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Position of the Month: Takedowns WK#1 – Ouchi Gari

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Hope you all had a great new years and that your training is back to full swing! We are doing something different with today’s theme. As we stated before, the Submission Control staff collectively have about 30+ years of martial arts experience (both teaching and practicing). We wanted to share our extensive experience with our loyal readers, but we lacked the funding to do so. … Continue reading

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Young Guns: Gianni Grippo

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Today’s “Young Guns” segment features one of my old friends and the first member of Renzo Gracie’s kid’s program… Gianni Grippo! I was a white belt when Gianni first stepped foot into Renzo’s academy in New York City. As the sole member of the Renzo Gracie kid’s program, at nine years old, he competed in tournaments up and down the east coast and eventually around … Continue reading

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Gui Mendes Rolls With Joe Capizzi

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After a recent seminar at Joseph Capizzi’s school, NYCBJJ in Staten Island NY, Guilherme Mendes was gracious enough to have a friendly roll with Mr. Capizzi himself. Check it out… *** vimeo Direkt    

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Marcio Stambowsky Shows Double Attack

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*** Visit and train with Rolls Gracie Red & Black Belt Marcio “Macarrao” Stambowsky at: Gracie Sports Academy 181 Main Street Norwalk, CT 06851 (Behind Blackstone’s Steakhouse) (203) 993-4633 Email: info@graciesportsusa.com www.GRACIESPORTSUSA.com *** vimeo Direkt  

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A Day With A Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Coral Belt

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This week we revisit Master Marcio Stambowsky in Norwalk, Connecticut. This man is a living legend! In this interview, he was kind enough to open up his school to us and answer all our questions about his time in Brazil and training with Rolls Gracie. For those who missed his awesome sweep, check it out here. *** Visit and train with Rolls Gracie Red & … Continue reading

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Rafael Mendes Rolling With Mike Wacker

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Here’s a special treat exclusively for our loyal readers… After a recent seminar, World Champion Rafael Mendes gave a lucky few the chance to experience his golden techniques first hand. One such person was active competitor Mike Wacker of Black Hole Jiu-Jitsu. Enjoy this friendly yet competitive roll from these two black belt aces. Stay tuned as there may be more rare goodies to come. … Continue reading

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Marcio Stambowsky Shows The Macarrao Sweep

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Jiu Jitsu is a passion, an art form, a journey of self discovery… a way of life. Recently we had the supreme honor of interviewing 7th degree BB (coral belt), Master Marcio Stambowsky at his school in Norwalk, Connecticut. He is one of only a small handful of BJJ fighters* (who resides in the northern hemisphere full time) to be awarded this esteemed belt. In … Continue reading

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Ricardo Almeida BJJ Seminar In NY

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On May 14th, 2011, Ricardo “Big Dog” Almeida will be conducting a seminar at Serra Brazilian Jiu Jitsu’s HQ in Huntington, NY. This seminar is open to all students in the BJJ community… ALL ARE WELCOMED! The cost of the seminar is $60 per student, however if you pre-register before May 8th you can save $10. Ricardo Almeida is the first student to ever be … Continue reading

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Abu Dhabi World Pro Trials – Barbosa vs. Harbison

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Here we bring you a front row seat to the Abu Dhabi World Pro Trials 83kg Final featuring the ever exciting Abmar Barbosa against the up and coming,  Lloyd Irvin grappler Jimmy Harbison. With both men known for their extremely technical guard work, take a look and see how this match panned out… *** Check out Abmar Barbosa’s New DVD Instructional Set! http://www.digitsu.com *** vimeo … Continue reading

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Pan Jiu Jitsu 2011 Quick Results

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As per http://www.ibjjf.org/results/2011pan.htm RESULTS Academy Results: Novice: 1- BJJ Revolution Team – 41 pts 2- Nova União – 40 pts 3- Gracie Humaitá – 23 pts Juvenile: 1- Pitbull BJJ – 22 pts 2- Godoi JJ – 18 pts 3- Carlson Gracie Team – 16 pts Adult: 1- Alliance – 72 pts 2- Lloyd Irvin M.A. – 45 pts 3- Atos JJ – 42 pts … Continue reading

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