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    Mendes Brothers come to the Bay Area

    Thu, 2012-02-23 15:42 — debbieclai

     This past weekend, the Mendes Brothers, Rafael and Guilherme, were in the Bay Area delivering a seminar at American Kickboxing Academy in Sunnyvale, Ca.  This was a great turnout with a gi session on Saturday and a no gi session on Sunday.  Extra mats were pulled out for the Saturday session!  The Mendes brothers went over technique on top for Saturday and bottom techniques for Sunday.  Even some local champion, Caio Terra, was present drilling some technique!

    Mendes Bros in Northern California!!

    Mon, 2012-01-23 15:08 — debbieclai

     MENDES BROS SEMINAR IN SUNNYVALE, CA. February 18th & 19th

    Mendes Brothers Jiu Jitsu Seminar -- Silicon Valley, Ca

    Mon, 2012-01-09 09:17 — debbieclai

    AKA Sunnyvale is hosting a Mendes Brothers Jiu-Jitsu seminar February 18-19 from 12pm-3pm followed by rolling sessions.

    Jon Fitch BJJ Seminar at AKA

    Tue, 2011-10-25 14:18 — debbieclai

    BJJ Seminar with John Fitch
    Saturday November 5th, 2011 12-2 Pm
    AKA Gym
    7012 Realm Drive
    San Jose, Ca 95119

    First impressions of BJJ

    Wed, 2011-09-21 10:12 — debbieclai

     I am taking a master's course in relationship management and the class participated in an exercise at the end of class that I thought was quite interesting.  The idea is to get a first impression of a stranger, whether it is what you said, your body language, your tone of voice, etc.  You introduce yourself and answer a question from a list then collect the the one word impression written by your peers on a post-it.  When it was my turn, I got up to the front of the class..."Hi my name is Debbie, and one of my favorite hobbies is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu."

    Tournament Review: Jiu Jitsu by the Bay -- July 16th, 2011

    Mon, 2011-07-18 10:40 — debbieclai

    Jiu Jitsu by the Bay -- July 16th, 2011
    Saturday was Jiu Jitsu by the Bay, a Gi and No-Gi Jiu Jitsu Tournament hosted by Team Silva BJJ in Albany, Ca at Albany High School.

    'Born to Fight' Sparring Tournament July 16, Fremont, CA

    Sat, 2011-07-09 09:05 — debbieclai

    The folks at AKA Sunnyvale have been turning up their training in preparation for a sparring tournament on July 16th. 
    It will be held at the Saddlerack in Fremont, Ca this time around. 


    Dave Camarillo Seminar

    Fri, 2011-06-17 09:41 — debbieclai

    When: Saturday June 25th 2011, 12pm
    What: Dave Camarillo, founder of Guerilla Jiu-Jitsu, will be holding a seminar on “Passing to Finish” at AKA Sunnyvale. He will be joined by fellow Guerilla Jiu-Jitsu black belts, Alex Khanbabian, Mike Prudencio. The seminar will start at 12p and run until 2p. Please arrive early 11a - 11:30a in order to pay for the seminar, get dressed and stretch out.

    World Jiu-Jitsu Championships 2011

    Sun, 2011-06-05 14:41 — debbieclai

     The World Jiu-Jitsu Championships (Mundials) were held at CSU - Long Beach in Long Beach, CA this past extended weekend.  I was a spectator supporting teammates in the white and purple belt divisions.   If you have not been to a large tournament such as the World Jiu-Jitsu, you absolutely need to.  Many of the jiu-jitsu greats were spotted.  I got to meet Marcelo Garcia, Ryan Hall, Cris Cyborg, Caio Terra, and more! 

    Queixinho guest instructs at One World Jiu Jitsu

    Mon, 2011-05-09 09:59 — debbieclai

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    I had the pleasure of observing Queixinho's class at One World Jiu Jitsu.  He is going to be an instructor at Caio Terra's new gym in San Jose.  Queixinho is not a large guy and does not know much English but don't be fooled... The moves he taught were very simple and deadly.  I can't wait to use them on the mat!

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