Chuck “The Truck” Willen

Chuck Willen is a legend on the Asian Masters competition scene, holds a black belt under Ailton Barbosa from Coconut Creek American Top Team, and has trained extensively around the globe (or disc if you’re from 10th Planet).  I first …

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Vic Dorfman – BJJ in the tropics

Vic Dorfman is a brown belt under Olavo Abreu, Asian Open gold medalist, online entrepreneur and digital nomad based between Bali and Phuket. We first crossed paths years ago while we were both training at Phuket Top Team and I …

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Copa de Borneo 2018

It’s been a memorable few days in the island beneath the winds. This was my first trip to Borneo and I was not disappointed. Stunning coastline, majestic mountain range, lush green forest, exceptionally friendly locals and some delightful local entheogens. …

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Wendell Alexander – Nova Uniao

Wendell Alexander received his black belt in 1986 at the age of 20. Coming from the Oswaldo Fadda lineage he co-founded Nova Uniao and has over the years established a stable of world renowned competitors and fighters. Earlier this year …

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Yuta ‘破壊僧’ Shimada – Choke Boy

Yuta Shimada is Japanese home-grown Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt, a rank earned from the legendary Naoya Uematsu of Nexusense academy. Shimada is also one of the top competitors in the IBJJF international circuit and has won the Asian Open …

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Copa de Bangkok 2018

Jiu-jitsu tournaments, as we all know, can often be a sterling example of the chaos of life. From both the spectator’s and the competitors point-of-view, unexpected wins and losses occur, participants of the competition can often get injured thus causing …

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Dan Reid – Kaohsiung BJJ – Taiwan

Dan Reid is from a small town 30 miles from Edinburgh called Dunfermline. His interest in BJJ & MMA began around 2005, when he watched the first ultimate fighter and decided he would give it a try. This didn’t actually …

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