Author: Jeff

PODCAST: Pedro Sauer and Murilo Bustamante

Some photos from the Pedro Sauer headquarters that are referenced in this show. This is Grandmaster Helio Gracie’s choking log: Here is one of Grandmaster Helio’s gis, made with sail cloth:  Here is the wall that every black belt who visits the academy is invited to sign:

6 Thoughts On The Retirement of Rafael Mendes (One For Each World Championship)

1. I completely understand his reasoning. Training and competing at the highest level takes so much time, energy, commitment, and resources that a young father with a successful academy and his health probably should be thinking about moving on to other challenges. 2. As a fan of jiujitsu and of Rafael Mendes, I’m sad he didn’t »

How to Watch the IBJJF Mundials, and Who To Watch Locally

The IBJFF world championship, the Mundials, is generally regarded as the most prestigious tournament for gi Brazilian jiu-jitsu. It’s competitors of the highest order and a who’s who of the sport’s royalty. On the podcast this week, we talk about why this is an event that every jiujitsu practitioner should attend at least once. Seeing »