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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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2012 IBJJF Pans Adult BB Bracket Results

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2012 IBJJF Pans Adult BB Bracket Results (Click to Enlarge) Rooster / Galo: Light Feather / Pluma: Feather / Pena: Light / Leve: Middle/ Medio: Medium Heavy / Meio Pesado: Heavy / Pesado: Super Heavy / Super Pesado: Ultra Heavy / Pesadissimo:

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Young Guns: Gianni Grippo

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Today’s “Young Guns” segment features one of my old friends and the first member of Renzo Gracie’s kid’s program… Gianni Grippo! I was a white belt when Gianni first stepped foot into Renzo’s academy in New York City. As the sole member of the Renzo Gracie kid’s program, at nine years old, he competed in tournaments up and down the east coast and eventually around … Continue reading

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Match of the Week: Guilherme Mendes vs. Baret Yoshida

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This week we feature a battle of generations, the veteran Baret Yoshida vs Guilherme Mendes. These two met up against each other during the qualifiers for the World Pro 2011 Qualifiers. Watch the rapid paced match and beautiful submission below!

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Gui Mendes Rolls With Joe Capizzi

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After a recent seminar at Joseph Capizzi’s school, NYCBJJ in Staten Island NY, Guilherme Mendes was gracious enough to have a friendly roll with Mr. Capizzi himself. Check it out… *** vimeo Direkt    

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Mendes Brothers Interview – “We Want to Win Titles”

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WE WANT TO WIN TITLES! – An interview with Guilherme and Rafael Mendes Submission Control recently had the opportunity to cover and participate in a rare east coast seminar at Joseph Capizzi’s NYC BJJ with Brazilian Jiu Jitsu revolutionaries, Guilherme and Rafael Mendes. In the last five years, these siblings have amassed a total of twenty four major titles. These two BJJ phenomenon’s have fought … Continue reading

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Match of the Week: Rafael Mendes vs. Guilherme Mendes

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It is very common for members of the same affiliation to “Close out” a division and elect to not compete in the finals. This often leaves much to be desired for the spectators and fans of the sport. The Mendes brothers took a different route and put it on the line against each other in the finals of World Pro BJJ cup in 2010. Check … Continue reading

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