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2018 Pans - Team GD brings home 16 medals!

2018 Pans – Team GD brings home 16 medals!

Congratulations to the GDJJ Association athletes that competed at the IBJJF Pan Jiu Jitsu Championship this past weekend! We are very proud of everyone’s hard work and dedication, 16 medals were brought home by the team.   Sarah Black (Black / M1 / Middle), Robert Graham (Blue / M4 / Open Class) Sarah Black (Black […]


GD Jiu-Jitsu Instructor Sarah Black on NBC Sport radio show "MMA Fight Radio"

GD Jiu-Jitsu Instructor Sarah Black on NBC Sport radio show “MMA Fight Radio”

GD Jiu-Jitsu instructor and competitor Sarah Black was on MMA Fight Radio in Phoenix to talk about April’s Jiu-Jitsu events for Women right here in Arizona! Check out the event links below! April 13-15: AZ Women’s Spring Jiu-Jitsu retreat in Prescott, AZ (https://www.facebook.com/azwomenbjj/) or azwomenbjj@gmail.com April 21 – Girls in Gi Phoenix, Arizona (https://www.facebook.com/events/1589782164470767/) April 28: Copa Bela […]


2018 GD Worlds Training Camp

2018 GD Worlds Training Camp

Would you like to prepare yourself for the 2018 IBJJF Adult Worlds along with some of the best athletes and coaches in the World? Even if you’re not competing, would you would like to experience and live what those athletes go through to prepare themselves technically, strategically, physically and mentally to perform in a World-class […]



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 […]