Jeff Glover was added to the list of competitors at the ADCC for the Abu Dhabi - his profile is listed here at the site.
BJJ Legends also had an interview with Jeff at No-Gi World Championships...
Jeff is a 145 pound black belt under Ricardo “Franjinha” Miller. He is a teacher at Paragon Jiu-Jitsu, with four training centers in California. He was recently quoted in Gracie Mag to have “the most respected guard in the United States”. In 2007 Glover won gold in the no-gi World Championship.
7 times Grapplers Quest Champion 2 times IGJJF Champion
UFC Champion BJ Penn, September Calendar freebie. BJ Penn uses his exceptional BJJ/jiu-jitsu to deliver exception UFC results in UFC 101. From UFC 101 to your wall, here's a calander for September that is a great addition to your picts. Also competing in UFC 94.
From www.icbjj.com: Carlson Gracie Junior, Grandson of Carlos Gracie Senior, the founder of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, will speak at the International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Conference during the honorary Gracie Dinner Banquet to be held on September 6, 2009 in the Miami Beach Resort and Spa’s Starlight Ballroom.
The International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Conference, a week-long event that boasts six seminars, over a dozen discussion panels and business development forums, a trader village, a carnaval festival, official events all over Miami and South Beach, and a World Championship Tournament, is taking place in Miami Beach, Florida at the Miami Beach Resort and Spa, September 2 through September 7, 2009.
For additional information regarding the International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Conference please visit www.icbjj.com
Motivation can be describe as a driving force by which humans use to achieve their goals. Everyone in life is driven toward a particular goal. Not matter obstacles they have to encounter, it is motivation that allows an individual to meet those challenges in order to reach the goal they wish to accomplish. The same can be said when it come to practitioners in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
BJJ Legends took the time to have an in-depth conversation with top BJJ and Grapplers in the world to ask them what has kept them motivated through their BJJ journey. Keep up with BJJ Legends to read the continuing series.
The last North American qulifier comes to San Diego on March 12th. Calling all grapplers, get qualified at this tournement to fight in the ADCC World event in September in England. Check out the video of the gold medal match between Rafeal Mendes and Cobrinha, ADCC worlds 2009 below.
Those confirmed for San Diego include:
Joel Tudor JT Torres Scott Einstein Epstein
Don't miss your chance to qualify.
Location: San Diego, California, March 12th 2011 Arena: National Guard Armory (7401 Mesa College Drive) Event homepage & info:www.adccna.com
He was known as just Roberto Abreu back in early 2000. A tough blue belt that loved to compete and hungry to be a world class BJJ black belt. Just four short months after having been in a horrific car accident that was to leave him with having to give up the sport he loved he went on to take 2nd in the Brazilian Nationals. That’s when it all changed.
Roberto already knew, and now everyone else does too, that he was still on a path to accomplish his jiu-jitsu goals. But how could he. How could Roberto from the Brazilian country side make such a quick come back? How could he make a come back at all? It wasn’t normal. It’s like he’s some kind of a machine or mythological figure. A BJJ player of his size with the quickness of a feather weight, the technical ability of someone raised in Rio and playing on the mats from infancy, and the power and pressure of a super super heavy weight. "Cyborg" could be an understatement.
It all starts with an idea. And the idea of Andrew Smith ( for the complete Q & A - click here) could revolutionize the world of sport BJJ. Smith, a black belt in Judo and BJJ, is co-owner and instructor at Revolution BJJ in Richmond, VA. Like so many of us, Andrew claims to be completely obsessed with Jiu-Jitsu. He began wrestling in high school, then found Judo in college. His exposure to BJJ came through working with Jiu Jitsukas that passed through his academy throughout the week. The ground work fascinated him, and even though there were no Jiu-Jitsu schools nearby, he studied on his own until 2002, when a BJJ school in Richmond opened its doors.
On September 4th & 5th, the North American Grappling Association (NAGA) returned to the Land of Lincoln for its annual Midwest Grappling Championship at the Odeum Expo Center in Villa Park, Illinois.
The tournament was the second held in the windy city after NAGA visited Chicago earlier this year at the Chicago Championship in April, and faced a dilemma with having too small of a venue to accommodate the large influx of competitors. With both the kids and adults grappling on the same day, it resulted in disaster, with many adults not competing until early evening until late into the night.