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Kid Peligro

Monday, August 30, 2010

Andre Galvao: Atos San Diego - Nogueira Bros and Honolulu Open

Atos San Diego Academy and Andre Galvao
Former BJJ World Champion and current Strikeforce contender Andre Galvao is now teaching in San Diego. Galvao who has been in San Diego since the last Strikeforce event will be teaching at Atos San Diego Academy located at 4425 Convoy Street #216 San Diego-CA. Evening classes start at 7:00PM.

Nogueira Brothers Academy Opening in San Diego
Rodrigo and Rogerio Nogueira, 
also known as Minotauro and Minotouro are opening up the Nogueira Brothers Academy in San Diego. The academy will have full MMA facilities with Cage and mat space along with boxing equipment etc. (read more)

Honolulu Open Deadline Extended

Online Registration extended! Deadline, August 31st.
The tournament will take place on September 4th  at the Henry J. Kaiser High School.
  • $97.00 -till Saturday, August 31, 2010.
(read more)

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Kid  Peligro

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Last Day to register for Honolulu Open - BJJ in the Florida Senate - Sweep Instructional DVD and more

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Last Day to Register for the Honolulu International Open

Last chance to register! Registration deadline, August 28th. The tournament will take place on September 4th  at the Henry J. Kaiser High School. Competitors from the Islands will be vying for the new prestigious title. Team from Maui Jiu-Jitsu led by Luis Heredia is training hard for the event . . . sign up and be there
$97.00 -till Saturday, August 28, 2010

Henry J. Kaiser High School.
511 Lunalilo Home Road
Honolulu, Hawaii 96825
Black belts and female Brown/Black: Online Registration
Other belts: Online Registration

BJJ in the Senate

Gracie Miami Brown Belt Miguel Diaz de la Portilla, won a seat to the Florida Senta. Miguel has been training for over 10 ears and will certainly use his BJJ skills to succeed in the senate. He has plans to introduce BJJ practice in the Florida schools!

That is great news for BJJ, with more and more serious practitioners taking positions in society can only help the spreading of the art in its bets way.

Check out the full story:

Rodrigo "Comprido" Medeiros Seminar

7xWorld Champion, 2X Absolute World Champion, and trainer to Brock Lesnar and other UFC and Pride Veterans

DATE: Sunday, August 29th 2010
TIME: 1-4pm

(read more)

New Andreh Anderson Sweeps DVD
Rey Diogo Black Belt and  Sweep wizard Andreh Anderson has released his long awaited Sweeps Instructional DVD. "The Sweep" is a 2 hour DVD that concentrates on solid, high percentage sweeps from the closed guard.


Andreh Anderson’s Closed Guard Concepts DVD is finally ready for ordering!
Only $29.95 +s/h ($5 within the U.S., $13 for international orders.)

Sweep: Closed Guard Concepts

For more info and to order go to:

Seminar in Borneo by CheckMat

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Kid  Peligro

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

CheckMat China Tour

CheckMat News China

This coming Saturday Leo Vieira and Chico Mendes from CheckMat BJJ are leaving for China. The dynamic duo is ddoing a presentation at the SHANGHAI EXPO (Worlds largest Expo).  The JJFC (Jiu Jitsu Federation of China) arranged for this exhibition at the EXPO, Leo and Chico will be joining Professor Marcelo Andreoli (Leo Vieira BB), who lives in China and leads Academia Alavanca BJJ. Leo and Chico are amazed at the work that the JJFC is conducting in China. (read more)

Now go train Jiu-Jitsu,

Kid  Peligro

Friday, August 20, 2010

Strikeforce with 2 World Champions - IBJJF Clarification - Bad Jiu-Jitsu

Striforce Event With Two BJJ World Champions

The Strikeforce event this weekend in Houston, Tx will have two BJJ World Champions competing in it. 2X World Absolute Champion Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza faces Tim Kennedy for the belt while Andre Galvao goes against BJJ and Chuteboxes Jorge "Macaco" Patino. The entire card is full of top fighters but since Kid is mainly focused on BJJ the spotlight here is on Souza, Galvao and Patino, all three are personal friends and we wish them luck.

IBJJF Black Belt Clarification

Kid received inquiries about the "new Black Belt" sign up rules for IBJJF tournaments, so we went right to the top for clarification, and we got it from the top brass, Marcelo "Siriema" Araujo and Andre Fernandes: (read more)


Our friend and high level Black Belt "BP" (initials only to protect his undercover ID) wrote us about an episode that occured to him that illustrates what BJJ is not about:

"Today my team was working a narcotics case in South Los Angeles.  As we were trying to locate our suspect an individual drove up alongside my partner and throw a water bottle at his door and then ramming his car, an unmarked police vehicle. (read more)

Go train good Jiu Jitsu "

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Kid  Peligro

Monday, August 16, 2010

US Open - Ohio Challenge Results

U.S. Open XV

Santa Cruz, California
October 15th, 16th and 17th

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new OGC medals

Here are the results from the most recent Ohio Grappling Challenge: 
The next OGC Newsletter will be coming out soon; complete with all the information you will need for our LARGEST event of 2010!!!
  The 2nd Ohio State Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu & Submission Grappling Championships will be held in Columbus, OH on Saturday, October 30th

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PS.  Dont forget, we are now on FACEBOOK...     Find us on Facebook
Dustin Ware
Ohio Grappling Challenge

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Kid  Peligro

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Honolulu International Open and Royler Gracie in Australia

  Last chance to register with discount prices, August 15th will be the deadline for a lower price!
The tournament will take place on September 4th at the Henry J. Kaiser High School.
* $82.00 - till Sunday, August 15, 2010.
* $97.00 -till Saturday, August 28, 2010.
Henry J. Kaiser High School.
511 Lunalilo Home Road
Honolulu, Hawaii 96825
Black belts and female Brown/Black: Online Registration
Other belts: Online Registration
Zebra Mats will once again be providing all of the competition mat areas for this events.
And, Zebra will be offering a special discount on all mats purchased from the IBJJF.
Contact Zebra at 1-800-989-8085 to reserve your Zebra Grappling mats today.

Royler Gracie Completes Seminar Series in Australia

Multiple times World BJJ and ADCC Champion Royler Gracie completed his seminar series in Australia. Royler visited many of his affiliates in that country giving tehm support and a taste for hwat he's been working on lately. Royler now departs to Bali, Indonesia for some well deserved R&R

Check out hte pics below of some of his seminars:

Royler in Canberra with Renato Vieira
Royler in Canberra with Renato Vieira

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Kid  Peligro

Friday, August 13, 2010

Valente Bros Open New Academy - Traven in Savannah - US Open Rules Seminar


Valente Brothers Fort Lauderdale inaugurated its new 4,700 sqft facilty in great fashion. Professors Pedro, Gui, and Joaquim Valente, along with Professor James Robertoson and Fort Lauderdale Chief Instructor Bruce Belfield among several other students had an amazing night in the new facility. Many students from headquarters attended, demonstrating the school’s overall unity and camaraderie. The special class covered an array of Jiu-Jitsu techniques and culminated with a technical and competitive sparring session.

Roberto Traven Visits Micheal Sergi in Savannah, GA

Former ADCC and BJJ World champion Roberto "Spider" Traven paid a visit to his affiliate Michael Sergi in Savannah, GA. this week. Traven showcased his stuff showing a bunch of great sweeps and guard work and also took teh time to promote a few of the students including Sergi (got two stripes on his Brown) and Michael Andrews, Joe Haddad, and Aaron Pate (see pictures)

Rules Seminar

The seminar will be conducted by Professor Alvaro Mansor, 5th Degree Black Belt and Director of Referees for the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation.
(read more)

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Kid Peligro

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Remembering Grandmaster Carlson Gracie

Kid wanted to celebrate and pay tribute to a legend. Four and a half years after his early passing ,today Grandmaster Carlson Gracie would've been 78 years old. The legendary member of the Gracie family was a fixture on tournaments and MMA fights everywhere. He had a quick smile and a warmth about him but he was also always just as quick to call anyone on a dispute, be it a referee that made a bad call or even a brother who he had a disagreement with. But he was just as quick to forgive and to embrace. Nothing would give him more pleasure than watching his students perform and win. He was totally dedicated to GJJ and his students. Carlson left a legacy of Champions and top instructors.

My fondest memories of the Master was always watching him coaching and encouraging his students and athletes to do better at tournaments and how he'd always call me as "Master" in front of others both showing how humble he was and always eliciting a head shake as I would tell him: "Please Master, don't say that."

To all his beloved students and friends Grandmaster Carlson Gracie was and is forever a legend. He is dearly missed.

GM Carlson raising another trophyGM Carlson raising another trophy

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Kid  Peligro

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Kid in Savannah - Thailand BJJ Open - Michigan Open and Kids Camp

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Kid Peligro Savannah Seminar

Kid Peligro wants to says "thanks" to Michael Sergi and all that attended his Savannah, Ga seminars. The hospitality and warmth of the south is alive and well! A real special thanks goes to Nova Uniao Black Belt Randy Malacas, who on the eve of his deployment took the time to honor me with his presence: I'll never forget!

Big thanks again and hope to see you all soon


Kid, Adam Ross and Randy MalacasKid, Adam Ross and Randy Malacas

Kid and Michael SergiKid and Michael Sergi

Thailand BJJ Open

The Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Association will soon launch our newly designed tournament site and online registration for the 2010 Thailand BJJ/Grappling Open at Seacon Square (Bankok, TH). We would like to remind all potential brown and black-belt competitors that all tournament fees will be waived and we will host you for 2-days free of charge at the Golden Palace Hotel the weekend of the tournament.
For all future inquiries, please write to  (Read more)

5th Michigan Open

The 5th Annual Michigan Open is set for:  Saturday, October 2, 2010
This is a double elimination tournament where we guarantee you at least 2 matches or your money back.* Please visit our tournament website for all details and registration. (read more)

Claudio Franca Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Summer Camp just two weeks away!

 Summer Camp 2009
For Kids 7-13 years old
August 16-20
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Claudio Franca
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

(read more)

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Kid  Peligro

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Checkmat BJJ Promotions and Rodrigo Medeiros Seminar Series

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The Black Belts

Checkmat GeneralCheckmat Group

Last weekend Checkmat BJJ rhad a big get together in Sao Paulo. The event had seminars about nutrititon with Marcelo Ferro, and a series of videos of the team members in action. There was also a recognition and rememberance of ou reternal Felippe Porto (professor who fell victim to a motorcycle accident last month). The idea from now on is for Checkmat BJJ to have these reunions in other regions. And at year end a large team get together for all affiliates from Brazil and abroad. (read more)

Rodrigo Medeiros Seminar Series

Carlson Gracie Black Belt Rodrigo Medeiros is doing a seminar tour. Check out the list below and don't miss the chance to learn from one of the best  (read more)

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Kid  Peligro

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Leka Vieira Competes - Jean Jacques Machado and Claudio Franca Camps - Win a trip to Portugal and more

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Leka Vieira Returns to Competition

A few weeks ago we broke the news that former multiple times World ladies champion Leka Vieiras is back training. Now we have confirmation that not only she is fully training but will return to the mats this year: "Yes I am getting back into it and my plan is to return to the mats this year" said Leka.

It will be great to see her back on the mats competing against former arch-rival Kyra and new stars like Luanna and Bia.

Jean Jacques Machado Camp

Jean Jacques is having a Fall Training Camp at his academy the weekend of October 23-24. It will consist of 5 hours of instruction each day. Full details are available on his website at There is also an event on Facebook located at: (read more)

Claudio Franca BJJ Summer Camp

Come Join the Fun at our Jiu Jitsu Summer Camp 2010
Claudio Franca Brazilian Jiu Jitsu School Santa Cruz, CA
August 16 - August 20, 2010
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

For more info check out

Compete and win a trip to Portugal

The GD JIU-JITSU Events in association with the Arizona State Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (AZSBJJF) is proud to announce the 2010 Arizona BJJ State Championship. The competition will take place on October 16 & 17 at the Westwood High School located at 945 W. 8th St. in Mesa, AZ 85201. (read more)

batataLoop Chokes Seminar with "Batata" 
at the Tinguinha BJJ Academy 
The Tinguinha BJJ Academy will be hosting a seminar with Loop chokes expert Sandro "Batata" Santiago.
" Batata" is a Black Belt 3rd degree and is Roberto "Gordo" 's first Black Belt. With 19 years of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu experience, he has perfected over these years and became an expert of the loop chokes (read more)

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Kid  Peligro

Monday, August 2, 2010

Kaka and Cristiano Ronaldo training BJJ With Royce and Pedro Valente Jr

I know it is in Portuguese but a prettycool story about two soccer super stars learning BJJ if only for a few hours as former Player of the Year Kaka and Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid got together with Royce and Pedro Valente Jr.

Check out the link below

Paragon Promotions - Video of Drysdale Fight - US Open and more

Promotions at Paragon BJJ

This past Saturday Paragon BJJ Academies held a promotions day. Ricardo "Franjinha" Muller has a load of great students, Bill Cooper and Jeff Glover are known standouts but the list is much longer so this event is not to be taken lightly. BEsides the many promotions of lower belts, "Franjinha" honored 4 of his top students with the rank of Black Belt. The short list is Antony Califano, Dr. Bernard Weinstock, Bill Stalworth and the new Paragon standout Milton Bastos. Bastos won the '09 Worlds No-Gi and the '10 Pan and the '10 Worlds!

Video of Robert Drysdale's MMA win

Las Vegas based Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Coach and MMA fighter Robert Drysdale defeats Bastien Huveneers in his professional MMA Debut Via Submission at AFC 3: Evolution July 17 2010! After 2 years of full time training Drysdale wins his first fight with a first round submission!  (read more)
Follow this link to watch the FIGHT VIDEO!

7th South Bay Open Photos

South Bay Open 2010 photos are now available at: southbay open

US Open ready to rock

The video for the U.S. Open is ready for viewing. Click on the image below and see some clips from last year's exciting tournament.
Click here to view the video from last year's tournament
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Rules Seminar

The seminar will be conducted by Professor Alvaro Mansor, 5th Degree Black Belt and Director of Referees for the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation.
Thursday, October 14th, 2010
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Claudio Franca Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Santa Cruz
General Public: $60
U.S. Open Competitors: $30
(read more)
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Kid  Peligro

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Black Belts on the move: Royce, Royler, Garcia, Terere, Sauer and even Kid

Black Belts on the move

On this edition of Black Belts on the move . . . Continuing the summer travels top Black Belts are logging more frequent flier miles than ever on with their travels: Royce Gracie returned to Southern California from his European and Middle Eastern tour. Royce was super stoked with the seminars and will take a couple of days off before he gets back on the road again. Fernando "Terere" is In Europe. As reported by the phenomenal "Terere" conducted a seminar at current ADCC Absolute and Weight champion Braulio Estima's Academy and everyone was impressed with his stuff. My wishes for continued recovery and much success to my good friend Fernando.  (read more)

Royler Seminar on the Central Coast of Australia

Open to all martial arts schools, regardless affiliation. Don't miss the chance to share the mats with a living legend. Book it now!
Date: " Saturday August 14th at 5pm" (read more)

Kid Peligro Back in Savannah, GA Again!

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

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