I started Brazilian Jui Jitzu 2 months ago and try and train 4 or 5 times a week. In high school the dudes who did Jui Jitzu used to beat the shit out of us at parties so it turned me off to it as an idea growing up. But quietly I always thought it was a beautiful art form . At 35 , I try and get over the stuff that made me feel weak and insecure as a teenager. It’s just wasted time and lessons you’ll never learn. Trying to let go of that. Nothing more humbling than getting your ass kicked by a 12 year old your first week . Got my first stripe today. I know it sounds corny but it’s pretty dope to jump in and do stuff you’d never think you’d be able to do. Much respect to Sensai Josh and @clockworkbjj and Anthony for getting me into it ❤️ 🥋
Russell Peters is an actor and standup comedian, who performs to large audiences all over the world. His latest stand-up comedy special “Almost Famous” is now on Netflix.
Russell discussed doing BJJ on the Joe Rogan podcast and now, a little over a year later, he has earned his blue belt.
Russell was promoted by BJJ legend Jean Jacques Machado.
I’m so happy and honored to have received my blue belt from JiuJitsu Master @jeanjacquesmachado
A year and a half ago I got back into #BrazilianJiuJitsu and have worked as hard as could and well as they say “Hard work pays off” I still have a long road ahead of me in the #BJJ world but I’m up for the task and looking forward to the next phase!
In January 2015, Punk began training under Duke Roufus at Roufusport MMA Academy. In June 2015, he moved to Milwaukee to be closer to the Roufusport gym, while still retaining his home in Chicago. Later, it was announced that Punk would compete in the welterweight division. In October 2015, Roufus announced that Punk had suffered a shoulder injury, delaying his UFC debut until the next calendar year. On February 6, 2016, it was announced that Punk would face Mickey Gall in his first professional mixed martial arts (MMA) contest. Days later, he was diagnosed with a herniated disc, and underwent surgery.
Punk’s UFC and MMA debut against Gall took place on September 10, 2016, at UFC 203. The event was held at the Quicken Loans Arena, the same venue where Punk left WWE and retired from professional wrestling. He lost via rear naked choke at 2:14 of the first round. He was paid a disclosed $500,000.
Earlier this week he earned his BJJ blue belt. Congrats CM Punk!
A post shared by GRACIEMAG Edição Brasileira (@graciemag_br) on
7th degree Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt Ricardo De La Riva, voted one of the five top Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu players in the world by Gracie Magazine, is the world famous creator of the De La Riva Guard. Ricardo received his black belt from Carlson Gracie and achieved notoriety by having beaten Royce Gracie in a BJJ tournament as well as Royler Gracie and Rolker Gracie.
Ricardo began his training in early 1980 at the age 15 years old and received his black belt in 1986 making his name through his classic, offensive fighting style.
Ricardo De La Riva stopped competing in 1993 in order to dedicate himself full time to the teaching and aiding in the development of his pupils and other great champions such as Rodrigo Minotauro Nogeira, Rogerio Minotouro Nogeira and Marcelo Grosso. He continues to travel around the world giving seminars and sharing his amazing brazilian jiu-jitsu techniques.
Before you go check out our Black Friday deal below!
Would you like to write for wbbjj.com? Message us using the chat bubble on the right!
Single? Check out bjjdating.com! More than 2000 men and women grapplers waiting to meet you!
Demi Lovato is a megastar pop singer who has been seen for the past year or so doing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
Well, she just earned her Blue Belt!
Today she posted pictures on Instagram with the caption:
“I’m so beyond excited because I just received my blue belt in #brazilianjiujitsu!!!! I fell in love with #BJJ over a year ago and have been training several times a week ever since.. thank you so much to @[email protected] @tarsisbjj for giving me my belt along with one of the most important and special women in my life today @officialdaniellemartin/@trueboundaries – I love you so much and couldn’t be more grateful for you also special shoutout to @jayglazer for flying in to give me my belt as well!!! Love you jay!!!”
Heralding his return to the octagon against Daniel Cormier, Jon Jones has earned his BJJ Blue Belt. I say earned because it is not infrequent to hear of UFC fighters being promoted to black belt with doing little, to no training in the gi.
Jon Jones will face DC at UFC 214 July 29th in Anaheim, California. Daniel Cormier has the belt but never beat Jon. Jon wants to get his belt back.
Congratulations on earning your blue belt Jon! Oss!
One of the most decorated strikers in the world and UFC fighter Alistair Overeem seems to have been recently bitten by the Jiu-Jitsu bug.
He earned his blue belt in just three weeks! To us regular folk this sounds like an abhorrent disregard for the time honored tradition of being a white belt for (what feels like) ever.
According to the Valente Brothers system of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, their style is mostly self-defense as opposed to sport Jiu-Jitsu. They even recommend that students who come to them looking for sport BJJ, should perhaps try out other schools more geared toward that in Florida. That being said, it is not unusual at all for a UFC fighter to be fast-tracked to blue belt.
Some tournaments will not allow UFC fighters to compete as a white belt. It is assumed that because of their fight experience, they should have some sort of working knowledge of ground fighting.