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    Jeff Glover DVD Download Comes Free with Dan Faggella's BJJ "Giant Killer 2.0" Course

    Sun, 2013-10-27 09:09 — DanFaggella

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     Dan Faggella's specialty is beating bigger, stronger opponents. At 128 pounds, and training practically in the middle of nowhere - and with white belts - he was able to not only win some IMPRESSIVE absolute division matches and trophies at the expert level… but also win the No Gi Pan Ams on his 2nd day of being a brown belt. He won my calls submissions without a point scored against him.

    FIVE GI.NOGI GRAPPLING ANNOUNCES ILLUSTRIOUS NIGHT IN ANTICIPATION OF FIRST CALIFORNIA EVENT

    Fri, 2013-10-25 20:29 — Benjamin Bieker

     FIVE GI.NOGI GRAPPLING California Invitational set to offer exciting preview to California audience

     

    October 2014 - FIVE GI.NOGI GRAPPLING CALIFORNIA INVITATIONAL is coming to the Crown Plaza Resort in

    Nathan Mendelsohn's American BJJ Player Blog: Back to the States in time to Take Gold at the US Open!

    Fri, 2013-10-25 11:45 — Nathan Mendelsohn

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    Hey guys!
    A few weeks ago I returned to the states with a fresh injury over my eye to remember my trip by. The doctor said a whole month without training for risk of re-opening the gash and with the US Open right around the corner I was forced to try to stay in shape without any jiu-jitsu training. I did not want to miss the event since it promised to be an awesome one this year and thus I went about doing my best to prepare without doing any jiu-jitsu sparring. Instead I did lots of Crossfit, drilling and circuit training. When going to compete a jiu-jitsu event there is no replacement for jiu-jitsu training but even without a single sparring session in a month I still went into the event confident in my skills and was able to come out with the gold in my division against a tough opponent in Romulo Melo (video above). Even in winning I didn't feel my game was that sharp nor did I feel as physically prepared as I usually am but I still decided to go for the Absolute division as well and came up against another tough opponent in Julian Marquez, a match that didn't end up going the way I wanted it to partially because of a mistake I made which created an opportunity for Julian that he took with everything he had. The loss in the open put a bit of a damper on my win in my division but I'm still glad I took part in this awesome event. Now I'm going to get back to training jiu-jitsu while still putting a heavy focus on physical training and weightlifting between now and the end of the year so that I can hit the ground running next year, stronger than ever! May also make an appearance at another tournament or two before the holidays if possible as well :)
    Stay Tuned! Osssss

    ADCC Review Part 1 & Cyborg Video Interview

    Thu, 2013-10-24 09:56 — Scotty

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    If a picture is worth a thousand words, this video by Stuart Cooper is about a million.  Make sure you watch the video. 

    Having got to the event late my whole day was off to a crazy start.  I got there and Erin Herle was already there working like a mad woman.  Someone give that girl a raise. She was nice enough to catch me up on what I had missed. 

     

    Hip-Hop Chess Federation Street Games Vol. 1 Mixtape

    Wed, 2013-10-23 08:42 — Adisa Banjoko

     Rakaa Iriscience, Sunspot Jonz, Zion I and Tajai Speak on Rap, Chess and Life   

     

    The Road To ADCC 2013, not fully paved.

    Wed, 2013-10-23 08:06 — Scotty

    When I first heard that ADCC was going to be in China, I was a bit puzzled as to why they picked China? Seemed like an odd place. SoCal being the mecca of BJJ I hoped it would be back in LA.

    Once I got to China it made a bit more sense turns out UFC is making a big push here and TUF has a full Chinese version coming with Cung Lee hosting.

    I didn't have a bad trip getting here. Usual flight and stuff. But once I got to China the problems started in right away.

    US Open XVIII Free Stream this weekend

    Fri, 2013-10-18 09:15 — Gumby

     Exciting weekend in combat sports but one event that might be overlooked is the US Open of BJJ in Santa Cruz. This is the 18 year making it the longest continually run Brazilian Jiu Jitsu tournament in the United States. It largely showcases northern California talent (which is deep) and they are offering a free webcast. Sunday will especially be worth checking out as some good black belt matches will be taking place:

    Helio Gracie 100-Year Celebration

    Wed, 2013-10-16 10:31 — Benjamin Bieker

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     On October 5, 2013 the Gracie Family hosted a very special celebration to honor the 100-year  legacy of Grand Master Helio Gracie. In addition to over 100 dedicated jiu-jitsu practitioners from around the world, amongst those present to pay their respects were Lyoto Machida, Mark Munoz, Brendan Schaub, Jake Ellenberger, Ed O'Neill and many other long-time friends of the Gracie Family!

    Size Doesn’t Always Matter in BJJ - Jeff Glover Proves It

    Wed, 2013-10-16 04:33 — DanFaggella

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    There are few unique grapplers in the world that surpass that uniqueness of Jeff Glover.  Both on the mat and off of it, Glover is a true character—in a good way—for the sport of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

    $10,000 Grapplers Quest this Saturday in Arizona

    Mon, 2013-10-14 17:13 — Benjamin Bieker

    $10,000 in Prizes at  
    First Grapplers Quest in Arizona  
    This Saturday in Phoenix

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