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Christie Sullivan


MarinMMA celebrates 5 years!

By Christie Sullivan / June 17, 2011

Photo credit: www.MarlonDuenas.com   MarinMMA celebrates 5 years!   If you were to ask the average BJJ practitioner, “What are the biggest teams in jiujitsu?” they’d probably name Gracie Barra, Gracie Humaita, Alliance, and Nova Unaio, just to name a few.   Yet, there are thousands of smaller academies throughout the country that operate successful […]


Highlights and Results from the 2011 World JiuJitsu Championships

By Christie Sullivan / June 10, 2011

The Brazilian JiuJitsu World Championships, also known as the “Mundials,” is the world’s largest stage for competitive jiujitsu. This past weekend, competitors, coaches and fans took to the now iconic blue Pyramid at California State Long Beach for the four daylong tournament. This year’s competition, saw the likes of all the usual all-star competitors, including: […]


No-Gi Worlds Black Belt finals Update from Los Angeles!

By Christie Sullivan / November 9, 2010

photo: Tanquinho Mendes defends JT Torres’ single leg in the semi finals. Photo by Christie Sullivan   No-Gi Worlds Black Belt finals Update from Los Angeles! Just got in from No-Gi worlds last night– photographed and watched the black belt matches from 9am through the evening finals. Also interviewed, with the help of my friend […]


Rolles Gracie seminar at Barra Brothers, Ocean Beach San Francisco

By Christie Sullivan / October 25, 2010

 We’re in San Francisco, California, where Carlos Sapao’s academy sits just feet from Ocean Beach, a sprawling shore along the Great Highway 1, flocking with seagulls and of course, local surfers and tourists. Even though it’s foggy and raining, it still gives you a little taste of the Barra da Tijuca , Brazil vibe—sand, surf […]


5x World Champion Leticia Ribeiro comes to Bay Area

By Christie Sullivan / September 22, 2010

On Sunday, one of JiuJitsu’s most recognizable female BJJ champions and women’s instructor’s, 5x World Champion Leticia Ribeiro, came to the San Francisco Bay Area to hold a Women’s-Only Seminar at the Eduardo Rocha academy in Oakland, CA. The seminar was initially organized to hold 20 women from 12-3pm, but due to the overwhelming interest […]


10th Annual Gracie Open in San Francisco

By Christie Sullivan / September 20, 2010

10th Annual Gracie Open held at Kezar Pavilion San Francisco, CA Cesar Gracie held his 10th annual, Gracie Open Brazilian Jiu Jitsu tournament in San Francisco this Saturday. The event included gi and no-gi divisions for kids and adults, absolute divisions, as well as a Super Fight between “Nasty Nate” Nate DuCharme (Dave Terrell) and […]

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