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Category Archives: Jiu Jitsu History

World Champion Bianca Basilio Seminar at Level Up Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Level Up Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in West Los Angeles is very excited to be hosting Bianca Basilio for a technique seminar at 7:00pm September 2oth! Bianca is a multiple time World Champion and recently was crowned the UAEJJF Abu Dhabi Pro Champion in April! She began training Jiu Jitsu at 12 years old with Almeida Brazilian…
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A bit of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu History

Grandmaster Pedro Hemeterio was one of the pioneers of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in the 1940's, 50's and 60's. He was the first red belt promoted outside of the Gracie family and also was the first red belt promoted by Grandmaster Helio Gracie. He fought many no holds barred vale tudo matches during the 1940's and…
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