Kid Peligro Jiu-Jitsu News . . . Ginastica Natural Seminars - Nelson Monteiro in Alaska and much more Submitted by:Kid Peligro
Nelson Monteiro In Alaska
Nelson Monteiro is coming to Anchorage Alaska to teach one his great Seminars. The Gracie Barra Black Belt will be at Gracie Barra Alaska on June 2nd from 11:00Am to 130PM
Don't miss the chance to learn Nelson's incredible guard secrets.
For more info go to: Professor: Ted Stickel 401 W. International Airport Road #25 Anchorage - Alaska (907) 562-0902 www.bjjalaska.com
Ginastica Natural Seminars
Professor Alvaro Romano has scheduled a series of Seminars showcasing his Ginastica Natural. Don't miss the chance to learn this incredible workout style
Saturday June 16 from 12:00 to 1:30 PM at the Boxing Club in Carlsbad, Ca
Carlsbad GymTel: (760) 603-0882 ext. 1552 5850 El Camino Real
Carlsbad, CA 92008
In New York:
Studio X (Alliance Jiu Jitsu)
98 3rd Avenue #1
New York NY 10003 (near Union Square) East Village
Saturday June 23 from 3pm to 5pm
Sunday June 24 from 11am to 1pm
$60 one day
$100 both days
For more info on Ginastica Natural go to www.ginasticanatural.com.br
Arte Suave's New Website
Arte Suave, the great BJJ lifestyle DVD has a new website with trailers and other info on the H O T DVDs. To check out Arte go to www.artesuave.net
Renato Migliaccio Camp in Sao Paulo
My name is Renato Migliaccio & I have recently returned from Renzos academy in New York where I was preparing for the ADCC’s with great competitors such as Roger Gracie, Braulio Estima & Barral. Then I went straight up to Michigan to train wrestling with the United States olimpic educational center and compete in El Salvador The Greco Roman wrestling Pan ams. I'm 28 years old & from Brazil with a sport's science degree, a BJJ black belt under Renzo & Ryan Gracie and a Judo black belt as well.
I am hosting a BJJ Camp to be held in Guaruja (city) 40 minutes away from Sao Paulo City in August. The arriving dates will be august 2nd and departing at august 13th. http://www.trainbrazil.cfdeveloper.co.uk/home%201.html .
I I intend to create a credible base in BJJ by having good basics in BJJ/Wrestling/Judo/ Gi & no Gi. I am lucky to have had success in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu/Wrestling/Judo/MMA and I have studied Boxing and Muay Thai and am looking forward to sharing my experiences.
I have taught and trained extensively in England, Portugal, Switzerland, Germany, Hungary, & Cyprus.
Royler Gracie conducted a Seminar at Megaton's School this past weekend and the turnout was great. Despite the Holiday weeked, a good group showed up to catch up on Royler's latest. Below is the picture
Kid Peligro Jiu-Jitsu News . . . 2007 Brazilian Nationals Big Mac takes weight and absolute and Lovato wins the super-heavy - Gracie Invitational Submitted by:Kid Peligro
2007 Brasileiro (Brazilian National Titles) -Finals are in Big Mac takes the weight and absolute and Lovato Jr wins the Super-Heavy - Brasa takes the team Title:
Felipe Costa (Brasa) closed with theammate Rufino Gomes
Bernardo Pitel (Nova Uniao) v Carlos "Esquisito" Vieira (Oswaldo Alves) - Pitel by adv
Jonathas Gurgel (Nova Uniao) v Wilson Reis (Godoi JJ) - Gurgel by points 10 x 4
Michel Maia (Nova Uniao) v Celso Vinicius (Barra- Gordo JJ) - Celsinho by points 4 x 0
Murilo Santana (Barbosa JJ) v Robert Fonseca (Ashle/Behring) - Santan by Sub -triangle
Romulo Barral (Gracie Barra BH) v Alexandre de Souza (Gracie Florianopolis) - Barral by Ref decision
Thiago Gaia (Nova Uniao) v Roberto Tozzi (Godoi JJ) - Tozzi by points 4 x 2
Rafael Lovato Jr (Gracie Humaita/Saulo Ribeiro) v Roberto "Cyborg" Abreu (Nova Geracao) -Lovato Jr by points 4 x 0
Charles Cachoeira (Crolin Gracie) v Luis Felipe Big Mac (Godoi JJ) - Big Mac by adv
Rodrigo "Cavaca (brasa) v Luis "Big Mac" (Godoi JJ) - Big Mac by advantages
Speaking of Felipe Costa, the newly crowned National champion will leave this Monday to spend a week in Phoenix, AZ to conduct the Personal Training Program and to conduct a seminar on June 2nd at 10am. The academy address is : 19th Ave. & Union Hills . For more info contact Felipe at firstname.lastname@example.org
Gracie Invitational 2007 Without doubt, the highlight of the BJJ Calendar in the UK is the annual Gracie Invitational tournament organised by the European Fight Network and hosted at the SENI martial arts exposition. This competition has grown from modest beginnings to a 2 day tournament which saw around 500 competitors this year, a scale that is only rivalled in Europe by the CBJJ European Championships.
There were strong showings from 302 team, Pedro Bessa team, Brasa, BTT, Roger Gracie Academy, Gracie Barra Birmingham and the other academies from around the country, with over 200 white belts and more than 150 blue belts vying for the titles on offer. The competition was not limited to these shores and a number of fighters came from as far away as Hungary, Greece, Poland, Italy, Sparta and even one competitor from Australia.
The competition also saw a large turnout of UK resident black belts coming to support, coach, referee and fight. The four homegrown British BJJ black belts were there, Jude Samuels (as organiser), Marc Walder, Rick Young and Ben Poppleton as well as Pedro Bessa, 'Ze' Marcello, Vitor Estima and of course Roger Gracie and Braulio Estima, both these reigning CBJJ World Champions having recently excelled at the ADCC World Championships.
From the experts to the beginners and the White belt absolute had more than a hundred people registered, but the competition would potentially still be going now. 32 athletes were chosen and it was Wolfslair member Krystian Mlynarski who beat RGA member William Koplitz to take Gold. Goran Reljic doubled up in the Blue belt division, the tough Croatian taking gold in both the super heavy and absolute divisions. The fantastic turnout at these belt levels and the high level of skill on display bodes very well for the future of BJJ in the UK. Although the number of female senior grades in the UK is very limited, with only a handful of purple belts and a sole brown belt, a Purple belt superfight between Carmen Jahnke and Jennifer Webb gripped spectators. Despite coming close, Jahnke was unable to complete any positions and ended up losing by sweep to the BTT athlete Webb. .
The highlight of Saturday was four Black Belt superfights, three of which ended in submission. Lucio 'Lagarto' getting revenge for his loss in the EFN 10K Challenge to Thiago 'Monstro', submitting the Brasa athlete with a triangle. Cagewarriors champion and Ze Marcello black belt 'Xandinho' Isidro submitted the Gordo student Marcio Gomes in quick fashion with a choke, Gomes seemingly underestimating the explosive game Isidro employed. The popular Bristol based instructor Pedro Bessa took a break from refereeing to show his other talent on the mat. Having beaten former world champion ‘Ze’ Marcello at the 10K challenge in March, he took on another BTT instructor from Belgium, Jean Pierre Grizzo and won by choke in a commanding performance. In the final fight, Ranieri Paiva from Wolfslair beat Brasa fighter Clarks Andrade on Points..
On the sunday, the Brown Belts fought in two divisions, Lightweight (under 70kg) and Heavyweight (over 70kg) and both saw some very seasoned fighters in action. The lightweights featured 4 Gracie Barra grapplers (Luiz Tosta, Kevin Chan, Paul Bridges and Dave Elliott) and one lone BTT representative, James Duncalf. Tosta was clear favourite, having taken silver and gold in the Pan American championships in the past 2 years, but he was pushed to the limit by first Bridges, who showed impressive poise and takedown skill and then Elliott, absent from competition for some time, but seemingly well practised at leg-locks. Elliott submitted Kevin Chan with a knee bar in his first match and almost caught the Mario Reis student here with a toehold in the final. Tosta’s experience (and his seemingly rubber ankles and knees) proved telling and he had another medal to add to his collection.
Silver medallist at the recent Thermopylae Cup, losing in the final to a much larger opponent, Nick Gregoriades a brown belt under Roger Gracie put on the joint performance of the weekend, totally dominating his opponents on his way to the gold. His final against Gracie Barra Hungary instructor Max Carvalho took many people by surprise, given Carvalho’s equally impressive showing in his opening matches. Nick controlled the pace of the match and racked up a comfortable number of points before showing just how tight and controlled his game is, tying up both his opponents arms and moving inexorably to an armbar. Perhaps someone had told him Max was from Gracie Barra Persia?
On any other day, Nick would have been the outstanding competitor of the weekend, but on this occasion he has to share that title with his team mate Luciano Cristovam. Luciano is arguably the best purple belt resident in the UK at the moment, having taken bronze in the Blue Belt category at the Mundials last year and made strong showings in recent tournaments, taking 2 silvers at the Amsterdam Open and double gold at the Bristol Open; Swiss Cup and the Combat Academy Open. Cristovam, cousin to his instructor Roger Gracie, emulated his relative by positionally controlling and then submitting almost everyone he faced. Fighting above his usual weight, he picked up the middle-heavyweight gold along with the open weight division title, facing the same athlete, Kevin Webb from Gracie Barra Birmingham in both finals. Webb is a clear contender for best British Purple belt, but he did not have an answer for the relentless attacking game of the Brazilian, losing by points in their weight category and by choke in the open weight final.
A planned superfight between ADCC World Championship competitors Rachel Wheatley and ADCC Germany Winner Carmen Jahnke became a round robin to include Italian grappler Paola Grisolia. Grisolia was probably not expecting such high level competition and the world class competitors she faced both submitted her quickly by choke. Wheatley, who was exceptionally close to beating Megumi Fuji at the ADCC Championships drew Jahnke into her game and submitted her by triangle in an enthralling match up. Both she and Caoimhe McGill would no doubt relish some more competition from the other top level female grapplers out there.
The final act of the day other than the medal ceremony, was the presentation of awards for coaches and competitors of the year. The Coaches of 2006/2007 were Braulio Estima and Pedro Bessa, who have both done an excellent job in promoting BJJ in Birmingham and Bristol respectively whilst remaining top competitors themselves (and in Braulio’s case, reigning Middle-heavyweight world champion).
Competitor of the year was Marc Walder’s star purple belt Michael Russell, who has won every BJJ competition he has fought on the EFN calendar and added gold in is category here to the Silver medal he won at the CBJJ European Championships in January. In the final with his rival for the crown of best lightweight purple belt, Andy Roberts, both well versed in throwing guard, he bucked expectations and went for the takedown, throwing Roberts off guard. This unexpected gameplan paid off and he beat Andy on points after a thrilling match.
Most Improved competitor for 2006/2007 was the AFS grappler Jamil Sorouji, who had torn through the white belt ranks last year and is now making a similar impression as a blue belt. Ironically his closest rival for the title, Ryan Soosanazad from GB Mario Reis, was due to meet him in the final but had to pull out due to a shoulder injury picked up in his semi-final. Both of these guys will be entertaining us for some time to come and will have made the purple belts sit up and take note.
Team of year was Roger Gracie Academy, awarded for consistency in competition - their team members having competed and medalled in more pan European tournaments than any other UK team this past year. Their stand out members include Nick and Luciano, mentioned above; blue belts Oliver Geddes and Conor Culleton; Helio Perreira, who took brown belt bronze medal at the recent Pan American Games and of course, Roger himself, who recently added the ADCC Superfight title to his already vast array of titles.
Another smoothly organised production from Jude Samuel, Jon Shotter and Andy Roberts.
Finally, the GRACIE JIU-JITSU BASICS, INTERMEDIATE, ADVANCED and STREET SELF-DEFENSE instructional video series that forever changed the world of martial arts are available on DVD. Featuring the creator of the UFC , Rorion Gracie, and UFC legend Royce Gracie, these new DVDs are loaded with extras along with the original footage.
Cavaca, Big Mac make OW final Brazilian title to be decided Sunday
It was not to be for black belt Roberto Abreu, of Mato Grosso do Sul. He jumped off the train at Piedade station at 11:45 am – the quarters of an hour after sign-ups for the absolute black belt division started, which ended at mid-day -, flew up the steps of the station in ten seconds and ran to Gama Filho University, the location hosting the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championship. There was no sign of Roberto among the athletes in the absolute division, which would lead one to believe he did not make it on time to sign up. Nor was there any sign of Romulo Barral, on of the favorites for the title, who hurt himself at the ADCC that took place not long ago in New Jersey, USA.
Rafael Lovato, one of the most talented foreigners in activity, came from the United States just to fight at the event. It was not to be for him either: Lovato was eliminated in his first fight, against Alexandre de Souza. The American student of Saulo Ribeiro described his performance as horrible, saying he was tired from the trip – he arrived on Thursday – and let his opponent do whatever he wanted.
Without Rominho in his way, everything went well for Tarsis Humphreys, who submitted Nielson Nunes quickly and beat Diego Herzog by points, until he ran up against the feisty Roberto Tozi in the quarterfinal. Tarsis took the back and came close to choking Tozi, but Bruno Frazatto’s teacher fought like a pitbull and ended up sweeping. Victory was his by an advantage point.
The rallies did not stop there. After beating Kleber Brito, Roberto Fonseca, and ultimately Braga Neto, in the semifinal, it seemed Luiz “Big Mac” would fight in the final against his master, Tozi. Only that Rodrigo Henrique Cavaca hadn’t heard about it, and ended up taking Tozi’s place, opening the scoring with two advantage points a little under half way through the fight, and staying on top for the remaining minutes.
The final of the Absolute category of the Brasileiro takes place tomorrow, as do the other black belt finals. So don’t forget to stop back in at GRACIEMAG.com for the goings on of the event.
#69 Kyra Gracie Interview & Never Submit Writer James Hergott May 27th, 2007 Category: Interview, BJJ, MMA, MMA Mainstream, ADCC In a sure sign of things to come, this week on The FightWorks Podcast we welcome our first female guest, Kyra Gracie. Growing up in a house with Renzo Gracie, Ralph Gracie, and Ryan Gracie, Kyra, who is now 21, was exposed to Brazilian jiu-jitsu at a young age. No doubt one of the top female grapplers in the world, the very popular Kyra discusses how it’s possible to be a great competitor in combat sports while remaining feminine. We’ll not only get an update on the knee injury she suffered at the 2007 Abu Dhabis in New Jersey, but find out what her plans are and get to know her a little as well.
Our second interview contains a conversation with writer/director James Hergott, who wrote the script for the film Never Submit, a movie about mixed martial arts that had some prominent names from the MMA community involved. Hergott has filed a lawsuit against Ken Eade and Imperia Entertainment and asked for an injunction to stop work on the film, as he claims that he has not been paid in some time. We attempted to contact Mr. Eade for the story but did not hear back. http://www.thefightworkspodcast.com/
Grandmaster Helio Gracie Seminar series at Gracie Miami were a huge success. The Grandmaster, in rare form, wowed two large groups of students from the Miami area. Check out the pics below.
Next week, the Grandmaster flies to California, where he will be attending K1 Dynamite and watch his son Royce's rematch with Kazushi Sakuraba next June 2nd at the LA Coliseum.
Rolker Gracie in California
Gracie Humaita co-leader Rolker Gracie is in California helping his brother Royce in the final praparations for the Dynamite match
Royler Gracie Seminar in Phoenix, AZ
Multiple times World BJJ and ADCC Champion Royler Gracie will be conducting a seminar this Sunday, May 27th at Megaton's Academy in Phoenix, Az. THe seminar will be from 12:00Pm to 2:00M. For information and to reserve your spot call (602) 841-9779. There are very few spots left so call and reserve your spot
Nationals Absolute Finals is Set
The 2007 Brazilian Nationals Absolute finals will have Rodrigo "Cavaca" v Luis "Big Mac". Cavaca beat Big MAc's instructor Tozi to reach the finals while "Big Mac" mowed through the other side of the bracket. Early favorites like Romulo Barral (no show), Tarsys Humphries and Rafael Lovato Jr, went down to tough opponents along the way.
Tomorrow the weight divisions and all the finals will take place
Vitor "Shaolin" Ribeiro Seminar in Tempe, AZ
Vitor "Shaolin" Ribeiro will be teaching a seminar at AZ Combat Sports (Tempe,AZ) on June 2nd, from 10:00 to 1:00 pm. For more info, contact Gustavo Dantas at email@example.com
Top of the Rockies Grappling Championships results:
Helio Gracie seminar a success The Grandmaster will do an extra session tomorrow
Straight from Miami, in the United States, Gui Valente informed GRACIEMAG.com that Grandmaster Helio Gracie’s seminar yesterday at Gracie Miami was a complete success. The interest of the practitioners in the sunny city was so great that the numbers surpassed the capacity of the academy.
“Due to the huge number of people to sign up we had to set up another class on Saturday, at 2pm. He (Master Helio) has taught 5 private lessons per day and will stay here until Tuesday, when he will fly to Los Angeles to watch Royce’s fight at K-1 Dynamite USA. The Grandmaster is still incredible, during today's class he trained with a Samoan weighing more than 150kg and almost put the guy to sleep, and the students went wild," said Gui.
At the seminar were students that came from Canada, Japan, Porto Rico, Mexico, France, Guatemala and Honduras.
Kid Peligro Jiu-Jitsu News . . . Grandmaster Helio Gracie in Miami - Finish BJJ Championships - Jeremy Williams Benefit and more Submitted by:Kid Peligro
GRAND MASTER HELIO GRACIE IN MIAMI
Grandmaster Helio Gracie will be back to Gracie Miami on Thursaday, May 24th to conduct his annual seminar and visit students Pedro and Gui Valente. Next week GM Helio will head to Los Angeles to attend Royce's fight against Kusushi Sakuraba on June 2nd.
For more information please go to http://graciemiami.com/news.htm
ADCC Photos By Alicia
Alicia Anthony is a fixture on most BJJ and Submission tournaments and ADCC would be no different. Check out her picture gallery from the 2-day event!
Grappletv.com, with the help of many others, has organized a seminar to benefit the family of Jeremy Williams due to his untimely passing. All the proceeds from the event will go to his family. As of May 21st the list of instructors include:
Date: Saturday, June 2, 2007 Location: No Limits,
1962 Barranca Parkway, Irvine, CA
Time: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Donation price: $40 If there are any other instructors who would like to get involved or if there are any questions in general, please contact Kenny at: Escojido@Grappletv.com.
There will also be a DVD of this event available for sale, with the sale proceeds going to Jeremy's family. The DVD will include content from the seminar, as well as submissions from instructors who were unable to attend. If you would like to contribute, but are unable
to attend the seminar, please contact Kenny at Escojido@Grappletv.com or Alicia at firstname.lastname@example.org for instructions on how to
submit a short 10-minute video.
Looking for 185 Pound Fighters for New MMA TV Show.
Rigan Machado is Looking for MMA Fighters In the 185 Pound range for a new Reality TV Show.
Deadline for applying is May 24th, 2007
Selected applicants will be flown to Las Vegas in August to interview/tryout.
To apply please send a resume, video/dvd and picture to:
Joyce Allan Rigan Machado Association 1120 Hill Street SE Albany, Oregon 97321
For further information: Email: email@example.com
L-R Claudinho, Rodrigo, Royler, Royce and Ralek after training
Kid Peligro Jiu-Jitsu News . . . Royce Gracie training - Saulo, Xande and Rani ADCC preparation video clip Submitted by:Kid Peligro
Royce Gracie is in the final stages of preparation for his K1 Dynamite USA fight against Kazushi Sakuraba on June 2nd at the LA Coliseum. Kid was present to one of these training sessions last week. Under the watchful eyes of his brother and coach Royler Gracie and Boxing coach Claudio Coelho, Royce took turns at sparring with his cousin Rodrigo and nephew Ralek. The training session went fast and furious but most impressive was watching Gracies of different generations training together.
After the training session Royce, Royler, Claudio and Kid all went to visit former World Surfing Champion Sunny Garcia at his Da Hui business. There working side by side with Sunny was none other than fighter/manager Bobby Gamboa, everyone had a good time talking battle stories.
Hope you enjoy the pictures below.
Saulo, Xande and Rani Prepare for ADCC 2007
Prof Alvaro Romano sent us this youtube video of Saulo, Xande and Rani Yahia's Ginastica Natural preparation for ADCC 2007. Checking out the training intensity and creativeness of the workouts one can understand why the great results (Xande and Rani both won). Check out the link below:
To get more info on Ginastica Natural go to www.ginasticanatural.com To get Ginastica Natural's DVD's go to www.bjjmart.com
A few months back an exploratory committee was formed to research the pursuit of a partnership between ADCC and FILA to further expand the reach of Submission Grappling throughout the World. The two World organizations, powerhouses in their own fields tried to join hands and reach common ground but apparently it was not possible. The ADCC Committee decided it was time to return to their vision: “We had several meetings and discussions but ideologically we were far apart and could not reach an agreement, especially when it came to rules and the direction of the sport. As a result of this Highness Sheik Tahnoon Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Guy Neivens and Renzo Gracie have all resigned from positions with the FILA World Grappling Committee” stated ADCC Spokesman Guy Neivens. “We have a strong organization with several Federations in Europe and expanding quickly in other parts of the World as well. We wish FILA the best, but at this time we are going our own way!” concluded Neivens. For more info on ADCC contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Brazilian JIU-JITSU is a martial art and combat sport that teaches a smaller person how to defend himself against a larger adversary by using leverage and proper technique. The Gracie family, the founders of Brazilian JIU-JITSU , modified judo and traditional Japanese jiu-jitsu to create the art. It contains stand-up maneuvers, but it is most famous for its devastating ground-fighting techniques. Gaining superior positioning so one can apply the styles numerous chokes, holds, locks and joint manipulations on an opponent is the key in Brazlian jiu-jitsu. Brazilian jiu-jitsu roots began in the early 1900s. Esai Maeda, the chief of a Japanese immigration colony who was assigned to Brazil, befriended Gastao Gracie. Maeda, a former jiu-jitsu champion in Japan, taught the art to Gracies son, Carlos. In 1925, Carlos and his four brothers opened the first jiu-jitsuschool in Brazil. Carlos younger brother, Helio, adjusted the techniques to suit his small frame, and thereby created Brazilian jiu-jitsu. In the early 80s, Helios son, Rorion, planted the seeds of BJJ in the United States, where the art has become immensely popular.