Checkmat champion, Lucas Leite, whose half guard has been the bane of all competitors in his bracket, talks with about his life as the head of Checkmat headquarters in the United States.

Easily one of the most recognizable faces of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Kurt Osiander has become a worldwide sensation through his brutal honesty, profanity, and awesome personality.

As the first American Black Belt produced by Gracie Barra, as well as the second American black belt to close out at Worlds, Alberto Crane is used to making history.

Professor Cobrinha is one of the most accomplished competitors in the history of BJJ, with gold medals in the most prestigious championships in the world.

Gracie Barra Northridge is known for turning out stellar champions, one of which is the 3 time world champion Pedro Araújo.

Romulo Barral has been competing for 18 years, with gold medals spanning over 4 generations of competitors.

Tucked inside Albuquerque, New Mexico, is one of Gracie Barra's top competitors. Winner of multiple IBJJF gold medals, Professor Tussa and his academy are always associated with worlds class Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. had a great year in 2014, and we'd like to thank everyone who helped make that possible. jumped at the opportunity to interview UFC fighter Rafael Natal, as he trains for his fight under Professor Draculino at Gracie Barra Texas.

Traveling from San Antonio to Houston on a weekly basis and training 3 times a day is not a normal life for the average person, but Chris Lopez is not your average person.