Edwin Najmi Hits The Road: 'NajmiTravels' Vlog Ep1 Drops

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Edwin Najmi has started a video blog chronicling his world travels and giving an insight into the life of a top-level jiu-jitsu athlete.

In episode one the Gracie Barra black belt heads to Europe to host a training camp alongside his friend and teammate Gabriel Arges.

Najmi and Arges travel from their home of Los Angeles to Spain making quick stops in both Iceland and Paris.


Episode one features:
• Freezing cold temperatures
• Cauliflowers ears getting drained
• Lots of amazing food
• And a very nice new variation of the Estima lock, one of Edwin's specialities!

Watch Najmi Travels Episode One

Arges and Najmi's Competition Plans for 2017
Both Gabriel Arges and Edwin Najmi are confirmed to compete in the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam on January 13-14. Edwin is signed up for the -77kg category and Arges will compete at -88kg.

Najmi and Arges were champs at the LA Grand Slam last September, and Arges also won the 2016 Abu Dhabi World Pro.

At then at the start of February the Gracie Barra duo will compete on Fight To Win 24 in LA in two amazing matches.

Edwin's going to square off against DJ Jackson (gi) and Gabriel Arges will face Garry Tonon (no-gi), with both matches being held under Fight To Win submission-only rules.

Best of all, you can watch both of these events LIVE or on demand exclusively on FloGrappling. Sign up for access!

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