heart if you do not know Jiu-Jitsu! Watch out for the bad guys, and now stop playing and good training! (Via Instagram @graciemag_br) #heman #vejojiujitsuemtudo #jiujitsu #bjj #boratreinar #armbar #armlock #mma #chavedebraco #vilao #ufc