A Pugilist in the Land of the Ascending Dragon

A Pugilist in the Land of the Ascending Dragon

Arnaud Lepont was born in Granville, a seaside resort town in Normandy, France. As an aspiring Mixed Martial Artist intent on making a name for himself in the cage, he would move to Paris and began training with Mathieu Nicourt, one of the early pioneers of the cage...
Yuki ‘Submission’ Takahashi

Yuki ‘Submission’ Takahashi

高橋雄己, Yuki ‘Submission’ Takahashi born April 11th, 1999, in Aichi Prefecture Nagoya is currently competing in both Submission Grappling and Mixed Martial Arts out of “和術慧舟會HEARTS” or ‘Wajiutsu Keishoukai’ HEARTS and “今成柔術” or Imanari Jiu-Jitsu....
Raising the Black Flag in Okinawa

Raising the Black Flag in Okinawa

Michael Cates is a Black Belt under Ricardo Guimaraes of Gracie Humaita Team. He has lived in Japan for over 13 years and also holds a 1st degree black belt in Kodokan Judo. He has recently established his gym, Kuro Hata BJJ in Okinawa, Japan. BJJASIA: Firstly, the...
The History of Ju-Jitsu by Demian Maia

The History of Ju-Jitsu by Demian Maia

BJJ Hero, Demian Maia has taken it upon himself to chronicle the history of the gentle art. In the first part of this mini-series he begins in feudal Japan during the Nara period circa 710 AD. Certainly one for history buffs and students of the sport. Roberto Pedreira...

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