The President was recently quoted saying, "There is no place better to have fun than Vegas, one of our country's great destinations." This came after Nevada lawmakers lashed out at President Barack Obama after he made another reference to Las Vegas while explaining how people should make tough choices on spending. This comes after last week's comment,

2009 Grapplers Quest World Series of Grappling
$1,000 Featherweight Pro Division

3rd Place Match:
Ryan Hall (50/50 BJJ -
Rodrigo Ranieri (New Breed Academy -

What did you think of this match?

This was posted on YouTube and I wanted to share it with you...2010 Euro Absolute Black Belt Finals, Gustavo Campos vs Rodrigo Calvacca. Lisbon, February 1st 2010. Watch until the end. . . . special thanks to the Geeza and major props to the CBJJ ( for always putting together an amazing event.

Rob Kahn Black Belt, Justin "Chim Chim" Garcia is head instructor of The Jungle Gym in the Bronx, New York ( On Saturday, December 10th, 2005 in Hoboken, New Jersey, Chim Chim made his mixed martial arts debut against Scott Argott of The Bare Knuckle Assasins. For our loyal members of and fans of Justin Garcia, please enjoy this video

Grappling RADIO's Double Episode # 4 & 5 with Special Guest Lloyd Irvin

2009 World Series of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Overall Team Champions:

1st Place: Team Mica Machado Las Vegas

Head Instructors: Amilcar "Mica" Cipili and Walter Vital

2nd Place: Team Carlson Gracie (Ricardo Calvalcanti)

3rd Place: Team Paragon (Ricardo "Franjinha" Miller, Jeff Glover, Bill Cooper)

4th Place: Team Lovato/Saulo Ribeiro Oklahoma

5th Place: Team Cobra Kai (Marc Laimon, Sim Go, Ulysses Gomez)

My Good Friend and Instructor in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Chris Savarese ( posted this amazing photo of Helio Gracie on his profile, as today marks one year since the passing of the ground fighting legend and revolutionary. His legacy lives on in all of us...please join me in a moment of silence in his memory.

Here is a very inspirational tribute video and photo collection to the life achievements of Helio Gracie: