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    BJJ at Nova Uniao Plus post BBQ challenge matches at CR

    Mon, 2013-08-12 12:27 — thheffelfinger

     This past week has been a busy one. Nicole and I moved over to the Connection Rio(CR) HQ. So, the first part of the week was spent packing and unpacking, and the start of many small projects around the Connection Rio hostels. One thing is for certain in Brazil, it's never all work and no play; I got some great training in this week along with some BBQing and a night of athletic challenges.
    Wrestling and Nogi at HQ

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    Mon, 2013-08-12 08:53 — Benjamin Bieker

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    BJJ Champion Vinny Magalhaes Set to Retire from MMA... Maybe

    Thu, 2013-08-08 20:51 — Benjamin Bieker

     Recently, Vinny Magalhaes suffered a knockout at the hands of Anthony Perosh in less than twenty-seconds. While it was not on the live feed of the event, it was rumored that Magalhaes left his glove sin the cage after the match. This lead to speculation that the former BJJ champion was retiring from the sport of MMA. Now, he has broken his silence and this is what he said. 

    BJJ Champion Vinny Magalhaes Set to Retire from MMA... Maybe

    Thu, 2013-08-08 20:51 — Benjamin Bieker

     Recently, Vinny Magalhaes suffered a knockout at the hands of Anthony Perosh in less than twenty-seconds. While it was not on the live feed of the event, it was rumored that Magalhaes left his glove sin the cage after the match. This lead to speculation that the former BJJ champion was retiring from the sport of MMA. Now, he has broken his silence and this is what he said. 

     

    The Power of Cross Training Part 3

    Tue, 2013-08-06 21:34 — Benjamin Bieker

     The power of cross-training is an important interest to anyone that trains in the art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, because not only can it increase your strength, but it can increase your flexibility, cardio, and muscle fatigue as well. We have covered running and swimming so far as part of the power of cross-training. In this article, we will talk about how weight training can help you improve your game of Jiu Jitsu.

    The Power of Cross Training Part 3

    Tue, 2013-08-06 21:34 — Benjamin Bieker

     The power of cross-training is an important interest to anyone that trains in the art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, because not only can it increase your strength, but it can increase your flexibility, cardio, and muscle fatigue as well. We have covered running and swimming so far as part of the power of cross-training. In this article, we will talk about how weight training can help you improve your game of Jiu Jitsu.

    Special Gracie Breakdown: The Zombie's Twister

    Tue, 2013-08-06 07:41 — Benjamin Bieker

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    Although the Zombie couldn't get the job done last weekend, in this special edition Gracie Breakdown which aired last week on Fox Sports, Rener Gracie and Eddie Bravo analyze The Zombie's historic UFC win over Leonard Garcie where he used the Twister submission to get the win. After they breakdown the technique, they also discuss what could have been done to counter the Twister in case you ever get tied up! 

    Intro to Torryn Heffelfinger's Journey in Rio

    Sat, 2013-08-03 07:57 — thheffelfinger

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    Hi guys, I just wanted to briefly introduce myself as I am going to be blogging weekly about my life and training here in Brazil. 
     

    UNIVERSITY OF MMA: FIGHT NIGHT 3, AUGUST 25 AT CLUB NOKIA

    Fri, 2013-08-02 17:50 — Benjamin Bieker

     The University of Mixed Martial Arts (aka “The U”) is a Los Angeles-based fight promotion specializing in exciting, high-octane, upscale amateur MMA events around the Southern California region. Its mandate is to provide a stage for young, aspiring fighters to hone their MMA skills and develop themselves as marketable personalities and respectable ambassadors of the sport. 

     

    Tuff-N-Uff Returns to Vegas

    Thu, 2013-08-01 21:48 — Benjamin Bieker

     Tuff-N-Uff, the nation's premier amateur mixed martial arts promotion, returns to Las Vegas' Orleans Hotel & Casino on Friday, Aug. 2, for an action-packed fight card showcasing the future stars of mixed martial arts. 

     

    Doors to Orleans Hotel & Casino's Mardi Gras Ballroom open at 6 p.m., and the night's first fight starts one hour later.

     

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