Infight Academy was created in 1987 in Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro by Totila Jordan, Master "Pitoco" and is now leaded by master Rogério Poggio.
After being bullied at school, Austin was offered 1 week of training at the Gracie Academy in Torrance, California. A very well done video.
Check out 26 photos of the kids class at ilha da Gigoia in Rio de Janeiro. Tico and Perninha are the two teachers there and are Roberto Gordo's affiliates.
The IBJJF World Championships each year are a showcase of the absolute best Brazilian Jiu-jitsu has to offer. Not to say they’re not great practioners who do not compete but I think it is safe to say that the competitors each year fighting are cream of the crop. So what separates the black belt world champions and medalist from those who seem ordinary in comparison?
In St. Louis, Missouri resides the Bishop family who among many things are a married couple who train Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu together. Both training under the Gracie Humaita team they’ve developed a life centered around the art, which has sprung many competitive titles, a website and much more.
BJJPix met with Juan Grizzo, a black belt under Zé Marcelo who teaches in Brussels.
Kyra tells how she received a white gi when she was born and she always had mats at home. She says she grew up playing jiu jitsu and watching her family fighting at tournaments so it was natural to her to compete and become like her uncles.
Gezary Matuda, the newest world champion black belt talks about her origins and her fights at this year's Worlds.