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The Story Of Carlos Alvarez – The First Blind Hispanic BJJ Black Belt

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu isn’t just a martial art… For many, it’s also a way of life. And for some, it’s even more than that – such as for Carlos Alvarez. Carlos Alvarez is...

Soldier Blinded By Explosion Becomes BJJ Champion: “Jiu-Jitsu Is My Coping Mechanism”

Robert Long is a BJJ purple belt and former British soldier, who served in the Lance Bombardier’s 4/73 Special Observation Battery. On his last patrol in Afghanistan, his vehicle triggered an...

Heart Of A Warrior: Nicolas Plessis, The Blind Grappler

Nicolas Plessis should be an example for all of us. This French purple belt is a frequent competitor who has competed in his native France, at Europeans, and in Brazil. Nothing out of the ordinary...