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Travis Stevens Travis Stevens is one of the most successful American Judo athletes in the history of martial arts. In 2016, he won the silver medal at the Summer Olympics in Rio. Travis has continued the American Judo tradition of his coach, the legendary Jimmy Pedro, who himself was a part of four Olympic team, by being a part of his third team in 2016. Travis Stevens has won the prestigious Pan American Games twice and has been a National Champion on three different occasions. If his judo career weren’t enough, Travis also earned a black belt from the famed...

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BJJ, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Grappling, Invisible Jiu Jitsu, Jiu Jitsu, Luis Heredia, Martial Arts -

Luis Heredia Who is Luis Heredia? Luis is a living legend, one of the original gangsters in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. A black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Rickson Gracie himself. Luis was infamously referred to as Rickson Gracia’s hitman. In a time where men would walk into academies and challenge the instructor, people would constantly walk into Rickson’s academy looking for a fight. Rickson would tell anyone and everyone that if they wanted to fight him, get through Luis. To make a long story short, nobody ever got to fight Ricskon. That was because Luis was Rickson’s trusted hitman....

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Dean Lister If there existed a grappling Mount Rushmore, carved into the mountains of history with the most important American grapplers to have ever stepped on the mats, Dean Lister’s face would be among them. Dean is one of the pioneers of both jiu jitsu and mixed martial arts, having been one of the earliest leg attack experts who could arguably have been responsible for the rise of the current crop of leg attack gunslingers like the team known as the Danaher Death Squad, made up of the likes of Garry Tonon, Eddie Cummings, and Gordon Ryan among others. As...

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BJJ, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Grappling, Jiu Jitsu, Martial Arts, Neil Melanson -

Neil Melanson Who is Neil Melanson? Neil could easily be considered one of the most dangerous men on the planet. Neil is the head coach of the infamous Blackzillians MMA Team at the Jaco Hybrid Training Center, he has coached some of the best UFC fighters to ever compete to the pinnacle of the sport. Some of the names that he has coached include, Chael Sonnen, Vitor Belfort, Randy Couture, Matt Mitrione, and the list goes on. Neil used to be the head grappling coach at world famous MMA gym, Xtreme Couture and has notably been referred to as the...

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Eddie Bravo -

Eddie Bravo Eddie Bravo is one of the most controversial figures in the history of combat sports and he embraces this role. Whether as a grappling practitioner, instructor, or event promoter, Eddie Bravo has had the unique ability to break the mold and inspired legions of students and fans with his evolution, or some say revolution within the fighting sports. Eddie Bravo is one of the true Renaissance spirits to have ever impacted the history of BJJ. As controversial as he is creative, he brings a rock n’ roll mentality to the sometimes traditional world of jiu jitsu. ACHIEVEMENTS Eddie...

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