Category Archives: Personal

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…

How Jiu-Jitsu Saved One Man’s Life

If you met Sam Spiegelman you would most likely think he’s a normal well-adjusted person. He’s 32 years old, has a degree, played football in college, is married, teaches martial…

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…

A Wounded Warrior’s Mission from the Mats to Mt. Everest

    Jiu Jitsu has the power to draw people from all walks of life.  Each person comes to the mats for their own reasons.  And these reasons are as…

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…