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Bear from Shoyroll stops by the warehouse and training mats to discuss with Budo Jake the newly released Yank and White Mamba plus some upcoming info on future products.

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Hayastan Grappling Challenge on Feb 20, 2011

Feb 11th, 2011 by Budo Jake

The Hayastan Grappling Challenge is coming right up.

It will be held at the Hayastan MMA Academy in North Hollywood.

For more details check out

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Catching up with Caio Terra

Feb 8th, 2011 by Erin Herle
Caio Terra (Center), Matheus Andre (Left) and Samir Chantre (Right)

Caio Terra (Center), Matheus Andre (Left) and Samir Chantre (Right)

Well on his way to becoming a household name, Caio Terra is doing something right. With wins in open weight divisions, a willingness to spread his knowledge to anyone and a serious down to earth attitude, he is sure to succeed in making his mark. Here he goes into depth about ref decisions, his reputation and even what he has in store for this coming year.

How is your training going?

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We are proud to release our much anticipated White Mamba Gi. The White Mamba gi is the second gi of the East vs. West Series of gi’s for Batch #8 . We also feature some design work by artist by the name of John Smalls. This gi is made from our signature 450 lightweight pearl weave top and popular 12 oz rip stop pants. This is gi also comes with a limited edition gi bag. Enjoy!

Batch #8 – East vs. West Series 2 of 2.

Gi Name: White Mamba

Color: White w/ Purple Trim

Price: $160

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Gokor is hosting another one of his nogi grappling tournaments at his brand new gym on Nov 14th

Date: Sun 11/14/2010

Times: from 08:00 to 00:00
Place: 7229 Atoll Ave. North Hollywood, CA 91605 USA
For more info go to:
Also, check out the Paradise Warrior Retreat, also held at Gokor’s new academy on 11/20 & 11/21.
Special instructors include: Gokor Chivichyan, Gene LeBell, Benny the Jet, Manny Gamburyan, Savak Magakian, & Karen Darabedyan.
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Guide to buying a rash guard

Oct 22nd, 2010 by Budo Jake
So you’re training jiu-jitsu, wrestling, or MMA.
One of the things you’ll need is a rash guard.

Why can’t I just wear a t-shirt?

You can, but it’s not as practical. For one, cotton t-shirts get heavy as they soak up the sweat. Polyester based rashguards breathe and stay light weight.
Secondly, t-shirts can tear or get stretched out much easier than a rashguard.
Finally, t-shirts are annoying for your training partners as their hands and feet can get caught as the shirt dangles in front of them.

Should I get a long sleeve or a short sleeve rash guard?

That’s a matter of personal preference, however there are a couple factors to consider. For hygiene reasosns, a long sleeve might be preferred. Long sleeves mean less skin to skin contact with your partner and the mat which can both transmit staph or ringworm which you don’t want. Secondly, some people say that long sleeves can make it easier to slide their arms in for chokes.

What brand should I buy?

Again, that’s a matter of personal preference. Our top selling brand is Nogi Industries followed by Manto, Hayabusa, and Kaizen.

What does sublimation mean?

There are 2 different ways of putting artwork on rash guards. One is called heat transfer. This works like an iron on. These are the cheaper option but unfortunately, over time the logos crack and can wear off. The dryer is especially hard on transfers.
The preferred method of applying artwork is called “sublimation”. This way the artwork becomes part of the rash guard. With sublimation there will never be any cracking, peeling or fading. The downside is that the price is higher than the standard “heat transfer” rashguards.
Sublimated rash guards are made by Nogi Industries, Rupture, Hayabusa, and Manto.

I have a belly and rash guards feel too tight for me.

This is a common problem for guys with a little extra girth in the mid-section. You guys will want to check out the “loose fit” rash guards. These are made by Nogi Industries and Sprawl.
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New show coming soon

Aug 17th, 2010 by Budo Dave

Budo Jake is one of the main guys behind You might have seen him during the live broadcasts of the Pan Jiu-jitsu Tournament or the BJJ Worlds commentating or interviewing the gold medalists. Join us as we sit down with Jake to talk about his new show which is expected to debut in September. Where? Right here my friend, right here.

Budo Jake with Roger Gracie at the 2010 Worlds

BV: Hello Budo Jake, what’s this I hear about a new show that’s coming out soon?

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Budovideos Team Japan

Aug 14th, 2010 by Budo Dave

We want to thank all of Japanese BJJ friends.

Great work continuing the long history of martial arts in Japan!

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2010 Pan Jiu Jitsu Championshiops DVD!

Aug 12th, 2010 by Budo Dave

Now available!
This 3 DVD covers the 2010 Pan Jiu-jitsu event held on April 3rd and 4th at the Bren Event Center in Irvine, California. The Pan Jiu-jitsu tournament is the LARGEST BJJ event in the world with over 2500 competitors.

Disc 1
Black Belt Adult Men’s Finals (Includes commentary by Shawn Williams and Caleb):

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Andre Galvao – Drill to Win

Aug 10th, 2010 by Budo Dave

Anyone who’s been watching the BJJ scene for any length of time has probably already heard of Andre Galvao. One of the most innovative and dynamic practitioners of the sport today, Galvao has proved his mettle time and again by competing with the worlds best, walking away with the World’s and Pan Am championship titles numerous times.

Well the champ is back, this time with 290 pages of intense BJJ drill work designed to hypercharge your game. Galvao’s never been one to pull punches, gladly demonstrating competition-level techniques that he has used to secure his own championships, so if you’re expecting just another pictorial covering the vanilla arm-bar (which, coincidentally, sounds delicious), then expect again!

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2010 Jiu-jitsu World Championships Live Broadcast

May 25th, 2010 by Budo Phillip
The live broadcast is coming right up!  We’ll be broadcasting live all day on Saturday and Sunday (June 5th & 6th) from the Pyramid in Long Beach.  The event is absolutely free to watch online.  Just login (or create) with your Budovideos account.

Budo Jake will be on hand all weekend providing commentary and giving away valuable prize packages. Brush up on your BJJ trivia as he said he’s going to be asking some tough trivia questions!

During the finals on Sunday the duo of Shawn Williams and Caleb will be providing live play by play so you can understand the subtle techniques of the world champs.

We’re excited and we hope you are too!
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