понедельник, 25 сентября 2017 г.

Rickson Gracie Criticizes Jiu-Jitsu Rules


Rickson Gracie commented some strong words for the current state of sport jiu-jitsu. Referring to what he called “anti-jiu-jitsu,” Gracie complained about what he perceives as rampant stalling, saying it endangers the future of the sport.

“I see 10 fights of black belts. Nine, I feel like ‘what are they doing there?’, – Gracie said. “They don’t even want to fight. They want to win the match by a little advantage”.

Gracie stated he felt competitors were more interested in “a little medal” than they were in proving who was the best.

“That’s really jeopardizing our culture. We have to bring back the idea of fighting to be the best with simple rules, dynamic action, nonstop”, – Gracie said.

Some fights today of 10 minutes, seven minutes are completely stopped, nobody moves. This is really bad for the sport, but it’s not the fault of the athletes.

As a founder of the JJGF (Jiu-Jitsu Global Federation), Gracie has given his approval to a series of rules that will be utilized at an upcoming tournament in Albany, NY.

This is not the first time Gracie has proposed rules that provide an alternative to those generally accepted to be the de facto industry standard, such as the IBJJF’s or UAEJJF’s current regulations.



четверг, 21 сентября 2017 г.

Demian Maia Jiu-jitsu is Still the Mainstay of MMA




For Demian Maia it became clear that BJJ is the ultimate way to differentiate fight skill.
During press appearance for UFC Sao Paolo he said the following:

“I think jiu-jitsu is still the mainstay of MMA,” Maia said. “I thought about it when I saw (Floyd) Mayweather’s (boxing) fight against (Conor) McGregor. [McGregor] lasted 10 rounds, but if it was Mayweather (in jiu-jitsu) against a blue belt or even a white belt with a year of training, he would have lost in a minute. I have no doubts (about that).

“All the martial acts were created in real fights, and then [these martial arts] were lost. And then when you get someone who rescues them and brings them back in a modern way, I like to see it. I prefer to see a specialist rather than someone who is just good at everything.”
Even though Maia credits excellent wrestling camps for his success in the octagon he’s still an adamant representative of bjj.

воскресенье, 17 сентября 2017 г.

“SC Borets” took 15 medals during the «Zaporozhye GI Open 2017»


“Zaporozhye GI Open 2017” championship, that took place in Ukraine, Zaporozhye city, has finished successfully for one of the Ukrainian clubs! SC Borets/ ZR Team Kropivnitskiy took the first team ranking place! All team members went home with medals: 9 gold, 4 silver and 2 bronze.
Roman Nepota has excelled on the championship having won 85 kg. category, despite his own weight that is 75 kg. In addition Roman also won the absolute weight category.
Also coach of the team, Ievgen Skyrda, noted 14-years-old junior Serhii Krasovskyi, who won his weight category, and then, confidently won the absolute category among juniors up to 17 years.
Nepota Roman - the absolute champion (adults)
Krasovskyi Serhii - the absolute champion (juniors)
Lukiyanchuk Andrii– 1st place
Petushynskyi Nikita – 1st place
Zhyvanov Kostya – 1st place
Danchul Vlad – 1st place
Fedorov Serhii – 1st place
Korkach Serhii – 2nd place
Khachyk Tamaryan – 2nd place
Rusnak Serhii – 2nd place

Igor Tenenyk – 2nd place.

пятница, 15 сентября 2017 г.

«Zaporozhye GI Open 2017»


16 сентября в городе Запорожье (Украина) пройдет чемпионат «Zaporozhye GI Open 2017». В чемпионате примут участие как дети и юниоры, так и взрослые – женщины и мужчины. Данное мероприятие даст участникам отличную возможность прочувствовать уникальную атмосферу соревнований бразильского джиу-джитсу.
На чемпионате выступит и Роман Непота, борец СК «Borets/ ZR Team Kropivnitskiy»,обладатель синего пояса, многократный чемпион Украины, а также серебряный призер чемпионата Европы IBJJF 2017 (Лиссабон, Португалия).  

Победителей «Zaporozhye GI Open 2017» ждут достойные призы и награды. Соревнования проводятся под эгидой IBJJF.

Yaroslav Blazhko vs Italo Moura at the “Fuji Europe Challenge” in Netherland


Ukrainian fighter from SC “Borets”/ZR Team Kropivnitskiy successfully qualified at the “Fuji Europe Challenge” championship.
 In semifinal Yaroslav Blazhko faced with two-time world champion, European champion and the leader of the IBJJF rating among the purple belts (adult) – Italo Moura. Yaroslav has lost out to Brazilian in this battle. However, Yaroslav’s coach, Ievgen Skyrda, noted that for the first time in coaching career he met fighter of such level as Moura.
 “Italo Moura has been practicing Jiu-Jitsu from childhood, and I’m sure he’s the future legend of Jiu-Jitsu”, – Ievgen Skyrda commented.
 Concerning Yaroslav’s loss Ukrainian coach said the following: “We don’t concede technically and physically to Brazilians and sportsmen of such level. But we give way to them mentally. We put too much pressure on ourselves and more afraid to lose rather want to win. We will work this out. I would like to thank all who support us! We always feel your positive vibes!”

вторник, 12 сентября 2017 г.

Demian Maia Jiu-jitsu is Still the Mainstay of MMA

For Demian Maia it became clear that BJJ is the ultimate way to differentiate fight skill.
During press appearance for UFC Sao Paolo he said the following:
“I think jiu-jitsu is still the mainstay of MMA,” Maia said. “I thought about it when I saw (Floyd) Mayweather’s (boxing) fight against (Conor) McGregor. [McGregor] lasted 10 rounds, but if it was Mayweather (in jiu-jitsu) against a blue belt or even a white belt with a year of training, he would have lost in a minute. I have no doubts (about that).
“All the martial acts were created in real fights, and then [these martial arts] were lost. And then when you get someone who rescues them and brings them back in a modern way, I like to see it. I prefer to see a specialist rather than someone who is just good at everything.”
Even though Maia credits excellent wrestling camps for his success in the octagon he’s still an adamant representative of bjj. 

пятница, 1 сентября 2017 г.

Ukrainian fighters (SC Borets/ ZR Team Kropyvnytskyi) at the “Abu Dhabi Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2017”



Four fighters of the SC Borets/ ZR Team Kropyvnytskyi represented Ukraine at the prestigious “Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2017”. Yaroslav Blazhko, Roman Nepota, Serhii Krasovskyi and Serhii Rusnak and led by their coach Ievgen Skyrda showed great results. Fighters had competitive spirit and were highly trained. 14-year-old Serhii Krasovskyi and Serhii Rusnak had four fights and confidently won all of them!


Demian Maia challenges McGregor to BJJ match


After unsuccessfully facing Tyron Woodley for the welterweight belt, the Brazilian submission artist will take on Colby Covington at UFC Sao Paulo, on October 28.
Maia had some thoughts towards the duel with Conor McGregor . Thus Maia noted: “I have no plans to go into boxing. But, if McGregor wants a super fight in BJJ, I’m in”.
About the Mayweather fight, he also added: “Much more than the fight, what was put in place was a piece of marketing to generate money. Conor did well, lasted ten rounds, but it was noticeable that Floyd controlled the contest from round three”.
“BJJ,” he went on, “is a fundamental art. Conor challenged Floyd and fought for ten rounds against the greatest of all time. Now, if it were Floyd challenging a beginner - a blue-belt, or even a white-belt with some training, - he would last just a few minutes”.