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TBT: Rare Look Inside The Master Oswaldo Alves BJJ Academy

By Scotty OTM / January 22, 2015

Located in the heart of Copacabana Master Oswaldo Alves’ BJJ Academy was known for its fierce training and producing unstoppable champions. Jacare, Andre Galvao, Fredson Paixao, Junior Calazans, Amaury Bitteti, Paulo Filho, Gabriel Kitober, Bibiano Fernandes, and many more champions. Video cameras were rarely allowed in the small gym.  By square foot no other school has […]

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TBT 1999 4th Pans of BJJ Passando A Guarda High Lights Video

By Scotty OTM / September 18, 2014

1999 Was an EPIC year for BJJ for the CBJJ now the IBJJF Pan Ams of Jiu Jitsu, now called the Pans of BJJ. There are some high lights of some real BJJ battles on this video.  Passando A Guarda  is a TV show that has been running since the 90s in Brazil covering all […]

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TBT Matt Humes Vs Kenny Monday-The Contenders Grappling Match

By Scotty OTM / September 18, 2014

TBT Matt Humes Vs Kenny Monday-The Contenders Grappling Match On October 11, 1997, before the major no-gi grappling championships of today, John Perretti was the main organizer of a pioneering grappling event known simply as “The Contenders”.   The format was a seven-match card, held in Sioux City, Iowa, pitting a team of various martial […]

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TBT Dave Camarillo on training BJJ with Rickson Gracie

By Scotty OTM / September 11, 2014

DATM: Rickson Gracie Stands Alone I remember back when Dave was a brown belt and he went to train at Rickson Gracie’s School in LA.  At the time Dave, Gumby and I were all training at Ralph Gracie’s in Mt. View, CA.  At that time Ralph’s school was full of killers including BJ Penn and […]

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TBT Ryan Gracie vs Walid Ishmael Report

By Scotty OTM / August 28, 2014

Throw Back Thursday!  The Eye Witness Report of Ryan Gracie Vs. Walid Ishmael Fight From Pepe Beach in Rio de Janeiro This was an epic time in Rio.  Vale Tudo was at is zenith and there was a lot of tension between the Carlson Gracie and Carlos Gracie Barra Gracie sides of the family.  At […]

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Eddie Bravo Invitational 1 High Lights Video

By Scotty OTM / August 28, 2014

Eddie Bravo had just introduced his very own submission only Invitational BJJ Grappling event. Check out this high light video from Eddie Bravo’s First Invitational grappling event from Hollywood, Ca.  It features some of the worlds best grapplers: Jeff Glover, Gary Tonon, Geo “Freakazoid” Martinez

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TBT Josh Barnett vs Ricardo Almeida ADCC 2000 Grappling

By Scotty OTM / August 14, 2014

Back in 2000 when ADCC was still in Abu Dhabi a young Josh Barnett met up with Renzo Gracie Black Belt Ricardo Almeida. Ricardo not yet the UFC & MMA star that he is now, was already a BJJ champion and legendary competitor out of Gracie Barra in Rio de Janarieo. Josh Barnett vs Ricardo […]

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TBT 2008 BJ Penn Interview with DDN

By Benjamin / July 31, 2014

If you know OntheMat, who we are and what we represent then it should be no surprise that we are BJ Penn fans. We have grown in this spot together, I remember Reagan, BJ’s incredibly talented not so little brother, then only 15 tapping me for the first time. I will never forget boxing a […]