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,...

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