On December 22, 2011 the UFC celebrated the grand opening of its fourth UFC Gym in Torrance, CA. The day’s events included tours of the amazing facilities and great demonstrations of Judo, Muay Thai, MMA, Kids MMA, Zumba, Capoeira, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. BJJ Legends got the chance to spend a few moments with UFC Gym’s head of Jiu-Jitsu, Tinguinha. Check out the interview and pictures from the event. Stop by the gym and check it out… you won’t be disappointed! A special thanks to Christina Pitkin and Wendell Paulding for showing me around. Make sure you ask for them if you're interested in joining... They'll take good care of you!
Sponsored by www.martialartsrecovery.com Crossfit Instructor Kevin Malahy of Crossfit Native and BJJ Blue Belt Lovato will be involved a great fundraiser at Fight Gone Bad 6 for a great cause.
The Challenge : On September 17, 2011, CrossFitters from around the world will come together to endure 17 minutes of one of our most grueling workouts in honor of those men and women who have given a lifetime of service and sacrifice. For 17 minutes, we will push ourselves further, challenge ourselves deeper, feel the doubt and wonder if we can make it, but then remember why we are there and appreciate fully those who we wish to honor. We turn to you, our community of friends and family, to join us by donating what you can or what you are inspired to give to two phenomenal organizations that provide immediate and measurable support without waste or delay.
The heart of an athlete can change the game. The soul of an athlete can change the world.
Reason For the Cause: To support all my family, friends, and their families in their sacrifices to keep us safe and free!
Optimus Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a power house of health and fitness, offering acupuncture, herbal medicine, massage, and Jiu Jitsu classes throughout the week.
Optimus Brazilian Jiu Jitsu announces its grand opening with almost 1000 square feet of mat space, three luxurious treatment rooms, wood flooring, granite countertops, and a built in filtered water system. The opening of the Laguna Niguel location has world class Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for both adults and children who are ready to develop powerful self defense skills, strength, confidence, balance and discipline. Calorie burning Jiu Jitsu classes get students lean while they learn the most effective martial art in the world.
I had to come back to you to give you an update on the awesome opportunity I was offered last month, because it just got better.
If you have been following BJJ Legends at all you know that there are a ton of friends of the magazine.We’ve had the likes of Robert Drysdale, Kron Gracie, Roger Gracie, and Jeff Glover on our YouTube page.On the pages of the magazine we’ve had people like Kyra Gracie, Lloyd Irvin, and Leo Viera.
Each one of these people have talked to me at one point in time about the benefits of going to Brazil to train, and I believe them because I’ve seen the benefits in their performance.
Since making a name for itself in the United States, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has quickly become one of the most sought-after martial art systems by military and law officers alike. With its ability to incapacitate a criminal with low risk of causing bodily damage, and its heavy emphasis of groundwork and real-life self-defense, many are turning to the brainchild of the Gracie family to help supplement their law enforcement training.
18 year old grappling superstar Marcin Held (10-1) has signed to Bellator Fighting Championships. The lightweight fighter began training in jiu jitsu at the age of 8 and earned his purple belt at 17. He currently holds a brown belt in jiu jitsu.
Bellator's 115-lb. women's tournament is shaping up nicely, and with Lisa Ward's victory over Aisling Daly this past Thursday, all the semi-finalists are set. Here's a look at these four ladies and how they stack up on the ground, from BJJ to grappling.
Megumi Fujii has the most developed grappling game of the bunch. She trains out of Abe Ani Combat Club in Japan, and with Josh Barnett, the king of catch wrestling himself. She holds a blackbelt in jiu jitsu, and since she has a black belt in Judo as well it's not difficult for her to take things to the ground. Fujii has lightening quick submissions, including the Megulock (aka toe hold). She was a Pan Am Champion in 2004 and 2006, and in 2005 and 2007 she won third place at Abu Dhabi.
Although Phil Baroni was inked to fight John Salter at UFC 118: Edgar vs. Penn 2, he was forced to withdraw due to collarbone injury. Taking his place will be Dan Miller. Not only is he a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt under Renzo Gracie protégé Jamie Cruz, Miller also has an extensive wrestling background. The event will take place on August 28th at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. The first in MA and the day after the thirds UFC Fan event.
Edgar has been training with Draculino at Ricardo Almeida's, Photos here at Draculino's Site.
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Date: Sunday, April 25, 2010 Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm Location: Let's Roll Street: 1618 Gramercy Ave.
Champion fighter, Ica Medina (www.icabjj.com), will be teaching his best Half/X-Guard techniques during this seminar. Ica is a 2nd degree black belt under the legendary Rigan Machado. Rigan considers Ica one the very best fighters in this position so you'll be sure to learn some great techniques and strategies. Refreshments and snacks will be provided after. The cost is $30.
From www.icbjj.com: Carlson Gracie Junior, Grandson of Carlos Gracie Senior, the founder of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, will speak at the International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Conference during the honorary Gracie Dinner Banquet to be held on September 6, 2009 in the Miami Beach Resort and Spa’s Starlight Ballroom.
The International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Conference, a week-long event that boasts six seminars, over a dozen discussion panels and business development forums, a trader village, a carnaval festival, official events all over Miami and South Beach, and a World Championship Tournament, is taking place in Miami Beach, Florida at the Miami Beach Resort and Spa, September 2 through September 7, 2009.
For additional information regarding the International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Conference please visit www.icbjj.com