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2012 World Pro Trials – New York

Here is some of the action that went on this past weekend from the World Pro Trials in New York. More EXCLUSIVE Content from Submission Control still to come. STAY TUNED!


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Young Guns: DJ Jackson (Team Lloyd Irvin)

Today’s “Young Guns” segment features DJ Jackson, a young man who has quickly become a popular name in the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu/Submission Grappling scene. Under the guidance of Master Lloyd Irvin, this one time wrestler has become a BJJ submission specialist. Under Lloyd Irvin’s watchful eye, DJ has won some of the most prestigious titles in both Gi and No-Gi. While his background may be … Continue reading


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Pioneers of the Sport: Amaury Bitetti

Today’s “Pioneers of the Sport” features the very first 2x Absolute Division BB champion, Amaury Bitetti. Bittetti, a BB under the late great Carlson Gracie exemplifies Carlson’s theory on Jiu Jitsu. According to Carlson, for a person to excel in the art, a fighter should possess three attributes: 1) technique, 2) strength and 3) speed. Without these three attributes working in harmony, the athlete will … Continue reading


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Exclusive Interview with Abmar Barbosa

Recently, we were able to catch up with our good friend the “Jiu Jitsu Outlaw” Abmar Barbosa. We had a great conversation on various subjects such as his recovery process, his plans for 2012, Jiu Jitsu as a professional sport and much more! Enjoy the interview…     Rodrigo Teixeira vs. Abmar Barbosa     Abmar Shows his Favorite Sweep – The Outlaw DVD Series


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Young Guns: Ash Williams

Today’s “Young Guns” segment features a young lad from the coastal city of Swansea, Wales. Ash Williams is a purple belt under BJJ Superstar Braulio Estima and Chris Rees. At the young age of 19, this future star has ripped through his peers in the UK grappling scene and massing fifteen medals (10 gold, 3 silver and 2 bronze) along the way! Watch for this … Continue reading


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The Ramblings of a Genius or of a Lunatic — A day with John Danaher

“Truly great madness cannot be achieved without significant intelligence.” – Henrik Tikkanen Within the Renzo Gracie Academy and its affiliates, John Danaher has been known as the Mad Scientist of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for over ten years now; however, it was not until recently his name garnered international recognition. With the success of Roger Gracie, Matt Serra, Georges Saint Pierre and Chris Weidman, the “Mad … Continue reading


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Pioneers of the Sport: Yuki Nakai

Today’s “Pioneers of the Sport” features the first BJJ black belt in the Land of the Rising Sun, Yuki Nakai. As many of you may know, Nakai fought Rickson Gracie in the Vale Tudo Japan tournament in 1995 with only one healthy eye. It is a misconception that after his fight with Rickson, Nakai decided to learn BJJ. The truth is that Royler Gracie was … Continue reading


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Young Guns: Sean Roberts

  Today’s “Young Guns” segment features an exciting competitor who would rather lose a match going for submission after submission rather than to win a match by stalling. Sean Roberts achieved the rank of faixa marrom in five years from Ralph Gracie. As a consummate competitor, Sean is always looking to challenge himself. For example, only two days after receiving his brown belt, Sean entered … Continue reading


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Before They Were Stars: Marcelo Garcia

    “Build me a son, O Lord, who will be strong enough to know when he is weak, and brave enough to face himself when he is afraid, one who will be proud and unbending in honest defeat, and humble and gentle in victory.” – General Douglas MacArthur     There is no other person in our beloved sport that exemplifies the above quote … Continue reading


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Abmar Barbosa Needs Your Help!

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