Archive: BJJ

Jan 10, 2014 9:01 am

Royce Gracie Named The 44th Greatest Athlete Of All Time By Sports Illustrated

The 44th greatest? Out of 50? He should be higher up the list, but at least Sports Illustrated promoted him as one of the greatest. UFC Hall Of Famer Royce Gracie still holds the record for the most submission victories in UFC history at 11. He was a three-time UFC tournament champion (UFC 1,2,4) and...

Dec 20, 2013 11:42 am

Serra Brothers Split, Nick Locked Out of BJJ Gyms

Former UFC welterweight champion Matt Serra (above) and his brother Nick have long been Brazilian jiu jitsu teachers in New York, owning and operating a number of academies throughout the state.  News broke Thursday that the two brothers have split their professional ties as Nick will no longer be a part of Serra BJJ.  ...

Dec 17, 2013 7:20 am

MMA Veteran/BJJ Trainer Joe Camacho Dies At Age 41

Joe Camacho, an MMA veteran and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu coach out of Los Angeles, Calif. has passed away. Camacho, who ran the Joe Camacho Jiu Jitsu academy in Los Angeles, also competed in MMA organizations such as Bellator, Shooto, King of The Cage, and others. After returning home from a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu tournament in...

Dec 13, 2013 8:01 am

Fabricio Werdum Willing To Wait For Champ Cain Velasquez’s Recovery

Although UFC President Dana White has planned otherwise, Fabricio Werdum has the intention to wait until UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez recovers from his shoulder surgery before he  fights. According to Werdum, it is up to him whether or not he fights in the interim before Velasquez recovers. “They told me it’s my decision,” Werdum...

Dec 12, 2013 7:50 am

Celebrity Chef Anthony Bourdain Earns First BJJ Promotion

Anthony Bourdain, the celebrity chef and host of his No Reservations, The Layover and Parts Unknown television shows, just received his first Brazilian Jiu Jitsu promotion. Bourdain trains out of the Renzo Gracie Academy along with his wife Ottavia, who is a blue belt herself, and actively competes. Bourdain received his first stripe from one...

Dec 10, 2013 10:41 am

Paul Walker’s BJJ Trainer Recounts 10-Years Of Training, Decision To Award Black Belt

When news broke of Hollywood star Paul Walker’s death, it left the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu community reeling. Walker was an avid practitioner of the sport, and held a brown belt before his untimely passing. After leaving Walker’s charity event which aimed to raise money for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan, Walker and his friend Roger Rodas...

Nov 6, 2013 9:15 am

EXCLUSIVE | Ricardo Almeida On Latest BJJ Competition, Coaching TUF & More

Former UFC fighter, Ricardo “Big Dog” Almeida (13-5 MMA, 7-5 UFC), found some free time to visit with the guys of BJPENN.COM’s Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio recently, giving some insight on Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and his recent competition in the World No Gi Championship. Walking off the mat in order to complete the interview, Ricardo spoke on...

Oct 1, 2013 5:51 pm

Penn Hawaii Youth Foundation Presents Hawaiian Cup-2013

On Saturday November 2 the Penn Hawaii Youth Foundation presents the Hawaiian Cup-2013 Jiu Jitsu tournament for both adults and youth. The event takes place at the Hilo Civic Auditorium. To register visit BJPENN.COM/register and see the flyer for additional info.

Sep 24, 2013 11:20 pm

10th Planet Chicago Seminar with “Slick” Rick Marshall

A no gi jiu jitsu seminar is headed your way on Saturday, September 28th from 12-3pm at 10th Planet Chicago. Join 10th Planet brown belt under Eddie Bravo, and 10th Planet Costa Mesa instructor “Slick” Rick Marshall as he shares his knowledge of the 10th Planet system. For more information check out the 10th Planet...

Sep 19, 2013 10:34 am

Royce Gracie: Kyra Is Better Than Ronda Rousey

“Kyra has talent, is tough, she only needs the discipline to train (MMA). It’s always a pleasure to watch a Gracie winning. We were born fighting. She has the whole package. She has more submissions, is more used to competition. (Ronda Rousey) is good, she knows what she’s doing. (But) Kyra’s jiu-jitsu is better, with...

Sep 10, 2013 10:29 am

VIDEO: Ask a BJJ Black Belt Special Edition: Epic No-Gi Rant!

In the latest edition of Ask a BJJ Black Belt, Gracie Jiu Jitsu Black Belt Instructor Brian Jones unloads on no gi practitioners. Jones fires away at everything from belts, BJJ lineage and history, and no gi in general. This is a must listen if you practice jiu jitsu. Brian Jones has been studying martial...

Aug 6, 2013 12:30 pm

SERIES: Ask a BJJ Black Belt #1

BJPenn.com is starting a new series. In this series we will be asking Gracie BJJ Black Belt Brian Jones some questions we want to hear the answers to. Here is the first part in the series with Dr. Brian Jones. What are the main differences between jiu-jitsu for self-defense and jiu-jitsu for MMA? The fundamental...

May 30, 2013 3:41 pm

Interview: BJ Penn On What May Have Changed Him As A Fighter

By JAKE CHASTAIN | All of us here at BJPenn.com understand and realize how amazing of an athlete BJ Penn really is. Aside from The Prodigy’s athleticism and skills inside the UFC cage the man is a living legend in the fight world because of the passion and love he has for martial arts. After...

Apr 16, 2013 9:38 am

Metamoris Pro II Invitational Announces Aoki vs. Gracie Main Event

Metamoris founder Ralek Gracie announces the Metamoris Pro Jiu Jitsu Invitational II, staged live in Los Angeles at the historic Pauley Pavilion on June 9th and broadcast online via stunning HD live stream. The second event in the promotion’s history returns with another blockbuster card featuring six matches contested by world-class practitioners of Brazilian Jiu...

Mar 9, 2013 8:53 am

VIDEO: Black Belt Punks Alan Belcher’s Academy As A White Belt | UFC NEWS

BJJ Black belt Alex Vamos of Vamos Bros MMA on Long Island, New York checks into Alan Belcher MMA Club on the Mississippi Gulf Coast in Biloxi. Mikey Triangles does not let his class know who Alex is. Alex is disguised as a white belt with an 8 month background in kung-fu and smashes everyone....