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Young Guns: Michael Liera Jr. (Atos Jiu Jitsu)

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Today’s Young Guns segment features a sensational light weight purple competitor, Michael Liera Jr. In 2011 he won the worlds as a blue and now as a relatively new purple belt, this young bjjer took gold at this year’s Pans. Enjoy the interview and watch out for this guy at this year’s Mundials. Ossss! ***** How did you start Jiu Jitsu? I started Jiu Jitsu … Continue reading

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Match of the Week: Andre Galvao vs. Clark Gracie (2012)

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Today’s Match of the Week features an intense battle between Andre Galvao and Clark Gracie (2012). This re-match took place two weeks ago at the 2012 World Pro Jiu Jitsu Trials in San Diego. Submission Control tries to be fair and impartial , but in this instance we have to question the ref action (or lack of) in this match. If you were the referee, … Continue reading

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Match of the Week: Rubens Charles x Rafael Mendes

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Hi everyone, we hope the holidays were good to everyone. As you can see, we gave Submission Control a facelift. We hope you like the new layout. Ok, back to some serious Brazilian Jiu Jitsu action! To kick off 2012 right, today we feature one of the many battles between two elite BB feather weights currently active in competition, Rubens Charles vs. Rafael Mendes! The … Continue reading

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Match of the Week: Marcelo Garcia vs. André Galvão

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    Today’s Match of the Week features two giants in the sport who are still actively competing in both the no-gi and gi circuit. The below match between Marcelo Garcia and André Galvão took place at the Brasileiros in 2006. Will the super athletic Galvão be able to overcome Marcelo’s relentless forward pressure? Enjoy the match and don’t forget to enter our contest to … Continue reading

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Young Guns: Ronaldo Candido – 2011 Brown Belt Mundial Champ

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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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Match of the Week – Rodolfo Vieira X Cláudio Calasans

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This week’s “Match of the Week” is a controversial one. The match up we are featuring is between two of the biggest players actively competing in the sport today… Rodolfo Vieira of GFT and Cláudio Calasans of Atos Jiu Jitsu. This highly competitive “super fight” took place last year at the CBJJE’s version of the Pans. We would love to hear your thoughts on the … Continue reading

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Match of the Week: Sergio Moraes vs. Claudio Calasans

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Sergio Moraes of team Alliance and Claudio Calasan of team Atos met earlier in the year at the 2011 IBJJF European Open in the finals of the black belt absolute. Its a shame these two did not meet in the 2011 IBJJF World Championship due to Calasan’s injuring his arm, because this match in Europe was a highly techinal and stratgic war! Check it out … Continue reading

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Ary Farias Changes Affiliation

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It appears that another upcoming Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu phenom has decided to change teams. The famed brown belt born in Manaus, Brazil Ary Farias has decided to leave Ricardo Vieira’s CheckMat team for the current competitive juggernaut – Atos. This decision gives Team Atos yet another highly accomplished practitioner to add to an already star-studded squad. Some of the other young guns at the Ramon Lemos … Continue reading

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The Rise Of The Mendes Brothers

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It’s hard to argue that both Rafael and Guilherme Mendes aren’t indeed at the top of the heap when it comes to today’s Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu feather weight aces. 2009 was a tremendous year for the brothers, as they both ruled the major tournaments with Guilherme taking the light feather Gold at the Mundials and Rafael trouncing at the Abu Dhabi Championships held in Barcelona. Each … Continue reading

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Rafael Mendes TATAME.com Interview

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Rafael Mendes :: TATAME Translation by me The youngest champion in the history of ADCC, Rafael Mendes was one of the biggest newcomers of the year in Jiu-Jitsu. Between the training with Sheik Tahnoon and seminars, Rafael Mendes accepted TATAME’s invitation and responded to subscribers’ questions. Check it out below.

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