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Roger Gracie


Submission Philosophy

As a guest instructor at one of my favorite gyms, Indiana Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy, I was asked about my philosophy on submissions by a good friend and great competitor Joel Blanton.  This was my response……

January 30, 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 2 of 2

A couple weeks ago I shared Part 1 of the Roger Gracie Camp Experience.  If you missed it, make sure to check it out.  This week is full of even more technique from both Mauricio and Roger.  I especially enjoyed the series of escapes…

October 24, 2016