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GD Jiu Jitsu at the 2017 IBJJF World Championships

GD Jiu Jitsu at the 2017 IBJJF World Championships

[by Danny OD] The 2017 IBJJF World Championships took place at the Walter Pyramid in Long Beach, California from June 1st through June 4th. The competition gets stiffer each and every year, and 2017 was no exception. The GD Jiu Jitsu/Nova Uniao competitors came in prepared, however. After a 10-day training camp led by the […]


Training Hard and Enjoying the Process with BJJ Black Belt and Bellator Veteran, Beau Tribolet

Training Hard and Enjoying the Process with BJJ Black Belt and Bellator Veteran, Beau Tribolet

[by Danny OD] Beau Tribolet is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt and former MMA fighter, having fought under the Bellator MMA banner. After compiling a 7-3 MMA record with all of his wins coming by submission or TKO, Beau stepped away from MMA to focus on further developing his Jiu Jitsu skills. While many […]


Jacob McClintock on his Bellator MMA Debut

Jacob McClintock on his Bellator MMA Debut

Bellator MMA has been building momentum as a true competitor to the UFC since current President Scott Coker started working for the promotion in June 2014. With all of the controversy surrounding the UFCs Reebok deal and fighter pay, Bellator has been able to land some of the sport’s best athletes including Rory MacDonald, Matt […]


GD Jiu Jitsu at the CBJJF Brazilian Nationals

GD Jiu Jitsu at the CBJJF Brazilian Nationals

[by Danny O’Donnell] GD Jiu Jitsu Instructors Josh Rodriguez and Horlando Monteiro at the 2017 Brazilian Nationals The CBJJF Brazilian Nationals have always been regarded as one of the most talent rich Jiu Jitsu competitions in the world. Many of the sports top athletes reside in Brazil, but because of financial restrictions, they are not […]


GD Jiu Jitsu Standouts at the 2017 AZ Kids Cup and Copa Bella

GD Jiu Jitsu Standouts at the 2017 AZ Kids Cup and Copa Bella

[Written by Danny OD] The 2017 AZ Kids Cup and Copa Bella tournaments went down on Saturday April 29th at Phoenix College and were the most exciting edition yet. Nearly all of the main teams in Arizona had women and youth competitors challenging themselves on the mats, including One Jiu Jitsu, CTA, Maracaba BJJ, Ares/Nava […]



GD Jiu Jitsu Brown Belt Aaron Wilson’s Road to Gold in Vegas

GD Jiu Jitsu Brown Belt Aaron Wilson’s Road to Gold in Vegas

The latest edition of the IBJJF Las Vegas Open took place on Saturday April 29th and brought out plenty of high profile black belts including Marcio Andre, Issac Doederlein, Joao Miyao, and Lucas “Hulk” Barbosa among many others. While IBJJF Las Vegas Open tournaments consistently draw some of the sport’s top talents, these tournaments are […]



GD Jiu-Jitsu at Fight 2 Win Pro 25

GD Jiu-Jitsu at Fight 2 Win Pro 25

By Danny OD Fight 2 Win Promotions, a Colorado based grappling organization, has been putting on professional super fight events across the U.S. since late 2015. The events gained huge traction in 2016 and are continuing to pick up steam during the first part of 2017. Fight 2 Win Pro 25 was held at West […]


GDJJ Black Belt Jacob McClintock Wins the Spartan Invitational

GDJJ Black Belt Jacob McClintock Wins the Spartan Invitational

The inaugural Spartan Invitational took place on January 7, 2017 as part of the grand opening of the Spartan Academy of Mixed Martial Arts in Columbia, South Carolina. 16 Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belts from around the country competed for $600 and a championship belt. Among these black belts was GD Jiu Jitsu’s Jacob McClintock, […]