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Exhaustion and Inspiration in Jiu Jitsu

Jiu-jitsu is not easy. I was a pretty regular gym rat prior to joining my first BJJ gym. I would lift and run at least four times a week, and ran half marathons and 5Ks. When I decided to join Ultimate MMA, I knew I’d be in for a challenge but I figured I was at least in good enough shape to keep up with…

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The Story of Thiago “Roylerzinho” Santos

Today, as I was doing some research on cancer and its effect in the jiu-jitsu community, I came across the story of Thiago da Silva “Roylerzinho” Santos. I didn’t know Thiago, but after reading about him and watching videos of support made by his friends, family, and teammates, there’s no question that Thiago was an incredible soul. His story below was taken from a post found at…

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