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...
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,...
Tomoyuki ‘Passport’ Hashimoto

Tomoyuki ‘Passport’ Hashimoto

Tomoyuki ‘Passport’ Hashimoto was born on the 20th of April, 1993 in Tokushima, Japan. He would earn his black belt in 2015 promoted by the legendary Yuki Nakai after his gold medal run at the Mundials at Brown Belt that same year. Hashimoto would go on to win notable...
【丹羽兄弟】The Niwa Brothers

【丹羽兄弟】The Niwa Brothers

【日本語のインタビューは英語の下にあります】 Reon Niwa (born May, 2000) and Hiryu Niwa (born July, 2001) are two young Japanese Brown Belt competitors from Axis Jiu Jitsu Yokohama. With notable international titles in competition at purple belt, they received their Brown Belts from Axis...

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