13 Athletes The New ADCC Weight Classes Help The Most: Bastos, Clay, & More
Jun 27, 2023The ADCC made an enormous change this week, announcing the women's weight classes will be reclassified from -60kg and +60kg to -55kg, -65kg, and +65kg. This has totally shaken up the board for the upcoming Trials and next year's World Championships. Every athlete involved has a decision to make on going up or down, and it will benefit some more than others. Here are 13 athletes on the cusp on contention that the move could potentially hugely benefit.
11 Of Our Favorite Black Belt Matches From IBJJF Pans 2023
Mar 29, 2023The black belts came ready to put on a show at the 2023 IBJJF Pan Championships. Filled with some of the best matches of the year, Pans delivered a mix of submission thrills and gritty fights that went the distance. Here are 10 of the best bouts from Pans 2023:
The Top-Tier Brown & Black Belt Women Coming To No-Gi Pans This Weekend
Oct 10, 2022Many familiar and unfamiliar names will enter their bid for the IBJJF No-Gi Pans Championships this weekend. While athletes may still move between divisions, whatever way the women’s divisions shape up is sure to deliver exciting matches in both brown and black belt divisions.
7 Non-Brazilians Black Belts Who Could Win IBJJF Worlds In 2022
May 23, 2022Only one of the ten men’s black belt champions at 2021 Worlds represented a country other than Brazil. The lone non-Brazilian champion was 4x black belt gi world champion Mikey Musumeci (USA), who won his fourth title defeating Bruno Malfacine 6-0 by points. This year, a slew of veterans and rookies alike are lined up for their shot at gold, and the roster of non-Brazilians is showing signs that this year’s podiums could be the most nationally diverse in history.
The Class Of 2021 | These Are The Newly-Promoted Black Belts
Dec 28, 2021The black belt class of 2021 is a who's who of top notch competitors, many of whom are likely to grace the top of black belt podiums in the coming months. Below are the athletes who earned the rank of black belt in December.
Live Updates & Results | 2021 IBJJF Worlds Day 2
Dec 10, 2021Day 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.