Monthly archive for May 2015

Learn attacks from the closed guard with Leo Nogueira on his birthday

Two-time world champion Leonardo Nogueira celebrates his 28th birthday this May 12.Celebrate the date learning attacks from the closed guard with the Alliance star.

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BJJ Mental Coach: “If it was easy everyone would do it!”

How many times have you been in a situation in which you said to yourself: “What else could go wrong?” Well I’ve learned over the years to replace this question with “If it was easy everyone would do it!” anytime I faced any type of challenge. I will explain why I put this question at […]

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Worlds: who are the athletes most likely to break through the Brazilian domination in the male black belt division

Maybe you didn’t notice but this year’s edition of the World Jiu-Jitsu championship will be the 9th in the USA. Before the move, 11 editions took place in Rio de Janeiro, making the count almost even between Brazil and America. Unfortunately for non-Brazilian black belts, the relocation to California did not mean more gold medals […]

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Carlson Gracie Jr. awards GMA Cesar Pereira his 4th degree on the black belt

GMA member Cesar Pereira, leader of Carlson Gracie Team/Cesar Pereira BJJ welcomed his Master Carlson Gracie Jr. for a seminar last Saturday, May 9th. The class was a huge success with big attendance and lots of great techniques taught by Carlsinho. In the end, Carlson Gracie Jr. promoted pereira to the 4th degree in the […]

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Exclusive: learn some berimbolo variations with birthday boys Paulo and João Miyao

The most accomplished twin brothers in Jiu-Jitsu are celebrating their 24th birthday this May 11. João and Paulo Miyao climbed together the stairs of the competition circuit since the white belt. In 2015, they are going for their second Worlds as black belts still searching for that gold medal they just missed in 2014. In […]

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Leandro Lo celebrates his birthday teaching you one of his deadly guard passes

Leandro Lo celebrates his 26th birthday this May 11. One of the most brilliant competitors in the black belt division, Lo took the Jiu-Jitsu community by storm in 2010 when he defeated Michael Langhi at the WPJJC. After that, he continued to amaze the crowds with a dangerous and active game both on top and […]

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2015 Worlds: 278 black belts made the 50 Pts cut, see who’s in or out and register now

As the last black belt matches of the 2015 Las Vegas Spring Open and the Zurich Open came to a close this weekend, it was possible to know how many black belts made the cut to compete at the 2015 Worlds. After all the points were counted, the IBJJF ranking showed that 278 athletes (male […]

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ADCC North America Trials: see who won a spot at the main event in Brazil

The ADCC North America Trials took place this Saturday in Coconut Creek, Florida. The winners of each division secured their spot at the main event, next August, in Brazil. Here are the winners of each division: Female -60kg (-132.2lbs) – Tammi Musumeci +60kg (+132.2lbs) – Amanda Santana Male -65.9kg (- 145.2lbs) – Edward Cummings -76.9kg […]

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Las Vegas Open: Maidana, Galvão conquer black belt open class titles, other results

The 2015 Las Vegas Spring Open took place this Saturday. Checkmat’s Arnaldo Maidana and Atos JJ’s Angelica Galvão were the standouts of the day after inning the adult black belt open class divisions. Maidana fought a tough final against Carlos Farias while Angelica closed out the female absolute with teammate Chelsea Donner. Both Maidana and […]

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Copa Podio: Pena wins heavyweight GP, Lo outscores Moraes 6-0 on superfight

The heavyweight GP of Copa Podio took place this Saturday, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Felipe Pena was the standout, taking the title home. After finishing second in the yellow group, Preguiça defeated Tim Spriggs (green group champion) with a sweep. The final was against Victor Honorio and Pena got the win with a choke […]

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