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About us

WHO WE ARE AND WHAT IS 'BJJ NO-MAD'?

Why do we do that?

My name is Mihail and for the past twelve years I’ve been telling other peoples life stories in the biggest reality shows in my country – Bulgaria.

 

I am a father, singer, animal rights activist, martial artist and a cinematographer on his journey to explore the spirit of everyday fighters around the world.

 

My guide on this adventure is the original BJJ nomad himself Dimitrios Tsitos – a lifeguard, ex-professional swimmer and BJJ black belt, who spent last 10 years travelling around the world teaching, competing and enjoying the lifestyle of a BJJ nomad, visiting more than 60 countries and never staying more than six months at one place.  

 

For two years both of us travelled, trained and collected the incredible life stories of the local fighters in the Balkans, Western Europe and the Arab gulf and BJJ NO-MAD is our diary.

 

We are living by the gi, but not because we wear it on the mat, but because we live by the code that comes with it every single minute in our lifes.

 

We are no-mads, but not because we travel, but because we seek. We're searching for something more in this life.

 

This is the “BJJ NO-MAD”.

 

 

Who are the BJJ NO-MADs?

Mihail

Cinematographer, who was a producer for some of the biggest reality shows in his country for the past twelve years.

BJJ blue belt under Robert Drysdale.

CEO of BAG OF BONES FULL CONTACT VIDEOS and a documentary director.

Mihail Kunchev
Cinematographer

Dimitrios

BJJ black belt under Draculino.

For the past ten years he travelled around the world, visiting 60 cointries, not staying more than 6 months in each.

He has competed BJJ in every continent and country that has jiu-jitsu tournaments.

Dimitrios Tsitos
BJJ black belt

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episodes

NEW SERIES 'THE NO-MAD CHRONICLES' ANNOUNCED!

"ENTER THE NO-MAD"

In the pilot episode of our first season you will meet Mihail and Dimitrios. Two fighters - a cinematographer and a traveller, who will start a journey around the globe in searching of the way of the warrior.

 

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"FIRST RULE OF THE FIGHT CLUB"

Our first full length episode was shot in Crete island where we met two fighters, who refused to go with the flow and made life choices that society told them are wrong.


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"WARRIORS OF FAITH"

Our second documentary was filmed in Bulgaria and we explore the role of the faith in the way of the warrior.

 



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"VAMPIRE JIU-JITSU"

Double episode with nice adventures around Dracula land and again the incredible life sories of the local fighters. We're really blessed to be able to tell their stories!

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"LIVE BY THE GI/DIE BY THE GI"

Our full length documentary about the adventure we had in the United Arab Emirates. Featuring visit at the original ADCC venue, interview with the biggest local star Faisal Al Ketbi, superstar Alexander Trans, student of Rickson and Machados Roberto Atalla and the incredible life stories of a BJJ cop and a man who almost lost his life, because of a BJJ rivlary.

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"ONE WORLD. ONE FIGHT"

Watch our BJJ NO-MAD x BAG OF BONES VIDEOS collaboration, documenting the Abu Dhabi World Pro 2016.

We were invited by the United Arab Amirates Jiu-jitsu Federation to film there for two weeks and we didn't dissapoint them for sure.

 

 

 

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"CONTRACOR: THE BROTHER'S KEEPER" [TRAILER]

Trailer for the first episode of our new documentary series THE NO-MAD CHRONICLES.

The full length documentary, filmed with the kind support by HAZARD 4 PROGRESSIVE TACTICAL GEAR will be out at the end of Augist, 2016.

 

 

 

WATCH IT NOW!
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News

What's up and hot

20

JUL

2016

'CONTRACTOR: THE BROTHER'S KEEPER' TRAILER IS OUT!

As we have already informed you, we are starting another documentary series, called 'THE NO-MAD CHRONICLES'.

You can already watch the trailer for the fisrt episode, called 'CONTRACTOR: THE BROTHER'S KEEPER'.

The fulll length documentary, which will be out in Augist, will follow a special forces sniper from his homeland Bulgaria to Iraq, Afganistan and back.

WATCH HERE!

 

18

JUN

2016

'THE NO-MAD CHRONICLES' SERIES ANNOUNCED

We are very happy to announce that while still working on BJJ NO-MAD we are starting another documentary series, called THE NO-MAD CHRONICLES.

They will follow the flow and idea of BJJ NO-MAD, but will introduce you not only to martial artists, but to warriors in general.

In the first episode, filmed with the kind support by HAZARD 4 PROGRESSIVE TACTICAL GEAR, we will follow a special forces sniper from his homeland in Eastern Europe to Iraq, Afganistan and back.

LEARN MORE!

 

02

MAY

2016

BAG OF BONES x BJJ NO-MAD ABU DHABI WORLD PRO 2016 HIGHLIGHT

As you already know, our crew was invited by the United Arab Emirates Jiu-jitsu Federation to film for two weeks on the Abu Dhabi World Pro 2016.

Half of the job we've done there, you can see in this highlight, which received insane feedback by the BJJ community around the world.

All of the other footage we have done there will become a full length BJJ NO-MAD documentary, which will be out at the end of 2016.

WATCH HERE!

 

26

APR

2016

LIVIN BY THE GI 4 EVERY 1

Our crew is already filming at the Abu Dhabi World pro 2016 and we have to tell you, we found amazing stories to document!

At the beginning of May we will post online our official highlight for the tournament and then will work on a full length documentary with the stories, we've filmed.

Stay tuned for more info here, on our facebook page and our brand new instagram profile #LIVIN_BY_THE_GI.

01

APR

2016

BJJ NO-MAD INVITED TO THE ABU DHABI WORLD PRO 2016

We are very pleased to tell you that our crew was officially invited to film on the World Pro 2016 in Abu Dhabi, UAE later this month!

The invitation came, after the Jiu-jitsu federation of the United arab emirates watched our latest documentary "BJJ NO-MAD: LIVE BY THE GI. DIE BY THE GI", which was shot around the Arab gulf and documented the BJJ life style in the Emirates and around.

Our crew will stay in the Emirates for two weeks, collecting material for another full length documentary from the region, which will be out at the end of the year.

 

21

FEB

2016

"BJJ NO-MAD: LIVE BY THE GI. DIE BY THE GI" DVD

Our latest full length documentary "BJJ NO-MAD: LIVE BY THE GI. DIE BY THE GI" is already available on DVD. .

There are three different supporter bundles in our webshop and for your donating you will be rewarded with a few rare and super limited edition gifts as the DVD itself.

As you know, BJJ NO-MAD is and will always be for free so it's just a gift and a sign of appretiation by us and will never be available for sale in any other site.

GRAB ONE!

15

FEB

2016

BJJ NO-MAD ON PULLING GUARD PODCAST

We have just finished an interview for the California based podcast Pulling guard.

Its a very interesting show featuring Travis Newaza, Jesse from Fightland and Vice and a few other dudes. They asked us about our latest documentary "Live by the gi. Die by the gi.", which has more than 12 000 views from 51 countries for just three weeks being on our YouTube channel.

LISTEN HERE!

10

FEB

2016

LIVE BY THE GI/DIE BY THE GI

Finally our long awaited full length documentary about our journey around the United arab emirates is here!

Its name is "LIVE BY THE GI/DIE BY THE GI" and it meets us with a lot of local and international stars as well as incredible life stories.

 Also it gives the start of our new short video series called "The 5th sripe."

WATCH IT!

20

DEC

2015

OUR NEW PROMO IS ONLINE!

Check out the promo for our double full-length episode from United arab emirates.

The episode will be out in the beginning of 2016 and will include our jorney around Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Al Ain and around. Training, talking to and partying with 360 black belts from all over the planet!

 

 

WATCH IT!

15

NOV

2015

BJJ-NOMAD-GLOBETROTTERS

Check out this great interview with Mihail for the JIU-JITSU GLOBETROTTERS newsletter, where he speaks about the spirit of the documentary, what you can expect from the new season and more...

As you may know, we shot a full length documentary on the Globetrotters' winter camp high in the Alps, which will be out at the end ot 2016.

 

READ IT HERE!

04

APR

2015

'VAMPIRE JIU-JITSU' IS ONLINE!

It took us double time to edit it, but today we're uploading a double episode - "VAMPIRE JIU-JITSU" is online!

Over 70 minutes of adventures and incredible life stories from our trips in Bulgaria and Romania. Not to mention we reveal two very secret and ancient anti-vampire jiu-jitsu techniques.

 

 

WATCH IT!

28

MAR

2015

JIU-JITSU STYLE + BJJ NO-MAD STRIKE AGAIN!

Again we're featured in our favorite jiu-jitsu magazine JIU-JITSU STYLE.

Almost full page with some thoughts by Mihail about the pros and cons of the journey we have decided to make. Don't miss it on the news stands or just

 

BUY IT HERE!

10

FEB

2015

'WARRIORS OF FAITH' IS ONLINE!

Finally our second full length episode "WARRIORS OF FAITH" is online!

Follow us in our adventures in my homecountry Bulgaria, meeting the most religios UFC fighter, who witnessed Gods miracle by himself and the only man in the world ever defeated Fedor in combat sambo, who recently defeated also the undefeatable...

 

WATCH IT!

08

FEB

2015

FIGHTING LIFESTYLE UAE INTERVIEW

Just two days before our second full length documentary "WARRIORS OF FAITH" premiere you can watch a video interview with us in the biggest martial arts website in the Middle East- FIGHTING LIFESTYLE UAE.

We talk about our philosophy, filming in UAE and how to learn Eastern European Oxford English.

Oss!

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10

JAN

2015

'FIRST RULE OF THE FIGHT CLUB' IS ONLINE!

Our first full length episode "FIRST RULE OF THE FIGHT CLUB" is online!

Watch it and follow us to the exotic Crete island, Greece, where we will train, explore and meet super interesting characters as Panagis - ex-Wall street prospect, who gave up material life to become a capoeira instructor on the island.

 

WATCH IT!

07

JAN

2015

BJJ EASTERN EUROPE INTERVIEW

We just gave an interview for our friends and partners from the best BJJ website around Eastern Europe - BJJ EASTERN EUROPE.

Read more about how BJJ NO-MAD started, what to expect from our first season and what are our plans for the future.

Oss!

 

 

read NOW!

07

NOV

2014

'BJJ NO-MAD' + Rickson = LOVE

A nice ad about us in 'JIU-JITSU STYLE'.

The new 'JIU-JITSU STYLE' issue is already out with the greatest of all time - Rickson ot it's cover.

On the inside pages you can read an almost full page ad with some thoughts about the documentary by Mihail.

BUY IT!

05

NOV

2014

NO-MAD ARMY WORLDWIDE

The pilot episode is online for only four days and it has already close to 6000 views.

YouYube statistics say you guys watched the episode from 20 different countries.

Thank you so much!

Watch THE PILOT!

01

NOV

2014

Pilot episode is online

Finally our pilot episode is online.

Watch it and join Mihail and Dimitrios on their journey to explore the world of the everyday fighters around the world!

Oss!

Watch it now!

01

NOV

2014

GRIPS join us onboard!

We are super happy to announce that Grips athletics are our official general partner.

The company will support us with BJJ gear for the hosts, presents for the young prospects in the countries we visit and gear, which we can sell to support our next journey.

VISIT GRIPS

Join us on Facebook!

Visit our facebook page and like it. That way you will be always informed what's going on with the film and will be able to win outstanding "BJJ NO-MAD" rashguard, manufactured by the great SUB GUARDS.

 

 

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ADCC EU HIGHLIGHT

Have you seen the ADCC European trials 2014 official highlight, produced by us?

It was crazy day, so is the video!

 

 

 

watch it

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Also that way you will be informed everytime we upload an interesting video from event or other short documentary outside the series.

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