Archive: Black Belt

Oct 12, 2014 3:07 pm

PHOTO | Rich Franklin Earns BJJ Black Belt

Former UFC champion Rich ‘Ace’ Franklin earned his BJJ Black Belt earlier this week, and captured the moment on Twitter, thanking his coaches and teammates. Got my black belt today from @JorgeGurgel. Thanks to all the guys who helped me train over the years! — Rich Franklin (@RichFranklin) October 10, 2014 Franklin, who is...

Jul 29, 2014 9:19 am

Incredible Back Take Demonstration

In this JiuJitsu video featuring black belt Gianni Grippo, we see a very slick and flashy, yet risky back take. Check it out and let us know what your thoughts on it are. Post by BJJ Video Vault. Video courtesy of

Jun 24, 2014 8:37 am

Rousey Out To ‘Prove A Good Point’ Against Davis

Ronda Rousey is a perfect 9-0 in her professional MMA career, the Olympic Judoka is now preparing for her upcoming fight against Alexis Davis at UFC 175 on July 5th, and she has something to prove. Rousey joined The Great MMA Debate on Fox Sports to talk about how she wants to prove Jiu-Jitsu practitioners...

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...

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 16, 2012 9:19 am

Gracie Cincinnati: Ohio's Best Kept Secret (Part Two)

As stated in part one of this series(Can be viewed here), jiu jitsu black belt Justin Christopher is Jim Kelly’s right hand man. Kelly, a black belt under Pedro Sauer, is a jiu jitsu veteran training with many well-known and respected jiu jitsu masters. Christopher has been with him for a long time, and says...