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Lucas “Hulk” Barbosa

Lucas Barbosa, also known as “Hulk” in the grappling world is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt under André Galvao. Lucas Hulk’s breakthrough came on Copa Podio’s The Team web series where he competed with Marcio Rodrigues’ team. Since 2014, Lucas has been dominant and cemented his talent by winning at IBJJF World Championships and Brazilian …

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The History of Art of Jiu-Jitsu and the Mendes Brothers

Dubbed by many as the most beautiful jiujitsu gym in the world, Art of Jiu-Jitsu (AOJ) managed to bring a level of new kind of aesthetics to jiujitsu gyms. With its all-white theme with their instructors and team members wearing white gis and black rashguards, the Mendes brothers along with RVCA founder and jiujitsu black …

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Nathalia Santoro – Fitness Model, Bodybuilder & Gordon Ryan’s Girlfriend/Sister?

Nathalia Santoro aka Sonny as she’s known by on Instagram is a fitness model, bodybuilder and a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu purple belt under John Danaher. Aside from all of this, she is probably most known in the BJJ community as Gordon Ryan’s girlfriend. Santoro currently resides in Puerto Rico after moving from New Jersey with Gordon, …

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BJJ’s Dirty Dozen – The Sport’s First 12 Non-Brazilian Black Belts

These days, you see a lot of non-Brazilian BJJ black belts all over the world. Big tournaments are conducted for days to accommodate practitioners. However, during the 90s and even during the 2000s, there weren’t a lot of non-Brazilian practitioners who reached the ranked of black belt. It was only after UFC 1 when BJJ …

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