Road to Worlds Gym Visit: Loaded Competition Training at Art of Jiu-Jitsu

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! 

Follow along and don't miss a thing from the 2019 Road to Worlds!

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!

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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.  


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Tainan Dalpra & Johnatha Alves Drilling Backtakes

Two of AOJ's fastest rising stars Tainan Dalpra and Johnatha Alves take turns attacking the back.

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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


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Gui Mendes interview

AOJ's head coach Gui Mendes gives his take on the current competitive jiu-jitsu landscape.


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Why Nicholas Meregali Is Respected and Hated In Equal Measure

Somebody asked me a few days ago which were the biggest stories as we head into Worlds. 

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Gabi Garcia To Make Submission-Only Debut On Biggest F2W Event To Date!

You won't believe how BIG this card is! Garcia makes her sub-only debut, plus Ffion Davies, Claudia do Val, Baret Yoshida, and many more! 

F2W 113: Kaynan Duarte vs Tanner Rice, Karen Antunes vs Amanda Monteiro

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Fight 2 Win 113 comes to Reno, Nevada this Saturday, May 18 with a main event between FloGrappling no.2-ranked heavyweight Kaynan Duarte (Atos) and the no.7 super-heavyweight Tanner Rice (Rice Bros Jiu Jitsu), and a co-main event for the women’s flyweight title between reigning champion Karen Antunes (Checkmat) and Amanda Monteiro (GF Team).

It's Official: Keenan Cornelius vs Nicholas Meregali Superfight Will Happen

Keenan Cornelius and Nicholas Meregali will face off against one another as the main event for the stacked Third Coast Grappling event in June. 

Fight 2 Win 112 Recap: Arges & Diniz Tune Up For Worlds In Sub-Only Clash

Gabriel Arges defeated Matheus Diniz at F2W 112 in Fresno, a performance that earned the black belt Fight of the Night.

Tayane Porfirio Accepts Sanction for Anti-Doping Rule Violation

PRESS RELEASE 

Major Update to Black Belt Rankings After World Pro & Brasileiros

Some major changes to the black belt rankings following the bombshell results from the 2019 IBJJF Brazilian Nationals, and to some extent, the Abu Dhabi World Pro.

Road to Worlds: 99 Jiu-Jitsu Training Session With Telles, Tanabe and Rios

Chase and Reid have arrived in Southern California for the 2019 Road to Worlds gym tour. First stop: 99 Jiu-Jitsu in San Diego. 

Gabriel Arges & Matheus Diniz To Face For First Time in Sub-Only at F2W 112

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Fight 2 Win takes Fresno by storm this Friday, May 10 with a main event featuring 2x IBJJF World Champion Gabriel Arges (Gracie Barra) making his F2W debut against Matheus Diniz (Marcelo Garcia), who comes straight off a victory over Gustavo Batista last weekend.