Thursday, January 29, 2015


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10 Warning Signs of a Destructive & Negative Jiu-Jitsu Academy

10 Warning Signs of a Destructive & Negative Jiu-Jitsu Academy
By Guillaume (Gile) Huni, BJJ black belt and head instructor of Kimura Academy in Belgrade, Serbia.
Training Jiu-Jitsu should be an enjoyable experience. If you are lucky enough to find the right academy and the right instructor, you will learn how to defend yourself, increase self confidence, make new friends, change your eating habits, compete etc…Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is generally very informal, compared to more traditional martial arts. In most cases student and teachers are on a first name basis, there is not so much emphasis on Eastern style bowing.
The reality is that not everybody will find an BJJ academy that meets all their needs. Some schools are lead by instructors with very little experience and end up teaching a watered down version of Jiu-Jitsu. Even worse, some people end up in a school with an unhealthy and destructive environment where they are bullied, judged, pressured and ridiculed.
Very often, one person is responsible for the overall atmosphere of the academy: The instructor. As a leader they should be able to banish negative and disruptive students to preserve the good atmosphere of the group. An instructor should be courteous, inspire, be a role model and inspire. 

FIRST BJJ ACADEMY, Elite Brazillian Jiu Jitsu IN Utah

FIRST BJJ ACADEMY, Elite Brazillian Jiu Jitsu IN Utah

NJ OPEN early registration begins this Monday!

NJ OPEN early registration begins this Monday! Get ready to start your BJJ competition season! Go to register early and save! We are looking forward to our biggest event ever! Don't miss out! 

Open International Jiu Jitsu Championships

Open International Jiu Jitsu Championships

(QUEBEC OPEN ALERT) Attention all kids , parents and instructors. All Kids 5 to 15 years old that win their division in Gi at the 2015 Quebec Open Kids Jiu Jitsu Championship will receive a limited 2015 edition champion patch. 
Quebec Open March 21st, 2015 

March 22nd Central Valley Gi Championships, Fresno Registration is Now Open

March 22nd Central Valley Gi Championships, Fresno Registration is Now Open 

Ready. Set. Fight! UFC Fan Expo 2015 Tickets are now on sale!

Ready. Set. Fight! UFC Fan Expo 2015 Tickets are now on sale! Buy Tickets:

Revgear Competition League‎Revgear World Open 2015 - Denver

The Revgear Competition League comes back to #Denver with Revgear World Open. Event will be March 28th 2015 at Broomfield High School located at 1 Eagle Way, Broomfield, CO 80020

The Revgear Competition League brings you a unique tournament structure with double-elimination matches for all White Belt, Blue Belt and Kids divisions of 5 or more competitors, guaranteeing a minimum of 2 competition matches as well as pre-scheduled brackets, day before weigh-ins and more.

All Divisions


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MMA IN Salt Lake city, UTAH

#friday 10:15am MMA basics @firstbjj #firstbjj 
cardio program 

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Over $16,000 raised for childhood cancer research from Tap Cancer Out Winter BJJ

On Jan. 17 the Tap Cancer Out Winter BJJ Open was held in San Diego, CA. Unlike a regular tournament, competitors could opt for fundraising instead of simply purchasing the registration fee. There were also opportunities to donate and fundraise as an individual and as a team.
In total, the tournament raised over $16,000 for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a volunteer-driven charity committed to funding childhood cancer research. The top individual fundraiser was Samuel Martinez of Moore Jiu-Jitsu and the team award for fundraising went to The Stronghold. There were 72 fundraisers and 362 donors total and because of this event’s contributions, Tap Cancer Out has now raised over $100,000 for St. Baldrick’s Foundation since 2014.
But it wasn’t only the charity who received donations–the family of Jeremy Montes Jr., a young Jiu-Jitsu competitor who recently passed away from cancer, received $500 from the event via shirt sales by DeuS Fight Co. You can still purchase the shirt here.
The team totals from the competition are as follows:
  1. The Stronghold - 78 points
  2. Checkmat - 52 points
  3. Victory MMA - 45 points
See full list of divisions winners here.
Learn more about Tap Cancer Out and follow their tournament schedules 

Submission Ace Championship : Winter Gi Classic 2015!

We're only ONE MONTH away from the Submission Ace Championship : Winter Gi Classic 2015!!

You can ONLY enter this tournament by registering online. Registration will be open for just over 3 more weeks.

Prices are set to increase to $80 on February 9th, so register TODAY to save money!!!

The Good Fight NY Open IS

All-Star Invitational Fight Card:

170 lbs Gi Match - Jomari (Jojo) Guarin (ECUBJJ) vs. Bruno Tostes (Renzo Gracie Latham)
185 lbs Gi Match - Travis Morris (Vamos BJJ) vs. Matthew Martinez (ECUBJJ)
205 lbs Gi Match - Tyler Calvey (Gracie NEPA) vs. Radji Bryson-Barrett (Team Jucao)
206+ lbs Gi Match - Richard Strehle (AMA Fight Club) vs. Nels Larson (Team Jucao) 

bjj seminar in Minot, North Dakota

Awesome seminar by Professor Carlos Santos. Thank you for the knowledge and we hope to see you again in April. #FirstBJJ #BeFirst
nice Gi seminar today! 3 hours of ‪#‎pureBjj‬ 

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

next Wednesday FIRST BJJ start the jiu-jitsu & self defense program at Blessed Sacrament Catholic School

next Wednesday FIRST BJJ start the jiu-jitsu & self defense program at Blessed Sacrament Catholic School - SANDY, UT
8 classes program = $90 only 



Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Arkansas Open

Early registration for the Arkansas Open is now over.
Please visit the AGF website to view the competitor list. If you need to make any changes, please use the Contact Us form on the website.

he 2015 Northwest Submission Challenge

As I dust of my best Bruce Buffer voice again......
Iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiittttttttsssss TIME! 
Registration for the 2015 Northwest Submission Challenge is now open!!!! Early bird registration ends April 1st so get registered to get your free T-shirt and cheaper registration. Remember all registration is refundable until a week before the tournament so register today RISK FREE!…

Utah Jiu Jitsu Classes Learn Jiu Jitsu and Get In Amazing Shape! January Specials!!

Utah Jiu Jitsu Classes Learn Jiu Jitsu and Get In Amazing Shape! January Specials!! 

Utah Jiu Jitsu Classes Learn Jiu Jitsu and Get In Amazing Shape! January Specials!!
friday MMA Basics + cardio!
Top performing fighters and individuals follow a common set of principles that sustain their success. The practice of FIRST BJJ ACADEMY Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu allows individuals to understand these principles through an exciting process that combines instruction, observation, practice, appropriate feedback, live training and competition.
Our students experience results that go beyond gains in strength, flexibility, fitness or self-defense skills. By remaining truthful to the lessons learned in practice and applying them off the mats, First bjj students experience an overall improvement on their focus, energy and general well-being.
only $99 per month
MMA only $15 per class (friday 10am)

Monday, January 19, 2015

5th Annual California State Grappling Championship being held January 31st, 2015 in Sacramento, CA.

5th Annual California State Grappling Championship being held January 31st, 2015 in Sacramento, CA. REMINDER: TODAY is the last day to register with discounted pricing for the 2015 CALIFORNIA STATE GRAPPLING CHAMPIONSHIP and the LAST DAY to register if you would like to receive a t-shirt. 

Suyan Queiroz Brazilian Jiu Jitsu expertise is available For seminar!

Suyan Queiroz Brazilian Jiu Jitsu expertise is available to students and Martial arts schools. Suyan has dedicated his life to mastering Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and transmitting his knowledge to others interested in learning the sport. Suyan is a BJJ Black Belt 4th degree from Carlson Gracie School, one time IBJJF World Champion and has been training, teaching and competing with the best Brazilian Jiu Jitsu practitioners in the world.
Suyan is a co-owner and head coach at First BJJ Academy in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Improve your skills on the mat!
For all seminar enquiries, please contact:
Mobile: +1 (801) 300-9132




The following schedule is for our open tournaments in 2015 (
Each one of the tournaments listed, are qualifiers for the 2015 North American Invitational Championship, which will be in Texas this year in December. We recognize that there is an absence of events from now until June, but that is because we have something else planned that the whole jiu-jitsu community is going to love. Stay tuned for more news on that, and event registrations to open. Thank you once again for your continued support and patience for us releasing our schedule.

2015 NAGA Knoxville Grappling Championship

2015 NAGA Knoxville Grappling Championship



Tuesday, January 13, 2015

2 days left to sign up: World Jiu-Jitsu League

There are only two days left to sign up to compete in the first World Jiu-Jitsu League event. The event takes place on
Saturday, January 17 starting at 8:00am at the Bren Events Center (UC Irvine), 100 Mesa Rd, Irvine, CA, US

2015 NAGA Brazil Grappling Championship

On Saturday, 14 March and Sunday, 15 March 2015, The North American Grappling Association (NAGA) makes its debut in Brasilia, Brazil with our 1st annual NAGA Brazil Grappling Championship. This will be a two day event featuring both Gi and No-Gi divisions.
All Gi/Kimono Divisions (Children, Teen & Adult) will happen on Saturday.
All No-Gi Divisions (Children, Teen & Adult) will happen on Sunday.
All grappling styles are welcome to compete. You do not have to live in Brasilia or be on a team to compete in this event. 
We are extremely excited to bring a NAGA event to Brazil! Event updates will be listed here along with the NAGA Brazil event page We look forward to seeing you on the mats in Brazil!

NAGA brings No-Gi and Gi grappling back to Las Vegas, NV

NAGA brings No-Gi and Gi grappling back to Las Vegas, NV on Saturday, February 21, 2015. 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.

Some changes for 2015 include:
All competitors receive a free t-shirt (to be picked up at the event).
Children and Teens are guaranteed two matches at the event.
New "Advanced" division for Children and Teens. This division is for those with 2-3 years of grappling experience. It is a good buffer between intermediate and expert.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

‎Boston 2024‬

The United States Olympic Committee selects ‪#‎Boston2024‬ as U.S. bid to host the 2024 Olympic & Paralympic Games.

Big Apple Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Open

Big Apple Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Open
SAVE THE DATE!!! Saturday, May 9, 2015 is the next Big Apple! Pre-registration is only $80 by 2.21.15!
Register here:


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Combat Sports Club

Combat Sports Club
Hello Folks,

We are excited to have launched our new website at please take a minute to check it out. You'll also find details of our next event Grapplefest 21, set for April 11th.

We're also thrilled to debut the Men NoGi Elite division this year which will offer cash and prizes to placers. To qualify Men NoGi competitors must achieve 5000 points. There's a list of those who've already reached the mark on the Results page, and dozens of others are closing in on the 5000 point mark. See the About Us page for more details.

Thank you to everyone again for the support since our first event in 2008. We are a family run tournament aiming to give competitors as much mat time as possible to practice the art of Jiu-Jitsu.

God Bless, and see you on the Mats! 

Friday, January 9, 2015

What is bjj Jiu-Jitsu good for?

Please don't assume that Jiu-jitsu is only useful for self-defence, improving your health, increasing strength, developing flexibility, sharpening mental focus, training an army, learning to learn, falling safely, reducing stress, restraining drunken Uncles, improving school grades, developing patience, refining negotiation skills, letting off steam, learning about another culture, getting to know people, avoiding conflict, becoming more reflective, sharpening your reflexes, eliminating back pain, conquering fears, increasing self-esteem, and enhancing your problem-solving abilities just because they are the only things that happened to be on the list.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Grappling X Contest

Grappling X Contest
Looking to win some PRIZES!?!?! It’s really easy…Just SHARE THIS POST WITH ALL YOUR FRIENDS ON YOUR PAGE, and your name will be entered into our drawing to win FREE entry into any GX Tournament.
Every time you share this post you will get another entry into the drawing. Make sure you tag yourself into this post and if you leave comments you will get another entry into the drawings. We will be holding drawings on the dates listed below and we will post the winners onto the GX Facebook page.
Attn: Past Winners!!! You are eligible to win prizes from this contest, but we need you to please leave a comment and let everyone know that this contest is FOR REAL!!!
GX is very excited for the upcoming 2015 events and we have a lot of changes and upgrades to the events.
BRAND NEW set of mats
BRAND NEW registration and bracketing program. This program will allow us to publish the brackets before the event so the competitors will be able to see their bracket and we will be able to put out a more accurate event schedule.
During the last contest we had over 750 shares! If this contest goes over 750 shares we will COMP 2 individuals for each of the 2015 prizes instead one. If we break 1000 shares we will give 1 COMP’D for all of 2015 and 1 COMP’D FOR LIFE!!!
Drawings will be held on:
February 2nd, 2015 Drawing for 2 People - 1 Free registration to a tournament
February 9th, 2015 Drawing for 4 People - 1 Free registration to a tournament
February 16th, 2015 Drawing for 1 person’s registration Comp’d for all of 2015!!!
Good luck and thank you for all your support!
Note the Pre-Registration for the February 22nd ends on January 31st. The price will increase $15 at 11:59 PM on Jan 31st. If you are planning on competing in the February 22 event don’t wait to register. The winners of this contest can use their free registration at any of the upcoming events.
Please visit GX’s main sponsor Grounded Athletics

Jiu-Jitsu World League

Jiu-Jitsu World League
So Happy to be the First Open Tournament to Offer Prize Money to Women. Let's Make History Jan.17th UC Irvine 

bjj Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, The Best Therapy In The World!

#bjjworld: Hands down, the best story I’ve ever heard about Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu was from Royler Gracie.  When asked a question about who Jiu-Jitsu was for, he said without hesitation,everyone.  He said, everyone has stress.  It doesn’t matter if you have stress at work, stress at home, or stress with friends; we all have some stress in our lives.  Because we all have this stress in our lives, we need some sort of stress relief.  He said, Jiu-Jitsu is that stress relief.  There is no better relief from your day at work or problems at home than to come in and train.  Nothing clears your mind more effectively or relieves aggression better than training. 
It wasn’t until Royler said this that I realized that he was right.  There is no healthier way to deal with all of the stresses in life than to train Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.  Most people have frustrating days at work or at home and do nothing about it.  They let their aggression build with no outlet for it.  These are the people with crazy road rage or the people who fly off the handle when something seemingly small messes up their day.  These people let all of the stresses in life build and build until they snap.  Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu keeps you sane and helps you deal with all of life’s annoying problems.  If you already train Jiu-Jitsu, then pat yourself on the back and appreciate that you are doing the best thing for your mental and physical health.  If you are not training, then I would strongly recommend giving it a try.  You don’t want all of that aggression to manifest into something worse.  Until then, I’ll be watching out for when you give me the bird on the highway.

Sunday, January 4, 2015