A Pugilist in the Land of the Ascending Dragon

A Pugilist in the Land of the Ascending Dragon

Arnaud Lepont was born in Granville, a seaside resort town in Normandy, France. As an aspiring Mixed Martial Artist intent on making a name for himself in the cage, he would move to Paris and began training with Mathieu Nicourt, one of the early pioneers of the cage...
Yuki ‘Submission’ Takahashi

Yuki ‘Submission’ Takahashi

高橋雄己, Yuki ‘Submission’ Takahashi born April 11th, 1999, in Aichi Prefecture Nagoya is currently competing in both Submission Grappling and Mixed Martial Arts out of “和術慧舟會HEARTS” or ‘Wajiutsu Keishoukai’ HEARTS and “今成柔術” or Imanari Jiu-Jitsu....
Raising the Black Flag in Okinawa

Raising the Black Flag in Okinawa

Michael Cates is a Black Belt under Ricardo Guimaraes of Gracie Humaita Team. He has lived in Japan for over 13 years and also holds a 1st degree black belt in Kodokan Judo. He has recently established his gym, Kuro Hata BJJ in Okinawa, Japan. BJJASIA: Firstly, the...
The History of Ju-Jitsu by Demian Maia

The History of Ju-Jitsu by Demian Maia

BJJ Hero, Demian Maia has taken it upon himself to chronicle the history of the gentle art. In the first part of this mini-series he begins in feudal Japan during the Nara period circa 710 AD. Certainly one for history buffs and students of the sport. Roberto Pedreira...
La Union – BJJ in the tropics

La Union – BJJ in the tropics

Flipsports has made a documentary looking at the BJJ Community in La Union. The purpose of this documentary is to showcase the amazing community in the province of La Union and to hopefully inspire others to give value to unity and togetherness especially on a...
Kenta Iwamoto – ‘The Japanese Grappler’

Kenta Iwamoto – ‘The Japanese Grappler’

Kenta Iwamoto, (born February 13th, 1997) is a Japanese competitor who won the -66kg ADCC Asian & Oceana Trials as a purple belt in May of 2019 and would go on to compete at the 2019 ADCC in Anaheim, California. Though he would lose to Paulo Miyao at the event,...
Jiu Jitsu as a microcosm of life

Jiu Jitsu as a microcosm of life

“BJJ is a human war game, a measure of a man’s ability to inflict violence upon another……. if violence isn’t something you know, you will forever be subject to those that do.”   A fascinating personal perspective from a black belt...

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