How many people out there have had their lives changed by martial arts? In the case of Emma Kamarac, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu helped her find the confidence and strength to overcome a lifetime eating disorder.

Houston Muay Thai fighter Joseph Espinoza has been selected to compete on Team USA for the upcoming IFMA World Cup. was proud to sit down with this humble, polite, and incredibly talented athlete as he prepares to travel across the globe and represent us!

Lucas Aguirre from Team Tooke in Houston shows a nice set up for taking the leg of your opponent!

The head of Gracie Barra Brownsville, Tyler Bosard, started Jiu Jitsu in late 1998 in Lubbock, Texas.

Romi and Brenda Rodriguez head Presa RGV in Pharr, TX.

Romi Rodrigues from Presa RGV shows a strong double-attack from side control!

Romi Rodriguez from Presa RGV shows a crazy cool way to escape the bow and arrow choke!

A sneaky back-take from top half guard from Professor Ulpiano Malachias!

The head instructor of Gracie Barra Cedar Park, Fabio "Gigantinho" Villela, has a personality as big as him. He's fun, outgoing, and welcoming of anyone who steps into his academy. It was a pleasure to sit down and talk with this Gracie Barra black belt and learn of his past and his philosophy of teaching.

The head of Presa BJJ, Aurelio Gallegos, talks about his conversion from Paragon to Presa, and the goals he has set for this rising academy in the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu world.