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The Brazilians Dominate the Womens Divisions in the First Day at ADCC 2017

The Brazilians dominate the women’s divisions as 6 of the 8 competitors in the semifinals represent Brazil. Read here for a full recap….


2017 ADCC Women’s Division Competitors

The 2017 ADCC World Championships will be held in Finland on September 23rd to 24th. Here are the competitors for the -60kg and +60kg divisions……


Your Mind…Your Best Friend or Your Biggest Enemy?

You can be physically prepared as you’ll ever be but without the correct mindset you have nothing….


EBI 12 Female Flyweights

This unprecedented event will be the first all female card in jiu jitsu history; 16 women will be competing for the Flyweight Belt at 125 pounds in nogi with same day weigh ins. There will also be a 4 woman Combat Jiu Jitsu tournament on the card in the flyweight division, which allows open-handed strikes when the fight goes to the ground….


Elite Sports Rash Guard Review

Elite Sports Rash Guard Review   I was contacted over Facebook by a Daniel Carlos with Elite Sports to do a gi review, but they currently do not have a gi in my size (A0). I instead agreed to do a rash guard and shorts review. When I received my package inside were two rash guards…


2017 IBJJF Worlds – A Breakdown of the Female Black Belt Divisions

  The 2017 IBJJF World Championship will take place from June 1st to June 4th in the iconic pyramid in Long Beach, California. The female black belt divisions will begin competing on Saturday on June 4th with division finals on Sunday June 5th. All matches will be streamed live through FloGrappling. The Divisions are set, and listed below are the black…


5 Lessons I Learned the Hard Way in Jiu Jitsu

My journey through jiu jitsu has been a bumpy ride and a roller coaster of both successes and setbacks. There are days where I felt as if I’ve gone backwards instead of progressed. It is, without a doubt, one of the hardest paths I have chosen. But I have along the way learned a few…


BJJ as a Metaphor for Life; Never Give Up and Never Quit

A few months ago I posted my jiu jitsu story and how it irrevocably changed and improved my life. I recieved an amazing outpouring of support that I truly never expected. I was then recently sent this incredibly awe-inspiring and motivating story from a girl I met through jiu jitsu who was inspired to write…


My Therapy of Choice: Jiu Jitsu

Almost everyone will tell you that jiu jitsu has saved their life, or at the very least that it has changed their life. This is a fact I can and never would want to deny. Jiu Jitsu came into my life at the exact time I needed it most, but more than that jiu jitsu…


2016 Worlds Female Black Belt Finals

The finals for female black belt divisions are tomorrow, Sunday June 5th on Mat 2 starting approximately at 2:45pm. All matches will be streamed live through FloGrappling. All times are in pacific standard time. Rooster 107.0 lbs Outi Järvilehto  Rikako Yuasa    Rikako Yuasa – Paraestra Shinagawa – Ranked 27th 2015 Worlds Gold Medalist Light Feather Division Japanese Black…