Category Archives: Techniques

What Is A Community?

How many times have we used the expression Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a community? I know I have used it before, but really what is a community? By pure definition, a community is a unified body of individuals linked by a location, a mindset and/or a common interest… PLEASE that definition is so elementary; it only scratches the surface of what the BJJ community represents. … Continue reading

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Match of the Week: Alexandre Ribeiro x Roberto Tozi

Today’s Match of the week features two champions of different generations, Alexandre Ribeiro x Roberto Tozi. This battle took place at the 2005 CBJJO World Championships. Started by Andre Pederneiras, the CBJJO was formed as a result of his belief that if BJJ wants to achieve a professional level, fighters should be paid when fighting in major tournaments. After several year and some internal issues … Continue reading

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Young Guns: Oliver Geddes

Today’s “Young Guns” features a very special interview with one of England’s newest and toughest young black belts, Oliver Geddes. Under Roger Gracie’s watchful eye, this twenty-seven year old obtained his black belt in a little over six years. Oli is one of the most active competitors in all of Europe. His titles include 2 x Abu Dhabi Pro European Qualifier, 2 x CBJJ European … Continue reading

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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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Before They Were Stars: Renzo Gracie

Come on guys… do we really need to write anything about Renzo Gracie? He is the most charismatic member of the Gracie family. Win or lose, this lion of the sport is not afraid of anyone, I think when he is 90 years old, he will still want to fight someone in their 20’s. Below is partial a transpiration of an interview he gave to … Continue reading

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Position Of The Month: Wk #3 Takedowns – Dave Camarillo (Double Feature)

To close out the month, we are going to focus on “attacking” with the guard. There is no one better to talk about this subject than the head of Guerrilla Jiu Jitsu, Dave Camerillo! In Dave’s mind, jumping guard is a nonsensical technique given the leverage your opponent has when they are standing to pass your guard. So, Dave is an advocate of attacking a … Continue reading

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Young Guns: Garrett Beck

Today’s “Young Guns” segment features Garrett Beck, a young man whom we have gotten to know through our travels.  Garrett is a Robert Drysdale JJ/Fairfax JJ representative and a purple belt under Abmar Barbosa. Some of his wins includes the 2010 Pans (2nd place – featherweight) and the 2010 New York Open (3rd place – featherweight and 2nd place – Absolute). Standing at six feet … Continue reading

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Pioneers of the Sport: Andre Pederneiras

With the rise of Jose Aldo, lately, there has been a lot of talk about the Nova Uniao team. Nova Uniao is a fairly old BJJ mega-team with roots that lea ds back to the late great Carlson Gracie. For a few years, the team did not have active Mundial champions in its stable, but there is a compelling reason for this… and it all … Continue reading

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