The head instructor of Gracie Barra Cedar Park, Fabio "Gigantinho" Villela, has a personality as big as him. He's fun, outgoing, and welcoming of anyone who steps into his academy. It was a pleasure to sit down and talk with this Gracie Barra black belt and learn of his past and his philosophy of teaching.
On June 7th, 2015, Houston held its first Jiu Jitsu Outdoor Experience. All Jiu Jitsu practitioners, regardless of belt or affiliation, were welcome to come out and roll. It was awesome to see the whole community come together over the common love of our martial art. A huge thanks to Angelus McFarlane, The Jiu Jitsu Podcast, and everyone who made this event possible!