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Dominyka Obelenyte, João Gabriel, João Miyao, Otavio Sousa shine at New York BJJ Pro; see more results

The New York BJJ Pro, an event held by the IBJJF featuring cash prizes, took place on the night of November 19 at the Nat Holman Gym (CCNY), in New York. Dominyka Obelenyte stole the show by winning double gold. João Gabriel Rocha defeated Mahamed Aly in the ultra-heavyweight final. Otavio Sousa beat Marcos Tinoco…

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Erberth Santos and the foot lock that won the Floripa International Open

Erberth Santos again got to the top of the podium. At the Floripa Open, held by the IBJJF last month in Florianopolis, Brazil, the Almeida JJ athlete faced Dimitrius Souza (Alliance) in the final of the absolute division. After containing Dimitrius’s lunges, getting up and working on top, Santos opted to bring the match into…

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The armbar used to secure Dimitrius Souza’s absolute gold at the No-Gi Brazilian Nationals

After a stellar 2015 performance, Dimitrius Souza came back with the same thirst to fight in the CBJJ’s No-Gi Brazilian Nationals this year. In the absolute final, the Alliance fighter faced young black-belt Max Gimenis (GFTeam). Souza worked effectively, slid to the back and finished on the arm. Enjoy the full fight in the video.

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Dominyka Obelenyte wins double gold at Charlotte International Open of Jiu-Jitsu

Sitting absolute world champion Dominyka Obelenyte keeps winning IBJJF tournaments. The latest was this Saturday’s Charlotte International Open, in North Carolina. Obelenyte had no opponent at super-heavyweight and got gold automatically. In the open division she beat Laurah Elizabeth of GFTeam. The male standout was Alliance’s Fernando Reis, who also won double gold. He beat…

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Luiz Panza, Tarsis Humphreys, Otavio Sousa, Marangoni stand out at Los Angeles BJJ Pro

The Los Angeles BJJ Pro IBJJF Championship, which took place last Sunday at California State University, in Los Angeles, was a stage to great matches and awarded its champions with prize money from blue belt to black belt masters’. In the adults’ black belt section, which had Luiz Panza, Tarsis Humphreys, Otávio Sousa and Gabriel…

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Dillon Danis double gold at Pan No-Gi 2016; Alliance wins overall men’s title

Dillon Danis was the big winner at the Pan No-Gi, held last Saturday at the Nat Holman Gym (CCNY), in New York. Dillon beat the medium heavyweight field and then the open as he closed out the final with his Alliance teammate Jon Satava. At medium heavyweight, Dillon subbed Gottrell W King Jr. (Gracie Barra)…

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2016 European: sign up before full capacity is reached; watch Galvão vs. Erberth in 2015

The 2016 European championship is less than a month away. The registration deadline ends even earlier, on January 11, so you have to hurry and sign up before full capacity is reached. Don’t miss out and secure your spot in the first major event of 2016, next January 20-24, in Lisbon, Portugal. Click here for more…

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The best of 2015: what can you learn from this year’s most successful competitors

Bernardo Faria, Dominyka Obelenyte, Felipe Pena and Mackenzie Dern finished the year of 2015 as the standouts of the competition circuit. Faria and Obelenyte shined at the 2015 Worlds with double-gold campaign after strong performances that allowed little chance for their opponents in each of their matches. Pena and Mackenzie were the main names at…

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Watch Faria vs. Trans in 2015; register today for the 2016 Pan and pay the lowest price

You might think that the 2016 Pan is still months away and you’re right, but one deadline is already upon us. If you register until this Tuesday, December 22, you will be able to pay the lowest registration fee possible. The first price change takes place this Wednesday, so you better hurry and do it…

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Worlds: who are the athletes most likely to break through the Brazilian domination in the male black belt division

Maybe you didn’t notice but this year’s edition of the World Jiu-Jitsu championship will be the 9th in the USA. Before the move, 11 editions took place in Rio de Janeiro, making the count almost even between Brazil and America. Unfortunately for non-Brazilian black belts, the relocation to California did not mean more gold medals […]

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