Saturday, June 30, 2007

BUD CUP 2007:

Friday, July 27, 2007 from 5pm until 10pm
(Friday's Weigh-Ins will be held at the Gibson Mill Event Center)
Saturday, July 28, 2007 from 8am until 9:30am
(Saturday's Weigh-Ins will be held at the Gibson Mill Event Center)
Gi & No-Gi Saturday, July 28, 2007 at 10am (Sharp) to 6pm

Welcome to the home of the 2007 Southeast Grappling Classic. The annual Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournament was started in 2004 with great success and we hope to make this year even better. The 2007 Grappling Classic is hosted by Global Grappling in conjunction with Joe Hurst Jiu-Jitsu.


Friday, June 29, 2007

10K :

10k Ground Clash Newz
It has been a long time in the making and there has been some delays, but finally the 10k Ground Clash comes to the screens on the masses. March's 10k Ground Clash event was the biggest thing to happen to grappling in Europe and has increased the interest to the sport since its inception.

The first showing of the 10k Ground Clash goes out next week Thursday at 11pm on FightNight UK on Eurosport. Its will feature the fights of Braulio Estima facing Haim Gonzali and Jeff Monson vs Tom Blackledge. Also on Fight Night UK next Thursday the feature presentation will be Pain and Glorey 2007 which was held at the SENI Show in London and Muay Thai Legends.



Romero “Jacare” Cavalcanti Interview
Written by The Fightworks Podcast

Our guest this week on The FightWorks Podcast is Romero “Jacare” Cavalcanti, a sixth degree black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and the head coach of Team Alliance. Jacare was one of the very few to receive his black belt from Rolls Gracie before his untimely death in 1982. We love these opportunities on the show when we can speak with someone who can bring such exclusive experience to our listeners about the history and culture of Brazilian jiu-jitsu.


Tuesday, June 26, 2007



2007 International Masters & Seniors
Registration On LineTHE TOURNAMENT
The tournament will take place on July 07th and 08th in Tijuca Tenis Clube,
Rio de Janeiro - Brazil


Ohio Grappling Challenge IV (August 4th)

On August 4th, we will be hosting our 4th event in less than 1 year, and each one has shown considerable growth!
This time around we are going to offer two (2) different skill levels in the No-Gi Divisions (with minor changes in the “allowable submissions”). We will also go back to offering both Gi & No-Gi Absolute divisions!
Previous competitors have come form such quality teams as Team Jorge Gurgel, Saulo Ribero, Relson Gracie, Nashville MMA, Team G-Force, Team Popovitch, RG/DA, DuDu Barros, Team Instigator, Wreckroom Athletics, and many others!
This time, the O.G.C. will take place at Pickerington High School (only 5 miles from downtown Columbus). Click here for directions:
Registration Fees for this event are ONLY $55 for Men & $45 for Females, Kids, Teens! This fee covers Gi, No-Gi, and the No-Gi Absolute divisions! (Spectators are only $5!)
Registration & Weigh-ins will run from 8:00am - 11:00am
Rules Meeting will be at 11:15 am
Competition starts 'around' 11:45 am
(No Pre-Registration)
For more information, please check here ( ) .
If you have any further questions regarding competing, location, sponsorship, or refereeing, please contact me at your earliest convenience:

Dustin Ware


Kid Peligro Jiu-Jitsu News . . . Seminars Gallore from the best!
Submitted by:Kid Peligro

Royler Gracie Seminar in NY State
Multiple times World and ADCC World Champion Royler Gracie announces another seminar in Quogue, New York. Royler will be at Academia Sportime on June 28t starting at 19:00. If you live near that area don’t miss the chance to attend this seminar
For information call (631) 828-5645

Academia Sportime
2571 Route 104 Quogue
NY 11942

Rilion Gracie Seminar

Rillion Gracie, widely considered to have one of the best guards ever will be conducting a seminar in LA. Rillion will be at Rigan Macahdo’s Academy Grand Opening on Saturday June 30th from 10:00Am to 1:00PM. LA you gotta go check him out!
Rigan Machado’s Academy

2416 Artesia blvd, Redondo Beach, CA 90278

For more info and to secure your spot call (310) 376-2953

Saulo Ribeiro Seminar in Toledo, Ohio
Multiple times World and ADCC Champino Saulo Ribeiro is coming to Toledo, Ohio for a seminar. Saulo willbe at Toledo Jiu-Jitsu on July 21st. Saulo
For more info go to: (monthly news for info).


Head Coach for the Emirates BJJ Team, Carlão Santos, and Coaches Olavo Abreu & Suyan Queiroz announce Emirates BJJ Team member, Bruce Tafoya, will be competing in the International Master & Senior Jiu Jitsu Championships to be held on July 7th & 8th at the Tijuca Tenis Clube gymnasium, in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil. Bruce will be competing in the Middle Weight and Open Weight categories as a Brown Belt.

Bruce has been performing referee duties for the Emirates Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Cup & Abu Dhabi Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Cup which is held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Also, Bruce assists Carlão, Olavo, & Suyan in training and coaching the Emirates BJJ Team – Dubai team members. He is currently training with his coaches and teammates in Dubai, United Arab Emirates in preparation for the upcoming tournament.

The majority of his past BJJ training has come under Cleber Luciano (Cleber Jiu Jitsu) in Huntington Beach, California, USA, as well as Tim Cartmell (Shen Wu Academy of Martial Arts) in Garden Grove, California, USA. Bruce received his brown belt in November 2006 after winning the Master & Senior Jiu Jitsu Championships Middle Weight division and placing third in the Open Weight division as a Purple Belt in August 2006.

Jiu-Jitsu Camping
· Place: Búzios.

· Date: from June, 30th to July 06th (one week until Jiu-Jitsu Master World Championship).

· The course will have two daily practices.

· Professors: Alexandre Paiva (Gigi), Alexandre Puga, Charles Alexandre, Marcos Meireles and some other invited professors.

The course will begin on June, 30th with two daily practices where it will be shown some techniques of wrestling (without gi), judo (take downs) and jiu-jitsu (ground fight). There also will be specific training focus in the preparation for the Master World Championship competition. In additional it will be a mini-course about breathing, movement, concentration and relaxing techniques with Professor Orlando Cani. The specific date of this activity will be confirmed near the event.

It also will be an optional outdoor schedule with Professor Daniela Figueiredo Genovesi regarding cycling and trekking.

The jiu-jitsu camping cost will be US$ 150.00 which includes transportation from the airport-Búzios-Rio de Janeiro, meals, accommodation and Professor Orlando Cani mini-course.
The outdoor training with Professor Daniela is not included in the package and will be charged separately.

( Tel/Fax ) +55 (21) 2512-6010

(Mobile) +55 (21) 7893-7370

email –

Now go train Jiu-Jitsu,
Kid Peligro

Sunday, June 24, 2007


I will now explain the requirements for each Be:

1-For a White Belt to be promoted to Blue Belt, you will need to be in class at least 3 times a week for one year.
2-For a Blue Belt to become a Purple Belt, you will need to train at least 2 ½ years, while attending class at least 3 times a week.
3-For a Purple Belt to become a Brown Belt, you will need to train at least 2 ½ years, while attending class at least 3 times a week.


Rilion Gracie Seminar Author: Andre Grinberg

Rilion Gracie
King of the guard seminar

Sat, June 30, 2007 located at Rigan Machado academy on 2416 Artesia blvd, Redondo beach, CA 90278
Rilion Gracie world champion known as
“King of the guard”
The price is $50 per person, for more info. look for Andre at. (310) 376-2953.
See you there!!!

Saturday, June 23, 2007


New Gracie academy in Barcelona
Grand Master Helio gives seminars in Spain

Jiu-Jitsu has a new home in Barcelona. Black-belt Robin Gracie inaugurates today the new facilities of his academy in the city. To celebrate it, Robin will have the company of his brother Royce Gracie and his father, Grand Master Helio Gracie.Besides taking part on the inauguration, Helio will also give two seminars this weekend in Barcelona


Fight inside the BTT won’t be the end of BTT
Photo by Marcelo Alonso

In an open letter in its official website, the Brazilian Top Team guaranteed that the team won’t finish even without some members. Check out now the open letter signed by the team leaders Bebeo Duarte, Murilo Bustamante and Zé Mário Sperry:

Open Letter:

Funded in 2000, the Brazilian Top Team always showed itself as a team of great athletes. We are nowadays one of the most respectful academies of martial arts in the world because of ages of dedication, talent and hard work of our professors and instructors.
Different from what have being discussed, the possible problems of some members of the BTT won’t disturb the job that we have been doing seriously. We already proved that even that when some athletes leave us, we wouldn’t stop our job as a team. We had before the opportunity to defend our team and to expand the BJJ techniques for all over the world several times, and we will continue doing that for a long time yet.
Now, more than never, we will prove that the speculations around the end of the BTT are only gossips, created to try to destabilized one of the biggest teams of the fight world. The team is restructuring itself and when we will have some official change, we will let you now through our official website.

Brazilian Top Team


Head Coach for the Emirates BJJ Team, Carlão Santos, and Coaches Olavo Abreu & Suyan Queiroz announce Emirates BJJ Team member, Bruce Tafoya, will be competing in the International Master & Senior Jiu Jitsu Championships to be held on July 7th & 8th at the Tijuca Tenis Clube gymnasium, in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil. Bruce will be competing in the Middle Weight and Open Weight categories as a Brown Belt.
Bruce has been performing referee duties for the Emirates Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Cup & Abu Dhabi Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Cup which is held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Also, Bruce assists Carlão, Olavo, & Suyan in training and coaching the Emirates BJJ Team – Dubai team members. He is currently training with his coaches and teammates in Dubai, United Arab Emirates in preparation for the upcoming tournament.


jordan news:
Part of His Majesty King Abdullah II Private
Royal Guards training session Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Thursday, June 21, 2007


[IBJJF News] World Jiu-Jitsu Championship - Pre-Schedule Author: IBJJF


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Bitteti trains Minotauro’s ground game

Two times absolute world champion and considered the best BJJ athlete of the 90’s, Amaury Bitteti have been training the ground game of Rodrigo Nogueira Minotauro. Amaury hopes to improve Minotauro, as he did with Paulo Filho. “Minotauro loses some positions sometimes, during an immobilization, a mounted. I did improved Paulão Filho, so I will be able to do that with him as well”, said Amaury, who was asked about the possible finish of the BTT team with Minotauro and didn’t answer anything clear.

- BTT will still go on, they won’t lose their force. They have a strong name and they are able to produce more 100 athletes like Minotauro, they are capable and they are able to do any champion – analyzed Bitetti, who also talked well about the job of Paulo Filho’s Boxing trainer, Josuel Distak. “Distak is one of the best ones nowadays; I think that maybe the best one. Paulo is rocking everyone because of him”, commented Amaury.


Sukata gives seminars in Europe
After receiving Rodrigo Minotauro in his academy in , the Brazilian black belt Fredy Sukata, brother of Mario Sukata, just left to Europe to spend 15 days over there. Fredy was invited by his pupil Agustin Climent to give some classes in his academy called Sukata in Spain and will stay there to give also some seminars. Just after , the Brazilian will meet his brother in Liverpool , in , to give more two seminars. For bigger information about these and other seminars, check out the website of the academy Sukata :

Wednesday, June 20, 2007




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ADCC 2002:

ADCC 2002


Tuesday, June 19, 2007


When the Ultimate Fighter Is a Woman
Tuesday, Jun. 12, 2007 By ISABEL VINCENT/RIO DE JANEIRO Woman ultimate fighter Vanessa Porto spars with her coach Pedro Eglesias, June 10, 2007, Sao Paulo State, Brazil.
Vanessa Porto made her name in one of the most watched videos on Brazilian sports websites. There, Porto, 23, took on an opponent named Cristiane Cyborg, a woman much bigger and heavier than her in Vale Tudo, the pastime North Americans call Ultimate Fighting. Porto did not win that fight but she stood her ground and ended the match on her feet, becoming a legend by aggressively going the distance. Now, Ultimate Fighting is Porto's career and she one of a handful of women who are rising stars in the controversial male-dominated sport.
Porto is still a little queasy about what she is able to do. She ended a match with a woman in her own weight class with a chokehold that left the opponent in convulsions. , "I was a little worried about what I had done," she confesses. But, "in Vale Tudo, it's everyone for themselves. If it hadn't been her, it would have been me on the floor."

But in Brazil, it was the Cyborg match in November 2005 that was the defining moment in Porto's career. "Nobody could understand how Vanessa, who is much lighter, just kept going for round after round, and not only resisting but fighting back with great aggression," said Mauricio Costa, a Vale Tudo promoter who runs the B-Tough Agency in Rio de Janeiro, a world center of the sport.

Trim and muscular, Porto became national champion in her weight class. And on July 14, she will make her international debut in Los Angeles at the Fatal Femmes Fighting championship, where she will square off against other women competitors from around the world. Nevertheless, she is growing tired of her female opponents. She has offered to take on the best male Vale Tudo fighter in the country. "The rules won't permit it, of course," said Costa, adding that women have been involved in Vale Tudo since about 2003. "But she's totally serious about taking on men."

Vale Tudo, which translates as "anything goes" in Portuguese, originated among jiu-jitsu masters in Rio de Janeiro's Copacabana neighborhood, which has the largest concentration of jiu-jitsu academies in the world. Often called "cage fighting" or Ultimate Fighting in North America, fighters use a mixture of several different kinds of martial arts styles to force their opponent to "tap out" or give up. In Rio de Janeiro, matches became so brutal that fighters were often rushed to the hospital after their matches. There is now a 30-page rule book ("no hair-pulling, no eye-gouging, no biting"), and participants must submit to medical reviews before they are allowed to fight. But matches have been banned by the city of Rio de Janeiro and Carioca aficionados of Vale Tudo have to go to neighboring municipalities to watch the bouts. Still it is precisely the brutality that draws thousands of people to Vale Tudo matches in Brazil, and now in North America where Vale Tudo has been popularized by the Ultimate Fighting Championship, a Las Vegas organization, and Spike TV.

Although it has long been the domain of male fighters, Vale Tudo is increasingly attracting young women with a background in martial arts from all over the world. "Brazilian women are the best in the world today," said Daniel Otero, who is 24 and one of the world's foremost Vale Tudo fighters. Otero and others involved with the sport here believe that both Brazilian men and women have an advantage because they are often experts in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, which is the art of grappling on the ground developed by world-renowned fighter Helio Gracie, and popularized by his nine sons around the world. Gracie, who is 95 and still teaching in Brazil, worked with Muhammad Ali and some of the world's great fighters to help them develop their technique.

Porto has a brown belt in jiu-jitsu and every day trains in jiu-jitsu, wrestling and boxing with her coach Pedro Iglesias, a black belt jiu-jitsu master with a gothic tattoo on his forearm that reads "Jesus." "There are no other women to train with here, so I use men and it's pretty intense and rigorous," says Porto, who despite her fierce reputation in the ring is well-spoken and has a gentle manner, especially with her dog, an uncharacteristically calm pit bull named Hannah. Training takes place in the small community center in Jua, her gritty small hometown of 150,000 in the interior of Sao Paulo state. It is an all-day affair, with a few breaks for meals and rest.

Although Porto's family supports her fighting career, others in Jua, a conservative Catholic town some four hours from the city of Sao Paulo, don't quite understand why a young woman wants to get into a ring and fight so brutally. "People don't understand that I look at this as a job," she says. "I never think that I hate my opponent or that I want to kill them. I am just there to do my job, and to do it well.",8599,1632090,00.html


Jiu-Jitsu and Surf walking together

Student of Zé Marcello since white belt until black one, Yannick Beven, most known as Nick, a former professional surfer, developed a very interesting project where he combined all the experiences he had at Jiu-Jitsu to apply in Surf, and he named that Training Camps.

"Like a former professional surfer, I always searched for new components which could improve my performance into the sport and my personal live. I practiced for long time the Capoeira, later I started on the Yoga, where I stayed during 10 year with the support of a professor in Niteroi (city of Rio de Janeiro), this all with the goal of becoming a better athlete, I learned how to control my emotions." said Nick to the BTT’s official website.

The Jiu-Jitsu entered on the life of this brazilian, with high french accent by huge way, in front of the technique and the diversity of the sport, Nick saw yourself forced to leave the Surf and to dedicate himself 100% at the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, which he knew recently in that period.

"I competed in a lot of submission grappling and Jiu-Jitsu tournaments in Europe in tournaments of. Besides of being the interpreter of my master Zé Marcello", complete Nick.

High level competitor in Surf and being in a nice position, where he could join the experiences of the past(Surf) which the ones of nowadays (Jiu-Jitsu), Nick had a great idea in his mind and realized that the confidence, concentration and the balance that he acquired during all of his time could be used in a magic combination. About that he related us:

"I had in my hands everything that a surfer could need, inside the water I had the experience of the competitions I did, out of it the BJJ which I learned gave me an amazing support."

With the tools in hands, inside and out of the sea, Nick collaborated with the project of QuickSilver (considered surf wear) title Training Camps. Developed by the 2x World champion Tom Carrol, who nowadays works for the QuickSilver, it was great for Nick to make part of this project which had the deal of forming surf competitors such as Patrick Beven (Nick`s brother), 4º in the World ranking of WQS and who was a person who helped a lot, Miky Pilcon, top elite athlete and the prodigy, Jeremi Flores who won the WQS title this year, being the younger guy to enter in the elite of surf. At the last words, Nick leaves a final message

"I am very happy of having given this historic step into the world surf, and very happy too of making part of this two extraordinary teams, the Brazilian Top Team and the QuickSilver, thank you all".



BRAZILIAN TOP TEAM is proud to announce the 6th EDITION of JIU-JITSU CAMP to the practitioners and enthusiasts of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu from Oct 13th to Oct 21st, 2007.

"Come and train with the best BJJ and MMA academy in the world at the most beautiful city in the world!!!"

This one tells the other camps apart because of the high quality of its instructors, its infrastructure (accommodations, transportation, social & cultural activities) and city tours.

It is open to every practitioner all over the world, regardless of academy, age, belt or sex.

You will be probably training when you bump into top fighters like Rodrigo Minotauro Nogueira, Paulão Filho, Rogerio Minotouro Nogueira, Ricardo Arona, among others BJJ World, PRIDE and UFC Champions.

Murilo Bustamante (UFC Champion & BJJ World Champion), co-founder of BTT: "I`m very happy to help Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu development in other countries. That`s why foreigners practitioners are more than welcome at BTT. Personally, I was very impressed with participant`s development in this small period of time". I`d like to invite all to enthusiasts in Martial Arts studies to join us at BTT Training Center. It`ll be a pleasure to host you in the most beautiful city of the world".
"Come and train with the best BJJ and MMA academy in the world at the most beautiful city in the world!!!"

This edition:

MURILO BUSTAMANTE will be teaching BJJ and SUBMISSION techniques DAILY, ONLY FOR CAMP PARTICIPANTS, solving their doubts they might have during sparing sessions.

Participants will have an "ACADEMIA DA PRAIA" FREE PASS in order to improve their conditioning.

You decided where you want to stay: single room or double room.

Enjoy your holidays and bring your family to one of the most beautiful cities in the world. There will be alternative activities for them, such as outdoor activities and sightseeing tours.

To assure quality we limited to 10 the number of students at this time!

Mario Sperry (Pride Champion, ADCC Champion and BJJ World Champion), co-founder of BTT: "It will be an honor to share some of my martial arts experiences with people from all over the world. I always had a great pleasure to teach and develop BJJ, not only I Brazil, but all over the world; doing seminars, classes, instructional tapes, tournaments, and now I have a chance to do it at home!!! I can`t wait for next Jiu Jitsu Camp edition".


"There will be AT LEAST ONE BTT BLACK BELT following EACH PARTICIPANT`s development during JIU-JITSU CAMP"

- Daily session with MURILO BUSTAMANTE only for Jiu Jitsu Camp participants!
- Daily training sessions at the Brazilian Top Team Headquarters under the supervision of the champions MURILO BUSTAMANTE, ZÉ MARIO SPERRY, BEBEO DUARTE, FABIANO CAPOANI, EDUARDO RIOS and RODRIGO ANTUNES.
- FREE "Academia da Praia" PASS, where BTT Instructors and fighters do their conditioning preparation.
- Housing in Hotel for 8 days.
- 2 meals per day included.
- Transportation to all activities.
- Sightseeing to Corcovado (Christ Statue), Pão de Açucar (Sugar Loaf), Barra Beach, shoppings and Maracanã Stadium with a bilingual guide.
- More activities coming soon.


In order to offer more options to our participants we decided to make you choose where you want to stay.

All packages include activities listed above plus accommodation at:


Prices based in double-room occupancy

* To make your reservation, we require a non-refundable deposit of USD 500.00 in order to reserve your spot.

Remember: We have only 10 spaces available!

If you want single room, e-mail us for rates.

Saturday, June 16, 2007



Kid Peligro Jiu-Jitsu News . . . Roger Gracie in Belfast - Jordanian Arrmy training BJJ - Alliance wins NAGA Title
Submitted by:Kid Peligro

Roger Gracie Seminar in Belfast Saturday 16th June 2007

On June 16th, 2007, ADCC and BJJ World Champion Roger Gracie will be doing a 3-hour seminar (1 half gi, 1 half no gi) in Belfast. Roger will be showing the techniques that earned him 2 ADCC and 5 BJJ World titles.

Roger will be at will be at Queens University PEC, Belfast. For more information please contact Alan at Gracie Barra Belfast

Jordanian Army Training BJJ

New Tatame installed to train the Jordanian Armed Forces. Plan designed to train BJJ to over 100.000 (One Hundred Thousand) Soldiers in the next 10 Years. The new matt area is 600 Squared Meters. Begginner course starts July 1st 2007 with more than 150 Army Trainees enlisted. "Bjj will be the biggest sport in Jordan one day, the rapid increase of demand for BJJ is similar to the one that happened in Brazil in the beggining of the 1990's", said the Board Secretary of the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation of Jordan. His Highness Prince Hussein Mirza is extremely happy with the turn out of BJJ in the country. His role as the Honorary President of the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation of Jordan is a key role to the success of the "gentle art" in the region.

Alliance Team wins NAGA Title in Georgia - Story and picture from Alliance team's "Baleia"

In AtlantaGeorgia , the Alliance Team led by Romero "Jacare" Cavalcanti, took top honours claiming their 8th consecutive Team victory with the NAGA Georgia event this past weekend.

Honourable mention goes to Andrew,Alec, Tavinho (Jacares son) ,Max, Dave, Tracey, Chace, Darren, Ian, Jim McPherson, John, Big Jim, Clinton, Eduardo, Hebert, Romulo, Yana, Loren, Keith Jonathan, and Mitch for putting a clinic on the mats at the Suwanne Sports Academy wining most matches and divisions.
Special mention goes to Alliance Star Chris Moriarty for putting up a very tough battle with an ATT Black belt, and Tarsis Humprheys who flew in from Brazil to fight and win his superfight, as well as his division in the NAGA, defeating a rival academies top wrestler via takedown in the finals. Tarsis was able to finish one of his opponents with the “copacabana choke” which was invented in the Alliance Laboratory years ago.

Also, Felipe Zicro Neto, made his long awaited return to the mats and was also victorious in his division. Felipe had a small contingent with him from his new academy in Talahassee Florida . (

In other Alliance news, in Japan , Rubens “Cobrinha” Charles, just won a superfight in the Japanese organization “ZST” competing against the very tough Japanese Naoya Uematsu via Rear Naked Choke in one minute. Cobrinha is on his way back to his new home ( Atlanta , Georgia ) to continue his studies and assist Jacare with the teachings of the powerhouse school in Atlanta .

Also, the long awaited signing of Alliance Superstar, Marcelo Garcia occurred last weekend at the K-1 USA event. Marcelo is currently training with Dan Hendorson and Team Quest to polish his MMA skills for his debut, where Marcelo promises to “bring BJJ back to MMA”. Cobrinha is also looking to make his debut in MMA this year and many expect him to be the next BJJ terror amongst the lightweight MMA fighters.

In Idaho, Alexandre “GiGi” Paiva, finished a small tour conducting seminars and assisting with the grand opening of his affiliate school in Idahoe taught by Mitch Coats. (

In Brazil , Fabio Gurgel has already begun the preparation of his team and everyone is in high gear for this years Mundials in August. Fabio and Jacare plans to bring as many fighters as possible to the Alliance headquarters in Atlanta , one month before to prepare the Team to win for the 3rd time. The team won in 98/99 and now the team is looking to reclaim the title once again, with the Alliance association in other countries including Canada , France , Ecuador , Poland , Finland and more!

Now go train Jiu-Jitsu,
Kid Peligro

Friday, June 15, 2007


HRH Prince Hashim of Jordan to compete in the Worlds!

Amman, Jordan- The Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation of Jordan graduated 5 new Blue Belts yesterday. The fighters were promoted for achieving a higher technical, physical and mental understanding of the game. The fighters are:
- HRH Prince Hashim Bin Al Hussein
- Jahid Said
- Yousef Zoumot
- Azam Masri
- Zaid Shuqman
All athletes were promoted by the Jordanian Jiu-Jitsu expert and Board Secretary of the Federation, Mr. Zaid Mirza. The Board Secretary also confirmed the Jordanian National Team (including HRH Prince Hashim) participation in the World Championships, which will take place in California in August of this year.


Grandmaster Helio Gracie Seminar in Spain
Grandmaster Helio Gracie will be conducting a seminar at Gracie Barcelona. Grandmaster is stopping by his son Robin's Academy the weekend of June 23 & 24, 2007. Don’t miss the chance to meet and learn from a living legend! For info and to reserve your spot email or call 932119389.


Kid Peligro Jiu-Jitsu News . . New Gracie Black Belt: Ralek - Ginastic Natural Seminar - Gracie Barra News
Submitted by:Kid Peligro

Ralek Gracie Gets promoted

This past Sunday, the night before he was departing to Spain along with his son Royce, Grandmaster Helio Gracie, called his Grandson Ralek on the phone and asked him to come by the house for a talk. The unsuspecting Ralek showed up at Royce's residence and was quickly led to the mat by Helio. Helio, in the presence of Royce promoted a surprised and happy Ralek to the ranks of Black Belt!

Ralek assisted Royce in his preparation for the K1 Dynamite fight as a sparring partner and apparently his efforts did not go unnoticed by the Grandmaster!

Congratulations to Ralek on the promotion!

Gracie Barra Worlds 2007 Training Camp

Come on board of this great training, competition and fun journey!
At August 23rd, 24th, 25th and 26th the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) will organize the BJJ World Tournament in Long Beach, CA. BJJ Practitioners from all around the world will be traveling to California to compete and watch, and many of them will come from Gracie Barra Schools. Knowing that, the GB Company is will host the 1st GB World Tournament Training Camp at its headquarter in Lake Forest.
The Camp matches the week of the World Tournament and will be a great opportunity for all members of the GB Family to get together to learn, train and have fun!
Some of the activities planned for week include training sessions coached by Master Carlos Gracie Jr. himself and other GB Black Belts, Classes at GB America, visits to the World Tournament, a breakfast with all members of the GB Family and more.

For more information go to
GB America is moving soon to a bigger and much nicer facility
Gracie Barra America, the GB Family's headquarter in the US, is preparing to move. The new space will be five times bigger then the current facility and therefore much more appropriate to receive every member of the GB Family for activities like GB Company's meetings, training programs for GB Instructors, Tournaments between GB Schools and more. Within two months, the new facility will be ready and available for all GB Family members.

The Headquarter will still be in Lake Forest, Orange County, CA.

Ginastica Natural Seminar in NYC

Professor Alvaro Romano will be in New York City conducting one of his great Ginastica Natural Seminars. Romano, the creator of his revolutionary method of training and conditioning will be at Studio X on the weekend of June 23 & 24. Don’t miss the chance to check and learn Ginastica:
June 23th @ 3pm to 5pm
June 24th @ 11am 1pm

For info and to sign up call 212 529-7675

98 3rd Avenue #1
New York NY 10003

$60 one day
$100 two days

Now go Train Jiu-Jitsu
Kid Peligro

Thursday, June 14, 2007

WORLD BJJ 2007:1






Monday, June 11, 2007



Thursday, June 07, 2007

28 & 29 JULY 2007




2007 International Masters and Seniors:

The tournament will take place on July 07th and 08th in Tijuca Tenis Clube, Rio de Janeiro - Brazil.
The International Master and Senior Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2007 is realized by International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation.
Tijuca Tenis Clube
Rua Conde de Bonfim, 451
Tijuca - RJ
CEP: 20520-051

The athletes must be at the warm up area, according to their fighting schedule.
The athlete only can enter in the fighting area when is called by the official.
In case of victory the athlete must return to the warm up area, and remain there till the next fight.
No coaching is allowed in the fighting area.
Pre Schedule

Wednesday, June 06, 2007



Tuesday, June 05, 2007


Kid Peligro Jiu-Jitsu News . . . Royler Gracie Seminar Tour - BJJ Camp - Maui Open
Submitted by:Kid Peligro

Royler Gracie Seminar Tour Schedule:

The following dates have been confirmed for Royler Gracie's upcoming series of seminars here in the U.S. Contact a school near you now to reserve a spot. Dont miss this chance to train with a true legend in the art of Jiu-Jitsu. Keep checking back to see additional locations as they are confirmed.

June 6, 2007
Chris Savarese
Savarese Martial Arts Academy
482 Stuyvesant Ave.
Lyndhurst NJ 07071

June 7, 2007
BrazilianJiu-Jitsu Academy
24-08 Broadway/Rt. 4 East Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
Performance Jiu-Jitsu Academy

June 8, 2007
Greg Anderson
The Garage Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
733 Firehouse Lane 2nd floor
Harrisburg, PA 17111
June 9, 2007 10:30am
137 N. Main StreetTelford, PA 18960

June 10, 2007 - 3:00pm
RGDA Headquarters
Country Square Plaza
56 Rt.31s and Payne Rd
Lebanon, NJ 08833

June 9, 2007 3:00pm
Aaron Morris
World Class Martial Arts
MacDade Shopping Plaza
2133-35 Macdade Blvd
Holmes PA 19043
World Class Martial Arts

June 11, 2007
Chris Brough
Elite Martial Arts Academy
1077 Route 9 North,
Pathmark Shopping Center Old Bridge, NJ 732-727-9660
Elite Martial Arts Academy

June 12, 2007
Lou Delapena
Rockland Bjj
250 West Nyack RdWest Nyack NY 10994

June 13, 2007 7:00pm
Tyrone Elijah
Elijah Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
1406 Stuyvesant Avenue
Union nj
Elijah Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

June 14, 2007 7:30pm
Montclair Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
356 Bloomfield Avenue, #5
Montclair, NJ
Montclair Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

June 15-16, 2007
J.W. Wright
Grappling Concepts
6069 Mexico Road
St Peters M0 63376
Grappling Concepts

June 17, 2007
Evolution Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
3965 Mayfield Road
Cleveland Heights, OH
Evolution Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

June 20, 2007
Advanced Martial Arts
1825 Rt. 130 SouthNorth Brunswick, NJ 08902

June 21, 2007
Team Roc-VA
American Freestyle Academy
6420 Seminole Park Plaza
Ruckersville, VA 22968434-825-2734

June 22-23, 2207
Capital Jiu-Jitsu - Royce Gracie Network
305 Hoofs Run Drive
Alexandria, VA 22314703-346-828

Julio "Foca" Fernandez is really busy ....

In addition to training Tom Murphy for the UFC 72 in Belfast, Ireland against Jake O'Brien, Julio is organizing and getting ready to teach at the Green Mountain Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Camp in Vermont. The summer camp will cover Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (Takedowns, Throws, Sweeps, Close Guard, Open Guard, Half-Guard, S-Guard, Butterfly Guard, De Le Riva Guard, Spider-Guard, Reversals and Submissions), Submission Grappling, Self-Defense and Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). Here is a great opportunity for all Jiu-Jitsu Practitioners and Grapplers to learn from a 6th Degree Certified Black Belt under late Grand Master Carlson Gracie Sr and founder of the BJJ Revolution Team (with his friend Rodrigo "Botafogo" Medeiros). For additional information about the summer camp go to

4th Maui Jiu-Jitsu Open

It is our great pleasure to invite you and your organization to attend and compete in the 4th annual Maui Jiu-Jitsu open Tournament. The event will take place on Saturday, July 28, 2007 at the War Memorial Gymnasium in Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii. We also welcome back all who attended last year’s event. We expect this year’s tournament to be even larger, with bigger and better competition!

Competition will consist of matches in all belt levels and weight divisions with medals, trophies, and prizes to the winners as well as the always competitive team competition, with trophies and prizes to the top three teams. As with the growth of our sport, we at Maui Jiu-Jitsu are always striving to expand and improve on our tournament. At this time, we are planning to hold several exhibition matches between black belt competitors. Anyone locally here who are interested – please contact us.

Due to the growth of our tournament, we are implementing a new registration and weigh-in system to help facilitate a timely start and finish to the event. Please pay close attention to the changes made in order to ensure an enjoyable and problem free tournament experience.

Registration and entry forms:
Registration may be done by mail, or online at our website. Entry forms must be received no later than Wednesday, July 25, 2007. A late fee of $20 will be assessed to all applications received after the deadline. The decision was made to implement this system in order for us to be able to have all brackets made and posted prior to the event without having to weigh competitors prior to the event.Please mail all completed entry forms to: 732 Makaala Drive, Wailuku, Hi. 96793. Don’t forget to include a phone number if we need to reach you and make sure you check the weight class you want to compete in.

We are also offering a deal for any school that brings more than 10 students, they will receive 1 free entry for a student from the same school. Similarly, if any school brings skilled and reliable referees we will waive the entry fee for a student from the same school.

Competitors will be weighed prior to their matches. All contestants must ensure that they meet the weight limits for their respected weight classes or forfeit the match. There will be no moving up to the next weight class if weight is not met.. Please be sure to make your weight! – no exceptions! If you have any questions, please feel free to call Luis or Lee at the numbers listed, or email us. It is our hope that you will join us in the spirit of friendly, fun competition and to further promote the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu!

Adult, Kids, Women, Masters
All Weight Divisions, All Levels.
Medals for 1st and 2nd place, (All kids receive medals!)
Individual Achievement Awards, prizes and trophies
Team competition trophy and prizes
Competitor Fees: (Includes T-Shirt)
Adults: $60
Kids: $30
(Make checks payable to: Maui Jiu-Jitsu)

Saturday, July 28, 2007

War Memorial Gymnasium
Kaahumanu Avenue, Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii

Event Schedule:
Wednesday, July 25, 2007 – APPLICATION DEADLINE! - $20 late registration fee
9:30 – 10:00 am Opening Ceremonies and rules briefing.
10:00 am Start of Competition.

All competitors to be weighed prior to their matches.


Lee Theros
Event Coordinator
Ph. (808) 298-7698
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Luis “Limao” Heredia
Head Instructor – Maui Jiu-Jitsu
Ph. (808) 575-9930

Now go train Jiu-Jitsu
Kid Peligro

Monday, June 04, 2007


Kid Peligro Jiu-Jitsu News . . . K1 Dynamite Field Notes and Paparazzi Gallery
Submitted by:Kid Peligro

Kid was fortunate enough to attend the K1 Dynamite show this past Saturday at the LA Coliseum. The event will have plenty of regular coverage so here are my field notes:

- Reaching the Coliseum was nuts, the last 1/2 mile took over 30 minutes because of the horrendous traffic jam.

- Upon entering the stadium, Kid received his press credentials. With all his connections etc, he ended up as "Bob Uecker" would put it: "In the front row!" NOT, I ended up assigned Uecker type seats at the press box, up high near the sky at the Coliseum. After much threatening (and much more pleading), I was able to get a floor pass, but since I didn't have a ring photo pass, I ended up getting more paparazzi type photos than fight photos except during Royce v Sakuraba's match, when I was able to sneak by and get up closer and snag a few better shots.

- Tons of celebrities were present including U.F.C. Champion Quinton Jackson, Mega Star Nicholas Cage, Olympic Gold Medalist Mo Green, NFL star Keyshawn Johnson, Joe Rogan, Denis Rodman, K1's Ray Sefo, other fighters galore Vitor "Shaolin, Murilo "Ninja", Frank Trigg, "Crazy Horse", "Big Daddy " Goodridge, Renato "Babalu", Marcelo Garcia and many others.

- "JZ" Cavalcante has some good hands and quickly destroyed Nam Phan

- Jake Shields was in form, it will be nice to see him against tougher opposition. He's one of the tops in his class!

- Former NFL receiver Johnny Morton was laid out by a right hand and stayed down for some time. I can just imagine the headache the next day. After seeing Morton KO'ed recently retired NFL star Keyshawn Johnson stated: "That's why I don't fight!" Morton is now probably considering a position similar to Johnson in the broadcast booth : )

- Stay away from "Mighty Mo" strikes, the man has dynamite in his fists especially the right. When he connects you go down!

- The Korean fans went wild when Korean fighter Don Sik Yoon reversed the course of the action and submitted Manhoef with a clean sweep to arm-bar. During the fight their cheering and striking with the inflatable props made it look and feel like a Soccer World Cup match. Yoon also demonstrated a great ground game with his Judo. He showed that World Class Judo medals don't come to just anyone, the skills that earned him a bronze medal in the World Championships and four gold medals in the Asian Championships are transferring well to MMA with each match.

- Hideo Tokoro is a really exciting fighter, his constant movement and attacks are something to watch. His opponent Pickett has great hands, look for big results when his ground game develops further

- Sakuraba is a great fighter. I've watched him fight 2 or 3 times and he never stops impressing me with his fight demeanor. He is calm at all times in the match and he never appears to be in trouble or breathing hard. He did appear frustrated by Royce's strategy. as he looked to his corner several times with an annoyed expression. Royce's front kicks seemed to take him off his game and cause him a lot of trouble

- Royce's game plan was very good, see above. Royce's conditioning was even better. At the end of the first round he appeared completely spent, then after the one minute rest, he was back to near 100%. He seemed to be gaining strength with each round as he looked fresher going into the third round than the second. Props to his conditioning coach James Strom

- K1 Dynamite had a large attendance, unofficial word from the promoters states it around 54,000 making it the largest MMA attendance in the USA to date. I cannot imagine there were less than 30,000 in attendance. Additionally, they seem to be capturing a new sector of public that was perhaps largely ignored by other fight promotions with the Korean and Japanese community in LA coming to see their stars.

- Brock Lesnar is the real deal. His wrestling skills unpeachable, his size and strength - off the chart. If he keeps training and fighting he could reach the top of the World quickly!