Tuesday, July 24, 2012

SEMINAR: Roan Jucao Carniero - Special BJJ/MMA seminar - July 27 - July 28, 2012 (Sat - Sun)

A heads-up anyone interested in a great opportunity to learn from a Carlson Gracie Black Belt. Also he's one of the trainers of Junior dos Santos and Antonio "Big Foot" Silva.


Roan Jucao Carniero will teach a special MMA seminar on Friday, July 27th from 6pm-8pm and Saturday, July 28th from 3pm-6pm at:

Ultimate Gym
5 West 30th Street 4th Floor
212 725-4666

The cost is a very reasonable $50 for the two days or $25 for each single day.

Bio for Roan:

Roan Jucao Carneiro (born June 2, 1978) is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts Fighter. He started to train in July 1990 with Luiz Carlos Mateus (Manimal) 3 years later he moved to the Carlson Gracie Academy. In February 2, 2002 Carlson Gracie promoted him to a Black Belt. There he trained with the best black belts in BJJ history. Guys like Murilo Bustamente, Mario Sperry, Carlos Barreto, Vitor Belfort,Ricardo Arona,Paulo Filho,Nogueira Bros and many others. 

He competed in many BJJ tournaments and became PanAmerican Champion, Rio de Janeiro state champion and two time National Champion. Also many Grappling tournaments Copa Cyclone, BOPE , first place in Summer No Gi tournament and first place in ADCC Trials.

In 2000 he turned pro in Mixed Martial Arts and joined the Brazilian Top Team. Back then they had one the best teams in the world.  Many including Rodrigo Nogueira, Rogerio Nogueira, Milton Vieira were part of that team.

At the same time he ran a BJJ Program for orphaned kids and children in Rio de Janeiro located in the Chapeu Mangueira community. There he used to teach poor children from 5 to 16 years old.

In 2004 he moved to Paris, France for 2 years. There he helped grow the BJJ community and had many students in his academy. During this 2 years his gym got first place in the French Championship BJJ and many others tournaments.

In 2007 he moved to United States and joined the American Top Team and started fighting in the best MMA event in the world UFC.  He Fought 5 times, faced top level fighters such as John Fitch, Rich Clementi,Tony de Souza, Kevin Burns and Ryo Chonan.

Recently he ran the American Top Team Atlanta and made a lot champions, guys like Kendrick Miree, the Bellator Champion Douglas "The Phenom'' Lima. He still trains UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos and Antonio "Big Foot" Silva.

Friday, July 20, 2012

39 Years ago today...

Bruce Lee
(November 27, 1940 - July 20, 1973)

Whipped up 2 gif's earlier and didn't have a chance to post. Made 2 tonight additionally in memory of Bruce Lee. Enjoy!

The Golden Dragon Movement #4:  Little Dragon Seeks the Path (aka Dragon Seeks Path)

Big Dragon Shakes Its Tail (aka Dragon Whips Its Tail)



Friday, July 13, 2012

IN MEMORY OF: Jesse Glover (October 15, 1935 – June 27, 2012)

Been jammed with Real Life. Belated postings of the passings of 2 original Bruce Lee students.   

A friend forwarded me this:

With care and affection we announce:

Jesse R. Glover Passed away Wednesday June 27th.

The funeral for Jesse will take place on Saturday, July 14th at 11:00am at the Lakeview Cemetery in Seattle, WA. He will be laid to his rest beside his close friend Ed Hart and very near his friend and teacher Bruce Lee.

Jesse touched the lives of his Students and Friends in profound ways around the world, in celebration of this, Jesse’s Family has Invited everyone who would like to attend.

All are welcome.

A gathering to share memories of Jesse’s life and the profound impact he made on others will take place after the Funeral for those who would like to attend.

The address is:

Lakeview Cemetery
1554 15th Ave E
Seattle, WA 98111

Thanks to all,

Tom DeFelise for the Non Classical Gung Fu Family 

Here are some clips of Glover sifu:

For more info, check out these links:

My belated condolences to the family, friends, and students of Glover sifu.

IN MEMORY OF: Howard Williams

Been jammed with Real Life. Belated postings of the passings of 2 original Bruce Lee students.  

First-Generation Bruce Lee Student and Jeet Kune Do Instructor Howard Williams Passes Away  

Written By Robert W. Young – April 5, 2012
The staff of Black Belt was told that on April 2, 2012, first-generation Bruce Lee student Howard Williams passed away. The cause of death is being reported as a heart attack. Williams took up jeet kune do when he was 15 or 16. He studied under Bruce Lee and James Lee in Oakland, California, for five years. Williams kept a low profile in the ensuing years until Dr. Jerry Beasley, having noticed increasing interest in “original JKD,” organized the a jeet kune do training camp in Radford, Virginia, in 1993.
Read more at http://www.blackbeltmag.com/daily/martial-arts-masters/bruce-lee/first-generation-bruce-lee-student-and-jeet-kune-do-instructor-howard-williams-passes-away/

Here are 2 clips of Williams sifu:


For more background and an interview, check out Paul Bax's site: http://www.thejkdbrotherhood.com/history-of-jkd/JKD-Brotherhood/JKD-Brotherhood/howard-williams.html

My belated condolences to the family of Williams sifu as well as to his friends and students.


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