22 April 2010

Pan Ams 2010 IBJJF Tournament - Results

The 2010 IBJJF Pan Ams Tournament took place in the Bren Center at the University of California, in Irvine, California. 

The weekend was filled with beautiful jiu jitsu submissions, sweeps, arm bars and more. This IBJJF tournament made a change in venues this year, after a record breaking number of attendees came out to compete and watch the 2009 Pan Ams. 

14 April 2010

NAGA 2010 World Championship - Newark New Jersey

This weekend in Newark, New Jersey was filled with arm bars and triangle submissions. Congratulations to all of the competitors in this weekend at the NAGA 2010 World Grappling Championship. For Gi Tournament results, see below:

2010 NAGA World Championship (Gi Results only below)
@ Newark, New Jersey
April 10-11, 2010

18 February 2010

NAGA World Cup Results - February 2010

A great turn out this weekend at the 2010 NAGA World Cup Championship in Boca Raton, Florida. Thought it would have been great to see more women come out to compete. This past weekend's event was held over 2 days, both Saturday and Sunday. See results for this tournament below:

2010 NAGA World Cup Grappling Championship Results (GI Results Only)
@ Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida
February 13-14, 2010

10 February 2010

NAGA New England Tournament Results 2010

Check out the results list from the Naga tournament this past weekend in Lincoln, Rhode Island at the Twin River Casino. There was a great mix of experienced wrestlers, jiu jitsu, and mma students. Hoping to see more women competitors next time around. Come on ladies, represent! 

01 January 2010

What is Jiu Jitsu?

Competitors at an IBJJF Championship Tournament
With the rise of mixed martial arts, and MMA organizations such as the UFC, Strikeforce, and others...the buzz is going around about Brazilian Jiu Jitsu skills that many Brazilian MMA fighters are bringing to the ring. What is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu? And can American wrestlers compete with the submission skills of BJJ fighters? Even among other fighting disciplines, like muay thai, karate, or boxing, the importance of ground fighting cannot be ignored.

But for many serious BJJ students, Jiu Jitsu is not all about MMA fighting. Quite the contrary, many of these students are focused on the art of Jiu Jitsu alone, and it is controversially one of the most difficult martial arts disciplines to master. Traps, sweeps, submissions, take-downs, and a combinations of techniques that take years of focus and discipline to master. This is all a part of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

Join me on my Jiu Jitsu jaunt, as we take on this adventure from beginning to end, (hopefully an end that will lead us to a black belt in Jiu Jitsu!). We will discuss the trials and tribulations of training on the mat, give tips and advise (and we will be opening to hearing yours too!), show some of the best BJJ moves, preparing for bjj tournaments and competitions, dieting and cutting weight, and more!

Thanks for reading, and please leave your comments. We would really love to hear from you.