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Jean Jacques Machado

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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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Eddie Bravo Invitational Play by Play

There has been a long debate over whether submission only or points based competitions are the best gauge of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu or Grappling skill.  I’ve done both types of tournaments and here’s what I notice:  The vast majority of the time, the guys…

May 1, 2016
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10th Planet HQ with Eddie Bravo

I remember being a white belt when Eddie Bravo put out his first twister book.  It’s so easy to judge when you don’t know a person and when you’re unfamiliar with what they’re doing and their motives.  I have to admit that as a…

April 23, 2016