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...
Good Morning Grapplers of Asia (Part 1)

Good Morning Grapplers of Asia (Part 1)

  7AM GRAPPLERS (Manila Philippines) The Philippines is one of the hotbeds of Jiu Jitsu in Asia with the city of Manila alone hosting 87 academies (as of this writing: March  2020). With BJJ growing at such a remarkable pace, demand for more training schedules...
Manila Deaf Squad – Annie Ramirez and her BJJ Advocacy

Manila Deaf Squad – Annie Ramirez and her BJJ Advocacy

Every so often, we see inspirational video clips on youtube about people with disabilities (PWD) compete and train in BJJ. From war veterans to paraplegics, the indomitable human spirit is displayed with how they let nothing get in the way of their passion for...
Dean Roxas – Embracing the Ambiguity

Dean Roxas – Embracing the Ambiguity

2019 SEA Games Jiu Jitsu lineup Last December 2019, the Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) has included Jiu Jitsu in its events. Clearly, this is a big step in the growth of the sport and coming inch-by-inch closer to the holy grail of making it to the Olympics. In...
Meggie Ochoa

Meggie Ochoa

Meggie Ochoa, a Jiu Jiteira based in Manila (Philippines) joins us today for an interview talking about her Jiu Jitsu career, her beginnings in the sport as well as her advocacy on having Jiu Jitsu as a force for good. She received her brown belt under Professor Ramon...

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