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

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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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Pioneers of the Sport: Andre Pederneiras

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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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Before They Were Stars: Nick Diaz

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Before his meteoric rise to MMA stardom, he was a phenomenal Brazilian Jiu Jitsu practitioner. Through his MMA career, this Cesar Gracie Black Belt… Continue reading

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Before They Were Stars: Dave and Dan Camarillo

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  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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