Kyra Gracie on Encontro Brazilian TV Show

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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. 

Lisbon Open

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Check out the best photos of the Lisbon Open

Video Interview: Buchecha.

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BJJPix met with Marcus Buchecha, a couple of days before the Worlds. In this video, Buchecha talks about his training partners, life in California and how he almost quit competing jiu jitsu to study business at college. English subtitles.

Fábio Gurgel explains brackets meeting with IBJJF

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Four days ahead of the Worlds, we met with Fábio Gurgel who explained the brackets meeting with IBJJF where the heads of the main teams competing at the Worlds decide which athletes will face each other. 

Tarcísio Jardim: "I had to rethink all my plans"

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After losing his best friend and partner who got killed by two shots in a street confrontation in 2011, Tarcisio Jardim, one of the main BJJ competitor on the IBJJF scene, talks about his life and career in jiu jitsu in João Pessoa, Paraíba, Brazil.

What Separates Good From Great?

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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?

Guillaume Tuffou: From Rugby to Jiu Jitsu

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Guillaume Tuffou, former rugby player from France, was absolute champion purple belt at the Roma Open. In this article, Guillaume talks about his career in jiu jitsu in Toulouse.

Video interview: André Galvão

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In this short interview, André Galvão talks about his gym, Ary Farias and his Angelica, his wife.

Bradley Hill and BJJ in England

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My name is Bradley Hill, I'm a purple belt under Braulio Estima at Gracie Barra Birmingham, England, I currently train full time, while teaching the Kids program at the GB academy. I began training at the age of 12 with Victor Estima, I fell in love with the art and joined Braulio at GB Birmingham.

Eduard Lisboa is Purple Rooster World Champion

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Eduard Lisboa from Sao Paulo is 2013 purple belt world champion and tells us about his way to the title: "I'm from Taubaté, São Paulo. I have been training for eight years. I started by the influence of my brother, Thomas Lisboa, which always encouraged me. My first teachers were ... "