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Brazilian Jiu-jitsu: The next frontier for Filipino fighters?

There’s a saying that goes, “The presence of greatness inspires greatness.” If this is indeed the case, then I wouldn’t be surprised if we witnessed a Filipino jiu-jitsu extraordinaire in the near future. Last weekend, a revamped locally-run jiu-jitsu team … Continue reading


Tough Girl: National Gold Medalist Ida Paras Shares How Brazilian Jiujitsu Keeps Her Fit, Disciplined, and in Love

Ida Paras, 26, took up Brazilian Jiujitsu (BJJ) about three years ago when her boyfriend introduced her to the sport. “Before that I was just a gym rat,” says Paras, “but it had no purpose. With Jiujitsu, you can see … Continue reading

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Carlos Portugues Arrives in Origins BJJ

Carlos Portugues has arrived in Origins and has been teaching for the past two days. The two days has been amazing with Carlos teaching new drills, updated techniques and smooth transitions and flow of attacks. Carlos has shared with the team his vast … Continue reading

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Origins BJJ Competitors Triumph at the Philippine Novice BJJ Open

Origins BJJ white belts had a chance to showcase their skills at the recently held Philippine Novice BJJ Open last December 2, 2012 at SM Manila. The relatively small 6-man (and woman) contingent did the team proud by using sound … Continue reading


Carlos Portugues To Teach in Origins BJJ

In line with Origins BJJ’s thrust to make available the highest level of BJJ instruction to everyone, we’re extremely proud to announce yet another visit from a BJJ legend in Carlos “Portuges” Vieira. Revered both as a coach and prolific … Continue reading