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    Open Mat Radio Episode 76 Released

    Tue, 2013-07-16 18:52 — Benjamin Bieker

    Check out the latest edition of Open Mat Radio where OTM founder and newly minted Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black Belt Scott Nelson stops by along with the man who promoted him, Jeff Glover. In this interview, you will hear about training with Glover in paradise, news about Nelson's brand Lucky Gi, how the Glover and Nelson met, and so much more. For those that do not know,  Open Mat Radio is the place to get your feed on the Jiu Jitsu world. So, check out this interview, because it is not one to miss for fans of OTM, BJJ, and the lifestyle that comes along with it.

    2013 Gracie Open Registration Opens

    Tue, 2013-07-16 18:16 — Benjamin Bieker

     The Gracie Open for this year has opened and now people can register. As of right now it sits at $75 to register for just gi or No-Gi, but if you want to compete in both it just cost $100. That is not bad considering you will get to compete in two different tournaments for $50 a piece. The event will take place on August 3rd in San Francisco at the Kezar pavilion. The prices will go up on July 24th at midnight so be sure to register before then as you will pay $10 after.

    Kurt Osiander - Do YOU Know How to Escape Back Mount?

    Wed, 2013-07-10 13:42 — DanFaggella

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    Check out this video of one of Kurt's classic escape breakdowns. If you haven't downloaded it already, you can also get my "7 Must-Know Escapes eBook" for FREE Right here - [7 Must Know Escapes eBook].

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    No one likes to get caught in the back mount, it’s really that simple.

    BJJ Survey Results

    Wed, 2013-07-10 10:46 — Benjamin Bieker

     Recently, Brian Riggsbee, a San Francisco native, did a survey of nearly 700 people about the sport of BJJ. These were people of all shapes, sizes, ages, belt levels, and nearly all of them are actively training. He asked them questions about what inspired them to join the sport, about the injuries they have faced, how much pain they have, what supplemental training they do, and among other things if they had ever been choked unconscious. As weird as it sounds even 29% percent admitted to it, but it makes you wonder how many didn't cop to it.

    Last Jiu Jitsu by the Sea at Claudio Franca BJJ

    Wed, 2013-07-10 09:44 — Benjamin Bieker

     Last Jiu Jitsu by the Sea at Claudio Franca BJJ 

    Santa Cruz East Cliff Location

     

    UFC Fan Expo Grappling Superfight Results

    Tue, 2013-07-09 22:21 — Benjamin Bieker

     This weekend before Anderson Silva or Chris Weidman even stepped in the cage there was a lot of great matches that took place on the July 4th weekend. Except those matches did not take place in the Octagon, but instead they were on the mats. The mats of the Grapplers Quest Tournament that took place in conjunction with the UFC fan Expo, and had a good mixture of well BJJ practitioners and MMA superstars. Here is the results from those nine super fights.

    RITC Returns

    Tue, 2013-07-09 08:05 — Benjamin Bieker

     Who wants to win !!!

    COLORADO SUPER CUP BJJ GI & NOGI

    Tue, 2013-07-09 07:51 — Benjamin Bieker

     

     

     COLORADO SUPER CUP BJJ GI & NOGI

    UFC Expo Highlighted by BJJ Superfights

    Wed, 2013-07-03 09:35 — Benjamin Bieker

    This weekend the UFC is putting on a fan Expo, but Grappler's quest has worked in conjunction with them to put on a BJJ tournament as well.  Not only can people come see the fights, meet fighters at the expo, compete in a BJJ tournament, but they can also watch some of their favorite MMA fighters and BJJ practioners face off in BJJ superfights which includes a four man tournament as well. These matches will be split up between the two days of Friday the 5th and Saturday the 6th.

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