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Monday, May 31, 2010

Alliance is ready for the Worlds is the World Ready for Alliance - BBQ at Royler's as Gracie Rio selects its team - BJJ Invades Syria

Team Alliance
 Alliance is ready for the Worlds, is the World ready for Alliance?

After a huge win in the Pan and a near win in the Brazilian National Titles Alliance leader Romero "Jacare" Cavalcanti declares his team ready for the Worlds: "We've just finished our preparation for the Worlds and I can attest that our team is ready for WAR! We've never trained this hard for a competition. Our Atlanta based team will be comprised of 30 athletes. IN the alst Pan this group accounted for 9 Golds! This year, we have a balance attack for the Worlds, all our team will come strong and ready to compete. I have total confidence that we will have a great performance". (read more)

BBQ at Royler's as Gracie Rio de Janeiro (Humaita) selects Team 

Gracie Rio de Janeiro (Humaita) leader Royler Gracie invited a few friends, students and top competitors for a barbecue at his house. The event had a dual purpose, to gather the group and to select the team for the 2010 Worlds. Present at the event, amongst others, were notables Saulo and Xande Ribeiro, Rafael Lovato Jr, Fredson Alves, Leticia Ribeiro, Penny Thomas, Beatriz Mesquita, Paulo Guillobel, Rodrigo Pinheiro, McKenzie (Megaton), Regis Lebre, Zak Maxwell, Ana Carolina Vidal, Fabricio Morango and Vini Aieta (forgive me if I forgot to mention you). (read more)

Royler Group
BJJ Invades Syria as Black belt introduces the Gentle Art in the country

Team Syria
Team Syria
Damascus- Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt Zaid Mirza gave a three hour seminar in Damascus the capital of Syria. (read more)
Robert Drysdale's New Website is Live!

You are invited to check out www.DrysdaleJiuJitsu.Com (read more)

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Royler Strategy Seminar part one - Pedro Sauer News - Serg BJJ in Savannah

Multiple times World and ADCC Champino Royler Gracie conducted the first of two "fine tune your game for the Worlds" seminar at Gracie San Diego this Saturday. Royler spent 3 hours showing situations and strategy and solutions along with explaining his fight strategy for each position and for matches in general. It was an invaluable seminar for competitors.  (read more)

Pedro Sauer Virginia Camp News

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Serg BJJ in Savannah Georgia

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Now go train Jiu-Jitsu,

Kid Peligro

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Worlds 2010 Update - Fine Tune your game with Royler at UNIJJ

World 2010 Update - Lady Killers and Medium gets heavier

As the Worlds 2010 nears the excitement increases. One of the best reasons to watch the event are the ladies divisions, now with many of the competitors either returning or appearing without injuries this year could be the bets ever. Despite the big miss by multi-champion Hanette Staack due to professional reasons, the World's roster has names to boot. Kyra Gracie returns to face new arch-rival Bia Mesquita and current uber champion Luana Alzuguir. Michelle Nicolini, Nijah Easton, Shayaka Shioda, Valerie Worthington and Bianca Andrade all are ready. Let's not forget new sensation Hillary Williams and returning champion Lana Stephanac who now will face the current World BJJ Pro and Pan Champion Gabrielle Garcia.

At this point still unconfirmed but reasonably sure Leticia Ribeiro and Penny Thomas should be there as well. Great line ups with great matches ahead.

Middleweight Division gets heavier

As if it was possible, the middleweight division got even heavier recently with the addition of Murilo Santana, Alan "Fifou" Nascimento and Tiago Alves. These join a super strong group of stars vying perhaps for the toughest weight division in the event

Fine tune your competition game with Royler Gracie at UNIJJ

Multiple times World champion Royler gracie will be conducting a competition fine tune mega class at UNIJJ. The event takes place on May 31st from 6:00PM to 8:30PM. For more info check out or call 619 222-5555

Competition Seminar with Augusto " Tanquinho" Mendes

Saturday, May 29th 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM (read more)

Abu Dhabi Pro and ADCC Canadian Qualifiers

Less than 3 weeks until 2 of the most talked about tournaments in grappling history will do down, on the same weekend as part of the MMA Expo in Toronto,Ontario Canada. The MMA EXPO, set for June 12th-13th has joined forces with the ADCC and Abu Dhabi Pro, (read more)

Now go train Jiu-Jitsu,

Kid Peligro

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Worlds 2010 Update Mediumweight division is stacked - Royler Gracie Worlds Seminar - Jacare and Penha get Red and Black Belt - Referee Seminar

Worlds 2010 Update

A quick check of the latest updated competitors list for the Worlds shows Claudio Calasans in the middleweight division BB. The presence of the current World Pro weight and Absolute champion in the middleweight just further increases the categories difficulty level. With names like Marcelo Garcia, Sergio Moraes, current Pan Champion Kayron Gracie, standouts Abmar Barbosa, Bill Cooper, Lucas Leite and the ever dangerous Kron Gracie this division is simply stacked. Can't wait to watch it go down live.

Worlds 2010 Last chance to register May 26th , 2010.

Finally, the most anticipated event of the year is here. The end of registration is this Wednesday, be sure to register on time. . . . read more

Royler Gracie Worlds Seminar - Fine Tune your game with the Master

One of the winningest competitors of all time Royler Gracie will be conducting a fine tuning seminar at Gracie San Diego. . . read more

New Promotions by the IBJJF

Professors Romero Cavalcanti and Sergio Penha were recently promoted to the high rank of Red & Black Belt . . . read more

IBJJF Referee Course

Ever complained that you were robbed and the referee didn't know how to score your match? Well this is your chance to learn the intricacies of refereeing and the rules . . . read more

Now go train Jiu-Jitsu,

Kid Peligro

Monday, May 24, 2010

Kid Peligro Seminar in Georgia - More teaching BJJ jobs in the U.A.E.

Michael Sergi and Kid

Kid Peligro Back in Savannah, GA Again!

That's right! Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu ambassador, world renowned BJJ author, Masters World Champ, and 3rd degree Royler Gracie black belt Kid Peligro will be back in Savannah for a summer seminar and workshop. On Friday, August 6th Serg Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Team Roberto Traven Savannah is, once again, proud to host Professor Peligro for a 3-hour gi seminar. Also, on Saturday, August 7th Kid will teach a 2-hour semi-private work shop. Don't miss out! Students from Georgia, South Carolina, and Florida attended the last seminar with Kid Peligro in Savannah and everyone in attendance had rave reviews.

Students from outside of Serg BJJ and Professor Traven's association are welcome and encouraged to attend, but space is limited and is filling up fast. Discounts for early registration.

To register contact Michael Sergi at

New Job Opportunities for BJJ in U.A.E.

Emirates team is proud to announce that due to the great success of the School-Jitsu project in the Emirate public schools there is a new demand for qualified instructors. There will be 21 new schools adding the program increasing the overall total to 63 all over the U.A.E. opening 42 new jobs (36 for men and 6 for ladies) with experience teaching kids from 10 to 14. read more

Now go train Jiu-Jitsu,

Kid Peligro

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Gilbert "Durinho" Seminar in Los Angeles - Worlds 2010 Who takes the Feather - Zona MMA NOGi Hoosier Open

In association with Atos Jiu-Jitsu ~ SOULFIGHT.NET proudly presents Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt Gilbert Burns ``Durinho`` 2-Hour Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Seminar


Durinho is on the Atos Jiu-Jitsu Team and is the current 2010 World Pro Cup Champion and 2010 Brazilian National Champion at the time of this writing!

Saturday June 12th at Noon

Location: Redondo Beach, CA -
BJJ Revolution Team Redondo Beach

Inside Impact Gym
1400 Aviation Blvd
Redondo Beach, CA 90278
Pre-Registration Right Now!!!- First 20 attendees will be sponsored by SOULFIGHT.NET and only pay $40 (USD)

Pay at the Door: $60 (USD)

Private Lesson available upon request on a first come first serve basis!

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Worlds 2010 Who takes the featherweight BB

Cobrinha v Frazatto 2008

As the competition nears another great weight division is taking shape with the presence of Mendes, Cobrinha, Frazatto, Reis, Ryan Hall and others the question is: "Who will take this stacked division?" The sure money would be a final between Mendes and Cobrinha and although Mendes has bested "Cobrinha" the last few times it is always a great match. Look for these two to be there in the end along with Bruno Frazatto competing in epic battles!

Zona MMA NO Gi in Amsterdam
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Hoosier Open 3 weeks away
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World Jiu-Jitsu Championship Sunday Event and registration near end

IBJJF will issue passes to the coaches of the athletes qualified for Sunday event (June 6th ).

Qualified coaches with passes will be able to follow their athletes inside the competition area. The coach will be assigned to the designated ring area.

Coaches with passes must leave the competition area after their athletes matches is done.

All qualified coaches will be subjected to the “Code of conduct for coaches”

Coach conduct code

To qualify as coach and apply for the pass, you must have a black belt rank and have valid 2010 membership Id – IBJJF, USBJJF, CBJJ, Japan, Portugal and France.

ZEBRA – Proud Mat Sponsor of IBJJF World Championships

As the official mat sponsor of the IBJJF World Jiu-Jitsu Championships, Zebra Mats will once again be providing all of the competition mat areas for this year’s event. And, Zebra will be offering a special discount on all mats purchased from the IBJJF Worlds. Contact Zebra at 1-800-989-8085 to reserve your Zebra Grappling mats today.

Worlds BJJ Registration Near the end

 The end of registration is almost near so be sure to register on time. Registration ends on May 26m 2010, so don’t miss the chance to be part of this big event.

Until wednesday, May 26, 2010 11:59pm is US $126.00.

Click here to register.

Registrations are already open.

Athlete list: By Academy - By Category

Take a look at the 2010 worlds event designed shirt, which is one of kind provided by the IBJJF. Every participant shall receive an event shirt. Don’t forget to go to the IBJJF shirt booth with a id at hand to request your event shirt.

Live streaming! Saturday and Sunday June 5th and 6th.


Rickson Seminar in Texas is almost sold out – Pedro Sauer association News – UFC Fighter Helps Food Drive

Master Rickson Gracie Seminar in Texas

Master Rickson Gracie Seminar for the first time in Texas on May 29th and 30th! Few spots left! Master Rickson will be teaching a historic seminar at Leonardo Xavier school in Sugar Land, TX on May 29th and 30th. On Saturday, the seminar is from 3-7pm and on Sunday from 12-4pm. For more information email

Training at the Pedro Sauer Academy in Sterling, Va.
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UFC Fighter Helps Food drive in Arizona

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ADCC Canada Trials and Abu Dhabi Pro Canada

Rickson Gracie Seminar Report and Pics and more


Story and photos by Eric Silver

Boone High of Nashville receiving personal attention from the master

Nashville’s original Gracie Jiu-Jitsu school, Zanshin Dojo, was visited for a second time by the master, Rickson Gracie, on April 3rd. His visit coincided with the opening of the school’s new location at Next Level Fitness in Nashville, Tennessee, which made the grand opening even more of a special event.

As with most Rickson’s seminars, all spots sold out on the first day the class was announced. Those who were lucky enough to attend reviewed self-defense and what would appear to be “basic” positions but with details that Rickson refers to as “invisible” techniques.

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Ohio Grappling Challenge on facebook

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International Sport Grappling Association Event

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Vote for the Gracie on Oprah

From Rener Gracie:

Oprah is Having a Contest and we Need Your Vote NOW

Last week Oprah announced a contest to see who will win the opportunity to have their own reality TV show on the Oprah Network TV Channel that will be launched later this year when she leaves ABC. The timing couldn’t have been more perfect since we have been thinking about doing a reality TV show for several months now, and the Oprah Network would the the PERFECT channel for the concept we have in mind.

Bullyproof Featuring the Gracie Brothers

The concept for the show is simple. Every day, hundreds of thousands of kids are terrified to go to school out of fear of bullies. These kids are depressed, have no self-confidence, and unfortunately, many of them are borderline suicidal. On our TV show, the Gracie Brothers will sweep the nation’s schools to find the children who are most victimized by bullies. These children will be brought to the Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy where, over the period of several weeks, they will be “bullyproofed” from the inside out. By empowering the children – physically, mentally, and emotionally – we will give them the confidence to take a stand against bullies so they can take control of their lives. Without confidence, a child has no chance at success, and on this show we are going to make sure that every child gets a fair chance. We have successfully “bullyproofed” thousands of kids over the years and having this show on the air would enable us to share our methods with millions of people.

Vote for Rener NOW

All it takes is one click to cast your vote and help us save a child’s life. Simply go to this link to view Rener’s audition video, click “Vote” and you’re done! If you really want to help, you can post a super-supportive comment below the video so that Oprah’s producers know that we are for real, OR if you have ever experienced bullying please share your story.

Spread the Word Like Fire

Please spread the word to everyone you think can help make it happen. Forward this email to everyone on your contact list, and then copy and paste the message below on Facebook, Twitter, Myspace and all other social media networks.

Copy and Paste This Line: Vote for the Gracies and help save the American youth! Click here to vote now

Most importantly, you’re allowed to vote multiple times, and all it takes is one click. So, when you log in, please vote 10, 15, 20, or even 100 times! And, when you’re at work, and your not busy, log on and vote away. The deadline is July 3, 2010, and only the top 5 candidates will go on to the next level, so until then, let it rip!

IMPORTANT: It takes 30-60 minutes for your votes to show, so don’t lose faith, keep clicking away and all your votes will count as soon as the system registers them.

Thanks guys! We really appreciate the help. Once we have a show on the Oprah Network there’s no telling how many kids we can help.

Ryron & Rener

Worlds: New Requirements for Black Belts – New Categories at World Pro BJJ – Maui JJ Open

New Requirements for Black Belts at the 2010 Worlds

Starting at the worlds 2010, at any IBJJF event. It is mandatory for all the black belts to carry their federation membership id cards. Its required to present the I.D card to the event official prior to the match.

IBJJF Membership ids and affiliated federation ids accepted for this event; IBJJF (for non US, Brazil, France, Japan and Portugal residents the IBJJF id is applicable), USBJJF for US residents, CBJJ for Brazil Residents, Japan Federation for Japan residents, France Federation for France residentes and Portugal Federation for Portugal residents

For the World Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2010, IBJJF will release complimentary membership ids for the black belts registered in the world Jiu-Jitsu championship 2010. This includes the coaches with athletes registered in the event.

In order to apply for your membership id card you need to have the 2 forms (student id and academy registration) filled and signed by a IBJJF certified instructor with minimum of 2 degrees in the Black Belt,.

- Copy of picture id.

- 1 photo

Scan all the images (picture id, photo and application form) and send via email to . May 21st is the deadline. No applications will be accepted after.

IBJJF: Student FormAcademy Form

USBJJF: Student FormAcademy Form

For more info on how to apply for IBJJF id card email to

New Categories at the World Pro BJJ

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Maui BJJ Open

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Ginastica Natural Alvaro and Rafael Romano on the beach in Rio

Check out the latest clip from Ginastica Natural from Alvaro and Rafael Romano on the beach in Rio

World’s is getting HOT – Sergio Moraes in NY – Comprido in New Zealand and BJJ Malaysia

It wasn’t but a few weeks back I was lamenting the fact that there wasn’t any excitment to tournamnets. Maybe I was getting jaded after so many years watching all the great ones competing. Or it may have simpl been a case of tooo much of a good thing, but all of a sudden I’m fired up again. This year’s Worlds will be HOT! Of course it doesn’t hurt that Xande Ribeiro and Roger Gracie recently announced their intent to compete. The presence of two of the best added a lot of fuel to the competition. Consider that each has two World titles and should they meet in the finals, a fact that many other tops want to stop, we would have the first 3 times Absolute Champion! Of course as I said there are a number of competitors that will be in their way like last year’s runner up “Demente”, this years World Pro absolute Champion Calazans, Rominho, Farias and others. In a conversation today Xande expressed his excitment: “We are all coming back and joining the new crew. Roger and I have been in MMA and are coming back at the same time. My grips are getting stronger and I’m feeling great. I’m looking forward to a chance to fight in the finals, it would be special if it’s me and him but I’m not overlooking anyone.”

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Sergio Moraes Seminar at Marcelo Garcia

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Comprido opens Brasa Academy Branch in New Zealand

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Malaysia BJJ Update

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Alliance Worlds Camp – Felipe Costa Travels and tournaments

Alliance Worlds Camp
from Clinton Gouveia

Despite all this there will be no rest for the weary, Jacare has already announced his intentions for the Mundial. “With just a week break to allow everyone to get back in town we are already starting our preparations. The list of competitors has already been drawn up and I will be pushing everyone right up until our camp at the end of May.” For the third consecutive year Jacare will bring in all of his top students to Atlanta from Brazil and around the world a week before the Mundial for some last minute training, strategy and team selection. This strategy has obviously proven very successful considering that Alliance will be chasing their third consecutive World Championship title. For more info on the Alliance Mundial Camp you can contact the school at 404-843-0606 or by sending an email to

Episode 4 of Felipe Costa’s Story

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Hoosier Open Update

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4th Tri-State Grappling Championships – Saturday, June 12th, 2010 – Walton, KY

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Roger Gracie confirms he’s competing in the 2010 Worlds

In an interview with Eddie Goldman’s NHB show Roger Gracie confirmed that he is competing in the 2010 Worlds. With both Xande and Roger confirmed in the event one can only imagine the fireworks about to happen. If either one wins the absolute he will become the first and only 3 time winner of the prestigious title.

Newcomer Bernardo Farias and last year’s weight division runner up “Demente” will have something to say about that? And how about Rominho a two times bridesmaid to Roger’s absolute, is he going to be a thorn on their sides?

Alliance Ready for the Worlds – Xande Wants his Title Back – Royler around the World

Alliance Team Ready for the Worlds

Jacare and Cobrinha happy with the progress in Atlanta

After wining 11 medals (8 golds, 1 silver, 2 bronze) at the Pan Championships, the Alliance Atlanta Team is in high gear for the Worlds in CA next month. Jacare is very confident that . . .

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Xande Wants his Title Back

Two times World Absolute Champion Xande Ribeiro announced he wants in on the 2010 Worlds

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Royler Gracie Seminars in Bulgaria and Israel

Royler is impressed with the growth of JJ around the World as he states:

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Rickson Gracie Seminar in Texas

May 29 and 30 at Leonardo Xavier’s Academy in Houston. For more info check out the poster below. Be there!

Abu Dhabi Pro Canadian Championships and ADCC Canadian qualifiers to be held on the same weekend at the MMA Expo in Toronto,Ontario Canada.

ABu Dhabi Pro Canada

ADCC Canada Trials

For the first time in grappling history, two of the sports top competitions will be held together at the MMA Expo being held in Toronto,Canada. The Abu Dhabi Pro Canadian Championships will be an avenue for competitors to compete and get accustomed to the format of the Abu dhabi Pro style tournaments. Although this is not an official world qualifier, the event will be offering one trip (all expenses paid) to the winner of the Purple/Brown/Black belt division. For more information on this event please visit:

Also, the Canadian Qualifiers return to Canada! That’s right….this will be one of the first ADCC qualifiers for the 2011 World Championships. This event is a pre-qualifier with the winners receiving a guaranteed spot in the upcoming North American trials! The ADCC worlds gets bigger and better every year, and the Canadian qualifiers promises to deliver just the same. For more information on this event please visit:

And don’t forget, the tournaments will be featured in one of the largest Expos for MMA in the world. With all the latest Fight Brands being represented for you to gear up and tons of chances to meet and train with some of your favorite fighters courtesy of the Paradise Warrior Retreat :

For more information on the MMA EXPO please visit:

Demian Maia Seminar in Ohio

UFC Star, ADCC Champion and Multiple time Brazilian jiu jitsu World Champion Demian Maia will be conducting Gi, No Gi/MMA seminars in TOLEDO OHIO on June 12, 2010 at premier martial arts located at 5333 monroe st toledo oh 43623. This seminar is sure to fill up quick, Space is limited! This Seminar is open to ALL. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to train with one of the best BJJ fighters in the world! Cost: $75 per session, $100 for both. Time: 12:00-3:30 (gi first) Contact:Deon Thompson at 419.410.5483 or for reservations.

PAragon Opens in Sweden - 5th Arizona BJJ Show

Paragon Opens in Sweden

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5th Arizona BJJ TV Show

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Soo many schools

I recently heard from a reputable Black Belt that there are 42 Academies in San Diego. If that is correct and I’d imagine he checked, it is pretty incredible. Just a decade and a half ago Nelson Monteiro was teaching out of his garage in Encinitas and at the time it was one of the only if not the only Academy in the greater San Diego region. That was pre UFC days, soon after the first UFC Nelson opened his first Academy in Del Mar.

But now 42 Academies is a testament to the growth of the sport. In my vision I think we are just starting to hit critical mass and the bigger growth period is just ahead. Of course it doesn’t help that UFC and Ultimate FIghter programs are seen by large audiences, but regardless of reasons BJJ is strong and getting stronger.

You can email the info to or just drop a comment

Rickson Gracie Seminar – World’s Registration open

Master Rickson Gracie will be conducting a seminar at Groundworks Jiujitsu House on May 27th 2010.

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Worlds Registration Open
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Train with the Master Pedro Sauer

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World Pro BJJ Videos

From Emirates BJJ Starting with the 83 KG final at!

Comprido Competes in NAGA – Arizona BJJ State- Malasia Update

Comprido competes in NAGA

Having just arrived from Greece on Wednesday Rodrigo “Comprido” Medeiros heeded his students requests and competed along with tehm on the NAGA event on Saturday. Comprido won his division with two submissions while Jonathas Novaes won the Gi and NoGi with 5 submissions! The rest of the team fought well. Comprido’s son Lucas lost in the finals but fought well also.

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Arizona BJJ State Championship

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Malasia BJJ and Marcos Escobar

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