Wednesday, December 7, 2011

New Era at UNIJJ! Belt promotion….Congratulations to all students!

I’m very proud with the energy and effort that we put into this organization. Here at the University, we were able to celebrate not only all deserved new belts, but the bright future ahead. Like in Jiu-jitsu, we learn from mistakes and previous experiences. The evolution of the sport bring us to a new level of understanding and knowledge. Together, we will get everyday closer to our goals…..Be a black belt and a honorable person. Thank you for all that came to celebrate with us on September 26th, not only belts but a new ERA!

Saulo Ribeiro.

The under 99kg division takes shape…Roger and Drysdale out

Reported by Kid Peligro on
Despite a few last minute gaps, the U99KG is still very strong, with defending champion “Xande” Ribeiro, the new force of Rodolfo Vieira and veteran Dean Lister and James Brasco along with newcomer James Poupolo to name a few. In my opinion, depending on the bracketing, I look for Xande and Rodolfo to reach the finals. Vieira is in great form while Ribeiro has been away from competition for a few months due to injuries but is said to be in top shape. If this happens it should be a great fight!

1. Xande Ribeiro. Brazil
2. Kari Peltola. Finland
3. Joseph Lee Baize. USA
4. Igor Praporshchikov. Australia
5. Animal Anzai. Japan
6. James Poupolo. USA
7. Augusto Ferrari. Brazil
8. Kamil Uminski. Poland
10. Rudolfo Viera. Brazil
11. Dean Lister. USA
13. Joao Assis. Brazil
14. Radek Turek. Poland
15. Antonio Peinado. Brazil
16. James Brasco. USA

September 24th Ribeiro Jiu Jitsu takes on all fronts!

This Saturday September 24th, Ribeiro Jiu Jitsu fighters will be competing at the highest levels on many different fronts. From Jiu Jitsu tournaments and MMA events in California to the ADCC NoGi Championships in Nottingham, England. Ribeiro Jiu Jitsu will be well represented and in contention of championships. Starting with the Gladiator Challenge MMA event, in which Ribeiro Jiu Jitsu Blackbelt Jake “Planet of the” Mapes, will look to protect his perfect record of 4-0. Jake has been on a tear recently, finishing two of the last three opponents he has faced. A 6’4″ 185 pounder, Jake has the physical attributes to match his years of Jiu Jitsu and striking training. At the same time, about an hour north, the members of the Ribeiro Jiu Jitsu competition team will be put to the test to see who is the best in the United States at their respective classes. Ribeiro Jiu Jitsu Association will bring a good sized and formidable team. With a team podium spot being the goal! The last two versions of the American National’s in 2009 and 2010, RJJA placed 1st and 3rd respectively. Finally, across the pond in Nottingham, England, Ribeiro Jiu Jitsu’s flagship fighters Xande Ribeiro, Rafael Lovato, Justin Rader, Jorge Britto, and James Poupolo will take on the best in the NoGi world at Abu Dhabi Combat Club’s prestigious Championship event. Xande Ribeiro is looking to defend his divisional title that he has won twice consecutively, and at the same time searches for his first absolute title in the event. Many battles on many fronts…Ribeiro will be ready!!!

American Nationals last day to sign up!

Go to to register…last day is TOMORROW!!

DATE: September 24th and 25th 2011.
ADDRESS: California State University Dominguez Hills
1000 E. Victoria Street
Carson, California 90747


$82.00 by 10/Sep/2011 (for registration in the Gi event only)
$97.00 by 17/Sep/2011 (for registration in the Gi event only)
$142.00 by 10/Sep/2011 (to register in both Gi and No Gi American National)
$162.00 by 17/Sep/2011 (to register in both Gi and No Gi American National)

Royler, Ronys, Ishii, Paulão and Neto: today’s the day!

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A few setbacks at weigh-ins in Manaus but overall the news is good: the maiden istallment of the Amazon Forest Combat promotion will be broadcast tonight on the website. Yesterday afternoon, weigh-ins for the AFC were held in the Amadeu Teixeira arena with the stars of the show and some illustrious presences, like Royce Gracie, Lyoto Machida and Cristiano Marcelo. Weigh-ins took place in an orderly manner, with some unforeseen occurrences, as with the case of Dileno Lopes, who was set to fight Mexico’s Dany Martinez, who failed to show up and offered the organization no explanation. The USA’s Drew Ficket, who’s set to fight two-time UFC fighter Ronys Torres, was way off weight when his turn to step on the scale came, but the fight will go through anyhow. Royler Gracie and his opponent weighed in without a hitch, as did the rest of the cast of the show, set to begin at 8pm Brasília time, 7pm Amazonas and Eastern Standard time. Check out the complete card:

Amazon Forest
Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil
Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Royler Gracie vs Masakatsu Ueda
Paulão Filho vs Satoshi Ishii
Antonio Braga Neto vs Maiquel Falcão
Alexandre Capitão vs Daniel Roupinol
Jordan Smith vs Karo Parisyan
Dileno Lopes vs oponente a confirmar
George Clay vs Anthony Birchack
Sérgio Junior vs Daniel Acácio
Rivaldo Junior vs André Leocádio

University of Jiu Jitsu finalizes preparations for the American National’s.

Preparations for the 2011 edition of the IBJJF’s American National tournament began three weeks earlier. It concludes next Wednesday, September 21st. The team has been working hard and with unity. The University will join forces with it’s Ribeiro Jiu Jitsu teammates in Carson, California, to compete for a podium spot amongst teams. Last year, Ribeiro Jiu Jitsu took the team bronze position, despite the lackluster effort put together. This year the team is much more prepared both physically and logistically. Ribeiro Jiu Jitsu Association will represent one of the bigger teams for this tournament. Team leader Saulo Ribeiro has led the training at the University of Jiu Jitsu. Stressing the importance of training through the days where the body rejects the notion continuing on, Saulo says rest and watching what you eat is the priority. Stay tuned to the blog at for more news about the American National’s and Ribeiro Jiu Jitsu.

Ribeiro Jiu Jitsu Featured in Gracie Mag!

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