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Helvecio Penna is a Jiu Jitsu black belt with a unique story; he is over 50 and still competes in the adult division against some of the best black belts in the world.
Penna started training at the age of 31 under the famous Ricardo De La Riva and received his Black Belt he was 42. Since then he has won the Masters & Seniors World title 7 times!
Outside of competition, Helvecio also works full time and helps the kids in the slums of Rio. Life can’t get more meaningful than that.
In this short documentary by Jits Magazine, Helvecio shares his experiences training and competing Jiu Jitsu and why it’s never too late to start.
World champion Caio Terra rose through the ranks of jiu-jitsu at an incredible rate, achieving his black belt in just over three years.
The outspoken rooster-weight champion is known for his incredible technical knowledge and proficiency.
In this interview from BJJ Hacks, Caio gives some invaluable advice on how to become successful in Jiu Jitsu and life.
Julio Cesar Pereira is a 6th degree Black Belt and a founding member of Grappling Fight Team (better known as GF Team) in Rio de Janeiro.
Unlike many of Jiu Jitsu players, his lineage does not come from the Gracies. Instead, Pereira’s routes come directly from Oswaldo Fadda.
He is an accomplished competitor in his own right and is responsible for developing some of the top Jiu Jitsu competitors in the world today, such as Rodolfo Vieira, Denilson Pimenta, and Vitor Oliveira.
Check out this short highlight video to learn more about Julio Cesar Pereira and his history in Jiu Jitsu.
What happens if love Jiu Jitsu but keep getting terrible competition results? That’s exactly what happened to Felipe Costa.
Instead of walking away he refused to quit, went back to the drawing board and became a world champion.
In this interview from BJJ Hacks, Felipe talks about the obstacles he had to overcome and the methods he used to rise to the top.
He also describes the sports psychology tricks he applied to win tournaments and explains how he approaches his training as a smaller jiu-jitsu player.
You’ll also see rolling footage from his ‘light guys only’ training sessions, reserved for jiu-jitsu players under 73kg.
What It Takes To Be The Best is a short film by Stuart Cooper and features some of the greatest Jiu Jitsu players of all time including Marcelo Garcia, Keenan Cornelius, Rickson Gracie, and more …
Marcelo Garcia is one of the greatest jiu-jitsu competitors of all time and is a well-respected teacher of the art.
His Manhattan Jiu Jitsu Academy draws visitors from around the world and is well known for having a fantastic training environment.
In this video, Marcelo describes how his experiences shaped him into the teacher he is today and what his plans are for the future now he’s retired from competition.
Kron Gracie is the youngest son of, Jiu Jitsu legend, Rickson Gracie and a formidable competitor in his own right. He has fought and won in two Metamoris events and he won the ADCC 2013 lightweight division.
To learn more about Kron Gracie’s style of Jiu Jitsu and the evolution of his game, check out this video from Bishop BJJ.
Both Gui and Rafa Mendes are multiple time world champions and are considered two of the best competitors of their generation.
These video’s from Bishop BJJ break down the Mendes Bros game by the numbers and contain many lessons you can use to improve your game.
Check out this awesome highlight for Bruno Malfacine training at Alliance, Orlando.
Southern California is fast becoming a mecca for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Due to the beautiful climate and surf lifestyle many of the worlds best competitors and coaches now call California home.
ROLL: Jiu-Jitsu in SoCal is a feature-length documentary by Eat Films that was shot over 7 days in California. The documentary looks at the roots of Brazilian Jiu-jitsu in America and the Jiu Jitsu lifestyle in So Cal.
Sit back, relax, and enjoy this awesome documentary.
Here is a short documentary by Stuart Cooper about Mackenzie Dern. She talks about how she started Jiu Jitsu and her goals for the future.
Shortly after this film was made Mackenzie achieved her goal and became Black Belt World Champion.
The Art Of JiuJitsu is a short documentary about the benefits of Jiujitsu from Stuart Cooper. The film features Jiujitsu practitioners including: Rickson and Kron Gracie, Kurt Osiander, Braulio Estima, and Romulo Barral
ADCC 2015 Highlight by Stuart Cooper
Rousimar Palhares – The Rise of Toquinho
Rousimar “Toquinho” Palhares exploded on to the submission grappling scene at ADCC 2011 after heel hooking his way to Silver Medal.
This documentary by Stuart Cooper looks back at Toquinho’s impressive performance and into his preparation for his fight against Mike Massenzio at UFC 142 Rio.
Robson Moura – JiuJitsu Hs No End
In this documentary by Stuart Cooper, Robson Moura talks about his approach to BJJ and what he’s learned through his Jiu Jitsu career.
He also shows us a few techniques that will help improve your Jiu Jitsu and it features footage from his ADCC 2011 Bouts with Jeff Glover and Ryan Hall.
Rafael Lovato JR – We Are Artists
Rafael Lovato Jr. is arguably the most accomplished American grappler. In this short documentary by Stuart Cooper, Lovato shares his thoughts and experiences of training Jiu Jitsu.
The Benefits of JiuJitsu is a short documentary by film maker Stuart Cooper. This film focuses the benefits you can gain from training BJJ and features Joe Rogan, Rickson Gracie, Dean Lister, Andre Galvao, and many more Jiujitsu athletes.
The Spirit Of Jiu Jitsu is a short documentary by Stuart Cooper.
The film focuses on Nic Gregoriades (a BJJ Black Belt under Roger Gracie) and his philosophies about Jiu Jitsu about how Yoga helped has benefitted his life.
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