31 January 2012

Mounting to Victory - Rodolfo Vieira VS Bernardo Faria - Euro Open 2012

The Adult Black Belt Open Final with Rodolfo Vieira vs Bernardo Faria, gave Vieira yet another chance to show his overall dominance in the Jiu Jitsu world. But there was no surprise to us here at World of Jiu Jitsu, with Vieira ranked #1 overall in 2011, and Faria ranked #2. Visit WorldofJiuJitsu.com to see a complete list of black belt competitors rankings. Now, watch the final video above! (Vieira VS Faria, European BJJ Open, Black Belt Open Class Final)

27 January 2012

Lisbon Jiu Jitsu competitors lit the mats on fire at the 2012 European Open

The competition is fierce in Lisbon, Portugal, where Jiu Jitsu fanatics from all over the world have gathered to display their skills on the mat. Tomorrow the black belt division finals will begin...who will reign as champion??
Lisbon, European Jiu Jitsu Open, 2012

Below are the tournament results so far...


Academy results:

Adult:1- Gracie Barra - 71 pts
2- Checkmat BJJ - 62 pts
3- Alliance - 44 pts

Female:1- Checkmat BJJ - 64 pts
2- Lloyd Irvin M.A Academy - 28 pts
3- Alliance - 22 pts

Novice: 1- Icon JJ Team - 68 pts
2- Gracie Barra - 45 pts
3- Checkmat BJJ - 33 pts

Master and Senior:1- Icon JJ Team - 164 pts
2- Gracie Barra - 141 pts
3- Checkmat BJJ - 123 pts

Juvenile:1- Rio Grappling Club - 42 pts
2- Gracie Barra - 36 pts
3- Renzo Gracie - 36 pts

 Division results below...

25 January 2012

European Jiu Jitsu Madness begins...tomorrow!

Calling all European Open Jiu Jitsu competitors. The brackets are up, and the pressure is on! Check the brackets online now to see how your division will be matched up for the first bout.

Matches begin tomorrow, January 26th, and will go through Sunday, January 29th.

See the detailed competition schedule below:

Grappler's Quest Florida 2012 Results - Coral Springs

This first Grappler's Quest of the year kicked off a great start to the 2012 Jiu Jitsu tournament year down at the Coral Springs Gymnasium in Florida. There was an impressive showing of competitors. And this may give us some insight onto how things will most likely be at all tournaments this year. The day boasted just shy of 500 registered competitors. Grappler's Quest competitions hold both Gi and NoGi divisions, with Kids, Women's, and Men's grappling and BJJ Gi divisions.

The 2012 Grappler's Quest Florida State Championship results are now available. See below for the complete list:

22 January 2012

European Open kicking off the Jiu Jitsu season in HUGE proportions

The 2012 European Open will be kicking off the Jiu Jitsu tournament year with big numbers. Registration for the tournament ended this past Friday night, and the current competitor list contains over 2,000 registered competitors. (Check out our 2011 Black Belt Competitor rankings to see who to watch this year.)

The tournament will be aired via Sensei Sport TV, one of Brazil's largest sports channels in the country. You will most likely notice a change in the tournament experience, as this will be the first time the new IBJJF rule book will go into affect at an event this year. It is also going to be an amazing experience to see how the sport of Jiu Jitsu has grown in Europe. The size of this year's tournament speaks for itself. Stay tuned to World of Jiu Jitsu for tournament updates.

13 January 2012

Santa Cruz, California - All Star BJJ Tournament

Santa Cruz, California
When: Sunday, Janaury 22, 2012
Registration Deadline: Monday, January 16th, 2012

Start the year off with your first Jiu Jitsu competition of the year in Santa Cruz, California.

'The ALL STAR #1 BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU TOURNAMENT will take place Sunday January 22nd, 2012 at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium in Santa Cruz, CA. The All Star is brought to you by the promoters of the U.S. Open and American Cup Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournament. All schools are welcome to participate in this highly lauded and exciting new tournament. The All Star was created by the popular demand of people that love to compete in the beautiful city of Santa Cruz for more than 15 years. It will take place in Northern California in the beautiful city of Santa Cruz, approximately 30 miles south of San Jose. All belt levels in the Junior, Adult, Master, and Senior age categories are welcome to compete. Sorry, but there will be no kids divisions at this tournament.'

02 January 2012

IBJJF releases a NEW Jiu Jitsu Tournament Rule Book

If you have competed, then you have been through it before. Some referees seem to create their own rules during your match, and coaches and fighters alike seem to have their own interpretations as well.  And each and every Brazilian Jiu Jitsu professional seeks to clear up misconceptions and confusing rules, so that the sport will become standardized and more widely accepted as a worthwhile competition sport.

IBJJF's new 'Rule Book' offers an updated competition guideline, with illustrations to make it easier to understand various rules. It is hoped that this guideline can also be used at other Jiu Jitsu tournaments that are looking to conform to standardized Jiu Jitsu competition rules as well.

If you will be competing in 2011, be sure to read through the rules, as their are some changes to the rules from last years.

Let's do this, Lisbon! 2012 European Open Jiu Jitsu Tournament

Start off 2012 with a fresh start, and prepare yourself for your best Jiu Jitsu tournament year ever. The first IBJJF tournament of the year will be in Lisbon, Portugal, at the 2012 European Open. Have YOU registered yet?

If not, visit IBJJF to register now for the 2012 European Open.. Registration closes on January 18th, 2012. (01/18/2012-REGISTRATION HAS NOW CLOSED)

Click here to see the posted brackets for all divisions, and the tournament schedule for the week.

See below to see the most up-to-date competitor list for all divisions....