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Completed · Mar 21-24, 2019

Catch up on all of the action from the 2019 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship – results, match videos and more!

  1. Brown Belt Standouts from 2019 IBJJF Pans

    Brown Belt Standouts from 2019 IBJJF Pans

    Mar 31, 2019

    With some many great stories coming out of the black belt divisions from the 2019 IBJJF Pans, it is worth reminding ourselves that brown belts were equally compelling. 
  2. First-Year Female Black Belts Shine, Become Champs At 2019 IBJJF Pans

    First-Year Female Black Belts Shine, Become Champs At 2019 IBJJF Pans

    Mar 27, 2019

    Fans and followers of women’s jiu-jitsu were treated to a spectacular line-up at this year’s Pans. There were World, Pan and European champions in attendance and for the most part the divisions were– save for some extreme examples– hyper-competitive. If there is any criticism of the current state of affairs of women’s jiu-jitsu is that there are many black belts out there but only a handful tend to register for tournaments, and less so for significant events like Pans. That’s why were delighted to see some of the deepest divisions since last year’s Worlds. Nearly 40 women were signed up in the female adult black belt divisions, with an average fo 4.7 competitors per division. Roosterweight was the only division with less than four competitors, being a single match between Mayssa Bastos and Serena Gabrielli. Light-featherweight had a solid 7 entrants, but only six competed as Gabriela Fechter missed weight. 
  3. 2019 IBJJF Pans Belonged To The New Generation: Rookie Black Belts Win Big

    2019 IBJJF Pans Belonged To The New Generation: Rookie Black Belts Win Big

    Mar 26, 2019

    It was a year of firsts at Pans. In total there were six rookie black belts who stood atop the podium at the 2019 IBJJF Pan Jiu-Jitsu Championship, with three men and three women all taking gold in their first year competing alongside some of the biggest names of the sport. Before we say for sure that there is a changing of the guard underway it is worth pointing out many returning champions did not register for Pans this year. This left the door wide open for a new set of champions here, but it’s too soon to say if the entire sport is being overtaken by younger competitors. Four golds at Euros were won by rookies and now six at Pans– we’ll be keeping a close eye on this trend as Worlds approaches.
  4. Live Updates: 2019 IBJJF Pans Black Belt Finals

    Live Updates: 2019 IBJJF Pans Black Belt Finals

    Mar 24, 2019

    It's the final day of the 2019 IBJJF Pan Jiu-Jitsu Championships and I'll be running live updates from matside. 
  5. 11 Must-See Black Belt Matches from Pans

    11 Must-See Black Belt Matches from Pans

    Mar 24, 2019

    The first day of black belt competition at the 2019 Pan Championships delivered the kind action expected of such a high caliber event. 
  6. IBJJF Pan Championship: Live Updates of Black Belt Absolute Division

    IBJJF Pan Championship: Live Updates of Black Belt Absolute Division

    Mar 23, 2019

    The 2019 IBJJF Pan Jiu-Jitsu Championship black belt absolute division will run on Mats 5-8, with men on 5 & 8 and women on 6 & 7. Watch the live stream here. 
  7. Pans Black Belt Live Updates: Saturday Morning Opening Rounds

    Pans Black Belt Live Updates: Saturday Morning Opening Rounds

    Mar 23, 2019

    Follow along as I recap the opening rounds of the male black belt weight divisions. The black belts start at 9.00am sharp with qualifying rounds and they'll work through to the quarterfinals (which go down tomorrow, Sunday March 23). 
  8. PANS 2019: Women's Absolute Black Belt Brackets OUT NOW

    PANS 2019: Women's Absolute Black Belt Brackets OUT NOW

    Mar 23, 2019

    The women’s black belt absolute has 14 competitors signed up and is remarkable for the fact that Gabi Garcia makes her return to gi jiu-jitsu. 
  9. Pan Black Belt Absolute Division Brackets OUT NOW

    Pan Black Belt Absolute Division Brackets OUT NOW

    Mar 23, 2019

    The brackets are out for the Pan black belt absolute division! Get a look at them right here.
  10. IBJJF 2019 Pan Male Purple Belt Standouts: Munis, Tainan, Meyram & More

    IBJJF 2019 Pan Male Purple Belt Standouts: Munis, Tainan, Meyram & More

    Mar 22, 2019

    The men’s purple belt divisions lit up the opening day of the 2019 IBJJF Pan Jiu-Jitsu Championship in Irvine, CA. Of the 10 available gold medals, nine were claimed by Brazilians while the Japanese grappler Hiryu Niwa took top spot in the roosterweight division.