Saturday, August 30, 2014

Luciana Pedrazza, wife of the famous Robert Duvall today's training at FIRST BJJ

FIRST BJJ would like to thank the presence of Professor Mauricio Villardo from Villardo BJJ in Wellington, FL and the actress and director Luciana Pedrazza, wife of the famous Robert Duvall, for today's training. 
Our doors are always open here in Utah! 

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First Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Center - SALT LAKE CITY, Utah


When school children get out of class the learning doesn’t have to stop. Come to First Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Center and your children will learn valuable lessons on the mats that translate directly to the classroom in the form of discipline and confidence to accomplish any task presented to them.
Kids are going back to school and it’s about that time for the best back to school special for your kiddos! At only $89 a month (unlimited classes), you child can learn one of the most effective and valuable martial arts that he or she can take into all aspects of life. Your child will learn respect, discipline, integrity, honor, gain listening skills and earn a sense of confidence that they will not find anywhere else! And most importantly, your child will be able to defend themselves safely and effectively! So, don’t wait any longer! Take advantage of our special! Have your child try us out for free. In the worse scenario he or she will get addicted after the 1st class!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Every day is a new opportunity.

Every day is a new opportunity. 
You can build on yesterday's success or put its failures behind and start over again. 
That's the way life is, with a new game every day, and that's the way BJJ is.

Monday, August 25, 2014


NAGA brings No-Gi and Gi grappling back to Phoenix, AZ on September 6, 2014. We look forward to giving you the best grappling tournament you have experienced. 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.

New for 2014; Men and Master purple, brown, and black belts will now use the same 10 weight classes as the white and blue belts.

For more information on pricing, directions, divisions and more visit the NAGA website, 


First Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
BJJ and self defense for the whole family!
Classes taught in Portuguese by BJJ Black Belts and Brazilian native Professors.
First Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Center - The only BJJ school with 2 Native Brazilians, Black Belts and BJJ World Champions - teaching cutting-edge techniques for the whole family! Memberships include Unlimited Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Self-defense classes for kids and adults and all levels of experience. Learn about First BJJ programs, belt system, benefits and values you and your family will acquire without noticing. Join the First Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Family!
First Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a BJJ school fully operated by world class BJJ Black Belt Professors Suyan Queiroz and Carlos Santos from the legendary Carlson Gracie School in Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Our mission is to provide the most effective self-defense instruction in the world by giving students the elements to defend themselves in a tournament and in real life.
In addition to self defense, the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu as the world fastest growing martial art is also going to teach discipline, respect and how to behave in any given situation.
Very important fact to be considered if you have kids is as our classes are taught by Professors, they must show signs of respect to the Professors during classes and training they receive. This is going to flood over to other aspects of their life, and they are going to be more mindful of manners, and how to properly behave in certain situations.

Our programs are available for children (ages 6+), teenagers and adults. Join our team of World Champions and learn Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Portuguese from Brazilian Native BJJ Black Belts!

Back To School Jiu-Jitsu Program!

FIRSTBJJ - Back To School Jiu-Jitsu Program!

Bully-proof your child with Jiu-Jitsu self-defense!

With this program, children will learn:

  • Bully proof techniques
  • Verbal defense strategies
  • Discipline
  • Confidence
  • All in a fun and safe learning environment

The Carlson Gracie Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Open 2014

Carlson Gracie Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Open 2014

The Carlson Gracie Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Open 2014 will be held in Amsterdam on the 6th of September 2014 at the Sports Hall Zuid - Burgerweeshuispad 54 - 1076 EP - Amsterdam - Netherlands.

Registration closes on the 3rd of September 2014 

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Metamoris 4 Results

Metamoris 4 Results

Metamoris 4 Results
Metamoris 4 went off without a hitch this past weekend and some of the results came out as expected while others had some surprising finishes. From top to bottom the card showed that this type of grappling event can be something to entertain the masses, and with rumors about a potential signing with Zuffa’s UFC Fight Pass network this event may lead to that signing being all that smoother. So, lets take a look from top to bottom on how it all shook down this past weekend.
While Australian Kit Dale’s involvement in the event was in question a week before the event everything was eventually smoother out and he faced off with rising grappling star Garry Tonon who has been running through his competition as of late. Unfortunately for Dale, this event was no different. In one of the fastest finishes of the night, Tonon was able to secure a guillotine choke in a scramble and forced a tap from Dale just minutes into the match.
In one of the only Gi grappling matches of the night, Saulo Ribeiro faced off against Rodrigo “Comprido” Medeiros in an entertaining match that eventually ended in a draw. The two traded back and forth on the ground for top control. It was not the most fast paced match but showed what two high level grapplers can do when facing off against one another.
In one of the most anticipated matches of the night, Keenan Cornelius took on former TUF finalist and UFC fighter Vinny Magalhaes. A lot of people did not know what to expect in this match with Cornelius being at the height of his career and Magalhaes having been more involved in his MMA career as of late. While it seemed that Cornelius was in charge for most of the bout as he attempted multiple submissions, it was Magalhaes who played it up for the crowd by smiling and wagging his fingers as those submissions were applied. The bout ultimately ended in a draw.
In the “secret match” that took place on the card had metamoris announced Jeff Glover facing off against grappling legend Baret Yoshida. This was one of the most fast paced matches of the event with both competitors looking to finish from all angles. Neither were able to secure a finish but they both attacked nearly every limb and appendage possible over the twenty minute match.
At the end of the day, the two main fight on the card did not disappoint. Dean Lister has been a stalwart of Metamoris having competed on multiple of the first three cards. His consistency lead to a match for a Heavyweight grappling title against famed catch wrestler and former UFC Heavyweight champion Josh Barnett. Unfortunately for Lister, he was never able to gain control in this match. Barnett used his size and wrestling to grab control and never let go. That control eventually lead to Barnett being able to lock in a submission with only 16 seconds left which lead to  title win and more importantly lead to the first time lister had been tapped in over 15 years.
In the main event, Chael Sonnen stood against his pending fines from his failed drug test and the threat of more action against him by the NSAC. Of course, the match broke down like everyone thought. Sonnen shot for takedowns, which he completed, and fought from Galvao’s guard having a hard time passing. The end came after the 10 minute mark where Galvao was able to secure a body triangle and from Sonnen’s back was able to submit him with a rear naked choke, and despite Sonnen’s legal problems he put on a show which everyone could enjoy. For that he has to be respected and maybe his popularity ill lead to more Metamoris events in the months to come.
Saulo Ribeiro and Rodrigo Medeiros give us the opportunity to see why those we look up to are so respected. We continue to give thought to many more legendary match ups || See this match up along with the rest of Metamoris 4 on demand 

First Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Center Opens in Salt Lake City

First Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Center Opens in Salt Lake City  #Utah   
• FIRSTBJJ can teach kids to be stronger, more confident and less prone to bullies. 
• The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a man's determination.

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Colorado ladies are you ready to train like a champion with a champion?

Colorado ladies are you ready to train like a champion with a champion?!?! Let's do this! 

Register online and save! Also pick up a sweet "Leticia would Roll" shirt. Privates and semi privates available Saturday and Sunday. She is very excited to be coming to Colorado for the first time ever! Don't miss this amazing opportunity to train with one of the most accomplished female black belts in the history of BJJ. See you there!
Registration and information:  

Professor Rafael Mendes Seminar

The Early-bird pricing for the Professor Rafael Mendes Seminar ends on Monday! Register today!!! Tomorrow registrations are open to the public! The seminar is being capped at 30 participants!!! 

brazilian jiu-jitsu academy in Salt Lake city, UT

brazilian jiu-jitsu academy in Salt Lake city, UT 

Saturday, August 16, 2014


The application of traditional Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu transcends the application of chokes, joint locks, immobilizations, throws, and strikes. Jiu-Jitsu is a way of life. Beyond the mat, members of the bjj family live balanced, healthy lives based on the same philosophy that governs their unique self-defense system. Grand Masters Carlos and Helio Gracie believed that the principles of efficiency, patience, and control held the key to success in all aspects of life.


Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Subfighter Men's No Gi Jiu Jitsu Classic

Subfighter Men's No Gi Jiu Jitsu Classic 

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Today is the "Grand Master" Carlson Gracie's birthday. Much Respect to the "Grand Mestre" Carlson for bringing Jiu-Jitsu to us all.... Happy Birthday to the greatest Gracie there ever was.... If he was alive today Master Carlson Gracie would be 82 years old. Here is my tribute to the man who changed Jiu-Jitsu and was no doubt the best gracie of all time. 

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Jits Magazine 1-year Subscription

Jits Magazine 1-year Subscription 

Florida BJJ State Championships.

Florida BJJ State Championships. 

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FIRST bjj Center -Utah 
Kids 1st free trial class start tomorrow, 
Monday - Aug 11 
5:00 pm (FIRSTBJJ can teach kids to be stronger, more confident and less prone to bullies)