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  1. Grappling Bulletin: Why This IBJJF Worlds Will Be Unlike Any Other

    Grappling Bulletin: Why This IBJJF Worlds Will Be Unlike Any Other

    Nov 29, 2021

    The most anticipated gi event of the year draws nearer. 10 days from now grapplers from around the world will convene in Anaheim, CA for the 2021 IBJJF World Championship.
  2. With No Buchecha at 2021 IBJJF Worlds, Who Wins The Absolute?

    With No Buchecha at 2021 IBJJF Worlds, Who Wins The Absolute?

    Nov 23, 2021

    The 2021 IBJJF World Championships returns after a two-year hiatus, and one of the biggest questions from jiu-jitsu fans, followers and analysts is about who will win the absolute division.
  3. Learn One Of Hulk's Best Takedowns From An Olympian | Technique Showcase

    Learn One Of Hulk's Best Takedowns From An Olympian | Technique Showcase

    Feb 13, 2021

    The the drop seoi nage, is one of the most commonly used takedowns among some of the best heavyweights. But the traditional version of the throw is not without its faults. The textbook variation of the throw requires the attacker to turn his back to his opponent, giving the defender an opening to counter. 
  4. The Top Six Matches From Day One Of The 2020 American Nationals

    The Top Six Matches From Day One Of The 2020 American Nationals

    Dec 6, 2020

    The opening day of the 2020 IBJJF American Nationals was filled with upsets, blowouts, and close, gritty matches. Here were some of the best matches from the first day of Nationals:
  5. Heavy Hitters: How Will Joao Gabriel Rocha vs Kaynan Duarte Play Out?

    Heavy Hitters: How Will Joao Gabriel Rocha vs Kaynan Duarte Play Out?

    Jul 21, 2020

    BJJ Stars is set to be Brazil's biggest grappling event of 2020, and FloGrappling members in the USA, Canada, and Mexico can watch it live on July 25 (or on-demand after the event). 
  6. 2020 Official Gi Season Preview: Male Ultra-Heavyweight

    2020 Official Gi Season Preview: Male Ultra-Heavyweight

    Jan 4, 2020

    We are only a couple weeks away from the 2020 gi season, so it’s time for the last of the season previews at black belt: male ultra-heavyweight.
  7. How Cyborg Won $40k In Las Vegas

    How Cyborg Won $40k In Las Vegas

    Aug 25, 2019

    Saturday the IBJJF held their second Heavyweight Grand Prix in Las Vegas at the Evexia FitFest, this time a No-Gi tournament. Eight competitors battled it out for a $40,000 grand prize in the Las Vegas Convention Center. Here is a round by round breakdown of how the tournament played out.
  8. The 8 Heavyweights Who Will Battle For $40k At The IBJJF No-Gi Grand Prix

    The 8 Heavyweights Who Will Battle For $40k At The IBJJF No-Gi Grand Prix

    Aug 19, 2019

    Eight of the best No-Gi grapplers in the world have been invited to compete for $40K. 
  9. Abu Dhabi World Pro Finals Are Set: Langaker, Miyaos, Amjahid, More

    Abu Dhabi World Pro Finals Are Set: Langaker, Miyaos, Amjahid, More

    Apr 25, 2019

    The finals are all set: here are the gold medal matches for 2019 Abu Dhabi World Pro black belt, which will take place on April 26. 
  10. Analysis: Joao Gabriel Rocha & Gordon Ryan's Paths To Victory at KASAI

    Analysis: Joao Gabriel Rocha & Gordon Ryan's Paths To Victory at KASAI

    Jan 31, 2019

    KASAI continues to raise the bar for high-performance professional jiu-jitsu with the introduction of its Super Series.