in the guardJust wanted to pass along a site that is worth checking out! is a Brazilian website written in English designed to give folks news and video straight from Brazil about jiu-jitsu, grappling, and MMA. Martins Denis, a long-time friend of ours and a writer for Sherdog on the Brazilian fight scene, is a big figure behind InTheGuard.

Headquartered in Rio de Janeiro, they have connections and easy access to fighters in jiu-jitsu and MMA that honestly makes me very jealous. (The second best place to be is surely here in San Diego ;-)). A recent video brings you Gracie Barra’s Gustavo Ximu and the guys training in Ginastica Natural on the beach. What’s nice is that all of the interviews are subtitled in English.

The site is kind of weird in that it does not appear to have individual pages that are associated with stories or videos. So it is hard to link to a specific example of really good content to show you! Also, there is no RSS feed on the site that I can find so you have to remember to visit to see new stories. But the site is in beta so perhaps in an upcoming version those will be available.

It looks like one area that will be made available soon is the Technique Factory. This is an online classroom of BJJ, submission grappling, and muay-thai techniques. I’m sure that there are going to be some cool tips in there.

In any case, it’s a great place to check out for Brazilian fight news that is fresh and from the source!

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