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Rodolfo Vieira was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on December 6th, 1981. Apart from his career as a jiu jitsu athlete Rodolfo is also a successful MMA (mixed martial arts) fighter, currently fighting in the UFC. Rodolfo’s ground game has been praised since he came up in jiu jitsu and he has always stood out for his aggressive grappling style, having earned himself many titles in jiu jitsu, both in the Gi and NoGi. Rodolfo has competed in more than 10 different countries and is known for his dynamic guard game, which he uses to pass his opponents’ guards with great ease. Rodolfo Vieira Rodolfo’s greatest achievement as a jiu jitsu competitor was his win at the ADCC (Abu Dhabi Combat Club) World Championship in 2013. Rodolfo became one of the only people to have won the ADCC in his first year of competing at it.
Rodolfo Vieira received his a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt in 2005 from Master Julio César Pereira, who has been widely regarded as one of the best heavyweight Gi competitors his generation. After competing for Grappling Fight Team (GFT), he was the first big name to come out of Rio de Janeiro’s academy, placing focus on this team that has since brought forward many more high-end athletes like himself. In November 2015 Rodolfo made an announcement about his move from GFT and joining American Top Team in pursuit of mixed martial arts career with them instead.
This documentary by Jits TV looks at Jiu Jitsu World Champion Rodolfo Vieira and his lifestyle in Rio de Janeiro.
Is it possible to become a world class Jiu Jitsu competitor without regular instruction?
Rafael Lovato Jr managed just that and became arguably the greatest American Jiu Jitsu fighter of all time while only seeing his coaches (Saulo and Xande Ribeiro) four or five times a year.
In this video, Rafael Lovato Jr discusses how he managed to develop his Jiu Jitsu in near isolation, the importance of asking questions, using a journal, and setting goals to stay on track of your progress.
Jiu Jitsu instructors often talk about the importance of killing your ego when you training or competing.
As a world class Jiu Jitsu athlete, is that possible or is your ego necessary to ascend to the top?
In this short documentary by BJJ Hacks, multiple-time IBJJF world champion Braulio discusses how his ego has played a part in his success at all levels in Jiu Jitsu.
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.
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.
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.
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
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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