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IBJJF Policies Ban African and European Black Belts from the 2021 Worlds

Full-time athlete Yasmira Pires Dias (Yas) from the Brazilian Power Team (BPT) in Portugal, like any other athlete, is hungry for the chance to claim that World Title. When we first met Yas at the 2019 Europeans she was making her way through the crowd on crutches, there to support her teammates in any way she could. Now she’s fully recovered and ready to rise up in the IBJJF rankings, but when she reached out to the organization to see what she could do about these unattainable qualifying points, she was met with indifference.

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BJJ Stars Launches The New BJJ Star Reality Show

This month BJJ Stars launched their new project: a reality T.V. Series called the New Star. Sixteen black belt athletes, eight men, and eight women will be confined to a home for 30 days. The first episode dropped on April 8th, with a 10-minute highlight of the team selection that left fans demanding more in the comments. New episodes will air every Monday and Thursday on the BJJ Stars YouTube Channel.

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BJJ Bet Selection GP
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Ladies Represent at the BJJ BET “Selection” Grand Prix

We’re looking forward to seeing some amazing ladies represent at the upcoming BJJ BETevent in Sao Paulo, this weekend, February 28th. This is a special “SELECTION” Grand Prix of the top 12 females athletes that received the most votes on Instagram (and hold the most titles).

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