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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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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
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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