Video – JitsTV: Arm De La Riva BJJ Sweep w/Chris Vamos

Chris Vamos showed us a neat sweep that is similar to a very common De La Riva sweep, but instead of weaving his leg through, he uses his arm. Due to a lack of organized names for techniques in jiu-jitsu, we just named this one – the arm de la riva.

America’s Best Battle at Grapplers Quest U.S. Nationals

Grapplers Quest is proud to announce the 15th annual U.S. Nationals of Grappling and Jiu Jitsu plus the All-Star Pro Submission Challenge this Saturday, June 6th at the Raritian Center at NJ Expo, located at 97 Sunfield Avenue in Edison, New Jersey. Doors Open at 8:00 AM, Amateurs start at 11:00 AM, All-Star Pre-Lims Start at 12:00 PM and LIVE Pay-Per-View starts at 8:00 PM EST. Get more details at:

Felipe Preguiça is New Copa Podio Heavyweight King

Fans of great jiu-jitsu enjoyed a fantastic night last Saturday (9) thanks to another edition of Copa Podio. A card filled with professionals of the gentle art ensured a jam-packed Botafogo Gymnasium, in Rio de Janeiro, turning it into a veritable arena of great duels.

The Heavyweight Grand Prix brought a close to the third season of Copa Podio. With then title holder Rodolfo Vieira out with an injury, Felipe Preguiça, current middleweight champ, was called on to try his luck among the heavyweights.

Copa Podio Returns with Live Heavyweight GP Stream Saturday

Professional jiu-jitsu is back at the Botafogo Gymnasium, in the Marvelous City, this Saturday (9), with another edition of Copa Podio. The main feature of the night will be the Heavyweight Grand Prix.

The Grand Prix has been divided into two groups of five athletes each, with each match scheduled for 6 minutes in a round-robin tournament (all-fight-all). A win through submission is worth five points, a points win is worth four, a win off of advantage or penalties against counts three, while a draw is worth a single point.