Nate Howe- JJAD #15- 09/04/14


I sat down with Minnesota grappler/mma fighter Nate Howe and talked with him about his roots in Rickson Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, his evolution as a fighter, his upcoming fight at RFA 19 at Mystic Lake Casino on October and perhaps, a couple of my own small BJJ rants…and I was totally sober. Shocking.


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Rodrigo “Comprido” Medeiros- JJAD #14- 08/26/14


Rodrigo “Comprido” Medeiros, 2-time Mundial Absolute Champion talks with me via skype about steroid use in BJJ, competing at Metamoris 4 and the formation of Team Brasa. I still can’t believe he was so cool during this interview. Maybe there’s something to this podcasting thing…

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Jiu-Jitsu After Dark Podcast #12- Gina Franssen- 08/14/14


Gina Franssen, Minnesota’s first female BJJ black belt and owner of X2 Fitness in Minneapolis, MN,  gives me a couple beers and talks about being a woman in grappling as well as what turns into some pretty heavy conversations about, well…listen and find out. And I give you the chance for free MMA tickets! Follow the Jiu-Jitsu After Dark podcast on iTunes and Twitter @bjjafterdark @killcliff


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Five Grappling Illinois Open Championship- 10/18-10/19/14


Information found at:


Small Batch Release Shoyoroll Gis
+100 Limited Edition Do Or Die Rash Guards
Available to early registered competitors only!

Event Information

Oak Lawn Park Pavilion
9401 S. Oak Park Avenue
Oak Lawn, IL 60453

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu / Submission Grappling Competition for Kids & Adults, both Male & Female


$105.00 for the First Division ($90 until Sept 18)
Each Additional Division is $20.00

Specators $15 (kids 8 and under are free)

St. Croix Valley Grappling Games- 10/04/14


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The St. Croix Valley Grappling Games is October 4, 2014!

These are the coolest tournament T-shirts yet.  Especially, if you are a fan of Sci-Fi (subtle hint 😉

Remember only the first 50 paid and registered competitors are guaranteed the shirt!  These ones will go fast! 

We have already had a dozen people pre-register and pay!  It is going to be an awesome tournament with many new and cool things happening.

The tournament will be at the Hudson High School which is a fantastic venue.  As usual we will be having great food from the local restaurants and sponsors with cool products and swag on site!

Double elimination. Advanced divisions are 15 min. submission only!

More cool stuff and information to come!

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Michael Ellefson
Midwest Center for Movement