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Lloyd Irvin Martial Arts Standout, Mahamed Aly Making Waves

By 6 / August 1, 2015

What do Roger Gracie, Andre Galvao, Vinicius Magalhales, Otavio Souza, Rodolfo Viera,  Marcus Almeida, Paulo Miyao, Erberth Santos all have in common? They are ALL International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) Brown Belt Open Class Champions. For years the IBJJF has been the proving ground for the world’s elite Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Gi competitors. The […]


EPIC Grappling Tournament LIVE August 2nd!

By 6 / July 14, 2015

On Sunday August 2nd, LIVE from Studio 540 in Solana Beach California, FIVE GRAPPLING presents it’s inaugural Five Grappling Super League invitational event! 8 of the world’s top female black belts will compete for $17,500 in prize money! 1 – Fabiana Borges 2 – Tammi Musumeci 3 – Nyjah Easton 4 – Karen Antunes 5 […]


Martial Arts School In Baltimore Produces 17 Year Old Bjj Phenom

By 6 / June 5, 2015

At only 17 years old, Vannessa Griffin won the Adult Blue Belt Lightweight division at the 2015 Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World Championship.   She had zero points scored against her in the 5 matches to the Gold medal. In the weight class, she defeated Heather Woods (Ribeiro Jiu-Jitsu), Suvi-Tuuli Koikkalainen (Alliance International), Alicia Gonsolin (Yemaso BJJ), […]