29Mar

2016 World Champion Leo Nogueira Fails Drug Test

A breaking news by flograppling.com site states that 2016 Super Heavyweight Black belt World champion Leo Nogueira failed the drug test and will be stripped of this medal. All champions are regularly tested by the USADA after winning major competition (read more) Master Pedro Sauer ebook: Mastering the Guard Pass and Its Submissions Kid Peligro […]

28Mar

Steven Placido

Steven Placido is a 2nd degree Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu purple belt under world champion professor Sergio Silva. He established himself as a determined competitor with several medals in notable tournaments. He started learning martial arts as a kid growing up in San Leandro, and Oakland CA. After getting into altercations with other kids for bullying him […]

28Mar

Leif Youngquist

Coach Leif Youngquist is a life long martial artist starting in Okinawa karate in the 1980s after watching the karate kid . He tried various sports including wrestling until he found his first true martial arts passion in si -lum Kung fu ( shaolin long fist and other blended short fist styles) . Earning a […]

20Mar

Joe Paz

As a young man, Coach Paz started training in boxing under Joe Rodriquez in Hayward. He went on to complete in Golden Gloves boxing and eventually won some prestigious tournaments including the San Francisco Golden Gloves Championships. Currently Coach Joe is a purple belt under Professor Sergio Silva and has won has numerous Jiu JItsu [...]
20Mar

Pan 2017: Atos tops Alliance for team top honors

Atos Team Pan 2017 Champion – Photo Mendes Bros IG For the second time in 4 years Atos team topped the powerhouse Alliance Team for top honors in the Pan 2017. Despite a furious comeback charge from (read more) Master Pedro Sauer ebook: Mastering the Guard Pass and Its Submissions   Kid Peligro ebook: Secrets […]

20Mar

Pan 2017: Lo and Porfirio are tops

The Pan 2017 is in the books now and the two top names are Lendro Lo and Tayane Porfirio. Both athletes won their weight and the absolute. Lo, after being down (read more) Master Pedro Sauer ebook: Mastering the Guard Pass and Its Submissions   Kid Peligro ebook: Secrets of the Closed Guard Powered by […]

19Mar

Manuel Reyes

Like many, I remember my first exposure to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu while watching the Ultimate Fighting Championship. At UFC 1, I saw a man from Brazil beating guys twice his size and began to ask myself two questions, “How is this even possible?” But more importantly, “What is Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu?” It wasn’t until I enlisted [...]
19Mar

Rigan Machado knowingly promoted a rapist to black belt

You may recall my post almost four years ago about Austin Texas jiu jitsu instructor Paul Saucido, convicted of sexual assault and registered sex offender… at the time he was a brown belt under Rigan Machado and was trying to teach women’s self defense seminars at his new school in East Austin. I also posted about […]