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John Danaher, Marcelo Garcia agree to end hostility between their students

Standouts of professional BJJ competitions, the athletes under John Danaher and Marcelinho Garcia have been exchanging some harsh words online about each other, and last weekend they had a non-competitive confrontation during the North American ADCC trials in New York, leading Garry Tonon, of the Danaher Death Squad, to send out a challenge to Dillon…

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Exclusive: Erberth Santos will represent Atos at 2017 BJJ Worlds

Erberth Santos will have some serious help in his next attempt at winning absolute gold at the BJJ World Championship. After losing the 2016 final to Marcus Buchecha, Santos will now have behind him Atos Jiu-Jitsu, the gym led by André Galvão. In an exclusive interview with Graciemag, Santos cleared up the fact that his…

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Dominyka Obelenyte, João Gabriel, João Miyao, Otavio Sousa shine at New York BJJ Pro; see more results

The New York BJJ Pro, an event held by the IBJJF featuring cash prizes, took place on the night of November 19 at the Nat Holman Gym (CCNY), in New York. Dominyka Obelenyte stole the show by winning double gold. João Gabriel Rocha defeated Mahamed Aly in the ultra-heavyweight final. Otavio Sousa beat Marcos Tinoco…

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Yuri Simões on second no-gi world title, plans to move to MMA

In ten editions of the No-Gi Worlds, only one black-belt has won two adult absolute titles. Yuri Simões achieved this feat Nov. 6 in California when he defeated Murilo Santana. He also became a two-time champion in his weight class, ultra-heavyweight. In an interview with Graciemag.com, he talked about his triumph. “It was awesome,” he…

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See how Felipe Preguiça beat Xande Ribeiro at the Grand Slam in Rio

In the most awaited duel of the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam’s Rio de Janeiro leg, Felipe “Preguiça” Pena and Xande Ribeiro put on a great show doing the 94kg final. In the match fought last Saturday at the Olympic Arena, Xande started out better as he swept and used pressure in attempting a pass. But…

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Carlão Barreto talks about his mentor Carlson Gracie, recalls a historic moment of his career

BJJ black belt and currently MMA commentator, Carlão Barreto has plenty of experience to provide feedback and give advice to new practitioners. Former MMA fighter, the black belt under Sergio “Bolão” Souza teaches a position often used throughout his career, advises novice competitors, explains how his teaching changes between a competitor and common student, talks…

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Fernando Terere’s guard pass game

Flattening the hips with movement and not force is the key to agility based passing. Is it Greek for you, my dear Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner? Even if it’s not, you should watch this video. The mysterious “BJJ Scout” guy goes over Fernando Terere’s old footage and scrutinizes how he easily made aces like Roger Gracie…

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Leo Vieira teaches a guillotine on the opponent’s foot

One of the best Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu athletes of the 90s, Checkmat leader Leo Vieira is also an excellent teacher. Here he is at his school in Signal Hills, California, and teaches a way to sweep from an x-guard variation and connects with a different way to squeeze his opponent’s foot. Pay attention to the details and add…

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Luiz Panza, Tarsis Humphreys, Otavio Sousa, Marangoni stand out at Los Angeles BJJ Pro

The Los Angeles BJJ Pro IBJJF Championship, which took place last Sunday at California State University, in Los Angeles, was a stage to great matches and awarded its champions with prize money from blue belt to black belt masters’. In the adults’ black belt section, which had Luiz Panza, Tarsis Humphreys, Otávio Sousa and Gabriel…

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Dillon Danis double gold at Pan No-Gi 2016; Alliance wins overall men’s title

Dillon Danis was the big winner at the Pan No-Gi, held last Saturday at the Nat Holman Gym (CCNY), in New York. Dillon beat the medium heavyweight field and then the open as he closed out the final with his Alliance teammate Jon Satava. At medium heavyweight, Dillon subbed Gottrell W King Jr. (Gracie Barra)…

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