BJJW Contributors

BJJW is supported by many BJJ enthusiasts around the world. If you are interested in contributing to the proliferation of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu through the BJJWeekly platform, please click the contact us link at the top of this page ad tell us a bit about yourself. Below is a list of current contributors. This is not the complete list as we are working on filling out this section of the new website.

William Burkhardt

William Burkhardt is BJJ photographer. He was born 28th of June 1988 in Tarbes, France. He moved to Goiania, Brazil in 2010 to learn jiu jitsu. He is a blue belt under World Champion Fernando Boi. William covered events like the Brasileiro, the Worlds, Jungle Fight, Shooto...

Nic Gregoriades

Nicolas Gregoriades was the first person to be awarded the black belt by the legendary Roger Gracie. He is widely regarded as one of the outstanding jiu-jitsu instructors contributing to the art today. By combining deep conceptual and technical knowledge with a methodical, patient teaching style, Nic ensures all his students learn quickly and enjoyably.

Kristen Mendes

As a portrait photographer I never dreamed I would be so involved with sports photography. Life has a funny way of working itself out sometimes and I couldn't be happier with the path I'm on. I truly love capturing the excitement and emotion on the mat and I've met so many incredible people over the past few months. I not only take photos of Jiu-Jitsu but I also train under Professor Rodrigo Lopes and Professor Carlos Sievert of Gracie Barra Seattle. Please take the time to check out my web site and like my Facebook fan page. Your support allows me to continue shooting Jiu-Jitsu.

Phil Migliarese

Phil Migliarese’s introduction to martial arts began with karate classes at the age of 8. By the time he was 12 he had discovered Brazilian jiu jitsu, a virtually unknown style of grappling at the time, but one that would soon transform the martial arts forever.

This was before the Ultimate Fighting Championship showcased the effectiveness of jiu jitsu to the world. It was also before the Gracie family, many generations of whom had revolutionized the Japanese form of jiu jitsu since the beginning of the 20th century, went on to become the legendary pantheon of fighters they are today. Those are the people Phil trained with. He went directly to the source.