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This Month's Expert: Phil Migliarese
TECHNIQUE OF THE WEEK
This month we are excited to feature Phil Migliarese as expert of the month. Phil is a 4th degree Relson Gracie blackbelt. He’s been training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for over 20 years. He’s also the creator of Yoga for Fighters, Jiu-Jitsu Share, Jiu-Jitsu Matrix, and he runs Balance Studio in Philadelphia with his brother Ricardo.In 1993 Phil was in a car accident that left him in a coma and then immobile for 6 months. He wasn’t expected to walk or train again, but he managed to make it to UFC 1 in support of his friend Royce Gracie in just 11 months. By UFC 2 Phil was back on the mat... WATCH NOW >

Phil Migliarese

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Lifestyle and Opinion

BONSAI AS A METAPHOR FOR BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU
Bonsai
I’ve always enjoyed looking at bonsai trees, they truly are an amazing art form. Bonsai has been practiced for over 1000 years in Japan, and before that a similar practice called Penjing thrived in China at least as early as 600AD.

The Japanese brought their own unique perspective to the practice though. The Japanese believe that by shaping nature with human hands and ideals they can turn natural beauty into true beauty. "A tree that is left growing in its natural state is a crude thing. It is only when it is kept close to human beings who fashion it with loving care that its... READ >

Rolling Reflections

with Marcelo Garcia

Marcelo is one of the most exciting grapplers on the planet. His Jiu-Jitsu game is dynamic, fluid, and at a level most of us will never be able to fully understand. In this episode of Rolling Reflections we did something a little different, Marcelo wanted to roll nogi at 100% and so Pete gave him everything he had. Pete outweighs Marcelo by at least 60lbs, but as you can see that wasn't a problem for Marcelo.Not only is Marcelo an amazing grappler, he is an extremely kind and humble person... WATCH NOW >

Marcelo Garcia Vs Pete Roberts


BJJ Lifestyle

Eddie Kone BJJ Seminar report by Carl Fisher

Carl FisherEddie Kone was awarded his black belt from none other than Royler Gracie and is head of the EKBJJ Association that has clubs in the UK, Ireland, Romania and Brazil; as a result of these clubs, Eddie spends a lot of his time travelling to deliver seminars to make sure that his students get the best tuition possible, which in turn sees Eddie travelling the world to hunt down the best teachers on the planet, year in year out.

Eddie was invited to take a gi masterclass at the EKBJJ Northern HQ in Rotherham, at the invite of instructor Mark ‘Monkey’ Bottom; a number of affiliated clubs were also present on the mats, supporting the event and looking forward to an afternoon of quality tuition. ... READ >

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