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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

Crispim BJJ

For thanksgiving my wife and I decided to take the coastal highway up to San Francisco.  On our way to visit my dad we made a stop in Pleasanton for some training at Crispim BJJ.  Professor Crispim spent his formative years of BJJ in…

January 2, 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

Roger Gracie Camp Part 1 of 2

Roger Gracie needs no introduction.  He’s the most winning Brazilian Jiu Jitsu practitioner of all time and has the most refined technique of anyone I’ve come across in the sport.  Last year while passing through Spain I heard about a camp he does in…

October 10, 2016

Phenom BJJ with Little Larry

Little Larry is pushing 300 lbs and can bench press small cars and squat small buildings.  I’m actually not joking, he lifts, bro.  He definitely lifts.  When I moved back to California, I was excited to meet up with him at Phenom BJJ where…

July 11, 2016