New Jiu Jitsu World League Event + High Def Highlight

 

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The second Jiu Jitsu World League has been announced! This one is taking place in Las Vegas on May 9th, 2015. There is not much more information available as of now. The Jiu Jitsu World League this week created a Facebook event page to post announcements!

 

The first event seemed to be a big success. The athletes in attendance claimed to have a great time on Social Media. The videos that I saw had plenty of people in attendance and even some big stars like Ashton Kutcher came out. There was cool loud music to roll to and winning athletes got paid! BJJ Girl enjoyed participating in the event! Check out her write up which is featured at jjworldleague.com. It’s a great read!

 

The gentleman that run the league ask if we’d share this video with you all. It is a High-Def Cinema Edition Gi Championship Highlight from the first event. Enjoy!

 

 

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Jiu Jitsu World League Is Tomorrow!

 

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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.

 

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Below you will find all of the information you need to know, and that is currently available, about the Jiu Jitsu World League.

 

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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.

 

Ashton Kutcher To Compete At New Jiu Jitsu Event

 

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Ashton Kutcher is a TV and Movie Mega Star that holds a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Rigan Machado. Any reader of this page will tell you that Brazilian Jiu Jitsu practitioners are very serious about belt ranks. Earning a belt rank in BJJ takes years for the avid practitioner, let alone the casual practitioner, therefore the rapid advancement of anyone causes eyebrows to be raised. In this video from 2010, Ashton admits that he had not had any formal martial arts training up to that point. Because of this statement (and the fact that it seems Ashton is still struggling with tying the belt), some have begun calling his skillset into question. I personally am not included among the naysayers. Rigan Machado is well respected in the Jiu Jitsu community and is not one known to “sell belts”.

 

Well it seems that Ashton is revving up the engines to compete at the Jiu Jitsu World League Championships on January 17th, 2015. He has been seen recently posing with Machado, and a poster promoting the event (which is among the first of it’s kind to pay it’s athletes). Those are some solid indicators that Ashton Kutcher is ready to prove to the world, that his grappling prowess is on par with that of his acting’s.

 

Interviewer: “Are you any good at Jiu-Jitsu?”

 

Ashton: “No, I’m not…Even if I was, I would never say that because some guy could just come up to me in a bar and try to test me. That usually happens when you’re a celebrity. People want to fight you (laughs).”

 

In regard to the tying of his belt, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu players at the higher levels often utilize baiting tactics and other deceptive movements to catch their opponent off guard. Could it be that Ashton is actually very good at Brazilian Jiu Jitsu? and that the novice tying of the belt is intentionally done to lull his opponent into a false sense of invincibility?

 

You didn’t think about that one did ya? Go Ashton!

 

 

TMZ Sports Full Episode 2/13/14: Ashton Kutcher — Jiu-Jitsu Badass

 

Check out Ashton’s BJJ workout routine from Men’s Fitness.

 

 

Jiu Jitsu World League Is Paying Athletes, New Ruleset

 

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Jiu Jitsu World League Is Paying Athletes, New Ruleset

 

The Jiu Jitsu World League has entered the world and it could be a very well be one of the best things to happen to Jiu Jitsu in a long time. The organization’s founder, 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. That is not chump change.

 

 

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.

 

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(JJWL Complete Scoring System)

 

It seems that the IBJJF is going to have some stiff competition in the future with the Jiu Jitsu World League, the Jiu Jitsu Global Federation and other Jiu Jitsu events like Metamoris Pro.

 

What do you all think? Will the IBJJF be dethroned as the premier body of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu or are we too accustomed to the IBJJF and it’s event style?

 

Below you will find all of the information you need to know, and that is currently available, about the Jiu Jitsu World League.