Mackenzie Dern

Full Name: Mackenzie Dern Birthday: March 24, 1993 Affiliation: Team Megaton Jiu-Jitsu When you think of young women today, you may have an impression of what one...

Ryan Gracie

Full Name: Ryan Gracie Birthday: August 14, 1974 Affiliation: Ryan Gracie Team Ryan Gracie was a renowned Brazilian jiu-jitsu fighter and trainer. He was a member of the...
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Beneil Dariush Discusses what it takes to transition from BJJ to...

Beneil Dariush is one of the most prolific Brazilian jiu jitsu black belts around. He had studied under Bruno Paulista and Romulo Barral, and...

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...

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...
Romulo Barral IBJJF Pan Ams

Romulo Barral

Full Name: Rômulo Claudio Barral Birthday: May 3 Affiliation: Gracie Barra Romulo Barral was born in Belo Horizonte, Brazil and like every young individual there,...

On the Road at Pesadelo BJJ with Stephen Hall

Jiu Jitsu Times is pleased to introduce a new feature called "On the Road" where our correspondents will be visiting academies, schools, and garages...

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...
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...

From Yemaso to Legacy with Marcos Torregrosa

To say Marcos "Yemaso" Torregrosa is a busy man is an extreme understatement.  Father, business owner, top-ranked BJJ competitor and self professed "micromanager", Torregrosa has...