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Kru Lamsongkram Chuwattana’s lethal kicks – Tiger Muay Thai

Top tier Tiger Muay Thai trainer, Kru Lamsongkram Chuwattana has had over 280 fights while collecting five belts: two Rajadamnern stadium titles, an S-1 Title, both a World Muay Thai Council(WMC) and a World Boxing Council(WBC) Muay Thai belt.

Beyond the sweat – MMA way of life | Alessio Legionarius Sakara

Beyond the sweat – MMA way of life | Alessio Legionarius Sakara

Bellator CEO talks about Nova Uniao MMA team

Nova Uniao

Bjorn Rebney says Nova Uniao camp is “shocking” and “unbelievable” during Bellator 65 press conference. Eduardo Dantas and Marcos “Loro” Galvao won their fights in Atlantic City, EUA.

Nova Uniao

Greg Jackson MMA Seminar Evolve Gym Featuring Shinya Aoki


Mike Easton & Dominick Cruz MMA Sparring

Mike “The Hulk” Easton and Dominick Dominator Cruz getting some Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Sparring


Shaq Loves and Trains MMA – Inside MMA

On Inside MMA this week we had four time NBA champ Shaq and his trainer Jonathan Burke. Shaq describes what got him into MMA, how it helped him win 4 titles, and what he thinks of MMA athletes.

DREAM 17: Announcement for Bantam world tourney

FIGHT FOR JAPAN『DREAM.17』(2011年9月24日(土)/さいたまスーパーアリーナ)対戦カード発表記者会見の模様をお届け!

Fight card announcement for FIGHT FOR JAPAN  DREAM.17 (Sep 24, 2011 / Saitama Super Arena, Japan).

Jon Jones and Rampage Jackson Create Some Heat at UFC 135 Presser

Jon Jones, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Dana White hosted a UFC 135 kickoff press conference in Denver, and what could have been an amicable event got heated rather quickly.


Kevin Randleman vs Roger Gracie

Kevin Randleman vs Roger Gracie

TFW Over Head Press Challenge

Here is TFW’s Martin Rooney and UFC’s Jim Miller taking the Overhead Press Challenge. Can you strict press your bodyweight overhead? It is tougher than you might think!


This Friday, HDNet will present “HDNet Fights: Shark Fights 17” LIVE from the Dr. Pepper Arena in Frisco, Texas.

The event is headlined by former three-time NCAA Heavyweight wrestling champion and top MMA Middleweight prospect Jake Rosholt (11-3), who is facing respected veteran Matt Horwich in a highly anticipated re-match.

7.16 DREAM: GEGARD MOUSASI – Open training session

FIGHT FOR JAPAN『DREAM JAPAN GP FINAL -2011バンタム級日本トーナメント決勝戦-』(2011年7月16日(土)/有明コロシアム)、DREAMライトヘビー級チャンピオンとして泉浩の挑戦を受けるゲガー­ル・ムサシの公開練習を収録!

Gegard Mousasi’s oepn training session for FIGHT FOR JAPAN “DREAM JAPAN GP -2011 Bantamweight JAPAN Tournament Final-“(16.July.2011 / Ariake colosseum, Japan).

BJ Penn Vs Duane Ludwig

BJ Penn Vs Duane Ludwig

7.16 DREAM: Hideo Tokoro – Masakazu Imanari-Open training session

FIGHT FOR JAPAN『DREAM JAPAN GP FINAL -2011バンタム級日本トーナメント決勝戦-』(2011年7月16日(土)/有明コロシアム)、DREAMバンタム級トーナメント決勝戦で今成正和と対戦する所英男の­公開練習を収録!

Hideo Tokoro’s oepn training session for FIGHT FOR JAPAN “DREAM JAPAN GP -2011 Bantamweight JAPAN Tournament Final-“(16.July.2011 / Ariake colosseum, Japan).

Andre Pederneiras: Nova Uniao: Nova União

Andre Pederneiras also known as Dede is one of the best Jiu Jitsu and MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) coaches in the World, the leader and co-founder of the Nova Uniao team was voted Best MMA coach in the World in October 2010 by the renowned PVT magazine (Portal do Vale Tudo) in a referendum made between fighters, coaches and journalists of the sport.

André Pederneiras in Detail

Nickname:, Dedé is a friendly way of saying André, in Portuguese.

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie Carlson Gracie > André Pederneiras

Main Achievements (BJJ/MMA/Grappling) He won 6 National Championships in BJJ as an athlete, although he achieved fame through a teacher’s stand point. His team, Nova Uniao has won 2 world titles in BJJ and is one of the most prolific teams in MMA today. They were considered the best lightweight team in the world for the most part of the 1990’s and early 2000´s

Favorite Technique: there is a reason why Nova Uniao is famous for their lapel techniques (chokes and sweeps) Dede’s creative lapel work, from half and butterfly guard is the driving force behind this

Weight Class: Lightweight (76kg-167lbs)

Famous Fight was against the Japanese MMA star Rumina Sato (check the fight on the video at the bottom of this page)

Association/Team: Nova Uniao 

Andre Pederneiras Biography

Not much is known about Andre Pederneiras’s childhood. He started his training under Carlson Gracie, whom later gave him his Black Belt. In the early 1990’s he split Carlson’s academy to start his own. Although his team reached success relatively fast, he found it hard to compete against the bigger teams, teams like Gracie Barra, Carlson Gracie Team who won most of the tournaments due to the sheer number of their athletes. He met Wendel Alexander at one of those championships in Rio de Janeiro, he (Wendel) was in the same situation.

They arranged to organize training sessions between both teams and competed as one team in the following tournament with great success. To this strong new team they decided to call “Nova União” – which in Portuguese means “New Union”, a team who holds strong to this day.

André Pederneiras also made the headlines in the 1990’s for being one of the first Brazilians to open the doors of his dojo to foreigners, namely Joe Charles and BJ Penn. The gesture was frowned upon by the Brazilian media and most of the coaches and fighters at the time. His old master, Carlson called him a “Creonte” a less then amicable way of calling someone you believe is a traitor. The fact that Joe Charles fought Carlson Gracie’s son Junior did not help Pederneiras’s cause. Fortunately with time, this animosity towards the foreign fighters faded away and today it is totally accepted.

In the late 90’s early 2000’s Dede ventured into the early stages of MMA winning his first fight against heavy favorite Rumina Sato, losing later against the MMA legend Pat Miletich in America, drawing his other two fights in Japan, finishing his career in MMA and dedicating himself fully on his coaching.

In 2003 Andre Pederneiras decided to pull his team out off the CBJJ (Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Confederation) tournaments because he believed (and believes still) that if BJJ wants to a

chieve a professional level, fighters should be paid when fighting in major tournaments. For this he organized his own federation CBJJO “Olympic Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation”, this was built with the help of “KF” Kimono’s president (and Nova Uniao sponcer) Luis Herminio – Luizinho. The arm wrestling contest between Nova Uniao and CBJJ (presided by arch rival team leader “Carlinhos” Gracie – Gracie Barra) lasted for four years until finally Nova Uniao fighters returned to the Mundial and CBJJO was dissolved with several internal problems.

Andre Pederneiras has also opened Upper Sports Club a very successful health club in Rio de Janeiro. Which he uses to help the local community in the Favela’s (Brazilian slums), in fact Mr Pederneiras is an activist in improving the life style of the people in the poorer areas of Rio de Janeiro.

Besides his BJJ team he is also in charge of their MMA team with fighters like Jose Aldo, Vitor “Shaolin” Ribeiro, Thales Leite, Robson MouraMarlon Sandro, Wagney Fabianno among many others. He also presides Shooto Brazil, an MMA organization with the intent of finding new starts in the sport of MMA in Brazil.






Andre Pederneiras vs Rumina Sato

Article by http://www.bjjheroes.com/bjj-fighters/andre-pederneiras-bjj-and-mma-coach

Jiu Jitsu – Armbar from Inside The Guard

Master Ricardo Cavalcanti shows how to set up an armbar from guard using the lepel. For More visit rcjiujitsu.com

André Galvão na academia

O video mostra André Galvão, na academia aqui no Rio de Janeiro, coordenando um treino de submission. Mesmo com luta marcada para o final do mês que vem no Strikeforce, não abandona suas origens e aproveita para nos ensinar duas raspagens de kimono, inclusive, uma delas foi usada na final do Mundial 2008 em que sagrou-se campeão. Vale a pena conferir!

Double Leg Take Down Defense: Staggered Stance / Whizzer Throw (pt 1)

This is part one of our new Wrestling for MMA (Jiu Jitsu) series. Ari Taub is a 2008 Beijing Olympic Wrestler for Team Canada and the CEO of Hard Knocks Fighting Championship . In part one, Ari shows how to defend the double leg takedown with a staggered stance and whizzer counter and throw.


Inside Control: How to control a standing Grappling Encounter by Ari Taub

Ari Taub demonstrates collar and elbow tie up and the inside control. He then describes the head snap to get dominant position.

Ari Taub is a 2008 Olympic Wrestling Competitor and the CEO of Hard Knocks Fighting Championship.

Rafael Cordeiro talks Wanderlei Silva


UFC 132 Weigh In Highlight: Ortiz vs Bader, Cruz vs Faber, Silva vs Leben

Tito Ortiz returns to the Octagon tomorrow night in what may be his final stand. Watch Ortiz take on Ryan Bader at UFC 132.

Tomorrow night, for the first time ever, the UFC Bantamweight championship will be at stake as Urijah Faber takes on Dominick Cruz.

Tomorrow night these two will square off in a bout that could potentially be fight of the year.

Dr. Rhadi Ferguson Discusses Anatomy of A Judo Match And Tells Of Judo Success Secrets

Dr. Rhadi Ferguson, a 2004 Olympian in the sport of Judo, a Brazilian Jiujitsu (BJJ) black belt, and a master educator, teacher and coach, shares with you one of his prize possessions once again in Judo Success Secrets. But before doing that Dr. Rhadi Ferguson is giving you a sneak peek of The Anatomy of Judo Match. If you do Judo, like Judo, watch Judo or practice judo, then you most definitely need to watch this video and make sure that you go to the Judo Success Secrets website and enter in your name and email address so that you don’t miss the relaunch and re-release of Judo Success Secrets and the free webinar/teleclinic of The Anatomy Of A Judo Match by Dr. Rhadi Ferguson –http://www.JudoSuccessSecrets.com

3 Pot Clinch Tricks

Top Trainer at Sinbi Muay Thai in Phuket Thailand

BJ Penn…Fans Want Finishes