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GM #226: Inside Marcelo Garcia’s Mind

  What a way to kick off 2016. For the first issue of the year, we feature no other than Marcelo Garcia. Our news team jumped on a plane to New York to meet with the man in his state of the art academy in Manhattan. The five-time world champion opens up about his life,…

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10 lessons from brothers Carlos and Helio Gracie to have an inspired 2016

What could be better than to have 10 drops of wisdom from the founding fathers of Jiu-Jitsu. We selected five phrases from Carlos and five phrases from Helio to inspire you to have a great year of 2016 on and off the mats. Enjoy! Helio Gracie: “Never stop improving yourself. I am 92 years old and…

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US National Pro: don’t forget to sign up and join big names in Long Beach

  The US National Pro is scheduled January 24, in Long Beach, California. The final registration deadline for the event organized by the UAEJJF is January 20, so you need to hurry and register now. If you do, you will join some big names like Renato Babalu, Carlos Farias and others. Watch the teaser above…

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The best of 2015: what can you learn from this year’s most successful competitors

Bernardo Faria, Dominyka Obelenyte, Felipe Pena and Mackenzie Dern finished the year of 2015 as the standouts of the competition circuit. Faria and Obelenyte shined at the 2015 Worlds with double-gold campaign after strong performances that allowed little chance for their opponents in each of their matches. Pena and Mackenzie were the main names at…

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10 presents every Jiu-Jitsu player would love to get from Santa

Christmas is upon us and we thought of preparing a list for those who still haven’t decided what to ask good old Santa (or Father Christimas). Of course, our list is Jiu-Jitsu related, so don’t expect finding an Iphone 6s, a PS4 or that gorgeous Prada handbag. All itens go in the direction of making you a…

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Catch a Class with Roger Gracie: the do’s and don’ts of how to get to the full mount

  If anyone is qualified to teach about how to get to the mount in Jiu-Jitsu, it’s Roger Gracie. The 10X black belt world champion has made a career out of getting there and subsequently choking the opponent. In this extract from a seminar he taught at GB Fullerton, Roger teaches one of his many…

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Watch Faria vs. Trans in 2015; register today for the 2016 Pan and pay the lowest price

You might think that the 2016 Pan is still months away and you’re right, but one deadline is already upon us. If you register until this Tuesday, December 22, you will be able to pay the lowest registration fee possible. The first price change takes place this Wednesday, so you better hurry and do it…

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10 reasons to ditch laziness and work harder on your Jiu-Jitsu in 2016

Another year is over, so it’s time to set new goals for the next period. Maybe you weren’t as dedicated as you should be in the past 365 days, so we put together 10 reasons why you should put your act together and give the gentle art that special effort. The benefits will be overwhelmingly…

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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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