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Sunday, February 27, 2011

Rodrigo "Comprido" Medeiros Interview - Talk World titles, Chicago, Brock Lesnar and The Ultimate Fighter

Comprido and Lesnar

(photo "Comprido" Archives)

Rodrigo "Comprido" Medeiros is in an elite group of BJJ'ers. "Comprido" one of the few two-times World Absolute Champion, the first time, as a newly graduated Black Belt Rodrigo defeated two of the monsters at the time, Ze Mario Sperry and Roberto "Roleta" Magalhaes. The next year, "Comprido" returned and successfully defended his title again fighting against the best young fighters such as "Nino" and "Margarida" to name a few.

Since then Rodrigo has won other titles and relocated to Chicago, Il. where he is currently the head BJJ instructor at FLOMMA Academy and one of UFC former heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar's coaches. We caught up with "Comprido" as he was heading to Vegas to be a part of TUF with Brock and Junior dos Santos

KP- Congratulations on your win at the European. What made you want to compete in the adult division?
RCM - I am a 34 year old person with a 17 year old soul. I should have fought in the Juvenile (laughs). Just kidding, but the truth is I love challenges. I know I am not a kid anymore but I believe my technique is very solid and I wanted to test it against the best. Not to take anything away from the Masters which are tough but the adult there is a little more challenge. And I was lucky enough to submit my last 6 opponents in the adult. (read more)

Now go train Jiu-Jitsu,

Kid  Peligro

Saturday, February 26, 2011

UFC 127: Penn vs. Fitch Main Fights

UFC 127

UFC 127: Penn vs. Fitch

Main Fights (Pay-Per-View):
Jon Fitch v B.J. Penn
Michael Bisping v Jorge Rivera (read more)

Friday, February 25, 2011

Cobrinha's Academy almost ready

One of the best in the World is days away from realizing his dream of having his own academy in America. The inimitable Rubens Charles "Cobrinha" Maciel is in the final stages of completing his academy. Check out the video:

And his comments:

"Here we go! We are a couple days to open the new academy in Los Angels,CA. I want to say thank you for Humberto,Roger Murray and Edwin for helping me set up the mats at the school. Also say thank you to my teammate, Derek kaivani,Roger Murray,Mike champan and my wife. If did not have them on my side I would not have done that by my self." -Cobrinha

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Royler Gracie and Kid - Big things to come

Royler Gracie has big plans and he and I had a very important meeting today. He was very convincing : )

Stay tuned. Some big things are coming from the legendary Gracie.

Now go train Jiu-Jitsu,

Kid  Peligro

Chico Mendes in Cali - Robert Drysdale gets Second Stripe - "Comprido" videos

Chico Seminar in Crispim

Chico Mendes Seminars in Cali

This past Saturday, Checkmat Black Belt Chico Mendes conducted a seminar at Crispim's Academy (Crispim BJJ). The seminar was very well received and Crispim was stoked to see his youth friend Chico yet once again. Also attending the seminar was Eli Beda (Checkmat - Beda BJJ). This Thursday (read more)

Robert Drysdale gets Second Stripe from Rodrigo "Comprido" Medeiros

In a ceremony conducted yesterday in Vegas former ADCC Absolute Champion Robert Drysdale received his second stripe from former 2 times Absolute BJJ Champion Rodrigo "Comprido" Medeiros. (read more)

Rodrigo "Comprido" Medeiros Videos

Speaking of Rodrigo Comprido here are a couple of videos of Rodrigo competing in the European and showing a technique to Wanderlei Silva,,GIM1440830-7824-SENSEI+SPORTV+CAMPEONATO+EUROPEU+DE+JIUJITSU,00.html
European Tournament
With Wanderlei Silva

Now go train Jiu-Jitsu,

Kid  Peligro

ADCC North American Championship 2011 (San Diego, California-USA)

ADCC San Diego

Attention all Grapplers!!! The ADCC Qualifiers in San Diego, (March 12th) is the last qualifier for North Americans!

After a successful 2010 North American Championships, the ADCC North America Federation is back to find the final competitors who will fight for ADCC glory this September in England.

Time and Place (read more)

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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

14th Copa Pacifica - Atos Pan Camp - 4th Kids Worlds - Ginastica Natural in China

14 Copa Pacifica

Less than 3 weeks until the 14th Copa Pacifica de Jiu-Jitsu Tournament

One of the longest and most traditional tournaments in the US, the Copa always brings lots of competition and fun. The event goes down on March 12 and 13, 2011 at the La Quinta High School in Westminster, (read more)

Atos Pan Camp 2011

One of the hottest training camps for the Pan 2011 will take place at Atos San Diego Academy, home of former World Champion Andre Galvao. The camp begins on Tuesday, March 1 from 10:00 AM to (read more)

Ginastica Natural in China

Professor Alvaro Romano, the creator of Ginastica Natural will continue his break neck pace World wide tour going to Louisiana (at John Blunchi's Academy Romano in Louisiana), Mexico and China. (read more)

4th Kid's World 's

The 4th Kid's Worlds International goes down on July 16th, 2011 at the Riverside Convention Center. Check out the poster above for information and to sign up. (read more)

Now go train Jiu-Jitsu,

Kid  Peligro

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Abu Dhabi Pro & ADCC Trials - Confused? So are lots of people


This is a situation that has been growing and becoming more confused as time goes on. With the advent of the Abu Dhabi Pro, the newly (2 years+) formed pro BJJ league that has been expanding at break neck pace with great success, there has been a growing confusion. The confusion starts mostly because two great events are sponsored by the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, by brothers Sheik Mohammed bin Zayed al Nahyan and Sheik Tahnoon Bin Zayed Al Nahyan. These two patrons of BJJ and submission grappling have done wonders for the sports, but as their organizations expand and the trials proliferate lots of competitors and fans are confused about which is which? So here is a quick run down:(read more)

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Saturday, February 19, 2011

ADCC North American Championship 2011 (San Diego, California-USA) - Registration is now open

ADCC San Diego
The road to the ADCC worlds, in Nottingham England stops in San Diego March 12th

After a successful 2010 North American Championships, the ADCC North America Federation is back to find the final competitors who will fight for ADCC glory this September in England.

Time and Place
San Diego, California, March 12th 2011
Arena: National Guard Armory (7401 Mesa College Drive)
Event homepage & info:

Weight classes:  (read more)

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Thursday, February 17, 2011

RIP Luis "Sucuri" Togno

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Alliance Black Belt Luis "Sucuri" Togno. According to Romero "Jacare", Luis was involved in a serious car accident and did not survive. Sucuri was the main instructor at Alliance of N. Carolina.

Our condolences go to his family and friends. R.I.P.

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

ADCC North American Championship 2011 (San Diego, California-USA)

ADCC San Diego

The road to the ADCC worlds, in Nottingham England stops in San Diego March 12th

After a successful 2010 North American Championships, the ADCC North America Federation is back to find the final competitors who will fight for ADCC glory this September in England.
Time and Place:
San Diego, California, March 12th 2011
Arena: National Guard Armory (7401 Mesa College Drive)
Event homepage & info:

Weight classes
-65.9kg, -76.9kg, -87.9kg, -98.9kg and +99kg
-60kg and +60kg


Weight in:
Just before first fight

Rules meeting
Competition start

Will be open soon on

Competition payment
$80.00 USD

Every weight classes’ winner gets official invitation to ADCC World 2011.
Every weight classes’ three best fighters get medals.

For more information:

***Please Note that this competition is open for U.S. and Canadian citizens only***
Organized by: ADCC North America

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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Big News from Checkmat BJJ - Rodrigo Medeiros Seminars - Iron Hook w. Adisa B.

Checkmat logo

Big News from Checkmat BJJ

I have a good news!!! One of the best Clubs (TROJAN FREE FIGHTERS) in UK and one of best BJJ Team (CHECKMAT BJJ) are together. Chico Mendes (Black Belt second degrees recognized by IBJJF) will be responsible for BJJ.  Chico states: "I'll be giving classes in Cheltenham, Bristol and Worcester. My first class Will Be in Cheltenham on the 11th April. I am very happy with this news and would like to thank Dan Richards, Paul Suntherland, Raj Bista, Thiago Monstro and my master Leo Vieira." (read more)

Rodrigo Medeiros BJJ Revolution Seminar Series

Co-leader of multiple times National Champions BJJ Revolution team Rodrigo Medeiros is embarking on a seminar series. Rodrigo will tour the following locations:

Wednesday, February 23 - Columbus, OH, Ruff House (602) 758-7833 - Rodrigo Medeiros (read more)

Iron Hook with Adisa Banjoko

Our friend Adisa Banjoko has come up with an interesting and effective variation of one of Kid's favorite grips, he calls it the "Iron Hook". Adisa was saying: "I wanted you to be one of the first to see the beginning of a grip and submission/sweep series I developed called the Iron Hook. It came out of some moves I was doing with my instructor Alan Gumby Marques and reading The Essential Guard by Kid Peligro. I adjusted the grip and altered the hip position and really began playing with it".

So we thought we'd share his youtube video with our readers. Check it out it is good.

Now go train Jiu-Jitsu,

Kid  Peligro

Monday, February 14, 2011

Alliance Leader Romero "Jacare" Cavalcanti Interview

Romero Jacare
Romero "Jacare" Cavalcanti Interview
Romero "Jacare" Cavalcanti needs no introduction, one of the few Rolls Gracie Black belts, Romero founded and leads of one of the winning-est team in history of BJJ Alliance team. But his journey to success was not easy, after taking the World's team titles twice, Romero face health issues and team splits that would leave most humans defeated and dejected. But the man they call "Jacare" doesn't know those words, he, with the help of his students and team members re-built Alliance into the most dominant team in BJJ in hte last 3 years. Let's hear from alliance leader Romero "Jacare" Cavalcanti

KP- Your are one of the few Rolls Gracie's Black Belts, what did you admire most about him?

RJ- Above all, Rolls was a fantastic human being. As an instructor he was an innovator, that in his short life was able to caused a tremendous impact in Jiu-Jitsu. His influence lived beyond his lifetime. He was so courageous and determined I am very grateful for everything I learned from him not only in Jiu-Jitsu but also on how to become a better human being. (read more)

Now go train Jiu-Jitsu,

Kid  Peligro

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Kid Peligro Seminar in Oahu - 14th Copa Pacifica and more

Kid Peligro Seminar in Oahu

Kid Peligro conducted a seminar in Oahu this past Saturday at Todd Tanaka's HK Academy (Team Relson Gracie). The seminar was attended by many of Hawaii's BJJ'er including Black Belts Jeff "JD" Doner, Rylan Lizares and of course host Todd Tanaka. Everyone had a great time especially Kid who was honored to be amongst such a great group. (For pictures and comments about the seminar go to my facebook page at and look for Todd's Rylan's and others pics)  (read more)

Kid Peligro Seminar in Mississippi

Kid Peligro's next seminar will be in Hattiesburgh, MS. as Kid returns for the third time to Allen Hopkins' Gracie Jiu-Jitsu (Team Pedro Sauer) of Mississippi Academy  The seminar takes place on March 18 & 19, 2011. This time we will be at Allen's brand new and spacious location! (read more)

Message from Relson Gracie of Fairfax

It has been almost 1 year since we have opened our doors. Our classes are continuing to grow with people wanting to learn Gracie Jiu jitsu. We had numerous seminars with Relson Gracie , Phil cardella and special guest Pedro Sauer at our Place. (read more)

Real Pain MMA

Check out Real Pain MMA event on 18th February. Alister Overeem and Remy Bonjaski expected as a guests, some interesting Muay-Thai fights and a very exiting fight card, including my self too. Check it out on our website
REAL PAIN - Lubomir Guedjev - Executive Director
Mobile: +359 897 967 722 -

14th Copa Pacifica

The 14th Edition of the Copa goes down on March 12 & 13 at Westminster, Ca. Check out the poster below for more info.

Now go train Jiu-Jitsu,

Kid  Peligro

Thursday, February 10, 2011

BJJ Revolution Camp in Rio - Kid Peligro at Sunset Beach BJJ & Oahu Seminar - Arizona State Championship -

Rod Flyer 1

BJJ Revolution Camp in Rio

Here is the official announcement of the 2011 BJJ CAMP IN RIO
This year we will have some new attractions as a Visit to a traditional SAMBA school ,Tour around Rio wonderful beaches,watch live a soccer game for the Brazilian seria A League and a special day train at the famous Carlson Gracie headquarter in Copacabana Beach . (read more)

Kid Peligro Visits Sunset Beach BJJ

This past Wednesday, Kid Peligro was at Sunset Beach BJJ sharing some techniques with Jeff "JD" Doner and his crew. The location of Sunset Beach BJJ couldn't be better, front row center at 50 yard line at one of the premier waves in the World: Sunset Beach. The only thing better than the location is the crew. JD and his gang are great and unreal hosts, plus some really good training goes down there. |

Kid wants to thank all that were there yesterday and some that were not (Ezra :) ) for their kindness and Aloha. (read more)

Speaking of Kid and Oahu a reminder for Kid Peligro's Seminar this Saturday

Arizona State Championships - Kron Gracie is out - Black Belt Open is in

NEW!! BLACK OPEN CLASS DIVISION: There will be a Black Belt Open class division paying $3000 in Prizes! First place winner will receive $2500, while the 2nd place will receive $500. (read more)

Now go train Jiu-Jitsu,

Kid  Peligro

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Rodrigo Gracie Interview

Rodrigo Gracie

Rodrigo Gracie Interview
Rodrigo Gracie burst into the international grappling scene in 1998, winning the maiden ADCC event in the U77 KG category while he was still a Brown Belt in BJJ. Rodrigo's final match was against the dangerous Kareem Barklaev. from then on Rodrigo took MMA and had a great submission win against Daijiru Matsui in Pride 19 in Feb 2002. Matsui had fought many tough opponents and had not been submitted and was coming off a win over Quinton Jackson (by DQ). The public hadn't heard much from Rodrigo since his last fight in K1 Heros in 2006 so we decided it was time to find out what's Rodrigo been up to.(read more)

Now go train Jiu-Jitsu,

Kid  Peligro

Monday, February 7, 2011

Kid Peligro Seminar in Oahu

Kid Seminar Oahu

Kid Peligro Seminar in Oahu

Kid Peligro is going to be conducting a seminar at Todd Tanaka's Academy Team HK in Oahu, Hi. The seminar goes down on Saturday February 12th, 2011 from 11:00Am to 2:00PM. For more info and to secure your spot check out the poster above or call (808) 227-1128 or

Hope to see you there !

Now go train Jiu-Jitsu,

Kid  Peligro

Fedor training in Russia for Strikeforce Grand Prix

Before your chance to meet Fedor and all of the STRIKEFORCE World Grand Prix fighters at tomorrow’s free Fan Experience at New York’s Roseland Ballroom (full details below), check out how the Russian phenomenon has been preparing for his return to the cage:
SATURDAY, FEB 12th at 10pm on SHOWTIME
For more info on the Strikeforce World Grand Prix Heavyweight Tournament
-         STRIKEFORCE World Grand Prix: Heavyweight Tournament Fan Experience
o       TOMORROW/Tuesday, Feb. 8
o       Roseland Ballroom – 239 W. 52nd Street just West of Broadway, NYC
o       From 4-6 p.m. (Doors open at 3:30)
o       Hosted by Scott Ferrall with special guest deejay, DJ Clue
o       Get autographs, photos, watch fighters work out and much more
o       Chance to win free tickets
o   FREE

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Andre Galvao Seminar and Site - Chico Mendes Seminar in UK - Atos Pan Camp in San Diego

Galvao Seminar Ontario

Andre Galvao Seminar and Website

Former World Champion Andre Galvao has upgraded his website. The new site has instructionals, (read more)

Chico Mendes Seminar in the UK

This past Saturday Checkmat BJJ Black Belt Chico Mendes conducted a seminar at Checkmat affiliate in the UK CombatSports Academy. The seminar also had other Checkmat UK instructors (read more)

Atos Team Camp in San Diego

Atos team will be conducting their Pan 2011 training at Andre Galvao's Atos academy in San Diego. (read more)

Now go train Jiu-Jitsu,

Kid  Peligro

UFC 126 Silva v Belfort Results

UFC 126

Main Fights:

Anderson Silva v Vitor Belfort - Silva by KO (Front Kick)  3:25 R1
Forrest Griffin v Rich Franklin - Griffin by Unanimous Judges Decision  R3

(read more)

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Don't forget to watch UFC tonight - Surfers board Game

Don't forget to watch UFC 126 tonight with Anderson Silva v Vitor Belfort as the main event. This fight has the potential to be one of the best ever as both fighters are great strikers, great on the ground and genuinely don't like each other.The rest of the card is very strong also

Cool Surfers Board Game

The other day Kid came across a really cool board game designed by surfers for surfers. The Waimea Wipeout is fun but it also helps you with strategies for scoring waves, making it a great game for aspiring amateur and pro surfers.  I especially liked the fact that it gives you insight on risk and reward and the mindset during a heat. With surfer/game characters like Mark Healey, Reef McIntosh and Shane Dorian you'll pull through the barrels at Pipe and other spots. And the best part is a portion of the proceeds go to Sunset Beach Elementary School

For more info check out:  &

Now go train Jiu-Jitsu,

Kid  Peligro

Alliance Pan Camp - Saulo Ribeiro seminars in Toledo

Jacare checking the students

Alliance Pan Camp

After winning the European's Jacare has set his eye on the Pan as the next phase of our effort to win the Grand Slam of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. We are once again hosting a camp in preparation for the upcoming competition to be held in Irvine CA, USA. The camp will be held at the Sandy Springs (Atlanta) location from the 14th-19th of March. On Saturday the camp will be concluded with a seminar hosted by former World, 2x Pan and reciently crowned 2x European light weight champion Lucas Lepri. (read more)

Saulo Ribeiro Seminars in Toledo and Detroit

Multiple times World Champion Saulo Ribeiro will be conducting a series of seminars in Toledo,Ohio and Detroit, Michigan.

Owners & Instructors Seminar (toledo) : February 25, 7-9 PM $100.00 (read more)

Now go train Jiu-Jitsu,

Kid  Peligro

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Gotta be at this one - Kid Seminar in Oahu

Joel Tudor visits Sunset Beach BBJJ - Chico Mendes in Cali - Alvaro Romano in W. Monroe, LA - "Wizard" Xavier Seminars

Joel at Sunset Beach BJJ

Joel Tudor visits SBJJ

Kid, we missed you tonight but like scheduled Rosaldo Cavalcanti showed up and filmed Sunset Beach Jiu-Jitsu in action for his "Combate TV" show. The show is based on the connection between surf and Jiu-Jitsu. So tonight we had special guest World longboard and BJJ Champion Joel Tudor.(read more)

Chico Mendes Seminar in California

CheckMat BJJ Black Belt Chico Mendes is coming to California where he'll be training and helping train the troops for the Pan 2011. (read more)

Alvaro Romano's Ginastica Natural Seminar in West Monroe, LA.

Alvaro Romano returns to West Monroe, Louisiana for a Ginastica Natural Seminar. The event takes place at John Blunchi's Academy on March 5, 2011. Check out the poster below for more info.

"Wizard" Xavier Seminars

Leonardo "Wizard" Xavier is going to Europe to conduct a series of seminars int eh old continent but prior to that the Wizard is going to spread some of his vast knowledge in the East Coast of the USA in Philly and Forest Hills, NY. (read more)

Now go train Jiu-Jitsu,

Kid  Peligro

Must watch Terere training with Cousin Leu

Watch out, the "terror" is back. Terere has been in England for some time now and after the European he invited his cousin Leu to spend some time with him. This is one of their training sessions. Judge for yourself: Is he back or what?

Check it out at

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Kid  Peligro

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Great Training at Gracie Competition San Diego - Roger Gracie in Strikeforce - Carlos Machado's New DVD

Royler GRacie Comp

Hard Training at Gracie Competition San Diego
Once a week some of the best Black Belts from Gracie Competition team get together to sharpen up their game and to exchange notes, this is no news, but when Royler Gracie comments on how hard the training was, one can only imagine it was on. This happened today as Royler, Regis Lebre, Johnny Farias, Ricardinho and Elias Gallegos hit the mats at Gracie Comp SD. As Gallego puts it: "I had the opportunity to train with master Royler Gracie!!!!! Oh man it was amazing !! Haha he moved so smooth, I couldn't do anything!"

Good thing Kid wasn't there or my elbow would have been toast! : )

Can you name that Gracie?
Roger Gracie fought this past weekend at Strikeforce event in San Jose, Ca. With Roger fighting a big contingent of Gracies and friends were present to give support. Alvaro Romano sent us this group picture (read more)

Carlos Machado releases a new DVD

(read more)

Now go train Jiu-Jitsu,

Kid  Peligro

ADCC North American Championships San Diego

One of the last stops to the ADCC Worlds, is San Diego! Fellow grapplers, please join us on Saturday March 12th, at the National Guard Armory in San Diego California, for the 2011 North American ADCC Championships.

This is the last official qualifier for competitors of the US and Canada, for  the 2011 ADCC World Championships.

Registration will be Open Very soon


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