Interview with Karen Antunes

Interview with Karen Antunes

Team: CheckMat Weight Division: Feather (some times Light) Lineage: M. Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Helio G. > Rolls G. > Romero Cavalcanti > L. Vieira > Mayko Araújo > Karen Antunes Interview Questions: 1) What is your belt rank, current training academy, and how long have you been training? K- I have been training for almost 7 years, my first coach today is also my husband and we are CheckMat under Leo Vieira. 2)…

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WIBJJ About To Make Canadian History for a Cause

WIBJJ About To Make Canadian History for a Cause

  WIBJJ.com and upwithwomen.org will be holding a special event to raise money for abused and homeless women this coming March. There has been a lot of excitement in the community about this event and every Brazilian Jiu Jitsu fan should mark March 12, 2016 on their calendar. This not only signifies a very important date in the week, Women’s International Day, but for the first time in Canadian history, at the Ajax Budokan Club…

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Interview with Sebastian Brosche

Interview with Sebastian Brosche

Sebastian Brosche Team: Frontline Main Achievements: European Silver Medal (2015) World Bronze Medal (2014 & 2013 brown) European Bronze Medal (2015 absolute) Interview Questions: 1) What is your name, belt rank, current training academy, and how long have you been training? S- Sebastian Brosche, brown belt, Frontline Academy. I started training in 2007 2) Whats the bjj scene like in your country? S- It is small, but growing in popularity thanks to the MMA trend….

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Interview with Gabriel Arges

Interview with Gabriel Arges

Gabriel Arges Team: Gracie Barra Weight Division: (88kg/194lbs) Lineage:  Carlos Gracie Sr. > Helio Gracie > Carlos Gracie Jr > Vinícius Magalhães > Romulo Barral > Gabriel Arges   Main Achievements: World Champion (2014 purple) World No-Gi Champion (2013 purple, 2015 brown) Abu Dhabi World Pro Champion (2015 brown, 2014 purple) Pan American Champion (2014 purple) European Open Champion (2014 purple) American National Champion (2015 brown) American National No-Gi Champion (2015 brown weight & absolute) Irvine Open Champion (2015 weight & absolute) LA Grand Slam…

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Breno Bittencourt Interview

Breno Bittencourt Interview

Breno Bittencourt Team: AMBJJ / Carlson Gracie Academy Breno Bittencourt is a top new talent rising in Rio de Janeiro’s jiu jitsu scene. This accomplished lightweight has been making a name for himself taking home some serious titles. Main Achievements: Rio Fall Open (2015) Rio Pro (2015) South American Championship Brazilian National No-Gi Champion (2015) Breno, the Alan Moraes team star, has been training in this sport since the age 13 and hasn’t shown a…

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Injuries and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu- A Guild to Keep you on the Mats Longer

Injuries and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu- A Guild to Keep you on the Mats Longer

Its pretty simple… if your injured, training will either be halted or radically impaired till you mend the injury. This is why it’s important to train smarter in such a way you don’t cause injury to yourself or others. Remember having injured teammates means less people to train with. In the heat of sparring its easier said than done and you may ask what are some things to consider then? Well, here are some tips…

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BJJ Canada- Move of the Week- Berimbolo 101 with Darson Hemmings

BJJ Canada- Move of the Week- Berimbolo 101 with Darson Hemmings

How to Berimbolo with Darson Hemmings Recently we had Darson Hemmings at Evolve MMA in St Catharines, Ontario for an informative seminar on the berimbolo. Darson is well know for having a solid Berimbolo, executing it at a high level and on the world stage. Check out this video on his berimbolo seminar and let us know what you think!

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