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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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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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