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Gracie Barra Professor Ted Stickel has been doing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for about 25 years, and is a fountain of knowledge.

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.

The head of Presa BJJ, Aurelio Gallegos, talks about his conversion from Paragon to Presa, and the goals he has set for this rising academy in the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu world.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt Jacob Montalvo has been training in Harlingen, TX for the last 15 years, and with his knowledge of the ground game and MMA, he brings an authority into the MMA ring as a referee that understands the fight better than most.

MMAWIN.com sits down with UFC fighter Carlos Diego Ferreira and talks about his past, his transition from world class Jiu Jitsu competitor to MMA fighter, and his advice to those trying to make it to the next level.

It is rare to find a professor in Texas with as much history in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu as Octavio Couto.

Mark and Nick Reding have been teaching Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for 16 years, being the first in the Denton area and one of the first martial arts academies in Texas to do so.

Professor Alejandro Siqueira from Gracie Barra Southlake shows us a sneaky attack when your opponent is turtled up!

As the countdown to the IBJJF World Championship begins, black belt Inácio Neto trains vigorously at Gracie Barra Westchase and Next Level Athletics. MMAWIN.com got the chance to take a look at the dedication and grueling training it takes to compete at such a high level.

Houston's newest Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt, Jose Llanas, reflects on his journey and offers advice for the next generation of martial artists.

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