Our mission is to get you to evolve in training and impress your teacher. Hence this month GRACIEMAG seeks to clear up any questions you may have regarding locks and joint attacks. What are the secrets to the omoplata, the most afflictive of armbars, the kimura, and so many other submission holds that target the joints? What are you getting wrong with them when attacking or defending? What’s the most efficient way to get them up to par once and for all?
Well, the first step is to secure your copy of this month’s GRACIEMAG. And then tear ‘em up in training! But that’s not all your GRACIEMAG has in store for you.
In Face to Face, GRACIEMAG peers into the mind of one of the season’s most promising competitors, one of the black belts who has evolved most in recent times. Jonathan Torres had a no-nonsense and revealing talk about his dreams, wins, pains, and the hardships he faced in making it to the top.
IN TRAINING PROGRAM, a tribute for readers to relish. Two years after Helio Gracie’s departure from this world on January 29, 2009, we put together a special on self-defense. As the Professor taught, if you don’t know how to defend yourself, you don’t know Jiu-Jitsu. To make you all the more complete (and safe), we bring you a special feature with some of his most faithful students.
There’s also another special article featuring the best of the year, decided by popular election and our own in-newsroom vote.
In the GMA section: what the Jiu-Jitsu masters have been up to to bolster the gentle art across the planet, with lessons, positions and anecdotes to remember.
And furthermore, in INTRO: we remember Carlson Gracie, helpful tips for white belts, Ginástica Natural, and a precious pointer for setting fight strategies from none other than Rafael Mendes.
Your favorite magazine also serves up one of the best action covers of all times and, in ANTHOLOGY, Shaolin versus Feitosa.
What’s more, CHOKE presents all the best from world MMA as filling for your GRACIEMAG. Right off the bat, a different sort of interview with Junior Cigano, Brock Lesnar’s next opponent. Plus there’s the profile of a female MMA referee who isn’t scared to face down the ugly brutes she presides over, an exclusive No-Gi position from José Aldo, and the best from the UFC.
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