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Gracie Barra Paris with Julien Cazier

They say that you don’t truly know what class and style mean until you visit Paris.  My wife and I took a trip there in the winter and I, of course, scheduled some time to train.  Gracie Barra Paris has several gyms and a…

March 29, 2017
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Jean Jacques Machado Tarzana with James Clingerman

A few weeks back, my good friend James Clingerman was in town on a road trip.  James is the head instructor at Indiana Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy who, along with his wife AJ, who is a marketing wiz, have successfully operated the longest running…

March 6, 2017
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Royce Gracie Academy Fresno

I previously wrote about my trip to Fresno, California for work.  I didn’t have enough time to hit all the gyms in the area but in my research I found Royce Gracie Academy and wanted to check it out.  Tosh Cook, is the head…

February 27, 2017
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Electric BJJ with Joao Assis

Joao Assis is a huge name in BJJ, particularly on the NoGi scene.  Among his many championships he holds an ADCC and NoGi Worlds title.  I had been meaning to get to his gym in Huntington Beach for years but only recently had the…

February 20, 2017
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Dethrone MMA

On a road trip for work I had a couple day stop in Fresno.  As usual, I looked through the options online.  In many instances, it wasn’t clear who the head instructor was or what level of jiu jitsu to expect, so I picked…

January 23, 2017