Liborio's Project to Get Jiu-Jitsu In the US Collegiate System

When it comes to jiu-jitsu has an educational program in the United States, the martial art has largely been restricted to after-school programs and recreational classes.  

Which is an entirely admirable project in of itself, but one man is looking to take things even further: legendary black belt coach and fighter Ricardo Liborio.

For those who don't know, Liborio is one of Carlson Gracie’s most accomplished students - the winner of the inaugural World Championships in 1996 and an ADCC 2015 super fight winner, Liborio has transitioned from successful competitor to one of the most influential coaches in jiu-jitsu and mixed martial arts.

After working alongside the launch of after-school programs throughout Orlando, (a total of 8 high schools will have jiu-jitsu after-school programs by October 2019), Liborio has made the right connections to get jiu-jitsu into the University of Central Florida as a 2 credit elective course – a class that will actually count towards graduation  requirements should the students take it.

In order to drive awareness to the program, Liborio has launched another initiative: The Resenha Series, which will serve to promote jiu-jitsu throughout Florida by proving a view into jiu-jitsu culture through a series of seminars, an open mat session, and even a chance to compete!

The first Resenha goes down March 2nd 10am-3pm, Knights Mixed Martial Arts @ UCF.

Alongside Liborio, the first Resenha will feature seminars from ADCC & World champion Rodolfo Viera, World Champion & UFC title contender Jacare Souza, and World Champion Gezary Matuda.

Besides these three incredible seminars and an open mat open mat, there will also be wa no-gi competition component that will add another element of excitement to the event.





The Strategy & Tactics Of Musumeci, USA's Most Successful Jiu-Jitsu Champ

Michael Musumeci is the greatest American gi jiu-jitsu player of all time.   

Unlock this article, live events, and more with a subscription!

Get Started

Already a subscriber? Log In

First Four Names For Spyder BJJ Mega-Tournament Announced

null

With a light and heavyweight tournament and a $100,000 grand prize in each division, you can bet the biggest names are coming out for Spyder BJJ!

Why Meregali Is The New P4P King

Marcus “Buchecha” Almeida has been the pound-for-pound king in the gi ever since we started our FloGrappling rankings. 

Unlock this article, live events, and more with a subscription!

Get Started

Already a subscriber? Log In

Grappling Bulletin: Where Does Leandro Lo Go From Here?

Leandro Lo is at a turning point. How he handles the challenge in front of him will likely dictate the future of his career. 

Unlock this article, live events, and more with a subscription!

Get Started

Already a subscriber? Log In

Nicholas Meregali Mauls Competition To Win BJJ Stars

BJJ Stars held their second event on Saturday October 19th in Sao Paulo, Brazil. There were five superfights along with an eight-man heavyweight grand prix for R$100,000 (about $24,000). 

Unlock this article, live events, and more with a subscription!

Get Started

Already a subscriber? Log In

Kaynan Duarte First Person To Tame "Wild Animal" Nick Rodriguez

It finally happened. For the first time in 49 matches, somebody was able to submit Nick Rodriguez, a man Gordon Ryan described as "a wild animal that knows strangles". 

Unlock this article, live events, and more with a subscription!

Get Started

Already a subscriber? Log In

How Can Nick Rodriguez Get Revenge vs Kaynan Duarte At F2W?

Nick Rodriguez faces a daunting task this Saturday at Fight 2 Win 128 in Philadelphia, going up against the opponent who just soundly beat him less than a month ago in the biggest match of his career. Kaynan Duarte took Nick's back and controlled the position for several minutes in their recent gold medal match at the ADCC 2019 World Championships in Anaheim, California.

Unlock this article, live events, and more with a subscription!

Get Started

Already a subscriber? Log In

US Judo Olympian Nick Delpopolo To Enter Fight 2 Win Stage

An American judo Olympian is slated to compete this weekend at Fight 2 Win 128. Nick Delpopolo will become the first active judoka on the International Judo Federation’s ranking list to compete in judo on Oct. 19 when he makes his Fight 2 Win debut against Kell Berliner in Philadelphia.

Lachlan Giles Joins ADCC Absolute Legends With Inspirational Submissions

null

Unlock this video, live events, and more with a subscription!

Get Started

Already a subscriber? Log In

Score one for the lightweights. After suffering a first-round defeat to Lucas Lepri in the 77kg division, Lachlan Giles shocked the grappling world, proving the smaller guys can hang in the open weight.

UPDATE: Dillon Danis Convinces Viral Bully Victim to Start Jiu-Jitsu

Recently, we published an article about Dillon Danis watching a viral video of a Baltimore teenager getting beaten up by several students in his school's bathroom. Danis was bullied himself as a child and felt the need to reach out to help. Dillon said if the victim was interested in training, he would happily pay for his jiu-jitsu membership. The bullying victim accepted Dillon's offer, and today this photo was posted of the kid's first day on the mat. Danis had this to say about the victim joining;