1. The Standout Blue, Purple & Brown Belts Vying For Worlds Gold

    The Standout Blue, Purple & Brown Belts Vying For Worlds Gold

    Jun 2, 2022

    Before the black belts take the mats at the Walter Pyramid, droves of blue, purple, and brown belts will have their opportunity to try and earn an IBJJF World Championship in the junior categories.
  2. The Standout Colored Belts Competing At The IBJJF Pan Championships

    The Standout Colored Belts Competing At The IBJJF Pan Championships

    Apr 6, 2022

    The IBJJF Pan Championships is underway, and over the first few days, hundreds of aspiring grapplers will try to prove that they are the next generation of world class talent. Any of the purple and brown belts could send that point home with an impressive showing of dominant jiu-jitsu at Pans, but there are a few who have already earned our attention.
  3. Female Purple Belt Divisions Ruled By The Europeans | Euros Day 3 Recap

    Female Purple Belt Divisions Ruled By The Europeans | Euros Day 3 Recap

    Feb 17, 2022

    The female purple belts took the mats at day 3 of the IBJJF European Championships, and the home crowd was out in full effect. Four of today’s weight class champions were European nationals, and two of them made it to the open class final.
  4. Purple Belts Champions Flaunt Submission Skills | Euros Day 2 Recap

    Purple Belts Champions Flaunt Submission Skills | Euros Day 2 Recap

    Feb 16, 2022

    Day two of the 2022 IBJJF European Championships saw the purple belts take the mats. GF Team’s Pedro Rubim won double gold, winning eight matches and hitting three submissions to claim the medium heavyweight and absolute division titles.
  5. Live Updates & Results | 2021 IBJJF Worlds Day 2

    Live Updates & Results | 2021 IBJJF Worlds Day 2

    Dec 10, 2021

    Day one of the IBJJF World Championships was filled with the action, submissions and incredible stories expected of an event of this caliber. Day two is sure to deliver as well, as the male purple and brown belts will take their place on the mats in search of the most coveted title in jiu-jitsu. With hundreds of competitors in search of just a few medals, we're guaranteed  thrilling action throughout the day.
  6. The #1 Purple Belt In The World Shows He's Got What It Takes At Brown Too

    The #1 Purple Belt In The World Shows He's Got What It Takes At Brown Too

    Jun 20, 2017

    The winner of the heavyweight bracket at the Royal II Invitational was a newly-promoted brown belt, coming off his third world title at purple belt (2016 weight and absolute, 2017 weight) and #1 in the world in the IBJJF rankings. Victor Hugo is another 20-year-old with a star future ahead of him.
  7. Lightweight Wins Absolute Gold At Worlds, Beats THREE Ultra Heavyweights!

    Lightweight Wins Absolute Gold At Worlds, Beats THREE Ultra Heavyweights!

    Jun 3, 2017

    Just when we thought things couldn't get more dramatic at Worlds, a lightweight was crowned champion of the absolute (open weight) division -- beating THREE ultra heavyweights along the way! 
  8. Triumph and Tears Define Male Purple Belt Action On Day 2 Of IBJJF Worlds

    Triumph and Tears Define Male Purple Belt Action On Day 2 Of IBJJF Worlds

    Jun 3, 2017

    Day two of the 2017 IBJJF World Championships delivered plenty of explosive action in the men's purple belt divisions. 
  9. Purple Belt Kaynan Casemiro Duarte Wins Double Gold At IBJJF 2017 Pans

    Purple Belt Kaynan Casemiro Duarte Wins Double Gold At IBJJF 2017 Pans

    Mar 17, 2017

    Atos purple belt Kaynan Duarte continues to impress by claiming double gold (weight and absolute) at the IBJJF Pan Jiu-Jitsu Championships in Irvine, California. 
  10. Top 7 Purple Belt Prospects To Watch At The IBJJF Pan Championships

    Top 7 Purple Belt Prospects To Watch At The IBJJF Pan Championships

    Mar 16, 2017

    The talent pool at purple belt just keeps getting deeper and deeper. 
  11. 'Little Miyao' Thalison Soares Will Fight IBJJF Pans At Purple Belt

    'Little Miyao' Thalison Soares Will Fight IBJJF Pans At Purple Belt

    Mar 14, 2017

    He's only 17 years and 9 months old, but 2016 FloGrappling Prospect of the Year Thalison Soares will compete in his first tournament as a purple belt this week at the IBJJF Pans. 
  12. Art Of Jiu-Jitsu Creates Another Up-And-Coming Champion

    Art Of Jiu-Jitsu Creates Another Up-And-Coming Champion

    Jan 18, 2017

    LISBON, Portugal -- One of the up-and-coming competitors from the Mendes Brothers' Art of Jiu-Jitsu Academy captured a hard-fought gold medal on Wednesday at the IBJJF 2017 European Championships.
  13. Who is Royal Competitor Andrew Wiltse And Why Is He So Badass?

    Who is Royal Competitor Andrew Wiltse And Why Is He So Badass?

    Jul 14, 2016

    Three-time blue belt World Champion Andrew Wilts went into the Royal Invitational as one of the dark horses. Even with three world titles to his name, not too many people knew about the kid from Mt Vernon, IL.