UFC Fighter Tarec Saffedine’s Painful Black Belt Promotion




UFC Fighter Tarec Saffedine’s Painful Black Belt Promotion


There are many Brazilian Jiu Jitsu academies. Some promote their students via “the gauntlet” and others do not. The BJJ promotion gauntlet consists of fellow students whipping the newly promoted with their cloth belts.


In the video below UFC welterweight Tarec Saffedine receives the gauntlet treatment by his fellow teammates as he is promoted to Jiu Jitsu black belt!



What do you think? Is the BJJ gauntlet abusive? Or does it serve as a symbol of the pain involved in achieving a new belt rank?.


Pres. Barack Obama Gets His BJJ Blue Belt From Gracie Barra




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Pres. Barack Obama Gets His BJJ Blue Belt From Gracie Barra


Vladimir Putin is a well known Judo Practitioner.



President Obama, on the way out of the White House, and not wanting to be one-upped, has apparently been practicing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Gracie Barra! Check it out in the video below!




UFC Champion Anthony Pettis Earns His BJJ Brown Belt




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!


Anthony Bourdain Earns Fourth Stripe On BJJ White Belt


Earlier this month we ran the story about Anthony Bourdain being hooked on Jiu Jitsu. Well this past Tuesday the chef, actor, author and white belt earned his fourth stripe! It seems that it won’t be much longer before this excellent chef is served up a blue belt! Congratulations Mr. Bourdain! Keep up the hard work!! Oss!



Anthony Bourdain – 4 stripe white belt



Anthony and Ottavia Bourdain


Anthony was introduced to BJJ by his wife, Ottavia Bourdain. Mrs. Bourdain revealed how she got her celebrity husband interested in the sport when she was interviewed on “This Week in BJJ”.