With the rapid rise of mixed martial arts advancing in recent years it reached a level of popularity that has gained the support from people worldwide inspiring many to embrace the fighting lifestyle. One major group that supports the sports movement is the United States Armed Forces faction. With many servicemen going on toestablish successful careers in the sport, mixed martial arts has served as a development tool to help warriors prepare for the ultimate clash in their military endeavors through various martial art competitions while enjoying their experience at the same time.
Located on the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms, California is an elite group of marines and sailors combatants. Looking to take their crack at exceling their skills and making their presence felt in the fight world is the proud members of the Fight Club 29. Forming in the year 2005 the group was created from the sole desire of military’s eagerness to take part in mixed martial arts competitions. With an ever evolving roster changing over time due to military obligations, Fight Club 29 remains devoted towards their athletics aspirations finding time in their busy schedules to train 5 to 6 days a week to prepare themselves for the clashes they will encounter on the mat and in the cage.
Whether it is facing a tough opponent, learning a new move, or struggling with our progression it is a common occurrence as martial artists that we are faced with difficult challenges. However, it is how we stand in the face of adversity, which displays the content of a true person’s determination to overcome obstacle.
When looking at an individual like Anthony Sanza only one word comes to mind, FEARLESS. A disabled Iraq war vet, former MMA fighter, father and husband; from his early health problems as a youth to his challenges he has face as a martial artist and in the military, to his unfortunate current battle with stage four cancer. Sanza is an individual that laughs in the face of danger and tackles any problem head on striking it down with a heavy knockout blow.
When it comes to devising a plan of attack against the enemy, all necessary precautions must be made to ensure complete dominance on the battlefield. This premise can deeply be employed into the art of Brazilian jiu-jitsu where the object of the game is to formulate ideas and strategies to immobilize the victim while hunting for the finish. More than a jiu-jitsu magazine...
A man that has taken this theory and brought it to the surface, using his years of experience in Judo and Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Dave Camarillo has revolutionized the game with his Guerrilla Jiu-jitsu system which in term has helped create world champions in both the grappling and MMA world. An event that’s been five years in the making teaming up with well renowned author and owner of the Jiu-Jitsu League academy Kevin Howell, Camarillo has finally unleashed unto the world his long awaited title “Submit Everyone”.
...will be hosting a no-gi grappling, jiu-jitsu seminar in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles at the Tapout Training Center.
Dean Lister is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt under Jeffrey Higgs with a background in Wrestling and experience in Sambo. An MMA veteran having competed in important organizations such as Pride and UFC, Dean Lister gained notoriety in 2003 after winning the ADCC in the open weight division. Just recently he added a new title to his already huge collection becoming the 2011 ADCC world champion (under 99kg division).
Date: February 4 2012 Price: $100 for members $ 125 non-members Time: 12 pm - 2:30 pm Where: TapouT Training Center Los Angeles 400 W. Pico Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90015
Honor, Discipline, Respect and Unity these are the principals which have led the famous brother duo Saulo and Xande Ribeiro to touching many people’s lives around the world thus changing the face of the jiu-jitsu landscape. Hoping to continue the legacy of building great martial artists, Xande Ribeiro has opened up a new academy in the heart of Los Angeles, California. In this exclusive interview we talk with the Multi-time World Champion as he discusses his plans and vision for the new academy.
From 2007-2011 you and your brother moved here and started the University academy in San Diego, how was your overall experience teaching at the University of Jiu-jitsu?
Xande: Teaching there was a great experience. I have developed the concept with my brother and has worked really good. We trained hard, teach a lot and make a lot of champions. That gave me a taste what California is and I loved it there.
TrainFightWin.com is an online website that specializes in no-gi submission grappling and mixed martial arts instructional videos. The site is a great one stop destination that offers more than 10 hours of free instructional content, as well as a message forum, networking features, MMA news, and other exciting features to the user base of 5,000 members from more than 90 countries. Unlike a lot of online training websites TrainFightWin is geared toward helping YOU the user. With its high level of personal attention you will be assisted at developing a solid formula that will produce repeatable results in your martial arts growth.
“I make it a point to try to help out any of my users that ask me to- even going so far as to work the corner of one of my users that I never met before at a competition. I don't want people to memorize a bunch of random techniques that they throw out in a desperate attack; but rather I want people to learn a logical grappling system so that they can produce repeatable results on the mat.”
Created in 2008, the site started as a mechanism tool to assist an instructor’s students with some troubleshooting issues they were having with learning techniques taught during class. Hoping to help his students excel the instructor (Richard Whirley) would record countless hours of videos to assist his students with retaining the information that was taught in class. As time progressed, this simple tool to assist his students would eventually reach thousands of practitioners on Youtube thus turning it into the popular franchise it is today.
Many have stated that it is one’ s journey through the world of martial arts that gave them the opportunity to help and influence other people they come in contact with. For American Judoka Justin Flores, his time in the sports has allowed him not only to achieve many goals through his career but also make great contributions behind the scenes.
Born in San Diego, California Justin Flores is a well established judoka (judo player) that is known worldwide. Starting his career at the age of 8 years old with the encouragement of his father, he became deeply involved in athletics while growing up, one sport being Judo. From the time he was an adolescent to his teen years, Justin went on to obtain many national and international titles in Judo. Upon entering high school, taking time off from Judo, he took up wrestling where, due to his judo background, made an easy transition. He went on to become one of the best wrestlers in the nation (ranked # 3 overall) and capturing many wrestling titles along the way. This talent eventually caught the eye of coaches in Nebraska were he got a full ride and continued his successful run ultimately departing from the world of wrestling to focus back on his Judo endeavors.
Brent Primus is a Brazilian ju-jitsu fighter who trains out of the Northwest Martial Arts Academy in Eugene, Oregon. While most fighters have been documented for their work ethic in the gym, Primus’s entire life defines what it truly means to work hard. Overcoming many obstacles put in front of him, his life story has contributed to his growth as a martial artist and desire to become the best.
Born and raised in Eugene, Oregon Brent Primus grew up in a loving single parent home with his mother and older brother. His mother worked hard raising the two boys on her own, often working two jobs to support them. As time progressed his mother would eventually meet his stepfather, who came from a religious military background. Brent felt bombarded with his stepfather’s new strict policies, which caused major conflict between the two ultimately reaching a boiling point resulting in Brent leaving home at the age of thirteen.
Caio Terra is a World Jiu Jitsu champion who competes under the Gracie Elite/Gracie Fighter Team. Known for his unique BJJ style, hard work ethic and very outspoken views on the sport, Caio Terra has risen up the grappling ranks as a figure that is well respected and love by many in the BJJ community.
Live from the Capital FM Arena in Nottingham, England the 2011 ADCC Submission Fighting World Championships brought its legions of fans some of the most spectacular action from the best grapplers in the world, that will be remembered in years to come.
Amongst this group of competitors was the 2003 ADCC Absolute Champion Dean Lister. After a brief departure from the grappling scene the 35 year old grappling legend made his return to action to the event shocking the world becoming the 2011 ADCC -99kg World Champion defeating some of the top grappling talent of today.