Brand new, hot off the press Polaris Pro BJJ Highlight video! Enjoy!
Brand new, hot off the press Polaris Pro BJJ Highlight video! Enjoy!
Congratulations to UFC fighter Michael Bisping for earning your BJJ Brown Belt! OSS!
Misfits MMA Head coach and BJJ Black Belt Brady Fink gave Michael Bisping his long deserved BJJ Brown Belt on 01/10/2015. Check out their new gym in Westminster, CA off of Goldenwest and Garden Grove Blvd.
Watch the promotion video below!
The Best BJJ Vines Of 2014
Vine has quickly become one of the most popular social media networks in recent years. Vine allows users to upload 6 second videos to share with followers. A wealth of comedic material has been produced using this shortened video format. It did not take meme-makers long to start adding text to these video clips in order to make funny video memes.
We have compiled the 10 best BJJ vines of 2014 here for your viewing pleasure! (Click the speaker icon on each clip for audio)
Follow these pages on Vine for the best BJJ video memes:
White Belt BJJ Girl Beats Purple Belt
This is 26 year old Canadian, Sarah “The Bully” Smith. She is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Blue Belt that is hellbent on being a Black Belt world champion in the future. Our friend Dainis Nguyen thought you all might like to see Sarah absolutely killing it in competition as a White Belt.
In the first video you have Sarah winning her match against another female who was a purple belt at the time. The second video has Sarah earning a No Gi win in about 8 seconds.
Keep an eye out for this up-and-coming BJJ Bully!
“Jesus Didn’t Tap.” Christian Churches Begin Supporting MMA
In a seemingly unlikely turn of events hundreds of churches have begun encouraging members to beat each other up because ‘men are made for combat’. You cannot make this stuff up folks. Christian MMA is on the way.
According to RawStory more than 700 evangelical US churches now integrate MMA (a combination of Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Greco-Roman Wrestling and Thai Boxing) into their ministry programs. The phenomenon has even been featured in a recent documentary film, 2014’s Fight Church.
This tactic has been used in the past to bring men to the Church. Again according to RawStory, “The notion that MMA and Christianity are compatible bedfellows is loosely based on the ideology of Muscular Christianity, a mostly-male, Victorian-era movement that linked the gospel with physical and mental toughness. Two leaders of the movement – Charles Kingsley, a clergymen and scholar, and Thomas Hughes, a celebrated Victorian era author (and boxing coach) – sought to counter the perceived feminization of Church and to attract men to the faith.”
I’m sure the thousands of women who do BJJ and MMA are loving hearing this…
What do you all think about this one? See you on Sunday?
(Sometimes memes do come true)
An incredible Submission only event is about to take place this coming Saturday, January 10th, 2015. Polaris Pro 1 will take place at St David’s Hall, Caridiff, South Wales. For those not in attendance the event will be available via pay-per-view, and then on-demand for 7 days afterward. The live event will stream from http://polaris-pro.streamingtank.com.
The event features 20 minute matches in the style of Metamoris Pro, however unlike Metamoris, most (6 out of 8) matches will take place in the gi.
The fight card is absolutely insane!
Check out the promo videos for the event below!
At the UFC 182 Post-Fight Press Conference Light-Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones declared that he was going to start working toward his BJJ Black Belt.
You can watch the entire UFC 182 Post-Fight Press Conference below!
BJJ Red Belt Rolling With Black Belts In Abu Dhabi
It is not everyday that you get to see a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Red Belt live rolling. Today however, is one of those days. Check out this brand new video of Grandmaster Hilton Leao rolling with black belts in Abu Dhabi.
If you think earning a BJJ black belt takes a long time you should try imagining the 40 years average of being an instructor that it takes to earn your BJJ red belt!
Via Wikipedia: According to Renzo & Royler Gracie, in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu the red belt is reserved “for those whose influence and fame takes them to the pinnacle of the art”. It is awarded in lieu of a ninth and tenth degree black belt. If a practitioner receives his or her black belt at 19 years old, the earliest they could expect to receive a ninth degree red belt would be at the age of 67. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu red belt holders are often addressed within the art by the title grandmaster.
The Famous Renzo Gracie Mugging Story Explained
Leave it to Renzo Gracie to turn a thwarted mugging into one of the greatest Brazilian Jiu Jitsu stories of all time. Renzo explains the unfolding of the events in full detail during the Metamoris 5 outtake video below.
Here are the tweets that Renzo sent out as he “reported” on his own attempted mugging:
“22nd street and 10th ave right now two guys following me, can’t help but have a big smile upon my face Im talking about a happy one ;))))
“Waiting for them… Are they really thinking I’m drunk??? They have to be kidding. Hahahaha”
“25th and 10ave ;)) they are getting closer lol ;)”
“I just stop to take a pic, they pretend they are looking at the window, can’t lie… My blood runs in a different speed, man I miss Brazil”
“JiuJitsu ;)) never leave home without it ;)) pic.twitter.com/bBJtLtVb”
“Please hold there for just a couple minutes ;)) be right back”
“They are coming closer, asking for a cigarette ;)) lol can’t help but have a smile in my face. I don’t smoke. Pretend to wobble. They smile”
“Back as he runs, no chance to catch him… Even though I began to try to run after him, I realize How slow I was. F***k it :/”
“This one asks me why did I do that, pretending to be stupid, one little kick to the ribs makes him whine and apologize, as I’m writing this.”
“I ask him if he was planing to rob me, he says no. All he wanted was a cigarette, lol I can’t help but have a big smile upon my face, and ..”
“The certainty that if it was an ordinary man he would be sad about his stolen goods. F*****g c**t cries like a bitch when the tide turns…”
“I can’t help but take a pic as his nose bleeds and he wines and asks why did I do that… Like he doesn’t know the reason…”
“pic.twitter.com/THjUYQkR by Renzo”
“My f*****g hands hurt, hurt like hell… pic.twitter.com/THjUYQkR”
“Drove around two blocks… The other fellow disappear, I’m heading home… Angry for not finding the second one. Guess no sleeping tonight”
“I knew it ;)) yessss”
“There is basic things like you don’t come back to where the problem was.. You just don’t, I knew he would, just going around the block would be enough… Dumb f%#^ I just gave him the old style Raccoon, it has been a while since the last time I did.. Choke him out 3 times…”
“And before he woke up I did hit each eye socket at least twice, tomorrow he will wake up like a raccoon, and every time he woke up I was…”
“Whispering at his ears.. That’s what death feels like it.. Don’t do that again. My f*****g hand hurts, :/ a lot”
“Next time I will use only the elbows, damn I miss that feeling, sometimes I wonder if the easy life has been making me pic.twitter.com/aXBkOM7O”
“Soft.. All those years in Brazil, without knowing if I would make it home had to count for something, I can’t lie I could have jump in a cab”
“But I could not help, I could spot them from a mile away, walking was my option, thank you mayor Giuliani, nobody carries a gun in our…”
“Beautiful state, my lucky day, their bad day… My hand hurts and @FrankieEdgar is here at 9:30am for some training, shoot damn little guy”
“Could not take a second pic guys sorry, believe I try, as I reach for my iPhone he almost took off :-/ fast mofo”
(Don’t mess with Renzo)
Poison’s Drummer Rikki Rockett Competing BJJ At Pan Ams
“Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a huge part of my life and has been for over fifteen years. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is a form of Martial Arts originally based on the Japanese form and altered dramatically by Carlos Gracie and introduced as a school in 1925 in Rio, Brazil called, “Academia Gracie de Jiu-Jitsu”. Deeper origins might trace BJJ’s roots to Buddhist Monks in India much further back.
I met Brothers John Machado and Jean Jacques Machado in 1998 at a rally. After an introduction and short conversation they convinced me to visit their school and take a free class. I had roots in wrestling and some ground fighting skills and thought I’d do just fine. I got tapped out by their students more times than I can remember! I signed up the next day and have been an avid student ever since. I earned my Purple belt in the Machado Bros. school and supplemented my regular classes with private classes coached by Renato Magno who moved from Brazil with the Machado Brothers to teach BJJ. Later when Renato opened his own school, (Street Sports BJJ) I began training at that school and earned my black belt there. I currently hold a second degree black belt.” – Rikki Rockett
Check out Mr. Rockett competing at the 2010 Pan Ams below!
Rikki Rockett on Eddie Bravo Radio!