You don’t need to eat meat to be the man to beat!
This weeks interview is with the 24 year old blue belt out of Ricardo Almeida BJJ in New Jersey who is also the man behind Vegan Jiu Jitsu. I had the pleasure competing against Leon back at the NY Spring Open in the no-gi finals, I lost by points as per usual, but speaking of usual occurrences…I could sit here and try and tell you all about someone but I will not be able to do them justice so take it away Leon! Continue reading
Find out how to be a World Champion such as Bernardo Faria off the mats. He is a man of (deep)half-guard and whole nutrition.
Bernardo is a beast, and one of the nicest guys on the planet. How can you not be when you are sharing the mat with and working with Marcelo Garcia on a day to day basis? At only 27 he has already stacked up quiet the impressive tournament resume before and after receiving his black belt in 2009 under Ricardo Marques, a Carlson Gracie Black Belt. (He is currently the 6th ranked Black Belt in the World.) Bernardo then went on to join the Alliance in Sao Paulo under “The General” Fabio Gurgel. Bernardo now lives and teaches at Marcelo Garcia’s Academy in NYC. I am keeping Bernardo’s bio short because you should Continue reading
An Interview with the All-Natural Steroid Free, Felipe Costa!
Felipe Costa is not the physically biggest guy in the sport, but he is a giant personality wise. He is known for the plethora of seminars he does worldwide along with his video series including Felipe 30+ which covers his road to recovery after surgery in the pursuit of getting back into the competition circuit. Much like many other sponsors of Storm Kimonos, the heart of a champion lives within Felipe. He never won a major title until he was a Black belt, under Rodrigo Comprido….wait what am I doing…
The best person to tell you about Felipe is the man himself! I cannot possibly do him justice. Take it away Felipe! Continue reading
Interview with Owner of Bamboo Jiu Jitsu, Alliance black belt, and Foodie, the Big Panda of Inverted Gear himself, Nelson Puentes!
This week I got to finally slow myself down and put questions together for a good friend of mine, Nelson Puentes. I say that because when Nelson and I first started talking we had that Step Brothers “Did we just become best friends? Yup!” moment over food. Primarily over Brussels Sprouts, slow cooked chili and Philly cheese steaks. It was clear that I needed to put some of our conversations into this interview or else I would miss too many gems to share with you all! So without further adieu Continue reading