[NOT FOR THE FEINT OF HEART] Some white belts and even higher belts go into Jiu Jitsu competition not fully aware of the rules of the game. If you are competing in the IBJJF or an organization that uses their rules, it can prove to be quite exhausting learning every nuanced detail. That being said, you should at least start out by knowing how you can be disqualified in competition. Learning the most egregious errors of our game is important for your safety, and the safety of your opponent.
These videos show the consequences that occur when people utilize maneuvers that are not allowed. Great job Hello Japan for putting these together!
Below is the IBJJF Table of technical fouls and illegal moves.
In this latest “Art of Manliness” video Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instructor Rener Gracie explains the philosophy behind BJJ. Learn more at gracieuniversity.com.
This is probably one of the most civilized street fights, (or snow fights) I have ever seen. These guys have a problem with each other. They fight. One guy taps. The other guy lets go. The problem is solved.
This video shows yet again, how powerful Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is in terms of self-defense and the combat arts.
Jiu Jitsu World League Is Tomorrow!
Jiu Jitsu practitioners from around the world are converging on Irvine, California as you read this. The first ever Jiu Jitsu World League event is tomorrow! Get ready for some exciting Brazilian Jiu Jitsu action! The organization’s founder Master Rigan Machado sees a few problems with today’s sport Jiu Jitsu.
Mr. Machado stated during an interview with mmafighting.com that he wanted to professionalize the sport. Basically his idea is that if Jiu Jitsu tournament winners were paid, they would feel less compelled to move onto other sports like MMA, where the athletes are paid. Their website boasts a 12 city tour and $250,000 in prize money to award.
There will also be new rules implemented into the Jiu Jitsu World League. Most noticeably is the situation regarding takedown scoring. In the IBJJF a takedown is worth 2 points. To encourage more takedowns, and less “guard pulling”, takedowns will be divided into two for scoring schedules. “Low takedowns” will be worth 2 points still while “high takedowns” will net 4 points.
(JJWL Complete Scoring System)
Below you will find all of the information you need to know, and that is currently available, about the Jiu Jitsu World League.
See you tomorrow in Irvine! OSS!
Be on the lookout for BJJgirl. She will be there competing and covering the event. Wish her luck!
Here is the most recent interview with Master Machado about tomorrow’s inaugural event.
Here is a great story coming out of Saskatchewan, Canada of a First Nation single mom who has become dedicated to the BJJ lifestyle. This week her story was picked up by her local news station. Shana Pasap is a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and has won 9 medals in the past three years. She is the top ranked female grappler of 2014 in Saskatchewan.
Keep up the great work Shana!
Brand new and hot off the press “This Week In BJJ Episode 69”! This week Budo Jake has on the show BJJ and MMA fighter Javier Vazquez! Parts 1 and 2 of the episode are below for you to enjoy!
After getting choked out 6 or 7 times in 5 minutes it can become difficult to remember exactly how many times Coach tapped you out.
Maristé is a cartoonist that also does BJJ. In this new video of hers she is “accused” of being too old for having stuffed animals and is forced to prove the naysayer wrong. The bruises on her legs are a definite indicator that she is an avid Jiu Jitsu practitioner! Too funny!
Check out Maristé’s Facebook page and definitely check out her art web page!
Here is a sample of her BJJ Cartooning!
New promotions to report! Congratulations to all of you! Keep up the hard work! Hard work pays off! OSS!
UFC lightweight champion Anthony “Showtime” Pettis earned his Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Brown Belt yesterday from Daniel Wanderley, head BJJ coach of Roufusport MMA.
Anthony has recently submitted Jiu Jitsu Black Belts Benson Henderson (UFC 164) and Gilbert Melendez (UFC 181) in the octagon.
Check out a video of the champ grappling below!
Congratulations for earning your Brown Belt Anthony Pettis! Keep up the hard work! Oss!