Archive: brazilian jiu jitsu

Jan 15, 2014 6:27 am

Texas BJJ Gym Owner Arrested for Sexual Assault of Underage Student

The 23-year-old owner of the BQuick Brazilian Jiu Jitsu school in Stephenville, Texas was arrested and charged with the sexual assault of a 14-year-old student.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   Police arrested Samuel David Lewis, the 23-year-old owner of BQuick Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Stephenville Texas, on Monday and charged him with the sexual...

Jan 10, 2014 9:04 am

Kron Gracie Is Transitioning To MMA, Will Make Debut In Japanese Promotion

Kron Gracie, the youngest of Rickson Gracie’s four children is an undeniable Brazilian jiu-jitsu ace. He won the Abu Dhabi Combat Club (ADCC) Submission Wrestling Championships last year, but even that is not enough for the 25 year old Gracie. Gracie lives in California and has been training with family member Cesar Gracie, who is...

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 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...

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...

Mar 11, 2013 11:16 am

Lloyd Irvin Terminates Affiliate Program | MMA NEWS

Lloyd Irvin posted through Facebook that he has officially terminated his affiliate program in the effort to protect many school associated with his name from harassment and abuse.  This comes after allegations of sexual harassment against Irvin and of rape against some of his students. More recently, many of Irvin’s high-level athletes have been distancing...