Thursday, March 17, 2011


About take the back take, its very important you get mobility drill 3 steps knee on belly and make sure you pass with your knee very light on the guy so he gives the back with good speed and because your knee is so light it will be easy to take it. And the punch sweep, make sure his body is bent and your hips close to his
knee after that keep your legs close and use a great punch close to his foot.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Shaolin launches Big Apple Open in NY and pays tribute to Renzo

by Graciemag Newsroom — March 11, 2011.
Champion Jiu-Jitsu competitor and MMA fighter Vitor Shaolin and instructor Jen Sung are launching yet another championship to shake up the Jiu-Jitsu scene in New York.
“We’re producing the Big Apple Jiu-Jitsu Open on the coming 14th of May in Manhattan,” says Jen. “Our hope is that it will become a major annual event, to help further the art in New York along with the NY Open and Long Island Pride.”
The open tournament will offer 500 dollars as a prize and Renzo Gracie will receive the Honor of Achievement Award trophy, for his efforts in developing Jiu-Jitsu in the city of New York.
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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Warren Draws ‘Loro’ for Non-Title Fight at Bellator 41

Joe Warren may be eying an Olympic bid at the 2012 London Games, but the self-proclaimed “Baddest Man on the Planet” is not putting his MMA career aside just yet. 

Bellator Fighting Championships’ 145-pound titleholder will return to action against Ring of Combat featherweight champ Marcos “Louro” Galvao on April 16 in a 137-pound catchweight affair at Bellator 41, a source with knowledge of the matchup informed on Tuesday. No venue has been announced for the event, which will air live on MTV2. 

Warren, 34, is an accomplished Greco-Roman wrestler on the international stage and won gold in the 132-pound division of the 2006 FILA Wrestling World Championships. His bid at the 2008 Beijing Olympics was cut short when he tested positive for THC at the 2007 U.S. team trials, but Warren has been vocal in his desire to take part in the 2012 games. 

Since transitioning to MMA in March 2009, the former Michigan Wolverine has compiled a ledger of 6-1; his only loss came in his third fight, when he was armbarred by formerDream champ Bibiano Fernandes. Warren took decisions over Eric Marriott, Georgi Karakhanyan and Patricio “Pitbull” Freire to win Bellator’s second-season featherweight tournament in spring 2010. Last September, he disposed of Joe Soto with a stunning second-round knockout to become Bellator’s undisputed top featherweight. 

A product of Rio de Janeiro’s famed Nova Uniao camp, Galvao has competed under the banners of such organizations as Shooto and World Extreme Cagefighting. The 29-year-old was released from the latter promotion in March 2009 following a brutal knockout loss at the hands of Damacio Page at WEC 39. Since returning from a 14-month layoff last May, “Louro” has won three straight, most recently besting Ryan Vaccaro in December to claim the ROC 145-pound title. 

Mike Whitman contributed to this report.