Monday, February 28, 2011

Brian Cimins Interview

Brian Cimins Interview
At February's Abu Dhabi Pro Trails in Montreal I met the CEO of Grapplers Quest, Brian Cimins, who was at the tournament to check out the BJJ action and to promote the upcoming UFC Fan Expo Grapplers Quest at the end of April. I got a few minutes with him to find out what will make this event the biggest grappling event ever and to learn about Grapplers Quest future in Canada...

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Hello Guys
Just to let you know that I am putting up Big MMA Show "Ultra Fighting Championship IV" on May 1 2011 in Serbia at the Lake Palic.
Every May 1st is Holiday in Serbia and big celebration with up to 1 million visitors on Lake Palic.
So just to let you know that we are accepting Fighter and sponsors applications for this event.
Check video of our last event

Best Regards
Zoran Saric

UFC 128: Shogun vs Jones

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1- Davi Ramos comments on submissions at Chicago Winter Open
2- Photos of the action at UFC 127
3- Desert Force wants all-local GP
4- Gustavo Pires takes Chicago Open absolute
5- Bisping loses cool, but begs boss’s forgiveness
6- Watch the highlights from Australia, but in Jiu-Jitsu
7- Bonus: 75K for the best in Sydney
8- UFC 127: things heat up in Australia
9- BJ’s brazen opponent
10- Roger on collision course with Jacaré’s slayer

Rodrigo "Comprido" Medeiros Interview - Talk World titles, Chicago, Brock Lesnar and The Ultimate Fighter

Kid Peligro Jiu-Jitsu News . . . Rodrigo "Comprido" Medeiros Interview - Talk World titles, Chicago, Brock Lesnar and The Ultimate Fighter
Rodrigo "Comprido" Medeiros is in an elite group of BJJ'ers. "Comprido" one of the few two-times World Absolute Champion, the first time, as a newly graduated Black Belt Rodrigo defeated two of the monsters at the time, Ze Mario Sperry and Roberto "Roleta" Magalhaes. The next year, "Comprido" returned and successfully defended his title again fighting against the best young fighters such as "Nino" and "Margarida" to name a few.
Since then Rodrigo has won other titles and relocated to Chicago, Il. where he is currently the head BJJ instructor at FLOMMA Academy and one of UFC former heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar's coaches. We caught up with "Comprido" as he was heading to Vegas to be a part of TUF with Brock and Junior dos Santos




1st - Nicole Whissell - Submission Factory
2nd - Elsa Sery - Gracie Barra
3rd - Catarina Macedo - TBJJ
3rd - Rita Gribben - Gracie Humaita

1st - Aisha Issa - BTT
2nd - Lisa Tanguay - BTT
3rd - Sherry Maccan - BTT
3rd - Alisson trembley - BTT

1st - Mackenzie Dern - Gracie Humaita
2nd - Rachel Demara - Lloyd Irvin
3rd - Kanako Inaba - Champios JJ
3rd - Nicole Kulikova - Dragon Alliance

1st - Luciana Dias - Gracie Humaita
2nd - Sijara Eubanks - Lloyd Irvin
3rd - Libbie Corney - Peloton BJJ
3rd - Nathalia Azoff - BTT

1st - Roberto Ito - Franco Behring
2nd - Francois Trubino - BTT
3rd - Firdus Sulaimonov - TBJJ
3rd - Chris White - Titans

1st - Jerimaih West - Lloyd Irvin
2nd - Jon Lau - BTT
3rd - Max Misyura - RGDA
3rd - Bato Bazarov - TBJJ

1st - Josh Presley - Titans
2nd - Aboul Sayed - World Gym Rochester
3rd - Alessandro Roman - Gracie Barra
3rd - Olivier Aubim - H20/Gracie Barra

1st - Riccardo Carminatigalli - TBJJ
2nd - Alejandro Perez - Boca De La Riva
3rd - Brock Williams - Ronin
3rd - Josh Whalen - Titans

1st - Kevin Mackenzie - TBJJ
2nd - Thomas Guimaraes - TBJJ
3rd - Daylon Erickson - Gracie Barra
3rd - Alexandre Horvath - BTT

1st - Alexandre Emond - H2O
2nd - Craig Reading - Dragon/Munduruca
3rd - Miles Anstead - Nova Uniao
3rd - Nolan Brant - BTT

1st - Benny Rypel - Clockwork JJ
2nd - Vicent Duhamel - BTT
3rd - Jordan Hayman - Armory
3rd - Bill Beaudry - Nova Uniao

1st - Olivier Aubim - H20/Gracie Barra
2nd - Josh Presley - Titans
3rd - Max Misyura - RGDA
3rd - Alessandro Roman - Gracie Barra

1st - Alexandre Emond - H2O
2nd - Jordan Hayman - Armory
3rd - Miles Anstead - Nova Uniao
3rd - Alexandre Horvath - BTT

1st - Yann Debuonel - BTT
2nd - Pablo Silva - Whai Kru
3rd - Fred Koomsatira - BTT
3rd - Gabe Sagman - TBJJ

1st - Benjamin Dunn - BTT
2nd - Luciano Ucci - BTT
3rd - Garret Beck - Drysdale
3rd - James Haddad - Gracie Barra

1st - De Alonzio Jackson - Lloyd Irvin
2nd - Lee villeneuve - BTT
3rd - Chris Rivera - Whai Kru
3rd - Claude Gregoire - Revolution

1st - Alex Garcia - Gracie Barra
2nd - Christin Simmerling - Gracie Barra
3rd - Jason Chin - Ascension
3rd - Sean Mikkelborg - BTT

1st - Scott Edward - BTT
2nd - Daniel Tsatsos - Nova Uniao
3rd - Norm Nahas - Renzo Gracie
3rd - Anthony Anderson - Renzo Gracie

1st - Luciano Ucci - BTT
2nd - Benjamin Dunn - BTT
3rd - Fred Koomsatira - BTT
3rd - James Haddad - Gracie Barra

1st - De Alonzio Jackson - Lloyd Irvin
2nd - Daniel Tsatsos - Nova Uniao
3rd - Scott Edward - BTT
3rd - Lee Villeneuve - BTT

1st - Ryan Hall - 50/50-Brasa
2nd - Eduardo Silva - TBJJ
3rd - Panayotis Zera - TBJJ
3rd - Paul Minroe - Renzo Gracie

1st - Bruno Amaral - BTT
2nd - Mark Colangelo - Gracie Barra
3rd - Felipe Heidrich - Ronin
3rd - Jerin valel - Gracie Humaita

1st - Jimmy Harbison - Lloyd Irvin
2nd - Thomas Beach - TBJJ
3rd - Josh Russel - Gracie Barra
3rd - David Dominy - Gracie Humaita

1st - Josh Griffiths - Clockwork JJ
2nd - Rafael Bettege - Cia Paulista
3rd - Ivan Yochkoluski -
3rd - AJ Scales - Nova Uniao

1st - Marcio Corleta - Winner-Behring
2nd - Rodrigo Munduruca - Gracie Humaita

1st - Rodrigo Munduruca - Gracie Humaita
2nd - Marcio Corleta - Winner-Behring
3rd - AJ Scales - Nova Uniao
3rd - Rafael Bettege - Cia Paulista

Sunday, February 27, 2011

UFC 127: Penn vs. Fitch - Quick Results

UFC 127: Penn vs. Fitch - Quick Results
UFC 127: Penn vs. Fitch Main Fights (Pay-Per-View):
Jon Fitch vs. B.J. Penn - Majority Draw 2 Judges ruled draw, one ruled for Fitch R3
Michael Bisping def. Jorge Rivera by TKO (Punches) at 1:54 R2
Dennis Siver def. George Sotiropoulos by Unanimous Judges Decision at 5:00 R3
Brian Ebersole def. Chris Lytle by Unanimous Judges Decision at 5:00 R3
Kyle Noke def. Chris Camozzi by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 1:35 R1
Preliminary Fights (Ion TV):
Ross Pearson def. Spencer Fisher by Unanimous Judges Decision at 5:00 R3
Alexander Gustafsson def. James Te Huna by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 4:27 R1
Nick Ring def. Riki Fukuda by Unanimous Judges Decision at 5:00 R3
Preliminary Fights:
Anthony Perosh def. Tom Blackledge by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 2:45 R1
Tiequan Zhang def. Jason Reinhardt by Submission (Guillotine Choke) at 0:48 R1
Preliminary Fights (Non-Televised):
Mark Hunt def. Chris Tuchscherer by KO (Punch) at 1:41 R2
Curt Warburton def. Maciej Jewtuszko by Unanimous Judges Decision at 5:00 R3


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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Hayastan Grappling Challenge

March 19 in North Carolina: Hayastan Grappling Challenge
Hayastan Grappling Challenge NC State Championship will return to Charlotte, NC on March 19, 2011 as Part of the North American Combat Sports Expo (NACSE)! The NACSE showcases a variety of combat sporting events such as MMA, Grappling, Boxing, Karate as well as brings you top clothing and equipment brand venders from all over so you can shop and check out whats new in the combat sport retail world.
There will be Gi and No-Gi divisions. Custom 1st, 2nd & 3rd place medals in all regular divisions. There will be an Absolute championship belt on the line as well as a $500 cash prize. Competitors have the opportunity to compete in up to 3 seperate divisions. Gi, No-Gi, and Champions Absolute. Anyone who takes a 1st place in a standard no-gi division will also have the opportunity to compete in the champions absolute for the absolute champions belt and $500 cash.

Tournament of Brotherly Love

Weight Classes for Adult Men (18-29 yrs.) & Executive Men (30 yrs. & up)
The Good Fight is currrently using the International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) weight classes for Adult & Executive divisions for all male competitors. The following are the weight-classes that you will select upon registration.
141 lbs - Light Feather
154 lbs - Feather
167.5 lbs - Light
181 lbs - Middle
194.5 lbs - Medium Heavy
207.5 lbs - Heavy
221 lbs - Super Heavy
221 + lbs - Ultra Heavy

American Cup IV

The creators of the US Open, Claudio Franca Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, are honored to announce the 4th American Cup Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Tournament. This exciting tournament will be held at a new location
Independence High School San Jose, CA 95133 just minutes from the San Jose Airport. This new location will allow the tournament to be bigger and better than ever before. The size of the gym will allow us to to add more mats, spectators and competitors making this event one of our largest yet. This tournament is open to all Juveniles, Adults, Masters, and Seniors, and it is also the location for one of the largest, most fun and fair kids tournament in the world. For more information please go to the website.

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Abu Dhabi Pro & ADCC Trials - Confused?

Abu Dhabi Pro & ADCC Trials - Confused? So are lots of people
This is a situation that has been growing and becoming more confused as time goes on. With the advent of the Abu Dhabi Pro, the newly (2 years+) formed pro BJJ league that has been expanding at break neck pace with great success, there has been a growing confusion. The confusion starts mostly because two great events are sponsored by the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, by brothers Sheik Mohammed bin Zayed al Nahyan and Sheik Tahnoon Bin Zayed Al Nahyan. These two patrons of BJJ and submission grappling have done wonders for the sports, but as their organizations expand and the trials proliferate lots of competitors and fans are confused about which is which? So here is a quick run down:
The ADCC World Submission Fighting Championships was created by HH Sheik Tahnoon Bin Zayed Al Nahyan in 1998 as a way to allow competitors of different grappling arts to compete in a neutral rules environment. The main event are held every two years in different parts of the World and trials are conducted in the off years. This event is called ADCC World Submission Fighting Championships or ADCC
The World Pro BJJ League was created by HH Sheik Mohammed bin Zayed al Nahyan as a Pro league of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu events. The rules are generally similar to the IBJJF. The league's main events occur in Abu Dhabi every year. Trials are held throughout the World as well. This event is called World Pro BJJ League.
Still confused? Show up on each event and check out the differences. A couple of things are for certain, both organizations are top notch and we are lucky to have both brothers Sheiks as patrons and to have these events

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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Gracie Diet - The Intro and

Gracie Diet - The Intro and
What is the Gracie Diet about? It deals with not poisoning the body, not letting it get sick, and establishing the appropriate balance its nourishment. The main idea behind it is to keep the pH of meals as neutral as possible, balancing the substances through the proper combination.

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Monday, February 21, 2011

Sunday, February 20, 2011

MMA 2011

Veja o calendário dos principais
eventos de MMA em 2011
Ano terá UFC no Brasil e decisão do GP dos pesados do Strikeforce
27 de fevereiro – UFC 127 – Jon Fitch x B. J. Penn
3 de março – UFC Live 3 – Diego Sanchez x Martin Kampmann
5 de março – Strikeforce – Feijão x Dan Henderson
19 de março – UFC 128 – Maurício Shogun x Jon Jones
26 de março – UFC Fight Night 24
9 de abril – Strikeforce – GP dos pesados – Alistair Overeem x Fabricio Werdum
30 de abril – UFC 129 – Georges St. Pierre x Jake Shields
28 de maio – UFC 130 – Frankie Edgar x Gray Maynard
4 de junho – Final do The Ultimate Fighter 13 (com o brasileiro Junior Cigano)
11 de junho – UFC 131
27 de agosto – UFC Rio

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12 de Marzo se celebrará el segundo Inter Clubs de la Horadada organizado por la academia Open Mind y el Departamento de Bjj de Murcia.
Más info en:

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Seminario de Robin Gracie el 26 de Febrero de 2011
a realizar en el gimnasio Puro Impacto c/ Garclaso 171
telefono de contacto 934 086 690 Barcelona
Inscripción Anticipada 25 euros mismo dia 30 euros


Tênis Nike Lunarglide+ 2

Tênis Nike Lunarglide+ 2
Perfil: Diferentes tipos de corredores, dos neutros aos pronadores, ficam confortáveis para treinar e participar de provas com o Nike Lunarglide +2. Com a tecnologia Dynamic Support, proporciona suporte para uma vasta gama de pisadas. Seu sistema de amortecimento deixa as passadas mais suaves, sem que o esportista sinta os impactos diretos do esporte nas articulações. O solado em borracha de carbono tem excelente durabilidade. Oferece mais estabilidade em vários tipos de piso e resiste bem aos desgastes do uso, o acompanha por muitos quilômetros.
Parte superior (cabedal): em mesh para ótima respirabilidade interna.
Entressola: Dynamic Support com sistema de amortecimento LUNARLON.
Solado: em borracha de carbono para durabilidade e mais tração em diferentes tipos de pisos.
Tecnologia Nike+: acomoda sensor que envia dados de ritmo, tempo e distância para o iPod a cada passo, que fornece informações sobre queima de calorias e ritmo de exercício.
Obs.: o sensor não acompanha o produto. É vendido separadamente.
Peso aproximado: 280 g.

Nike LunarGlide+ 2 - Men's
Go the distance with a lightweight shoe that delivers revolutionary cushioning. The Nike LunarGlide+ 2 Men's Running Shoe is a daily distance trainer that delivers top-tier performance technology to respond to your changing needs. Now with an improved fit from extended Flywire support and an added overlay for stability, you'll get a responsive ride for your long runs. Continuing to advance perfection, this shoe is ideal for underpronators through moderate overpronators.
The Dynamic Support system constantly adapts to your stride to deliver just the right amount of comfort and support for every phase of your run. Lunarlon cushioning provides excellent shock absorption and responsiveness for a bouncy ride. A wedge of firm foam on the back-side of the midsole offers pronation support for those who need it. And the LunarGlide+ 2 boasts gender-specific features for outstanding fit and performance.
•Flywire for ultra-lightweight support, comfort and a snug, secure midfoot and heel fit
•Seamless upper for long-distance comfort
•Reflective elements for enhanced visibility in low-light conditions
•Men's-specific heel pocket for comfort, fit and support
•Design that allows your feet to move naturally
•Deep, men's-specific flex grooves to encourage an efficient stride
•Rubber outsole beneath the heel for durability
•Green rubber with Waffle pattern outsole for durability and traction on various surfaces
•Nike+ ready

Thursday, February 17, 2011

ADCC Rules & Regulations

ADCC Championship Rules & Regulations!
The Championship is tournament style; only winner goes through to the next round.
Gee, Kimono & Wrestling Shoes are optional.
No slippery substances allowed on body or clothing.
The mat area is 9 x 9 meters, no cage or fence.
If the fighters go out of this area the referee will restart the fight in the centre of the mat, in the same position they were when they left the mat. If the fighters were standing, they will start again facing each other.

How You Can Win:
The winner will be decided according to:
* If one competitor gives up or submits by tapping the leg, arm or verbally
* If Referee feels one competitor is unable to defend himself or feels his life is in danger, the Referee will declare the winner
* If a fighter breaks the rules twice he will be disqualified by the Referee!

Winning By:
* Submission
* Points
* Referee Decision
Time Limits:
Qualifying Rounds:
* 10 minutes, first 5 minutes are without points, second 5 minutes are with points.
* 20 minutes, where first 10 minutes are without positive points, only with negative points.
- 10 Minutes overtime if there is a draw and 20 minutes overtime on the finals.
- The maximum of two overtimes will be given and then the referees will decide the winner.

Legal Techniques:
* Any kind of choke (except for using the hand to close the wind pipe).
* No use of T-Shirt and no holding the shorts is allowed.
* Any arm bar, shoulder lock, or wrist lock.
* Any Leg Lock or Ankle Lock.
Slamming can be used only in order to prevent a submission. Otherwise is considered as illegal.
Illegal Techniques:
* "Full Nelson" and "Crucifix"
* No striking of any kind
* No eye gouging or fish hooking
* No grabbing the ears
* No hair pulling
* No finger or toe holds
* No thumbing
* No scratching and pinching
* No kicking
* No biting
* No touching groin area
* No hands, knees or elbows on face
* No slippery substances allowed on body or clothing

Securing Points (Positive Points):
Each position must be established for 3 seconds or more being out of any danger of submission in order for points to be awarded.
* Mount position = 2 points
* Back mount with hooks = 3 points
* Passing the guard = 3 points
* Knee on stomach = 2 points
* Clean Take down (Ends passed the guard) = 4 points
* Take down (Ends Guard or Half Guard) = 2 points
* Clean Sweep (Ends passed the guard) = 4 points
* Sweep (Ends Guard or Half Guard) = 2 Points
- Reversals are considered Sweeps as well.
- When changing multiple positions points will be awarded only for the position that has been established for 3 seconds or more.
- When passing the guard going straight to mount or knee on the stomach in less than 3 seconds points will be given only for passing the guard.
- The sweeps must be done in one continuous motion to be awarded with points.

Penalties (Negative Points):
* When a fighter voluntarily jumps in the guard or goes from standing position to a non-standing position by any means and remains down for 3 seconds or more, he will be punished by a minus point.
* When a fighter disengages from contact and starts backing up and avoids engaging again he will be punished by minus point.
* A passive fighter will be warned twice and then will be punished by minus point. The referee will warn the passive player by the wards "WARNING PASSIVITY" – after the first minus given there are not going to be any more warnings and the minus points will be given right away if the fighter continues to be passive.
* If a fighter is very passive during the first half of the regular fights when there are no minuses, there will be only warnings, but the referees will punish him with a negative point right away when the second half of the fight starts!
* If two fighters (team-mates, friends etc.) make a fixed-fight, they will both be disqualified from the tournament.
Weight Categories:
Men’s Weight Classes
-76.9 Kg
-87.9 Kg
-98.9 Kg
+99 Kg
Absolute Class
Woman’s Weight Classes
Under 60 kg
Over 60 Kg
The referee’s decisions cannot be overruled!
Tapes will not be reviewed after the fights!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Ask a Black Belt - Episode 7 - a jiu jitsu scrapbook


10x BJJ World Champion Roger Gracie will be coming to Evolve MMA in Singapore to give 2 special BJJ seminars and to train his striking under the legendary Evolve Muay Thai Instructor Team. At 29 years old, Roger Gracie is the most decorated BJJ fighter in history. He is the Michael Jordan of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Gracie is the most accomplished Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner in the world. He has won the BJJ World Jiu-Jitsu Championship (the Mundials) a record 10 times, including 7 times in his own weight class and the first person to win 3 times at open weight In 2010. In addition to his accolades competing with the gi, in 2005 Roger competed in the prestigious ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship and won all 8 of his matches both at weight and absolute by submission. In the 2009 Mundials he submitted all of his opponents in his weight class and the absolute (open weight) with a choke from the mount (considered one of the most fundamental and basic moves in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.) Roger has not been submitted in competition since he was a blue belt. For more on Roger Gracie, please click here.

WHO: 10x BJJ World Champion Roger Gracie + 7 Evolve BJJ Black Belts
WHAT: Gi and No Gi BJJ Seminars
WHERE: Evolve Far East Square
DATE: Saturday-Sunday Feb 26-27, 2011
TIME: 1000am to 1230pm
INVESTMENT: 1 Day/2 Days = $150/$250 for Evolve students, $200/$300 for public
Please note that all BJJ classes will be canceled on Feb 26-27, 2011 due to the seminars. Also, please note that each day will be limited to 50 participants only. Given Roger's immense popularity, we anticipate that the seminars will sell out very quickly. To reserve your spot, please sign up at the front desk of any Evolve location.

Romero "Jacare" Cavalcanti Interview

Kid Peligro Jiu-Jitsu News . . . Alliance Leader Romero "Jacare" Cavalcanti Interview
Romero "Jacare" Cavalcanti Interview

Romero "Jacare" Cavalcanti needs no introduction, one of the few Rolls Gracie Black belts, Romero founded and leads of one of the winning-est team in history of BJJ Alliance team. But his journey to success was not easy, after taking the World's team titles twice, Romero face health issues and team splits that would leave most humans defeated and dejected. But the man they call "Jacare" doesn't know those words, he, with the help of his students and team members re-built Alliance into the most dominant team in BJJ in hte last 3 years. Let's hear from alliance leader Romero "Jacare" Cavalcanti


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What Stops You from Starting Brazilian Jiujitsu?
Beginning any martial art can be an intimidating experience, especially one as physical and technical as Brazilian Jiujitsu. Many prospective students have been discouraged by an overwhelming first class. Constantly getting manhandled and tapped out can be an intimidating experience and cause many to never return to class. In some schools, new students never get a change to learn and progress slowly but are just thrown to the “wolves”; fodder for blue and purple belts. In an effort to create the optimal training environment, American Top Team Vero Beach will be offering beginner’s class on Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00pm to 7:00pm. It will be limited to students with up to 4 months of jiujitsu experience. New students will be able to learn the basics and fundamentals of jiujitsu and practice with other students of comparable skill level. Classes start next week, so come by and check out the academy.

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Last chance to register - Feb 16th
The tournament will take place on February 26th.
Registration deadline: February 16th
$97.00 by 2/16/2011
Registration check day: February 23rd
Location: Chicago State University

Check the tournament results and pictures.

Sunday, February 13, 2011