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    Training With Henry Akins In Southern Pennsylvania

    Fri, 2014-05-09 05:25 — Benjamin Bieker

     I headed five hours south to southern Pennsylvania last weekend for some seminars and private classes with Henry Akins.  Henry is a Gracie Jiu-Jitsu black belt under the legendary Rickson Gracie, who is widely regarded the best practitioner the art has produced.  This was Henry's first seminar appearance on the east coast.

    OTM Sponsored Athletes Take First at Five Grappling Texas

    Wed, 2014-04-23 20:54 — Benjamin Bieker

    Five Grappling hit Texas and the high level athletes came out in style. On The Mat (OTM) is a sponsor of the new competition that is setting a trend of trying to make a grand prix form of competitions. Instead of individual tournaments that lead to nothing, Five is having tournaments around the states that will lead to the winners competing against one another in Florida later this year. It will be the winners of each tournament going head to head in a battle of the greats for a the overall championship.

    Verbal Tap with Scott Nelson & Jeremy Lafreniere (105:27)

    Tue, 2014-04-15 23:52 — Benjamin Bieker

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     Date: April 9, 2014

    By: Raf Esparza and Kevin Phillips

    Kama Jiu-Jitsu in Dallas

    Thu, 2014-03-27 12:25 — Benjamin Bieker

     Kama Jiu-Jitsu Dallas is the only campus of Kama Jiu-Jitsu located outside of Orange County, CA. Kama Jiu-Jitsu's main campus is headed by American Gracie Jiu-Jitsu legend, David Kama, who is Rickson Gracie's 2nd American Black Belt, and said to be one of the best fighters Rickson has ever produced.

    Sequoia HS BJJ Club Needs the Communities Help!

    Thu, 2014-03-27 12:00 — Benjamin Bieker

    Established in Summer of 2013, the Sequoia High School Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Club has grown from just 3-4 students to 22 boys and 6 girls.  We train Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 2:15PM to 3:30PM as part of an after school enrichment program.  Students are instructed by Cleber Luciano/Tom Knox Brown Belt and English teacher Niels Burgess.  He is a multiple National, Pan, and World Jiu Jitsu Champion.

    Open Mat Radio: Episode 98: Scott Nelson and Stuart Cooper

    Thu, 2014-03-27 10:46 — Benjamin Bieker

     On this week’s episode we catch up with fan favorite Scotty Nelson and filmmaker/fighter Stuart Cooper. We discuss the evolution of jiu jitsu competitions, the jiu jitsu lifestyle and jiu jitsu as a business. Scotty and Stuart share stories of their adventures from Thai fight camps, to the Great Wall of China and even the  favelas of Rio. We also cover the biggest stories that go untold in jiu jitsu, political correctness and much much more. Check it out here!

    7th Annual AMERICAN CUP Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Tournament

    Wed, 2014-03-26 08:45 — Benjamin Bieker

    Official Rules Seminar - Friday, April 4, 2014

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