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Master Cycle No Gi Class Warm up: Advanced Double Leg Takedown BBS1 L59 Clinch Transition Switch to Single Leg TD from Rear Clinch with Wide Stance Switch to Cradle on the Single Spin to TD Ground: 1/2 Guard to Arm in Guillotine Connection to rollover to D'acrce Choke to Anaconda No arm Guillotine...

Over 22 Years ago, people had no idea what to expect when an open style, open weightclass, no time limit, no rules martial event began. Boxers, kickboxers, judo, wrestling, kung fu, you name it came out.  To this day Royce Gracie is still the only fighter...

With great appreciation and respect, we thank the fathers that are a part of our academy.  They have gone the extra mile to make sure their families are healthy, safe, and learning the best way to protect themselves.  Thank you kindly! Please enjoy the Father's Day...

Attention: Due to several incidents (see videos below), we are participating in a worldwide initiative to bring the most effective self defence techniques to women around the world.  A fairly large group of certified training centres who have been trained and prepared to share these...

"Competition has been shown to be useful up to a certain point and no further, but cooperation, which is the thing we must strive for today, begins where competition leaves off." -Franklin D. Roosevelt Co-operation vs. Competition.  When you really think about it, to give your child the...

Red Belt Grand Master Pedro Valente Sr. has passed away to another step in his spiritual journey. From the Gracie Miami website: "In 1953, father and son went to the academy in downtown Rio and started learning Jiu-Jitsu. The late Dr. Syllo Valente was a naturalist and a...