ISSUE 115- August 27, 2012 social networks YouTube Facebook Twitter

This Months Expert:
Braulio Estima

This week, Braulio Estima continues his sweep series from guard. Braulio has an answer for every defense and this week he goes for the kill. Braulio con not achieve the grip he used in the past two weeks so he opts for the cross grip. With the same motion he opens up his opponent and shoots a nice triangle submission. This... WATCH NOW >

Braulio Estima

Judo For Jiu-Jitsu
with Jimmy Pedro
Many of you saw Jimmy Pedro coaching his athletes at this years Summer Olympics. Jimmy is the real deal and from the feet he is one of the best in the world. Jimmy shows us a firemen's carry this week and demonstrates it both Judo style and also with a little less impact for us BJJ guys. Practice it and make it your own....WATCH NOW >

Jimmy Pedro

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By Deborah Markel
It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog. – Mark Twain

For a guy who tops out at 5’5” in his flip-flops, Robson Moura is definitely not afraid of heights.

Having grown up in the Pimentel favela of Teresopolis, on a misty mountain outside Rio, Moura now stands on top of the world of BJJ. And in a sport where inspiring stories are common, Moura’s stands head and shoulders above the rest.

Being from the favela is something that non-Brazilians (and privileged Brazilians) have a hard time grasping. We have bad neighborhoods in Cleveland. Big deal.

But as Rio native Eduardo Rocha said when comparing a sketchy Oakland arondissement to the favelas of Brazil, “You call this a bad neighborhood? This is Disneyland.”

The favela doesn’t just spell poverty, it represents isolation from society.

Moura describes in his Youtube video “Life in the Favela” how Brazil’s shantytowns are a world unto themselves. People are born there, go to school there, work there, and die there.

But if Robson Moura didn’t want to die in the favela—and he could have, with the stray bullets whizzing by his head—he definitely didn’t want to live there....READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE>

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