8 New Sports Proposed For The 2020 Olympics, Why Not Jiu Jitsu?

 

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8 New Sports Proposed For The 2020 Olympics, Why Not Jiu Jitsu?

 

Baseball and softball remain on course to get back into the Olympics. Squash, karate, surfing and four other sports are in contention to get into the games for the first time.

 

The International Olympic Committee will make a final decision on which sport or sports will be added in August 2016, when it meets ahead of the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro (of all places).

 

The sports that applied but failed to make the cut were: air sports, American football, bowls, bridge, chess, dance sport, floorball, flying disc, korfball, netball, orienteering, polo, racquetball, sumo, tug of war, underwater sports, waterski and wakeboard.

 

No one even applied to have Jiu Jitsu added to the games! In this day and age?! I could possibly swallow BJJ failing to make the cut, but it is hard to fathom how there is no nomination. Is it because I am biased into thinking that our sport is bigger than it is because I eat, breathe and live it?

 

Has anyone ever tried to get our sport into the Olympics before that I am unaware of? Would being in the Olympics be good or bad for our sport?

 

Hopefully it works out for the korfballers and the tug of war enthusiasts.

 

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Fake BJJ Black Belt Is Called Out And Faces The Consequences

 

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Fake BJJ Black Belt Is Called Out And Faces The Consequences

 

Great thing about Bjj its a small circle you can't lie and say you're a Bjj black belt the mats don't lie. I'm just happy I kept my composure. No judges needed!

Posted by Ruben Alvarez on Thursday, June 25, 2015

 

Jiu Jitsu Reality Show – BJJ Library Challenge One – Episode 3

 

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Jiu Jitsu Reality Show – BJJ Library Challenge One – Episode 3

 

This is the first season of the BJJ Library Challenge One, a reality show and competition about the Jiu Jitsu way. Six black belts have come together to compete against one another to win a cash prize and the opportunity to face a proven champion, Alexandre Ribeiro. Xande is an 8-time world champion and 2-time ADCC champion.

 

Who will become the BJJ Library Champion and face Xande Ribeiro in a superfight?

 

 

If you missed the first two episodes here they are below for you!

 

 

 

Leg Lock Tutorial And Training With Eddie Cummings – Firas Zahabi

 

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Leg Lock Tutorial and Training with Eddie Cummings – Firas Zahabi

 

Sorry white belts in the gi. This particular post may not be the most suitable for you.

 

If you move onto advanced no-gi or freestyle grappling this new video from Georges St-Pierre’s coach, Firas Zahabi, will prove to be very helpful!

 

(For now though you can still have a great time attacking with the straight ankle lock!)

 

 

Roger Gracie Returns To Gi Competition In July Vs Comprido

 

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(Photo from Roger Gracie’s Instagram)

 

Roger Gracie Returns To Gi Competition In July Vs Comprido

 

Ok guys now it’s official, I’m fighting Rodrigo Comprido at the American Nationals during the UFC expo in Las Vegas July the 10th or the 11th. It’s a 10 min match. It has been a long time since I fought with the gi and I’m really looking forward to it. Let’s go! – Roger Gracie

 

Roger Gracie is widely considered the greatest Brazilian Jiu Jitsu champion of all time.

 

In 2005 Roger competed in the ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship and won all 8 of his matches both at the super heavyweight and absolute weight classes by submission. In the 2009 Mundials he submitted all of his opponents in the super heavyweight and the absolute weight classes with a choke from the mount. Roger has not been submitted in competition since he was a blue belt. Gracie has 10 wins at the IBJJF World Jiu-Jitsu Championships as a black belt, with three of those victories in Open Weight competition (source Wikipedia).

 

 

Can’t wait for July!