May 8, 2013
No Spectators allowed – Competitors are allowed to bring one coach only.
9:00 AM – Check In
10:00 AM – Light Feather
10:30 AM – Feather
11:00 AM – Lightweight
11:30 AM – Middleweight
- Schedule is subject to change
- Times may change due to flow of tournament.
May 6, 2013
We would like to announce our 3rd Jiu Jitsu Battle Qualifying Tournament. This is your chance to earn your way to our main event for Jiu-Jitsu Battle 3 on June 8th.
This will be a 20 man tournament that will be on a first come first serve basis. The first 20 to register will be accepted and those that register after will be reimbursed. Register now before you lose your opportunity to earn your spot for the next Jiu Jitsu Battle!
Weight divisions eligible ONLY:
Male: 141 / 167
When: May 11th, 2013
Where: Dethrone Basecamp
261 California Drive
Burlingame, CA 94010
April 1, 2013
First off, We would like to extend a huge “THANK YOU!” to all the volunteers and sponsors that made our event a success. Definitely would have stared at failure if it wasn’t for everyone’s involvement.
Our 2nd Jiu-Jitsu Battle was held at Graffiti House L.A. where they created an inspiring mural that we used as the backdrop for our competition space. But the athletes stole the show. Every match was hard fought and kept the audience entertained throughout the day.
BLUE BELT: KEENAN Wins First Blue Belt Division JJ-B Title
A treacherous journey to the final round and a fresh Richard Alvarez receiving a bye in the semi-finals couldn’t stop Thomas Keenan from surging past the competition. Patience was the key as Keenan readjusted a Triangle Choke to earn the win over Alvarez in a no-time-limit match. Keenan looks to settle in the upper echelons of the blue belts with his stunning performance.
PURPLE BELT: ARGES’ Perfect Timing Delights Crowd
The Purple Belt finals, structured as a round robin for the four remaining competitors, led to tied matches through the first and second rounds. Ties in the third round threatened another go around but Gabriel Arges had other plans. Arges squeaked by submitting Rick Slomba with an Ankle Lock in the last match of the day serving up the only submission in the final round. The sole submission was worth a Jiu-Jitsu Battle title and the $1,000 grand prize.
Thanks to all our sponsors: SHOYOROLL // FIT-NEX // MOSKOVA // FIVE GRAPPLING // GRAFFITI HOUSE LA // COOPERFOTO
March 29, 2013
We have completed the weigh-ins and drew straws for the matches. The first round for both divisions couldn’t have turned out better. We are expecting a lot of action right from the start so for those planning on attending please plan accordingly. We will start promptly at 9 am.
Many thanks for all our sponsors and supporters for making this happen.
2013 Jiu-Jitsu Battle II Official Brackets
Thomas Keenan (165) VS Jeremy Jackson (162)
Brandon Walker (166) VS Brian Lim (155)
Ian Sanders (145) VS Richard Alvarez (150.2)
Nick Borbon (154) VS Garrett Weaver (163.4)
Isaac Doederlein (145) VS Ostap Manastyrski (146)
Jeremy Spry (165) VS Rick Slomba (162.2)
Gabriel Arges (165) VS Zata Toscano (162)
Silvio Duran (163) VS Manny Moreno (156)
March 13, 2013
Jiu-Jitsu Battle II
March 30th 2013
Preliminary Rounds – 9-12
Intermission – 12-2PM
Final Rounds – 2PM – 6PM
Graffiti House L.A.
310 N. Madison Avenue
Los Angeles, CA. 90004
WANT VS NEED
WANT VS NEED is a company whose purpose is to provide ardent individuals the opportunity to progress creativity and forms through their work alongside a vehicle for others to experience it. In particular, we pursue and support those capable of sublime work yet are short of resources and/or sufficient exposure.
JIU-JITSU BATTLE is our latest works focused on upcoming competitors in a up and coming sport. We focus on non-black belt athletes exclusively to encourage and maintain an elite level of competition amongst the under-recognized players. Our hope is to shine a brighter light on these individuals to aid in further developing not only their Jiu Jitsu careers but a model life.
Come and support these upcoming competitors! Buy your ticket below!
Note: A name and email address must be provided during PayPal checkout. Name and email address will serve as name on the event guest list or you may bring a print out of your receipt to show upon entry.
Seats are limited so get your tickets now!
March 9, 2013
March 5, 2013
These twin brothers are from Brazil. They’re the Miyao Brothers, Paulo (right) and Joao (left). They came from nothing and here they stand as one of the biggest names in Jiu-Jitsu today.
We shot an interview with these guys and asked them deep questions about life and Jiu-Jitsu. Joao got teary eyed while speaking about the opportunities and experiences gained through the art. They never expected traveling around the world for simply doing what they love to do. Jiu-Jitsu has given them almost everything in life and they are very thankful for that.
They fight at Feather (141 lbs.) weight but are always willing to fight in the Open weight division. The Miyao Brothers are not afraid of challenges and are willing to push the limit physically as well as mentally. Why? To see where it can take them. Kids like these inspire me to really push Jiu-Jitsu Battle and help upcoming athletes that give up everything in life to become champions.