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Christie in Rio – Competing at the Rio Open Championships

By Christie Sullivan / August 10, 2012

  It’s a Wednesday, the day before my division at the Rio Open. It also happens to be my birthday today. I’m blessed to be in Rio, but the celebrations will have to wait until post-competition. I’m lounging on the beach in Ipanema, watching four carioca women play beach volleyball. All are donning string-clad bikinis. […]


Christie in Rio

By Christie Sullivan / July 18, 2012

Most people will tell you that they don’t think it’s a good idea for a young lady to travel to Rio de Janeiro alone—especially when they hear you are going to train & fight in a martial art.  I hear the usual things from friends and family, but also from people in the jiujitsu community. […]


Live at the IBJJF – World Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2012: “Buchecha” and Leo Nogueira to fight for Absolute Gold Sunday

By Christie Sullivan / June 3, 2012

Today marked the start of the black belt male divisions at the IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu World Championships. Early morning saw the preliminaries of the black belt adult male and female absolute divisions and was never lacking in action.   In the quarterfinals of the male open class, Rodolfo Vieira (GF Team) and Marcus Almeida "Buchecha" (Checkmat) faced […]


OTM is at the 2012 JiuJitsu PanAms! Absolute Black Belt Results

By Christie Sullivan / April 1, 2012

This weekend, the OTM crew is in attendance for one of jiujitsu’s most coveted tournaments—the Pan American JiuJitsu Championships, held at UC Irvine. Saturday was day three of the event and brought with it epic battles among the adult black belt open weight divisions. On Sunday, the final day of competition, the brown and black […]

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