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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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Battle for NY BJJ Supremacy – Gianni Grippo vs. Mateo Maldonado

Check out this exciting match between two world champions, Gianni Grippo vs. Mateo Maldonado! This battle occurred at yesterday’s World Pro trials in NY. In addition to winning a trip to Abu Dhabi, the winner of this match gets bragging right. LOL! Enjoy the match.


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Match of the Week: Antonio Carlos “Cara de Sapato” vs Romulo Barral

Hey guys, we had to take some time off to straighten somethings out and now we are back. Today’s feature match is between a rising star versus a BJJ legend… Antonio Carlos “Cara de Sapato” (Checkmat) vs Romulo Barral (Gracie Barra)! This battle took place at the semi-finals of the absolutes at the 2012 Brasileiro’s. Antonio Carlos is a relative new comer in the BB … Continue reading


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Vintage Match: Leo Vieira vs. Renato Verissimo (1997)

Today, we feature a classic match between Leo Vieira and Renato Verissimo! This high pace back and forth battle took place at the second CBJJ Mundial championships in 1997. After winning the Mundials in 1996 as a brown belt, Leozinho was awarded his BB from Romero Cavalcanti the following year. As a brand new BB at the 1997 Mundials, he proved to the world that … Continue reading


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Match of the Week: Bill Cooper vs. Rodrigo Cavaca

Today we feature an intense match between American sensation Bill Cooper and 2010 World Champion Rodrigo Cavaca. Normally, Cooper fights in Peso Medio and Cavaca fights in the Pesadissimo weight division; therefore, it is not often these two would face each other. This match took place in the semi-finals of Grapplers Quest’s 10th Anniversary Supershow in Del Mar, CA. Enjoy the match!


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Match Of The Week: Lucas Leite x Bill Cooper

Today’s “Match Of The Week” features a high pace no-gi match between two half guard specialist, Lucas Leite vs Bill Cooper. This battle took place in 2009 at the Grappler’s Quest 10th Anniversary Supershow in Del Mar, CA. Cooper and Leite were vying for a $3,000 prize in the All-Star Challenge Division sponsored by Grappler’s Quest. Enjoy the match.


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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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Match of the Week: Claudio Calasans X. Lucas Leite

Today’s “Match of the Week” segment features an exciting battle between two highly competitive rivals in the middleweight division, who are seeking to dethrone Marcelo Garcia…. Claudio Calasans vs. Lucas Leite. This match took place almost a year ago at the 2011 World Pro Trials in San Diego. You will notice that this was clip is from a televised feed with color commentary in Arabic! … Continue reading


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Young Guns: James Harbison

Today’s “Young Guns” segment features one of the few competitors out there that has won the unofficial IBJJF Grand Slam title. In 2011, Jimmy won the Mundials, Pans, Euros and the Brazilian Nationals as a brown belt. As a result of his stellar performances, Master Lloyd Irvin awarded Jimmy his BB in July 2011. As a newly minted black belt, Jimmy has a huge road … Continue reading


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