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Mike Uka

Mike Uka

As an avid competitor Mike has traveled extensively around the world and has competed in competitions in both Gi and No gi with great success. Formerly based in the UK, Mike traveled to South East Asia and having spent time in Thailand, Singapore and Malaysia he is...

Roll Chasers & the Pacific Islands

Roll Chasers & the Pacific Islands

Roll Chasers is an international jiu-jitsu camp and events company. Inspired by the passion and culture of jiu-jitsu, they launched the Pacific Island Jiu-Jitsu Camp 2019 that is open to all academies and belt levels worldwide. This jiu-jitsu camp will be led by BJJ...

Jakub Miroslaw Bilko

Jakub Miroslaw Bilko

Let’s start at the beginning. With your martial arts background. How did you end up getting into BJJ. Were you always into combat sports? I discovered martial arts pretty late in my life - apart from doing some Taekwondo in elementary school, I’ve been pretty...

Margot Ciccarelli, Nømadic iD & Travel

Margot Ciccarelli, Nømadic iD & Travel

Margot Ciccarelli-Tang, is the founder of Nømadic iD & a Purple Belt World Champion (IBJJF 2018) She has most recently won the IBJJF Asian Open 2018 and has no long term fixed abode. She is of Chinese-Italian descent, 25 years old, raised in London and has been...

Vic Dorfman – BJJ in the tropics

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 recently managed to catch up with him...

Copa de Borneo 2018

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. I guess you...

Wendell Alexander – Nova Uniao

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 I had the privilege to sit down...

Yuta ‘破壊僧’ Shimada – Choke Boy

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 as a Black Belt 3 times....

Dimitrios Tsitos – The BJJ Nomad is back on the road

Dimitrios Tsitos – The BJJ Nomad is back on the road

"Life Has No Replay Button". Dimitrios Tsitos is not just a black belt but a triathlete, lifeguard, surfer and the original BJJ Nomad. I managed to catch up with him on his return to Bangkok where he will be residing for the next few months. Firstly I would like to...

Copa de Bangkok 2018

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 a mild panic,...

Dan Reid – Catch Jiu Jitsu – Taiwan

Dan Reid – Catch Jiu Jitsu – 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 begin until 2008. Better late than never as...

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