Footlocks, a loving couple, a tranquil and tenacious American–those are the ingredients comprising the No-Gi World Championship, a tournament that reached its highest degree of technique ever this year. GRACIEMAG was there to assimilate and convey the main lessons and perceptions the competition inspired in its champions. Get your copy of the magazine, and reap the lessons of Rafael Lovato, Marcus Vinicius “Bochecha,” Michelle Nicolini, Victor Estima and so many other monsters of the art.
Another mainstay of the issue is a long-time reader request: A special on female Jiu-Jitsu, with the greatest gentle art representatives laying out their guiding concepts and tactics so you too can go to town at your next tournament–whether you’re a fair-faced lady fighter or a thick-skinned macho monster alike.
The latest issue of GRACIEMAG doesn’t boil down to just theory and practice, though–there’s philosophy galore. This month we bring you a gathering of the sport’s phenomena. In FACE TO FACE, Zé Mario Sperry speaks of his competition return; in INTRO, we pay tribute to Mike Tyson; in ANTHOLOGY, we remember Rickson Gracie – all three offering teachings of the utmost value to martial arts practitioners.
The magazine also takes a spin around the main tournaments this season. There’s the US Open, Miami Open and much more. Get the scoop on who stood out at the end of the competition year.
In Martin Rooney’s column, a precious lesson in injury prevention. All part of a well-though-out warmup. Check out this month’s TRAINING FOR WARRIORS column and avoid missing training because of those pesky aches and pains.
In TRAINING PROGRAM, we drop by the Gracie Barra academy in Paraíba, a state in Brazil’s Northeast, and we also bring you a series of finishes that work from Alaska to Australia. Put them to the test.
Now in CHOKE, the reason why the most heavily anticipated fight of the year, at UFC on Fox, didn’t need to last more than a few seconds to enrapture the entire world.
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