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Young Guns: Ronaldo Candido – 2011 Brown Belt Mundial Champ

Today, we feature Ronaldo Candido of Atos, who has made 2011 into his breakout year! This year Candido won four major titles in two different belt classes! First he won the Pans as a Purple belt. Then just six weeks later, Candido went on to win at the Brazilian Nationals as a fresh Brown Belt. Not wasting any time, Candido then went straight on to … Continue reading


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Before They Were Stars: Dave and Dan Camarillo

  Today, we feature famed AKA coach Dave Camarillo and his brother Dan. In addition to coaching MMA stars such as Jon Fitch, Josh Koscheck, Mike Swick and UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Velazquez, Dave’s jiu Jitsu/judo hybrid helped him win a few championships in the past including the Rickson Gracie Cup, Copa Pacifica and II Oscar de Jiu-Jitsu Contra a Violência (just to name a … Continue reading


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Position of the Month: Mount Attacks Wk #1

  Last month we focused on maintaining the mount in order to gain a superior position against your opponent. Now armed with that knowledge, what are you going to do? IT’S TIME TO SMASH YOUR OPPONENTS! Enjoy the below technique from Mundial champion Xande Ribeiro.


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Match of the Week: Braulio Estima X Sergio Moraes

  This week we bring you an exciting match between two of the top competitors currently competing on the world stage… Braulio Estima (Gracie Barra) X Sergio Moraes (Alliance)! These two giants in the sport faced off at the 2011 European Open in a classic winner takes all Barra vs. Alliance match. Enjoy the action!     Our previous interview with Braulio Estima Last Week’s … Continue reading


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Before They Were Stars: Caio Terra

  To close out Caio Terra week on Submission Control, we had to dig deep into the archives to find you one of his early matches as a blue belt. The below match took place in finals at the 2005 Copa do Brazil tournament. It seems that this tournament is the proving grounds for future BJJ/MMA stars. Similar to the purple belt Roger Gracie match … Continue reading


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Pioneers of the Sport: Caio Terra

  I usually hate starting off a thought by quoting Merriam-Webster, but in this case it is appropriate to do so… Merriam-Webster defines Pioneer as “a person or group that originates or helps open up a new line of thought or activity or a new method or technical development.” Caio Terra exemplifies this notion of opening new thought. While his impact to BJJ may not … Continue reading


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Match of The Week: Caio Terra vs. Carlos Melo

  There is no prouder moment in an instructor’s career than seeing his/her student(s) grow into martial arts. Over this past weekend, Caio Terra was able to bask in this glory and share with his students this pleasure, by holding the first belt promotion ceremony at his brand new 7,000 sq ft training faculty in San Jose, CA. To honor this milestone, Submission Control is … Continue reading


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Before They Were Stars: Ricardo “Cachorrao” Almeida

  This week’s “Before They Were Stars” segment features the Big Dog himself… Ricardo “Cachorrao” Almeida. This Renzo Gracie black belt has accomplished a lot in both his BJJ and MMA careers. The below video is a classic! You guys might have to help me out on this one… if my memory serves me correctly, this superfight between Ricardo and Francisco Neto (Yamasaki Academy) took … Continue reading


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