Thank you very much to all of those who participated in my very first Jiu-Jitsu Community Networking post that I did on Facebook this past Sunday. It was very cool to see how many people are really making Jiu-Jitsu part of their way of life, and I am happy to say that I will be doing this more regularly. Please feel free to continue to tag your pages and your brands in all of my bjj community posts going forward, and we’ll help build our little network together. 🙂
If you didn’t get a chance to share your BJJ/MMA/Grappling school, business or athlete page, please comment below and I will add people in whenever I am able to.
Marion Reneau – Single-Mother, Physical Education teacher, Jiu-Jitsu World Champion and UFC Fighter. Make sure to checkout the awesome photos from her recent fight
Shyla Lee-Doyle – A BJJ Girl from Canada. Check her out on Instagram
Laura Johnson – Laura is a 95 pound MMA fighter. Be sure to follow her Facebook page
Jeremy Barnett – Jeremy has started focusing on being a part of the Jiu-Jitsu Community and has been posting pics from his competition matches to his Instagram. He is training hard for Worlds this year, so make sure to cheer him on
Justin Penaflor – Justin is a Carlson Gracie Team Jiu-Jitsu fighter and competes regularly
Michael Gindt – Michael is an amateur Mixed-Martial Arts fighter out of the International Karate Academy
Julia – Follow Julia’s journey as she documents life and Jiu-Jitsu through photos.
Douglas Henson – Watch Douglas get a nice armbar!
Other Jiu-Jitsu Social Media Pages
World Deaf Brazilian Jiu Jitsu – Inspirational group of Deaf individuals sharing their passion for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Their journey is a really cool follow.
Transition Gym – A BJJ initiative in Bundal, Gold Coast aiming to help misguided youth and recovering drug addicts cope with their issues and channel their energies. A worthy cause!
Vegan BJJ Family – A page about Jiu-Jitsu and eating clean
Academies and Training Centers
Small Axe BJJ – The new Atos location in Oceanside, CA – 760-576-5255
Shark Tank Jiu-Jitsu – Vineland , New Jersey – 856-507-1700
Ironside Martial Arts – Dallas/Fortworth, Texas – 214-529-3020
Ferny Jiu-Jitsu – Baskersfield, CA
Cia Paulista Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu – Canada
Nexus Brazilian Jiu Jitsu – Long Island, New York
Hayastan MMA – North Hollywood
Brazilian Power Team – Jersey, Channel Islands, UK
Valhalla BJJ – Irvine, CA
Phantom BJJ – Maple Valley, Seattle
Team Chitwood Martial Arts – North Columbus, OH and Lexington, OH
Three Rivers Martial Arts – Paducah, Kentucky – 270-554-4885
The Jiu-Jitsu Club at the Pitt Fitness Center in Yuma, AZ – 928-502-2911
Other Cool Jiu-Jitsu Blogs, Sites and Teams
Jiu-Jitsu Calendar – Find Jiu-Jitsu Events Anywhere, Anytime, World Wide.
Northwest Submission Challenge – Tournament going on at Capital High School in Boise, Idaho on April 25, 2015.
Attack the Back – Great blog about all matters relating to Jiu-Jitsu.
Atos Jiu-Jitsu – One of the top Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu champions in the world, headed by the ADCC and World Champion, Andre Galvao. Oh, and they also have this guy 😉 – Josh Hinger – Warrior of the Month.
Manila Kimonos – Gi Company in the Phillipines
Brute Squad Elite Team – Team of Lady Grapplers. Share their Facebook page!
Padilla and Sons Kimonos – Padilla & Sons Jiu Jitsu Kimonos and MMA Supplies
El Jiu Jitero – BJJ Products and Goods
Jits Grips – The Complete Jiu Jitsu Grips Training System
War Tribe Gear – Beautifully built website providing great gear for BJJ and MMA.
BJJ Mama – A great blog following the story of a mom training Jiu-Jitsu.
Fundraiser for Equality Works Grapplethon – From Andrew Watkins – “Hi, I am taking part in a grapplethon in March for equality now, Equality Now works tirelessly to end violence against women around the world. This International Women’s Day, take the opportunity to help them continue their important work. If you’ve not seen a GrappleThon before, it’s when the BJJ community gets together to grapple for a predetermined period to raise money for a good cause. This year’s GrappleThon will run for 24 hours over the International Women’s Day weekend, from the 7th-8th March 2015 starting at 14:00. It will take place in Bristol, generously hosted by Mygym Bristol/Bristol Sports Centre.”