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The Living Legend: Rigan Machado

Rigan Machado, 1 of 5 brothers, was born on the 2nd of July 1966 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Today he is an 8th degree red and black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Carlos Gracie Jr. Having notable accomplishments under his belt, such as the 1996 & 1997 Weight and Absolute Pan American Championship. He also holds a record for winning 19 matches in one day by submissions. It’s no wonder he is so highly admired in the sport alongside legends like B.J Penn who says about Machado, “He is one of the best grapplers on the planet.”

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5 Ways to Be a Better Teammate

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) is a social activity.  Think about it, how good would you be if you had no one to train with? You need social skills to have teammates that are willing to train with you.  Without appropriate social skills, people will avoid you and you won’t be able to improve your BJJ skills.  So let’s make sure that you can be the best teammate possible! 

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The Presidential Debate Survival Guide

Let’s be honest, the Presidential debates can bring MANY emotions. We have all felt some fear, some anger, and even some occasional excitement. Either way, we know that this most recent presidential debate is going to leave us all a little more worse for wear. 😉 Read More

6 Side Control Secrets You Wish You Knew

I think side control is severely unused. You might think I’m crazy for saying that, since most BJJ instructors probably spend at least half their time teaching techniques that start or end in side control one way or the other. But almost all of them seem to focus their efforts on how to get to mount from there, which is only half the game. Read More

Aces Jiu Jitsu Club Gives Back

Aces Jiu Jitsu Club Gives Back

At Aces Jiu Jitsu Club, there is often talk about giving back to the community and checking in for charity. Have you ever wondered what that really looks like? At Aces we do much more than talk about giving back, we actually do it.  Read More

Jiu Jitsu Etiquette & Unspoken Rules Part 2

Jiu Jitsu Etiquette, Unspoken Rules, and Things That Probably Annoy Your Teammates

Although it’s not fair to expect you to just know these things, the fact of the matter is that at some point people DO expect you to know these unspoken rules.  Let’s continue the list of some of the most important things that you may not have heard yet.
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Jiu Jitsu Etiquette and Unspoken Rules

Jiu Jitsu Etiquette, Unspoken Rules, and Things That Probably Annoy Your Teammates

Although it’s not fair to expect you to just know these things, the fact of the matter is that at some point people DO expect you to know these unspoken rules.  Here’s a list of some of the most important things that you may not have heard yet. Read More

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