VIDEO: Why MMA Fighters Should Train BJJ in a Gi 

Yan Cabral

12 MMA fights, 12 submissions. Undefeated Nova Uniao fighter Yan Cabral is one the best representatives of jiu-jitsu fighting in MMA today.

Let me say that again – he’s submitted everybody he’s ever fought in MMA, including the legendary Sakuraba.So it’s interesting to learn that he trains in the gi every single day.

Go inside one of the top MMA and BJJ gyms in the world in this video, and see what they’re doing that makes them so successful.

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Jun 13, 2014 Categories: BJJ Jiu Jitsu MMA Video BJJ Video MMA

Jiu Jitsu Drills & Secrets to Success  

ATOS are one of the top teams in competition BJJ right now. A collective that includes members such as the Mendes Bros, Claudio Calasans, Ary Farias and many more, you’ll find them on the podium at all the major tournaments.

Formed only five years ago, the team’s rapid growth has been overseen by founders Andre Galvao and Ramon Lemos. We wanted to know what sets ATOS apart from other teams and – if there is one – what their secret to success is.

In this video ATOS leaders Galvao and Lemos show us the drills they use every day to train their competitors, and they give us an insight into the psychological techniques they use to reach their goals as individuals and a team.

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Jun 12, 2014 Categories: BJJ Jiu Jitsu MMA Video BJJ

Jackson Sousa: Where BJJ Champions Are Born 

Jiu Jitsu in Favela Cantagalo

Jackson Sousa. The 24 year old from Rio de Janeiro began his Jiu-Jitsu journey in the favela of Cantagalo, famous as the home of fellow world champion and BJJ legend Fernando ‘Terere’.

In this video we find out about Jackson’s story and how jiu-jitsu helped save him from the dangers in the favela that cost the lives of friends and neighbours.

Part 2 of our episode featuring Jackson Sousa goes inside his home in the favela of Cantagalo. Here, we meet his family and learn a little of the background of this young grappler.

Following the visit to his home, we join him for a fascinating walk up through the favela to an amazing lookout point over Copacabana, something that is not to be missed.

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The final part of our episode featuring Jackson Sousa looks to this young grappler’s future. Recently relocating to the USA, he’s in a new chapter of his life, both as a competitor and as a person.

See him prepare his body for competition with a gruelling BJJ-specific workout

Jun 11, 2014 Categories: BJJ Jiu Jitsu Video BJJ