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    Highlights and Results from the 2011 World JiuJitsu Championships

    Thu, 2011-06-09 20:49 — Christie Sullivan

    The Brazilian JiuJitsu World Championships, also known as the “Mundials,” is the world’s largest stage for competitive jiujitsu. This past weekend, competitors, coaches and fans took to the now iconic blue Pyramid at California State Long Beach for the four daylong tournament.

    “I’ve fought 122 times in my life—no one can shoot me down" This and other words from Master Relson Gracie at his seminar in SF

    Sun, 2011-04-17 10:00 — Christie Sullivan

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         “I’ve fought 122 times in my life—and I have no marks on my face, see it’s still pretty— no one can shoot me down!” he shouts. These were the emphatic words of Master Relson Gracie as he began his seminar last weekend in San Francisco with tales of his early street fighting days in Rio de Janeiro.
     

    No-Gi Worlds Black Belt finals Update from Los Angeles!

    Mon, 2010-11-08 12:41 — Christie Sullivan

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    photo: Tanquinho Mendes defends JT Torres' single leg in the semi finals. Photo by Christie Sullivan
     
    No-Gi Worlds Black Belt finals Update from Los Angeles!

    Rolles Gracie seminar at Barra Brothers, Ocean Beach San Francisco

    Sun, 2010-10-24 22:58 — Christie Sullivan

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     We’re in San Francisco, California, where Carlos Sapao’s academy sits just feet from Ocean Beach, a sprawling shore along the Great Highway 1, flocking with seagulls and of course, local surfers and tourists. Even though it’s foggy and raining, it still gives you a little taste of the Barra da Tijuca , Brazil vibe—sand, surf and jiujitsu. This is exactly Sapao’s intent—to bring Barra to the Bay.
     

    Braga Neto, Tanquinho and fleet of BJJ competitors at US Open XV Santa Cruz

    Tue, 2010-10-19 19:01 — Christie Sullivan

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    5x World Champion Leticia Ribeiro comes to Bay Area

    Wed, 2010-09-22 10:17 — Christie Sullivan

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    On Sunday, one of JiuJitsu’s most recognizable female BJJ champions and women's instructor's, 5x World Champion Leticia Ribeiro, came to the San Francisco Bay Area to hold a Women’s-Only Seminar at the Eduardo Rocha academy in Oakland, CA.

    10th Annual Gracie Open in San Francisco

    Mon, 2010-09-20 08:58 — Christie Sullivan

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    10th Annual Gracie Open held at Kezar Pavilion San Francisco, CA

    Cesar Gracie held his 10th annual, Gracie Open Brazilian Jiu Jitsu tournament in San Francisco this Saturday. The event included gi and no-gi divisions for kids and adults, absolute divisions, as well as a Super Fight between “Nasty Nate” Nate DuCharme (Dave Terrell) and Brazilian native/BJJ World’s Champion, Antonio Braga Neto (Gordo JiuJitsu). 

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