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2012: A Jiu Jitsu Year In Review

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2012 was a great year for BishopBjj.com because it was our first year in existence, and it would be hard to imagine that it could have gone much better. We’ve had over 100,000 unique visitors since March, and our YouTube account is nearly double that. We can’t wait to see what the New Year brings. Make sure to watch our buddy Phil’s deep thoughts after the video above!
Our studies, research, and unique perspective on jiu jitsu has attracted the attention of some of the people we respect the most in this industry, and for that we are truly humbled. We want to make sure to thank the people that have helped make this site so great this year. Everyone listed below deserves your attention if you love jiu jitsu.
Neocell Sport
– The only reason we can train twice a day everyday is because of NeoCell Sport. We genuinely believe that.
BudoVideos (Budo Jake and Budo Dane)
Science Of Skill
The Jiu Jitsu Lab
BJJ Eastern Europe
Jiu Jitsu Mag
Gracie Humaita St. Louis
Royler Gracie
GracieMag
DSTRYR
Subculture USA

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BJJ Study and Statistics Articles

Jiu Jitsu World Championships Full Study (Free) – 2012

For the very first time ever we are making our Revised 2012 World Jiu Jitsu Case study available for free online (which includes our additional stats from the December issue of Jiu jitsu Magazine), and are providing unbridled access below. We don’t need an e-mail, name, phone number… nothing! You just click the report below, and pages of unprecedented jiu jitsu knowledge will be at your fingertips.
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2012 World Jiu Jitsu Case Study

This entire project took Jena and I months of planning, film watching, and research to complete. The report itself still doesn’t accurately reflect all the intricacies of jiu jitsu competition that we learned while completing this project. However, our hope is that the 2013 studies will be even bigger and more powerful, with greater in-depth analysis. We’ve appreciated the tremendous feedback we’ve received from researchers that work for major universities, Google, Adobe, the government, scientific journals, and more. Neither Jena nor myself have degrees that merit true scientific study. This is a passion, and we originally started it to provide ourselves with an edge in competition strategies. The entire process got out of hand, and three months later we completed the Pan study –  which we used to prepare for the 2012 Worlds. I can say unequivocally that using the information in this study has improved our competition jiu jitsu seven-fold.
In 2013 we plan to return to the “It’s Science” series with more in-depth competitor breakdowns along with several other new series that will focus on the statistical elements of jiu jitsu. Obviously, our largest projects this year will be the new studies. We want them to be bigger and better than ever – which means they will take even more time and energy than they did this year. We have had a ton of people that are far more qualified than ourselves volunteer to help us work on these projects (which is fantastic!!!). But, this all takes a lot of time and effort, so all of your feedback, support, and attention makes it fun to do what we do. Thank you for all of your support from the bottom of our hearts.

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BishopBjj News

BishopBjj.com in Jiu Jitsu Magazine

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If you haven’t already, you are going to want to check out our 4-page article in this months Jiu-Jitsu Magazine. It has a lot of breakdowns from our Worlds study that we did not include in the original copy. So if you want to see a lot of cool stats that are just now being released, you will have to get a copy of this months issue.

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Interviews

Royler Gracie Perspectives #1

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This video breaks down a few things that Royler communicated with us last time he was in town. See what Royler has to say about the evolution of jiu jitsu and it’s popularity.
Check back a few months in the archives to see the whole interview with Royler.
As son to the late Grandmaster Helio Gracie, Royler is a member of the renowned Gracie family, and thus related to number of other prominent Gracies, such as his brothers Rickson, Royce, Rorion, Relson, Robin and Rolker. He holds a 7th degree red/black belt in the style pioneered by his family, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.[12]
Prior to his retirement, Royler competed in the black-belt ranks for 20+ years. He and Marcelo Garcia are the only individuals to have won the ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship (ADCC) for three consecutive years. Royler is also a four-time World Jiu-Jitsu Champion in the Pena/Featherweight Black Belt Category and has placed in the Absolute Division.
Royler is known as an excellent teacher, having been the lead instructor at the Gracie Humaitá Academy founded by his father in Rio de Janeiro for over a decade. Some of his famous students include Saulo Ribeiro, Leonardo Xavier, Leticia Ribeiro and David Adiv. In 2008, he moved to San Diego, California and established Gracie Jiu-Jitsu San Diego where he is the lead instructor.