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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An Interview with Black Belt World Champion Andressa Cintra (with video and audio)

Andressa Cintra is the 2019 black belt world champion in the IBJJF women’s medium-heavy division. In this interview, we discuss many interesting topics including how she started training, the champion’s mindset, and she gives many tips that will help when you experience a plateau. You may watch the included video from YouTube or listen to the audio version.

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6’8, 145kg Bodybuilder and Actor Martyn Ford Steps Back On the Mats for MMA Debut

British bodybuilder, actor and aspiring MMA fighter Martyn Ford has stepped back on to the mats at his gym – Gracie Barra Sutton Coldfield, in preparation for his debut MMA fight. Towering at 6’8 – 203 cm, weighing a massive 320 lbs – 145 kg of pure muscle, with a

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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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