Copa Podio

GFT defeated Alliance yesterday in the Copa Podio team challenge in Rio De Janeiro!  Marinho defeated Terere and Rodolfo defeated Leo Leite for a 2-1 team victory!  Congrats GFT! 

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu By: Alexandre Paiva

I have been reading Alexandre Paiva’s new book on BJJ and I find it very interesting.  The introduction especially discusses some very deep stuff. On the physical side of Jiu-Jitsu Professor Paiva says, “The logic, tactics, and strategy in technique must be built on the knowledge of anatomy.  One must know body parts, structure, mechanics, […]

5 Life Lessons of BJJ

By Black Knight Brazilian jiu-jitsu is a grappling sport that focuses on takedowns, ground fighting, and self-defense designed to subdue a stronger opponent. Most current jiu-jitsu originates from the Gracie family, several of whom dominated the early days of mixed martial arts fighting. Royce Gracie won 3 of the first 4 UFCs with jiu-jitsu, leading to […]