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  1. Early Round Matches You Won't Want To Miss At The 2021 IBJJF Pans

    Early Round Matches You Won't Want To Miss At The 2021 IBJJF Pans

    Aug 30, 2021

    The 2021 IBJJF Pan Championship looks to be an action-packed event, filled with several highly-anticipated black belt matches. While many division finals and semifinals may still be difficult to determine, there are a few matches in the early rounds of each division which stand out as must-watch jiu-jitsu. Here are some of the most exciting matches in the opening two rounds.
  2. Who Can Topple The Returning Champs At The 2021 IBJJF Pans?

    Who Can Topple The Returning Champs At The 2021 IBJJF Pans?

    Aug 18, 2021

    The rosters for the 2021 IBJJF Pan Championship are stacked with returning champions, fan favorites, and rookies looking to break out. Some of the divisions have clear cut favorites to win gold, while others are harder to call. Here are our predictions for the favorites to reach the top of the podium, the dark horses who could steal the show, and the disruptors who could make things difficult for their division cohorts.
  3. Grappling Bulletin: If Gordon Ryan's Career Is Over, What Happens Next?

    Grappling Bulletin: If Gordon Ryan's Career Is Over, What Happens Next?

    May 24, 2021

    Stop the press, Gordon Ryan's abrupt departure from all upcoming matches has thrown the no-gi grappling scene into disarray. What does Gordon do next if he can't compete? Who replaces him as the #1 in the world? And will professional grappling ever be the same without him?
  4. EUG To Host Stacked 8-Man Black Belt Invitational, And It's In the Gi

    EUG To Host Stacked 8-Man Black Belt Invitational, And It's In the Gi

    Mar 22, 2021

    EUG Promotions will their debut on April 3 with a professional invite-only jiu-jitsu tournament with a $10,000 cash prize. 
  5. How Roberto Jimenez' Busy 2020 Could Give Him An Edge Over Nicky Ryan

    How Roberto Jimenez' Busy 2020 Could Give Him An Edge Over Nicky Ryan

    Feb 4, 2021

    Nicky Ryan and Roberto Jimenez have often been called prodigies in their budding careers as professional athletes. But their individual ascents to the top of the rankings have been substantially different. 
  6. Secrets of Elite Footlockers: Mikey, Isaac & More | Technique Showcase

    Secrets of Elite Footlockers: Mikey, Isaac & More | Technique Showcase

    Jan 30, 2021

    With all the buzz around heel hooks and the focus on no-gi oriented leglocks, it’s easy to forget how powerful the straight ankle lock can be. The footlock is more than a way to earn the favor of the judges or score an advantage in a close match. When applied correctly, it’s a powerful submission responsible for some of the most brutal-looking breaks in jiu-jitsu.
  7. The Best Of American Jiu-Jitsu: Every American IBJJF & ADCC World Champion

    The Best Of American Jiu-Jitsu: Every American IBJJF & ADCC World Champion

    Dec 28, 2020

    Whether or not you believe in “American Jiu-Jitsu” exists separate from “Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu,” several individual Americans have made their marks on the world of submission grappling. If in no other way, Americans have at least impacted the history books.
  8. Three Key Names Just Registered For Pans!

    Three Key Names Just Registered For Pans!

    Mar 9, 2020

    Updated March 13: Please note the 2020 IBJJF Pan Jiu-Jitsu Championship has been cancelled
  9. Official 2020 Gi Season Preview: Male Feather

    Official 2020 Gi Season Preview: Male Feather

    Dec 20, 2019

    The 2020 gi season will kick off on January 20th at the IBJJF European Championships. The season will run through to the end of May, culminating at the IBJJF World Championships on May 27th. 
  10. Spyder -76kg Bracket Reaction & Predictions

    Spyder -76kg Bracket Reaction & Predictions

    Nov 2, 2019

    On Saturday, November 23, the largest payday in the sport's history will be awarded to not one but two competitors who come out victories at the Spyder Invitational BJJ Championship.
  11. 9 Dream Matches We Want To See At The 2018 Pan Championships

    9 Dream Matches We Want To See At The 2018 Pan Championships

    Mar 3, 2018

    The 2018 Pan Championships registration has officially closed, meaning it’s time to scour the divisions and roll out our favorite dream matches we hope to see March 8-11 in Irvine, California!  
  12. Spyder Pulling Out All The Stops For 2018 Event Series

    Spyder Pulling Out All The Stops For 2018 Event Series

    Dec 22, 2017

    Spyder, the Korean jiu-jitsu promotion that’s been making waves in the Asian professional jiu-jitsu scene, is coming out guns blazing with its opening event of 2018.