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This Month's Expert: Vitor "Shaolin" Ribeiro
TECHNIQUE OF THE WEEK
Shaolin finishes up his month with a tricky sweep from spider guard. Thanks Shaolin for beng a great host. New expert coming next week!

Vitor "Shaolin Ribeiro

“For every failure, there's an alternative course of action. You just have to find it. When you come to a roadblock, take a detour.”
- Mary Kay Ash

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Lifestyle & Opinion

SWEET NATURAL HERB
Stevia Leaf
No, were not encouraging all you 10th Planet guys!
We're talking about Stevia!

In 2008 the US FDA has approved the use of Stevia extracts in food production. Previously you could purchase Stevia in the US, but only as a supplement. Stevia is still banned in most EU countries, but that may be changing soon.

Stevia is a shrub and a member of the sunflower family that grows mainly in South America. It has been used for hundreds of years by native tribes from Paraguay, Bolivia, and Brazil as both a sweetener and medicinal treatment for a wide variety of ailments. It is believed to have benefits for hypertension, glucose intolerance, obesity, and even osteoporosis. In it’s natural leaf state, Stevia is 35-40 times as sweet as table sugar and the extract is 300 times as sweet... MORE >

Rolling Reflection

ROLLING WITH "DEDECO"
In this episode of Rolling Reflections Pete gets the chance to roll with 4th degree black belt Andre 'Dedeco' Almeida. Dedeco is the founder of Best Way BJJ and has trained many champion BJJ players including over 26 black belts. Dedeco will be featured next month as Expert of the Month - make sure you don't miss him, it just doesn't get any better! And, as a side note, Dedeco has excellent fashion sense as well, rocking a BJJ Weekly shirt for the occasion!... WATCH >

Pete Roberts vs Dedeco


eviews that Matter

BIGGER, FASTER, STRONGER - Movie Review

By Bill Thomas

Bigger faster strongerWe take a look at the documentary Bigger, Faster, Stronger - a film that will have you thinking deeply about steroids and their place in sports.

It seems that everyone has an opinion about the use of performance enhancing drugs in sports. But how well thought out are those opinions? Are steroids just a fact of life? Should they be banned.... MORE >

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Product Review

SCRAMBLE STUFF
ESSENTIALS OF JIU JITSU

Stevia LeafWe received a few of the new Scramble Jiu Jitsu Essential shirts for review at the BJJ Weekly office the other day. The shirts come wrapped in individual plastic packages which is really nice, and the shipping from the UK took only a few days.

When I opened the shirt up I was immediately impressed with the quality of the tee itself, and the screen printing. There are . ... MORE >

BJJ Power Play

DEFEAT THE DE LA RIVA GUARD
Pete shows a quick and easy way to defeat the De La Riva hook when passing from a combat base... WATCH >

Defeat the De la riva guard


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