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3 06, 2019

WBJJA competition format in 2020

2019-06-12T13:55:29+00:00

WBJJA will promote two competition format. One for all academyes, and one just for National Federations or contry reprezentative organisations members. Age category WBJJA is planning to introduce a new age group: “Youth” (18-23) and a new competition format by the year 2020. Weight class: The weight and age classes used in BJJ competitions will remain the same, mentioning the introduction of an intermediate age group, between the Juvenile and Adult categories. The Youth category is for persons between 18 and 23 years old. The Juvenile group will be the only one hosting athletes between the ages of 17 and [...]

WBJJA competition format in 20202019-06-12T13:55:29+00:00
10 03, 2019

Black belt and BJJ Referee, Alain Gildo Pozo, about European Championship: “In my experience what makes a successful tournament is the prestige”

2019-05-18T16:26:42+00:00

WBJJA: How do you see the expansion of BJJ across Europe in the latest years in terms of participants to competitions? A.P.: So far I have been training jiu jitsu in Europe since 1998 and the growth from then has been outstanding. I believe it will just keep growing every year. WBJJA: So far, the initiative of having this European Championship only for Europeans received a positive feedback. Do you think the athletes need this type of tournaments, for their Continent only? If yes, what do you this is the reason? Is it about the ranking they can get? A.P.: [...]

Black belt and BJJ Referee, Alain Gildo Pozo, about European Championship: “In my experience what makes a successful tournament is the prestige”2019-05-18T16:26:42+00:00
10 02, 2019

BLACK BELT FROM ZE RADIOLA BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU TEAM AND BJJ REFEREE SARAH MERRINER ABOUT WBJJA EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP “ONLY FOR EUROPEANS” : “IT BRINGS BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU IN LINE WITH OTHER POPULAR SPORTS”

2019-05-18T16:16:30+00:00

Photo source: facebook.com WBJJA: How do you see the expansion of BJJ across Europe in the latest years in terms of participants to competitions? S.M. There has certainly been massive growth in terms of numbers across all the divisions. The blackbelt divisions and women divisions particularly stand out. I would also say the technical level of the athletes has increased massively - I am always impressed by this. WBJJA: So far, the initiative of having this European Championship only for Europeans received a positive feedback. Do you think the athletes need this type of tournaments, for their Continent only? If [...]

BLACK BELT FROM ZE RADIOLA BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU TEAM AND BJJ REFEREE SARAH MERRINER ABOUT WBJJA EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP “ONLY FOR EUROPEANS” : “IT BRINGS BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU IN LINE WITH OTHER POPULAR SPORTS”2019-05-18T16:16:30+00:00
1 02, 2019

Medals are ready

2019-05-18T16:08:46+00:00

Medals are ready for competitors. Couple days left until the first European BJJ held in Romania. The last day of registration is March 10, at 23.59.

Medals are ready2019-05-18T16:08:46+00:00
29 01, 2019

ANA YAGUES, BJJ REFEREE AND BLACK BELT FROM GERMANY:”I SPEND MY LIFE TRAVELING FROM COMPETITION TO COMPETITION.”

2019-05-18T16:00:17+00:00

Photo source: facebook.com WBJJA: What is your opinion about the initiative of organizing a BJJ Europen only championship? Did you see this coming, were you expecting this kind of event to take place at a certain point? A.Y.: I didn't see it coming but I think it is a good idea. Everything that promotes BJJ is good. In a competition of this kind, the different countries in Europe can measure up their level. Such an event can create competitive rivalry which leads in the long term to the countries to increase the quality and quantity of their BJJ schools. WBJJA: [...]

ANA YAGUES, BJJ REFEREE AND BLACK BELT FROM GERMANY:”I SPEND MY LIFE TRAVELING FROM COMPETITION TO COMPETITION.”2019-05-18T16:00:17+00:00
23 01, 2019

PROFESSOR AND BJJ REFEREE, AXEL VANKIMMENADE: “BEING A FEFEREE IT AN AWESOME JOB”

2019-05-18T15:50:25+00:00

WBJJA:  What is your opinion about the initiative of organizing a BJJ Europen only championship? Did you see this coming, were you expecting this kind of event to take place at a certain point? A.V.: Bjj is not yet organised in national federations. The existance of such tournament might help bringing national federations together with ranking (and then with national championship) allowing the best fighters of each nation to fight together like it is in any other sport. My expectation is that this championship  will create the dynamic required to build national federation supervised by an organised international federation. The [...]

PROFESSOR AND BJJ REFEREE, AXEL VANKIMMENADE: “BEING A FEFEREE IT AN AWESOME JOB”2019-05-18T15:50:25+00:00
18 01, 2019

BJJ REFERE EZEQUIEL ZAYAS ABOUT EUROPEAN BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU CHAMPIONSHIP:”I THINK THAT ONE COMPETITION FOR EUROPEANS ONLY IS A GREAT IDEA”

2019-05-18T15:29:18+00:00

Foto soure: facebook.com EZ: I think that one competition for Europeans only is a great idea, and is something also necessary for the BJJ community in Europe. Europeans can fight and check the level. Of course is important to compete with Brazilians and Americans too but for sure this kind of competitions will help to increase the European BJJ level. EZ: I’ve been referring at International events since 2012, I always liked to refer and I think the professors need to be involved in this things for the new generations have a high quality competitions. The most important competitions that I’ve been [...]

BJJ REFERE EZEQUIEL ZAYAS ABOUT EUROPEAN BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU CHAMPIONSHIP:”I THINK THAT ONE COMPETITION FOR EUROPEANS ONLY IS A GREAT IDEA”2019-05-18T15:29:18+00:00
27 09, 2018

What is and why should you practice BJJ?

2018-10-11T19:51:12+00:00

If you are a fan of combat sports, you may have seen matches where the 2 competitors start standing (like in Judo or Wrestling) and for the majority of the match are struggling on the ground. They often end up in hilarious positions and you might have wondered what the big fuss is about this Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Well, let's try to find out together! Stand back and enjoy the tour. Brief history and key concepts of BJJ Carlos and Helio Gracie, two brazilian brothers, laid down the main concepts and techniques of the newest member of the Martial Art community that [...]

What is and why should you practice BJJ?2018-10-11T19:51:12+00:00
26 09, 2018

The 4 Biggest Mistakes Competitors Make At A BJJ Tournament

2018-10-11T19:56:24+00:00

Brazilian jiu jitsu tournaments are physically and mentally demanding. Depending on the tournament, competitors can spend all day sitting around waiting for their division to be up. Not knowing when your division will be called is a nerve-racking experience, leaving you unsure when to warm up and when to eat. Some of the larger tournaments offer competitors more structure, with times and schedules assigned a few days before the tournament. But BJJ competitors are still notorious for making some of the same mistakes at every tournament. For every competitor it is important to enter a tournament fully prepared both mentally and [...]

The 4 Biggest Mistakes Competitors Make At A BJJ Tournament2018-10-11T19:56:24+00:00