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Roger Gracie vs Buchecha 2 & The Importance of Mastering the Basics

One person that continues to impress is Roger Gracie. Not only is he a 10x IBJJF World Champion, a couple days ago he returned to BJJ competition to face the one person who many may have surpassed Roger: Marcus “Buchecha” Almeida. Buchecha has also won the prestigious IBJJF tournament on several occasions. This wasn’t the first time the two have …

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Free MMA Seminar!

Clear your schedule now! Fight Gods Mixed Martial Arts Academy will be holding a Free MMMA Seminar in Ballard; one of Seattle’s most popular neighborhoods! Come join in the fun, meet the staff, and visiting professional fighters for this exciting event!

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Big Things are Happening in Seattle!

Big things are happening in Seattle for Fight Gods Mixed Martial Arts Academy! We are finalizing the lease on a building in Ballard. Classes will begin in September! More details to come soon!!  

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The Importance Having an Instructor that Continues to Learn

Nowadays, finding an MMA or BJJ instructor is not too difficult. But, how do you ensure that what you are learnings in up to date with what is happening in the sport today…? Those of us who began decades ago have seen combat sports go through many changes. When MMA started….first, it was style versus style (e.g. BJJ vs Karate). I …

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Blessed with Venom: Anas Siraj Mounir

Anas Siraj Mounir is an up and coming fighter from Morocco currently fighting in the Desert Force promotion. We first met at Desert Force 16 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Anas lives in Dubai. At the time, he was fighting out of Fit Republik. Anas won his fight versus Amr Fathee Wahman that night. About a year later, Anas joined our team at …

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Blessed with Venom: Sino Safarov

Sino and I met when he walked into the gym one day at Team Nogueira Dubai. He’s a Tajikistan native with a background in the Russian martial art of Sambo and wrestling. What sets Sino apart is his dedication to perfecting his trade. Always eager to learn, even when class was over, he would pull me aside and ask me …

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Black Samurai: The Misadventures of a Black American MMA Fighter in Japan

Growing up, I didn’t really read comic books. It wasn’t until I moved to Tokyo that I would learn more about them. In Japan, Ashita no Joe (Tomorrow’s Joe) & Hajime no Ippo (Fighting Spirit) are two popular boxing about a young boy that learn to face obstacles head and achieve their dreams as professional boxers. One day I was …

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Blessed with Venom: Amit Thapa

Amit Thapa is another great fighter that I had the honor of coaching. A native of Mumbai, India, Amit moved to Dubai to pursue a career in MMA and as a personal trainer the fitness industry. Amit and I met when he joined us during our pro MMA training at Team Nogueira Dubai. He’s a strong Muay Thai kickboxer and was …