Remarkable Academy Breakdown #1: Gracie Barra Belo Horizonte

Grappling Insider wants to introduce some of the best, world-renowned academies on the planet. For this first edition, we reached out to one of the Meccas of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, with one of the most well-known professors of all-time, Vinicius ‘Draculino’ Magalhaes, who created this place from scratch. Magalhaes was

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Gracie Barra’s Golden Boy: An Interview With Lucas Valente

Lucas Valente is not only a rising star in Gracie Barra, he is already counted among the elite at such a young age. His most recent accomplishment is bagging silver at the 2019 IBJJF Worlds, only yielding gold in a hotly debated match with the bemedaled veteran Lucas Lepri. We go over his evolution in the sport, training at such a young age, his mindset, goals, and long-term plans.

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Half Minute Highlight: Nsima Inyang at Who’s Number One

The Who’s Number One event last Saturday lived up to the hype providing a night of action-packed grappling full of upsets and dramatic competition. One stand-out match was billed as a cross-over between the grappling and strength training world, pitting Cassio Werneck purple-belt Nsima Inyang against Gracie Barra blue-belt and strongman competitor Chad Wesley Smith, both competing in the ultra-heavyweight division.

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2021 ADCC European Trials Competitor List: Oliver Taza, Former Trials Winners, Polaris Vets

Now less than a year away from the 2022 ADCC Championships, the first official qualifying event is set to take place. The ADCC European, Middle East and African Trials (“European Trials”) take place on Saturday, September 18. As one of the few qualifying events for the prestigious ADCC Championships, it

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