26 February 2012

Take a peak at the 2012 San Francisco Open Results...

What an amazing day we had out here in San Francisco, California, at the very first San Francisco International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Open. The competition came out ready to compete, as the mats lit up yet again this year for the 2012 IBJJF tournament season. Jiu Jitsu competitors from white belt to black belt showed that this year's level is being picked up a notch. Way to go to all of the fighters that got on the mat today.

Below is the results list for the 2012 San Francisco IBJJF Jiu Jitsu Open...

20 February 2012

New International Jiu Jitsu Open Tournament City - San Francisco, California

Upcoming San Francisco Open will be a first for the bay area, with the IBJJF group expanding to yet another Californian city this year. Though turn out seems small this year, there is no doubt that this Jiu Jitsu hot spot will heat up with bigger numbers next year. Some divisions have a healthy sized brackets, while others have zilch.

The tournament will take place at Merritt College in Oakland. The San Francisco Open will be a one day tournament this year, taking place on Sunday, February 26th.

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2012 Pan Kids Jiu Jitsu Results

Congratulations to all of the mini-warriors at this past weekends Kids Pan Ams BJJ Competition in California. 

What a wonderful display of talent from these little guys and gals! This is the future of Jiu Jitsu, and the future is look very bright. Jiu Jitsu is an amazing sport for kids, and the competitors from this past weekend showed true courage and spirit. Way to go guys...
Below is the result list for the 2012 Kids Pan Ams.

19 February 2012

Jiu Jitsu Competitors - Where did you rank in 2011?



The 2011 Jiu Jitsu Competition season was fierce. Now it's time to see where you stacked up against the competition in the overall 2011 IBJJF competition season, and see who you should be looking out for in 2012. Rankings for 2011 are available now available for blue, purple, brown, and black belts. For blue through brown, rankings are available for Adult, Master, and Female divisions. For black belts, rankings are available for Adult, Masters, Female, and Senior divisions.

*Due to the inaccuracy of the spelling of competitor names, there may be instances where your points do not get combined in your total score. If you feel as though there is a mistake with your points, please address the issue to us via email to: rankings@worldofjiujitsu.com.

Visit WorldofJiuJitsu.com to check your 2011 Jiu Jitsu competition rank


Jiu Jitsu season heating up - Chicago Winter Open registration closes early

Reaching full capacity more than a week before the registration deadline on February 24th, the 2012 Chicago Winter Open has already reached full capacity. Registration is closed, and many competitors were caught off guard thinking they had additional time to register for the competition. All BJJ Fighters should keep this in mind for the next competition you have set your sights on. Be sure to register early, because competitor spots will be filling up quickly at this year's competitions.

This year's Chicago Winter open will take place at Chicago State University. It is scheduled for one day, on Saturday, March 23rd. With this year's turnout, there is a good chance that next year's event will become a two day event to open up more space for other competitors.

All and all, we wish all of the Chicago Winter Open Jiu Jitsu competitors the best of luck.

Below is the current list of competitors:

13 February 2012

Houston Open IBJJF Results - February 2012

Congratulations to the finalists who placed in the 2012 Houston IBJJF Open. Below is the list of results from this past weekend’s tournament that took place in Houston, Texas.

Overall Team Results:
1- Gracie Barra - 27 pts
2- Team Tooke - 9 pts
3- Brazil 021 - 6 pts

Juvenile, Adult, Master and Senior:
1- Gracie Barra - 286 pts
2- Lovato BJJ - 106 pts
3- BJJ Revolution Team - 94 pts

06 February 2012

Houston Open BJJ Competitors - Start the year off right...

Houston, we do not have a problem. With the number of competitors showing up this year, there is no doubt that you will have the most competitive year yet. There are currently over 600 competitors registered for next weekends Houston IBJJF Open out in Texas.

The tournament will be held at the Jerabeck Activity and Athletic Center at the University of Saint Thomas.

Below is the most up-to-date competitor list. Brackets will be posted later on in the middle of this week.

After competing, be sure to stay track of your 2012 ranking @ the WorldofJiuJIitsu.com.

04 February 2012

Jiu Jitsu Rankings – Competitors IBJJF 2011

We have the 2011 Jiu Jitsu Rankings for the 2011 IBJJF competition season for all black belt divisions.

Jiu Jitsu rankings are determined by the following points system:
1st Place = 100 points
2nd Place = 80 points
3rd Place = 60 points
1st* = Half Points
Placement in Pan Ams and Worlds Championships receive double points.

02 February 2012

Will Roger Gracie’s Jiu Jitsu fighting style inhibit his MMA career?

So have you heard that Roger Gracie is looking to change up his competition game? Quoted by Gracie Magazine at the 2012 European Championship in Lisbon, Portugal, “I’m changing my game. For my whole career as a black belt I got used to starting out slow and calm in my matches. I never felt the need to go all out against my opponents during the first two minutes, since a match lasts ten. I always started out slow and brought up the rhythm progressively, hitting max intensity towards the end. However, ever since losing in MMA [to Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal by knockout at Strikeforce in September 2011] it dawned on me; if I don’t change my way of fighting, I’ll lose again.”

It seems obvious to agree with this Gracie prodigy, that being a very calm Jiu Jitsu fighter is counterproductive to the style needed for MMA fights. Roger will now put more focus on his MMA career, where despite his recent lose, will offer him more competition. In the end, Roger Gracie had said he did not sign up for the European Open because he is looking to compete in only one Jiu Jitsu tournament this year, which will most likely be the Worlds in California