Tag: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Revgear Fighter Juan Pablo Garcia

Juan Pablo Garcia, 27, is originally from Ecuador. He started training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu back in Ecuador, and after a couple of years he felt he needed more. Hi started traveling to Brazil and USA to train and to compete. Juan Pablo got his Blue Belt in BJJ with Royce Gracie in Ecuador, and then his Purple Belt with Marcio Simas in Gracie Barra in Orlando,...

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Joel Mickells: Blue Belt and BJJ Pro Ams

In November 2009 Joel Mickells got his Blue Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. And last weekend – February 20, 2010 – Joel competed for the first time as a Blue Belt  in the Best of the Best BJJ Pro Ams in Omaha, Nebraska. He placed first in Blue Belt Gi in 167 lb and below, and second in No-Gi 154 lb. Joel says that overall it...

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Revgear Fighter Joel Mickells in Best of the Best BJJ ProAms

Revgear sponsored fighter Joel Mickells participated in the Best of the Best Brazilian Jiu-jitsu ProAms in Omaha, Nebraska on June 20, 2009. He placed 3rd in No-Gi in 150 lb and below with 2 matches won and one match lost to his teammate Brian Heavrin. And then he got 2nd place in Gi in 167 lb and below with two matches won and one match...

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Tim O’Connell, Revgear Sponsored Fighter

Tim O’Connell, 19, is from Wakefield, Rhode Island. He started his MMA training at the age of 12 when he began wrestling until the age of 16. Then he started boxing, and at 17 he discovered Jiu-Jitsu. Unlike most people who do Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu because of a desire to compete in MMA, Tim actually had no idea what MMA was until he began BJJ. But once...

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