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2014 Budo Open Highlight Video

Video by Josh Sequeira (GP Bodmon) Photos courtesy of Hodgins Photography A few weeks ago the Grapplers Planet team traveled to Sudbury, Ontario to cover the inaugural Budo Open. The highly anticipated tournament definitely lived up to the hype. It was very professional, organized and provided a great experience for competitors and spectators alike. Competitors Continue Reading

Featured Fighter: Glen “marrento” Mackenzie (Gracie Barra West Island) Brown Belt

Glen Mackenzie (Gracie Barra West Island) We had the pleasure of interviewing a really nice Montreal BJJ figure. Get to know Glen and what he stands for. He is also well known as “Marrento”!   GP: Where do you train and for how long have you been training? GM: I train Under Professor Bruno Fernandes Continue Reading

Metamoris 4 Recap

Metamoris 4 Recap Written by Josh Sequeira (GP Bodmon) Ralek Gracie and his team continued with their excellent match making and high production value in their fourth professional jiu jitsu event, Metamoris 4, which took place this past weekend in Los Angeles, CA. Now that we are a few days removed from the event, let’s Continue Reading

Metamoris 4 Preview

Metamoris 4 Preview Written by Josh Sequeira (GP Bodmon) This Saturday, the pinnacle of professional jiu jitsu competition returns with another stacked card, as Metamoris 4 takes place in Los Angeles, CA. All matches shall be 20 minutes, following submission only rules, with a total of six matches taking place. The event will stream live Continue Reading

2014 Budo BJJ Open – A Showcase for Northern Ontario Jiu Jitsu

By Josh Sequeira (GP Bodmon) On Saturday August 16th, 2014, the inaugural Budo BJJ Open will take place at Cambrian College in Sudbury, Ontario. This gi and nogi event, sanctioned by the Ontario Jiu Jitsu Association (OJA), is looking to establish itself as the premier grappling tournament in Northern Ontario. With a number of prizes Continue Reading

Rodolfo is better than Buchecha

Rodolfo is better than Buchecha Words and article  by: Stevie Linton   Rodolfo in my opinion is technically superior to Buchecha. Don’t get me wrong,Buchecha is a technical beast. He is physically strong, fast, and athletic, like no other ultra heavyweight we have ever seen. This coupled with what I call “battlefield tactics”, or his Continue Reading

IBJJF 2014 Worlds Coverage: Day 1 Preview

IBJJF 2014 Worlds Coverage: Day 1 Preview Written by Josh Sequeira The IBJJF Worlds begin tomorrow. This year, Grapplers Planet will be bringing you coverage of all the action including previews, results, and live coverage on Sunday for the final day of black belt competition! Tomorrow all adult and master white belt brackets will run, Continue Reading

Ontario Open

Canada’s Tournament Returns, Don’t Miss Out! By Josh Sequeira (GP Bodmon) Next weekend, on Saturday May 4th and Sunday May 5th the Ontario International Jiu Jitsu Open returns to Brampton, Ontario. Since its inception in 2009, ‘The Open’ has become the largest tournament in Canada. With over $30,000 worth of prizes on the line and Continue Reading

FIVE – The Future of North American Grappling

FIVE – The Future of North American Grappling Written by Josh Sequeira (GP Bodmon), Interview by GP King In the current Brazilian JiuJitsu and submission grappling scene, there seems to constantly be a desire among fans, practitioners and competitors alike to answer the often asked question, ‘Who is the best?’ Of course most people look to Continue Reading

UFC Fighter Mitch Gagnon – “A grappler by art”

UFC Fighter Mitch Gagnon “A grappler by art” Video and Interview by Josh Sequeira (GP Bodmon) Edited by GP King Mitch Gagnon is a Canadian mixed martial artist currently climbing the UFC bantamweight ladder. With two submission wins and a fight of the night performance in his 3 fights thus far for the promotion, Gagnon Continue Reading

Royler Gracie x Eddie Bravo Press Conference Post fight

Bravo, Gracie Post Fight Conference Metamoris 3 at the Petersen Automotive Museum, California Article by: GP King Very fun press conference to hear and to be part of. It has some great information and great point of views of both of these awesome JiuJitsu personalities and legends. Bad blood is in the past. Now they Continue Reading

Kids JiuJitsu Class : This is how they ROLL!

Cleber JiuJitsu “This is how they Roll” featured class. We had the pleasure to watch a kids class at Cleber Luciano Jiu Jitsu in Huntington beach. The level was incredible, the kids there are relentless and have fun fighting. Good values are being passed on where they share respect and camaraderie with their fellow teammates. Continue Reading

Pitbull BJJ

Pitbull Jiu-Jitsu Thanks to Gracie Barra Temecula This is a brief video that displays some fundamental techniques. Warning: DO NOT try this at home. Not all pitbulls know Jiu-Jitsu and they might freak out. Great video to show that, Indeed, JiuJitsu is for everybody, even our pets. :) Enjoy

IBJJF 2014 Pans Preview: Keep an eye out for the Browns.

IBJJF 2014 Pans Preview: Keep an eye out for these Brown Belts! Written by Josh Sequeira   Michael Woolf Barnato – Adult Male Brown Light Feather Last year’s purple belt light featherweight world champion is now gunning for gold at brown belt. The Ralph Gracie and Kurt Osiander product is fearless and an absolute workhorse. Continue Reading

Old School Ground Game Rickson Gracie

Rickson Gracie Displays Great JiuJitsu in MMA fight. In this fight clip,  Rickson faces Yuki Nakai for the Final Match of the tournament. We wanted to show the superb  JiuJitsu Master Rickson displays in this fight. Fight taken from the Rickson Documentary in 1995 at a Vale Tudo Championship. Eight Fighters. One Winner. No Rules. Continue Reading

‘Old School’ Submission String with Richard Nancoo

GP Technique Breakdown   Professor Richard ‘Monkey’ Nancoo is a highly regarded BJJ black belt under Master Sylvio Behring, and the founder and head instructor of Troop BJJ. Professor Nancoo decided to bring us back to the basics, and share with Grapplers Planet what he considered an ‘Old School’ string of submission attacks, when we Continue Reading

BIG GUY Flying Triangle.

VERNON FLIES! We usually tend to see lighter competitors attempt flying submissions. However, in this case, we witnessed one of the ‘big boys’ go after one and successfully hit a flying triangle!. What an awesome performance by Vernon Lewis! in his second match at the RGJJ Intra-Association Tournament (2014.01.25)      

WebSoda – Rashad Evans

WebSoda Interview with – Rashad Evans   Gabby is GrapplersPlanet Junior correspondent and she has interviewed Robert Drysdale, Chris Weidman, Benson Henderson, Bruce Buffer to name a few. She has worked with Siruis XM radio, TSN, SportsNet and the FightNetwork. She now takes on Suga Rashad Evans in her interview at the Octagon in Niagara. Continue Reading

Modified X-guard Sweep Combo with Danny Agemy

GP Technique Breakdown – Modified X-guard Sweep Combo with Danny Agemy Video shot and edited by Josh Sequeira   Danny Agemy is a first degree BJJ black belt under Saulo and Xande Ribeiro, and head instructor of the Detroit Jiu Jitsu Academy. A Black Belt Pan Am Champion, Danny continues to compete at the highest level and Continue Reading
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