4th Degree Black Belt Leticia Ribeiro sits down with FIVE365 Leticia Ribeiro began training in Brazilian jiu-jitsu in 1995 at the Gracie Tijuca Academy originally under Marcelo Machado a student of Royler Gracie and the Gracie Humaita  school. She initially began training for...
Every Jiu Jitsu school owner strives to build a large student population. Retaining students is a major component to achieving this goal. Students will leave a school for various reasons beyond the owner’s control, such as new job, changes...
Five365 had a chance to catch up with Paragon Jiu Jitsu Crystal Cooper. I'm 30 years old living in beautiful Santa Barbara with my boyfriend, Gilbert of 7 years and our blended family of five. I had my son, Joseph when...
UPDATED - Due to circumstances beyond our control, the California 5 event is rescheduled due to High School Wrestling League Finals and CIF Basketball Finals all happening this same weekend. The new date will be April 28, 2019 still...
Jiu-Jitsu Tip of the Week Record It Over the course of Jiu-Jitsu's history, there have been two huge contributing factors for its exponential growth. The first one being Royce Gracie’s participation in the early iterations of the UFC. The fact...
Five365 with the Young Phenom Roberto Jimenez BJJ Brown Belt. How old were you when you started training Jiu Jitsu? I started training jiu jitsu when I was around 4 or 5 and it was thanks to my dad. I personally...
FIVE365 caught up with Checkmat Black Belt Catherine Ca-Ca Perret at this weekends Five Grappling tournament in Arizona. Catherine talks about how competition changes from brown belt to black belt, she tells us about the transition from Brazil to America, Her...
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Guide for Parents The life of a kid’s coach is an interesting one. Sometimes it’s thankless but more often than not, it’s one filled with unexpected experiences. On the surface you’re a coach, someone who instructs his...
  Abusive Traditions  Recently a video came out where a guy, who appeared to be a Purple Belt, proceeded to choke a White Belt unconscious during training. The guy holds the choke even after the White Belt furiously taps. After reviving him, that same Purple Belt...
Five 365 recently had the opportunity to sit down with TLI Jiu Jitsu Black Belt, Aarae Alexander. The recent University of Maryland Graduate talks about balancing her career as a Civil Engineer, BJJ, and what BJJ has done for...

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