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Match of the Week: Lucas Lepri vs. Gregor Gracie

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This week we feature a battle between two rivals at the 2009 New York Open. Here Lucas Lepri and Gregor Gracie meet in the semi-finals of the Absolute Black Belt division. Both competitors are instructors in Manhatten, Gracie at Renzo Gracie Academy and Lucas Lepri at Alliance NYC. They both represent their academies and leave everything on the mat!

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Mike Fowler Interview At NY Open 2010

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At this past NY Open, we were lucky enough to sit down with non other then Mike Fowler from Team Lloyd Irvin.  As per his wikipedia entry: Mike is a black belt under Lloyd Irvin earning so in just four and a half yrs. He has won multiple titles in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Submission Grappling  tournaments. Fowler is a 5x American National Champion and the … Continue reading

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Ryan Hall Interview At NY Open 2010

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At this past NY Open, we had the opportunity to chat with one of the newest black belts from the Brasa team leader (Felipe Costa), Ryan Hall. Along with being one of the most dedicated competitors in the country, Ryan is always an entertaining and informative interviewee. His most recent big win was at the 2009 ADCC where Ryan (a brown belt at the time) … Continue reading

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Abmar Barbosa Interview At NY Open 2010

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Coming off of his incredible run at this year’s Pan Jiu Jitsu tournament, defeating both the likes of Kron Gracie (11-0) and Lucas Leite (submission), Abmar Barbosa was kind enough to grant us an exclusive interview. On this day, Abmar could be seen both reffing the event and coaching his students, all in the name of good sport and fun. This Pan, Mundial, and Brazilian … Continue reading

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Braulio Estima Interview At NY Open 2010

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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Champion, Braulio Estima, was kind enough to grant us some of his time during his busy schedule to answer a few questions. He touches upon his upcoming MMA fight with Judo ace Rick Hawn, as well as his philosophy on BJJ among other things. Please support Braulio in all of his endeavors as he is truly one of the sports good all around … Continue reading

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