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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

Pros and Cons of Large and Small BJJ Teams

10 years ago, when I started, Jiu Jitsu was still a budding martial art in the US and wasn’t readily available everywhere.  The team you chose was based primarily on proximity.  I was in the Inland Empire and visited Pedro Carvalho’s gym.  When you’ve…

November 14, 2016

Tribute to Fallen Warrios: Brian Kim

10 years ago I joined the longest running gym in the Inland Empire headed by Pedro Carvalho.  It was a small team and our sister school was run by Pedro’s brother Rodrigo Teixeira.  Rodrigo’s students visited us regularly and vice versa.  When both brothers…

February 7, 2016