Servando Almaraz and Mike Trinh work takedowns from the cage!

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!

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. 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.

Brenda Rodriguez from Presa BJJ shows her favorite choke from the back!

Is this the new advantage for recovery and training for MMA fighters?

Servando puts a nice twist on attacking the Kimura from closed guard.

Alex Martins in Duncanville, TX, shows his new academy and welcomes all martial artists to come in and train with him.

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

Alex Martins out of Duncanville, Tx, shows a strong half guard pass and ends with a tight choke!