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adem redzovic, bjj, five grappling, paraestra, terere, yuki nakai -

Yuki Nakai is a guy that I've admired for a long time. Not only is he a Kosen Judo and BJJ black belt, he's a fearless warrior who went against Rickson Gracie despite being blinded in one eye from a prior fight that evening. Nakai has gone on to start his own association called "Paraestra" and now has over 40 schools in Japan and Korea. Among his many talented students is standout Shinya Aoki. On my recent trip to Japan I had a chance to sit down and talk to him for a few minutes. Here are some of our...

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bernardo faria, bjj, gracie barra, robert zeps, roy dean, studio 540 -

The topics for today's episode of This Week in BJJ are: -Big announcement from Gui Mendes -New Roy Dean Collection -Bernardo Faria new DVD release on Z-Guard. Instead of an interview, this time we have something a little different. We're featuring a speech given by Robert Zeps when he received his black belt in April 2015. Robert is a very important person in the BJJ community. Among other accomplishments, he is mostly known as the man behind Studio 540 - an incredible BJJ gym in Solana Beach, California. In his speech he talks about many interesting topics, including why he...

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BJJ, IBJJF, kron gracie, Rickson gracie, sergio moraes -

The 2008 worlds was probably one of the more memorable BJJ events I've had the privilege of not only shooting but it was also the first year we made a DVD for this historic event. If you recall, this was the year that Andre Galvao showed the world that he was just as good a break dancer as he was a BJJ player. Roger Gracie was submitting everyone with cross chokes and we were able to see the black belt debut of two amazing individuals in BJJ; Kron Gracie and now UFC and MMA veteran, Sergio Moraes. Leading up to...

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BJJ, Caulicure, Giva Santana, Lotus club, MMA, TWIBJJ -

On today's episode of TWIBJJ, I talk about: -Custombjjpatch.com - Q5 contest winner! -Caulicure - the new cauliflower ear solution! Then there's an interview with Giva "the Arm Collector" Santana where he talks about: -Lotus Club BJJ -Why swearing when you get submitted or swept in class is the worst thing you can do. -Why he prefers armbars over chokes (particularly in MMA) Here's the video: In part 2, Giva goes over a really nice half guard sequence.  This unique half guard position has been referred to as "De la Giva" Guard:  And in case that left you craving for more,...

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Aikido, BJJ, Bruce Bookman, EBI, IBJJF Rules -

On today's episode of This Week in BJJ we have a lot of news and an interview with my friend and lifelong martial artist - Bruce Bookman. Part 1 covers the news: Updated rules from the IBJJF! Here are the main rules I talked about: -1.2.2 - When deemed necessary, the IBJJF will use two additional referees with access to video replay for the correction of awarded points, advantages or penalties on the scoreboard. -5.8.4 - No advantages will be awarded for sweeps that start and end in a 50/50 guard -6.3.2 - The suplex movements that will project or...

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