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.

Servando Almaraz and Mike Trinh work takedowns from the cage!

On June 7th, 2015, Houston held its first Jiu Jitsu Outdoor Experience. All Jiu Jitsu practitioners, regardless of belt or affiliation, were welcome to come out and roll. It was awesome to see the whole community come together over the common love of our martial art. A huge thanks to Angelus McFarlane, The Jiu Jitsu Podcast, and everyone who made this event possible!

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt Jacob Montalvo has been training in Harlingen, TX for the last 15 years, and with his knowledge of the ground game and MMA, he brings an authority into the MMA ring as a referee that understands the fight better than most. sits down with UFC fighter Carlos Diego Ferreira and talks about his past, his transition from world class Jiu Jitsu competitor to MMA fighter, and his advice to those trying to make it to the next level.

Brenda Rodriguez from Presa BJJ shows her favorite choke from the back!

Is this the new advantage for recovery and training for MMA fighters?

Servando puts a nice twist on attacking the Kimura from closed guard.

Alex Martins in Duncanville, TX, shows his new academy and welcomes all martial artists to come in and train with him.