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.
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).
We’re happy to announce a new partnership with Stone Sports Fight Wear. Stone Sport is an apparel company founded by Rosalina Capucho, the founder of Projeto Stone.
Their capital, Luanda, is home to a small number of BJJ athletes, but a surprisingly large number of highly organized events. All of it is thanks to a man named King Lobão. He’s made some major moves in the BJJ industry, that over unnoticed by the majority of the BJJ community.
Igo and Felipe, young activists and athletes from the Diamante Bruto Project, were victims of an illegal arrest last weekend. Memeber of the community and the Diamante Bruto Social Project ban together to demand their freedom!
Manny Ray Gonzales has become quite the case study of what racism in jiu-jitsu looks like. The situation started after losing a 12-year-old competitor, who felt that it was time to move on to a new gym with new challenges. This is a painful part of the natural lifecycle of an athlete and a coach, and Manny did not adjust well.