Tag Archives: Matt Serra

A Special Home Coming – Seminar With Shawn Williams

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Who says you can’t go home (LOL! yeah I just quoted a Bon Jovi/Jennifer Nettles song)! I’m super excited to announce this… Shawn Williams will be conducting a seminar at Serra BJJ Levittown this Sunday (July 1st, 2012)!!! Shawn Williams was a brown belt when I first started in 2001. Back in those days, blue belts were bad asses, purple belts were untouchables, brown belts … Continue reading

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Before They Were Stars: Renzo Gracie

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Come on guys… do we really need to write anything about Renzo Gracie? He is the most charismatic member of the Gracie family. Win or lose, this lion of the sport is not afraid of anyone, I think when he is 90 years old, he will still want to fight someone in their 20’s. Below is partial a transpiration of an interview he gave to … Continue reading

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The Ramblings of a Genius or of a Lunatic — A day with John Danaher

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“Truly great madness cannot be achieved without significant intelligence.” – Henrik Tikkanen Within the Renzo Gracie Academy and its affiliates, John Danaher has been known as the Mad Scientist of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for over ten years now; however, it was not until recently his name garnered international recognition. With the success of Roger Gracie, Matt Serra, Georges Saint Pierre and Chris Weidman, the “Mad … Continue reading

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Monday’s Match of the Week: Serra vs. Gomi

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This Monday’s Match of the week is from ADCC 2001, in the under 77KG Division. This exciting match features Matt Serra vs Takanori Gomi. The future UFC Welterweight champion (Serra) is seen here prior to his UFC days, after recently being the first American to receive a BJJ black belt under Renzo Gracie. At the time of this match, his opponent Gomi was a major … Continue reading

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