Welcome to the first episode of the AZ Brazilian Jiu Jitsu League Podcast!  Episode 1 features President of the AZ BJJ League, Gustavo Dantas. Topics covered include:

  • The history of the Jiu Jitsu scene in Arizona
  • The first tournaments promoted by the AZBJJL
  • How the tournaments evolved over 20 years
  • And much more….


Episode 2 is a recap of the current 2019/2020 season rankings, including team and individual point updates.


Episode 3 of the AZBJJL podcast is now up. In this episode, we hear from Gustavo Dantas’s black belt, Josh Guerra. Josh and his wife Kanani co-own and operate Refuge BJJ in North Phoenix. Josh talked about the start of his Jiu-Jitsu journey and competing in the lower belt ranks for the AZBJJL. He also talked about his academy, Refuge BJJ, and how he balances his duties as an instructor with his competitive aspirations