Ask DeBlass: An Open Letter to the New Blue Belt

As any BJJ practitioner knows, the journey to black belt is long and arduous.  Many of the friends and training partners you gain along...

The Old School Gracie Challenge Videos Are Still a Must See!

The Gracie Challenge dates back to the 1920s when Carlos and Helio Gracie challenged other martial artists from Judo, Karate, and Boxing to matches...

Rolls Gracie

Full Name: Rolls Gracie Birthday: March 28, 1951 Affiliation: Georges Mehdi, Bob Anderson (Wrestler) Carlos Gracie Rolls Gracie (born March 28, 1951) is widely regarded as one of...

Helio Gracie

Full Name: Hélio Gracie Birthday: October 1, 1913 Helio Gracie was a martial artist from Brazil. Along with Carlos Gracie, his brother, he developed the fighting...
Eddie Bravo

Eddie Bravo

Full Name: Eddie Bravo (Edgar Cano) Birthday: May 15, 1970 Affiliation: Jean-Jacques Machado, 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu Eddie Bravo is one of the leading practitioners of...
Edwin Najmi ACBJJ

Edwin Najmi

Full Name: Edwin Najmi Birthday: January 22, 1992 Affiliation: Gracie Barra / Romulo Barral Team Edwin Najmi is an American-born rising star in the sport of...

Rickson Gracie

Full Name: Rickson Gracie Birthday: November 20, 1958 Affiliation: Rickson Gracie Regarded by numerous figures in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) - like Demian Maia, Ricardo Arona and Paulo...

Nathan Mendelsohn And The Language Of Jiu Jitsu

As a blue belt in 2007, Nathan Mendelsohn traveled to Brazil, excited to compete in the World Championships.  To his surprise, the competition was...

Final EBI 3 Competitors List, Bios, and Videos

The Eddie Bravo Invitational is back for its third edition on Sunday, March 22nd at the Orpheum Theatre in downtown Los Angeles. The event...

Straddling the Redline: The Music and Jiu Jitsu of Ty...

Arte Suave.  The gentle art.  For those who study this so-called gentle art, one is all too familiar with the challenges it sets before you each...