Category Archives: News

From Ribeiro With Love: Sharing the Blades in Moscow and Worldwide

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is one of the youngest and fastest growing martial arts in the world.  Each of us who puts on a gi and studies the art created and…

Saulo and Xande Ribeiro Bring the University of Jiu Jitsu to the Web

This past March brothers Saulo and Xande Ribeiro launched their newest project The BJJ Library.  With more than a dozen world titles between them, the brothers are arguably two of…

“Darth” Rader Battles 10th Planet With Hard Work Instead of the Force

I sometimes think I get a ton accomplished in a day.  Between work, family, and other committments the reality is that sometimes jiu jitsu comes last.  It turns out that most…

Injustice at the 2013 IBJJF Worlds?

(Note: This was originally posted on my BJJ Blog on 6/4/2013.) The IBJJF Worlds is where the top competitors in BJJ compete to see who is #1. This is where…

The Dangers of Nationalism Within Martial Arts

Over the past few weeks I’ve seen the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu community run feverishly through the Lloyd Irvin saga. While this situation is undoubtedly a polarizing topic, that has brought out…