The second stop on the 2019 Road to Worlds gym tour was the famous white mats of the Mendes Brothers' Art of Jiu-jitsu.
The gym has a reputation for producing champions in the colored belt ranks, so we made sure to go and check out one of the competition team training sessions.
From hardcore drilling and sparring to nuggets of wisdom from Gui Mendes, scroll down for a ton of cool content from AOJ!
2019 Road to Worlds Vlog: AOJ Has Never Been Stronger
The second stop on the road to worlds takes Chase and Reid to Art of Jiu-Jitsu where Gui Mendes leads an intense competition class with world standouts Tainan Dalpra, Mateus Rodrigues, Johnatha Alves and more!
Road To Worlds: AOJ Training Report & Highlight
The competition training sessions are notoriously challenging, and we saw nothing less when we dropped in to visit on our 2019 Road To Worlds tour. The training notes below comprise a one-hour session that kicked off at 8:00am, though students were seen drilling at 7:00 am and also attended the 'standard' fundamentals class at 9:00am.
Tainan Dalpra & Johnatha Alves Drilling Backtakes
Two of AOJ's fastest rising stars Tainan Dalpra and Johnatha Alves take turns attacking the back.
Meet Jessa Khan: the Mendes Bros' Lethal Purple Belt Up-and-Comer
One of our favorite things about hitting the road to worlds is getting the opportunity to see the next generation of athletes sharpening their tools before the years biggest tournament – and there is perhaps no athlete more deserving of making the up and comers list than Art of Jiu-Jitsu / Atos' Jessamine Khan
Gui Mendes interview
AOJ's head coach Gui Mendes gives his take on the current competitive jiu-jitsu landscape.
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- Gui Mendes Wants His Students To Surpass His Accomplishments
- Gui Mendes On Finding His Voice As A Coach
- Gui Mendes On Dealing With High Profile Losses