Rey Rey Rodriguez

The World’s Best BJJ (Brazilian Jiu-jitsu) Photographers

An introduction to Rey Rey Rodriguez, Blanca Marisa Garcia, and Mike Calimbas Williams. The 3 best BJJ photographers.

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Rey Rey Rodriguez – Website:

Photographer Rey Rey Rodriguez is a South Florida based fine art photographer and content creator.  While most in this genre focus mainly on action photography, Rodriguez has brought and incorporated his dark, fine art style into the fight world. Known for his horror artwork, he began shooting MMA (mixed martial arts) fighters, and then began photo-shooting Brazilian Jiu-jitsu competitors. Because of his gift for capturing both the pain and grace of the art of fighting, within beautifully shot images, these BJJ photos can be found worldwide on both BJJ related and have crossed over to unrelated platforms.

Blanca Marisa Garcia – Website:

Blanca Marisa Garcia is a Southern California based freelance sports photographer, with a focus on Brazilian Jiu-jitsu.  She currently shoots for Gracie Magazine Brasil, and can be found at most BJJ events in California.  With over 30 years of sports photography experience, adding her into this list is a must! She has worked with and shot for BJJ competitions such as EBI (Eddie Bravo Invitational), Gracie Worlds, IBJJF (The International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation), NABJJF (North American Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation), High Rollerz and more. When she’s not shooting, Garcia can be found on the BJJ mats training.

Mike Calimbas Williams – Website:

Mike Calimbas Williams is a North Texas based freelance sports photographer. The Renzo Gracie Lake Houston, Texas BJJ black belt began photographing the Brazilian Jiu-jitsu players that he was training with, and then began shooting events, and eventually photographing everywhere. When Williams is not adding to his photography portfolio, he can be found competing amongst some of the best BJJ players in the world. Knowing the techniques of the martial art, allows him to properly predict the moves of the competitors he’s photographing and allows him to set his cameras in the correct places and angles in shoots.

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