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Gameness Never Quit Moment - Semi Finalist Winner - Andy Lushman THIS POST CAN BE SEE IN Issue #050 VIEW NOW >

My name is Andy Lushman and I first started training BJJ two years ago when I moved from Canada to Switzerland. My story tells of my discovery of BJJ and the difficulties I encountered while training abroad. Below you will find my story which, in my opinion, is full of never quit moments...

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Carlson Gracie, "Et Pluribus Unum" THIS POST CAN BE SEE IN Issue #044 VIEW NOW >

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu’s history, though short, has been incredibly rich and has supplied tremendous material for researchers. From the early feuds with “Luta Livre Esportiva”, through the problems amongst the Gracie family, the break ups in the biggest teams (Carlson Gracie Team, Alliance, BTT, Gracie Barra, etc) and the tragic deaths and stories of such fighters as Ryan Gracie, Marcelo Behring, Rufino Gomes and others, not mentioning the heated rivalries between teams and competitors (“Pé de Pano” vs. “Terere”, “Macaco” vs. Ryan Gracie, Wallid Ismail vs. Edson Carvalho), the list is absolutely endless.

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BJJ Globetrotter - Jiu Jitsu Saves the World THIS POST CAN BE SEE IN Issue #043 VIEW NOW >

If you read a lot of BJJ related blogs, I’m sure you’ve heard about Christian Gruagart, a danish BJJ instructor who is currently doing an around the world trip and blogging about his experiences. He talks about the places he’s visting (Transnistria? come on Christian, did you just make that country up?) the people he’s meeting, and the food he’s eating.

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My Jiu-Jitsu Lifestyle Volume 01 THIS POST CAN BE SEE IN Issue #038 VIEW NOW >

We are all on our own unique Jiu Jitsu journey. This segment of the newsletter is an opportunity for our readers share their own BJJ lifestyle. Send your contributions to mybjjlife@bjjweekly.com.

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My Jiu-Jitsu Lifestyle - Desmund Reid THIS POST CAN BE SEE IN Issue #041 VIEW NOW >

I was watching television one day in when I saw the Gracie Combatives commercial. I caught my attention and I called and ordered the DVDs. That was in September 2009. After that, BJJ became a major part of my life. I started training regularly at a local school the next January.

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Association Spotlight - Robson Moura Nova Uniao - BJJ Weekly #042 THIS POST CAN BE SEE IN Issue #042 VIEW NOW >

“To be a Champion, You Have to Train with a Champion”

That's the motto for the Robson Moura Nova Uniao Jiu Jitsu Association - and describes his overall family approach at the same time.

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Ricardo Liborio – Expert Profile THIS POST CAN BE SEE IN Issue #035 VIEW NOW >

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.

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Marshal Carper, author of Cauliflower Chronicles - BJJ Weekly Interview THIS POST CAN BE SEE IN Issue #031 VIEW NOW >

We got a chance to talk with Marshal Carper, the author of Cauliflower Chronicles recently and found out about his experience training in Hawaii at the BJ Penn MMA school. We also discuss some of the complexities of Hawaiian culture and rolling with BJ.

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