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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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Match of the Week: Rafa Mendes x Theodoro Canal

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Today’s Match of the Week is between a giant in the sport and a up and coming giant. Rafa Mendes versus Theodoro Canal! There is a lot written about Rafa Mendes, but Theodoro Canal is a lesser know name. Keep your eye out for this guy, he is definitely a force in BJJ. Enjoy the match. **** From Bjjheroes.com about Theodoro Canal Theodoro Canal was … Continue reading

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Match of the Week: Rubens Charles x Rafael Mendes

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Hi everyone, we hope the holidays were good to everyone. As you can see, we gave Submission Control a facelift. We hope you like the new layout. Ok, back to some serious Brazilian Jiu Jitsu action! To kick off 2012 right, today we feature one of the many battles between two elite BB feather weights currently active in competition, Rubens Charles vs. Rafael Mendes! The … Continue reading

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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: Rafael Mendes vs. Ryan Hall

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This week we feature a great match from the 2011 IBJJF World Championships, Rafael Mendes vs. Ryan Hall. This very dynamic match-up features a highlight reel of advance positions, from deep half-guard to the 50/50 guard. Check it out 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. ‘Tanquinho’ Mendes

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This week we feature Rafael Mendes vs. Augusto Mendes “Tanquinho” from the Abu Dhabi World Pro 2011 Finals in the -65kg division. Both these competitors competed well in the ibjjf worlds this past weekend, Tanquinho beating Cobrinha Rubens Charles “Cobrinha”. They met in the finals of the feather weight division, with Rafael Mendes winning a close match. Check out their match a couple months prior … Continue reading

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Rafael Mendes Rolling With Mike Wacker

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Here’s a special treat exclusively for our loyal readers… After a recent seminar, World Champion Rafael Mendes gave a lucky few the chance to experience his golden techniques first hand. One such person was active competitor Mike Wacker of Black Hole Jiu-Jitsu. Enjoy this friendly yet competitive roll from these two black belt aces. Stay tuned as there may be more rare goodies to come. … Continue reading

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