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This Month's Expert: Ricardo Liborio
TECHNIQUE OF THE WEEK
This week we welcome Ricardo Liborio, founder of American Top Team, a Coral Belt and a legend. Professor Liborio shows us a nice half guard pass and submission.

Ricardo Liborio

“Each of us has much more hidden inside us than we have had a chance to explore. Unless we create an environment that enables us to discover the limits of our potential, we will never know what we have inside of us.”
- Muhammad Yunus


Lifestyle & Opinion

MANAGING
ADRENALINE DUMPS
Adrenaline.Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is an individual sport. Although there are teams, schools, and associations, at the end of the day your training partners can’t fight for you. At a competition, once you step onto the mat, it’s just you, alone in the spot light.

Everyone reacts a little bit differently, but for me, as I walk out the gym goes quiet. I feel slightly disconnected from the world, like I am watching my body from the outside. Every sound is muffled and slow. I feel my heartbeat in my ears, and my hands start to sweat. My legs get very tight like overwound springs, ready to explode on command. My throat swells a little bit and I can’t really talk. The muscles in my shoulders and neck get a little twitchy and my arms tingle... READ >

Lifestyle & Opinion

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Send your best designs (up to 5) to contest@bjjweekly.com before 2/1/2011. We’ll post all the entries on our Facebook page and let readers vote for their favorites. The winning design will get $100 in cash plus up to 10 free shirts... READ >


Expert Profile

Ricardo LiborioRICARDO LIBORIO
Even if you’ve never heard of him, you’ve seen his influence in BJJ and MMA. It’s impossible to miss. As the co-founder of Brazilian Top Team, and founder of American Top Team, there are few people with as much influence in the sport. ATT is one of the most successful schools in the world at producing world class MMA fighters... READ >

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