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An Interview With Jeff Mitchell – Robson Moura Black Belt

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We’ve spoken with Robson Moura black belt  Jeff Mitchell on many occasions.  He’s always provided us with some great insight  on  both the physical and mental aspects of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and submission grappling. We were finally able to stick a camera on him and get some of his knowledge and experiences on film to share with our viewers and the rest of the community. For … Continue reading

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Caio Terra Interview at Seminar

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This past month and a half, 4x Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Champion Caio Terra, has been making the rounds on the east coast. Caio was seen everywhere from Delaware to Queens, NY sharing his technical expertise at his most recent seminar tour to date. The Team Cesar Gracie superstar was kind enough to grant us a few minutes to talk about what he’s been up to since … Continue reading

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Robert Drysdale Interview – “Learn Something From Everyone”

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We had the privilege to interview the highly decorated BJJ star Robert Drysdale. Robert took some time out of his busy schedule to talk about his past, his influences, his training program and his admiration and respect for Roger Gracie. In addition to being a great champion, he is an amazing instructor. Whether you are an average bjjer or a seasoned competitor, pay a visit … Continue reading

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Abu Dhabi World Pro Trials – Borges vs. Chaves

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We have another finals match from the 2011 Abu Dhabi Pro Trials from New Jersey. In this match, we have BTT’s own Renan Borges vs. the Nova Uniao phenom, Isaac Chaves.  Renan was one of the favorites at the beginning of the tourney, and found himself in yet another tournament final. Stay tuned for more matches from the trials. Word of advice…. DON’T BLINK! *** … Continue reading

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Abu Dhabi World Pro Trials – Lucas Lepri vs. JT Torres

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Here’s a treat directly from February’s Abu Dhabi 2011 World Pro Trials in New Jersey. In this video, we have the finals of the highly competitive 74kg division, featuring Aliance’s own Lucas Lepri, and American phenom Jonathan “JT” Torres.  These two have seen each other many times in the past year, with Lepri winning over Torres just prior to this match at the 2011 IBJJF European … Continue reading

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Jeff Mitchell Shows Robson’s Shoulder Lock

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SubMISSIONCONTROL took the time to check out one of the premiere training facilities in Delaware, Elite Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Elite BJJ is headed by Robson Moura’s second American Black-Belt, Jeff Mitchell. Not only does Jeff exude Robinho’s extreme technical prowess, he also possesses his Master’s awesome personality, making his gym’s environment one of the best that we’ve had a chance to visit. If you missed it, … Continue reading

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Jeff Mitchell Shows A Brabo Choke

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SubMISSIONCONTROL took the time to check out one of the premiere training facilities in Delaware, Elite Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Elite BJJ is headed by Robson Moura’s second American Black-Belt, Jeff Mitchell. Not only does Jeff exude Robinho’s extreme technical prowess, he also possesses his Master’s awesome personality, making his gym’s environment one of the best that we’ve had a chance to visit. Jeff shared with us … Continue reading

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Patolino Shows A Kimura Sweep

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Here we were feature a technique shown by Mike “Patolino” Piccolomini from Serra BJJ Academy in Huntington, New York. Mike is one of the chief instructors at the Huntington academy, and is very highly respected for his extensive knowledge and ability to convey his techniques, which enables students of all body types to apply them successfully. Mike’s “down to earth” approach to the art is … Continue reading

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A Moment With Fernando Yamasaki

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Recently we caught up with Brazilian Jiu Jitsu practitioner and instructor, Fernando Yamasaki. The Yamasaki family has been teaching martial arts in Brazil for two generations. With family lineage deeply rooted in the land of the Samurais, the Yamasaki Family style mixes BJJ, with Judo and Japanese Ju Jitsu. Their unique style and approach to the martial arts produced many champions in their long family history. In … Continue reading

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Hillary Williams Interview Pt. 2

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Here’s the second part of the Hillary Williams interview she was so kind to grant us. You can find the first part here. Over the summer, we were able to catch up with Mundial Champion Hillary Williams at one of the stops along the Andre Margutti Cancer Foundation seminar circuit. This is the second installment of a three-part interview in which Hillary candidly talks about … Continue reading

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