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Weight Lifting and BJJ

First off, don't freak out.  We all know how much Brandon lifts and he will crush you.  That said, there are some practical needs for strength that need to be addressed. 90% of high level BJJ practitioners do some kind of weight training.  It might be low weight high repetitions or heavy.  Heavy without a…
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Gracie Raleigh Promo Trailer

Student and professional videographer Robert Kirk Wray is currently wrapping up shooting on a new Promo video for GR.  Here is a little taste: https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10204998607103625&set=o.655163704495118&type=2&theater The full video is set to be released 10/14/14!  Be on the lookout and thanks to Kirk for doing this!
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Upcoming Grappling Events

  10/18/14 IBJJF Miami International Open 10/18/14 2014 NAGA US National Championships (Alabama)  11/01/14-11/02/14  IBJJF World Masters (California) 11/08/14 2014 NAGA North Carolina 11/15/14  2014 NAGA Mid South Grappling Championship (Tennessee) 11/15/14  Toro BJJ presents US Grappling Greensboro 12/13/14 US Grappling Submission Only Richmond (Virginia)  
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GR Pro MMA Fighter Daniel Branch’s next fight is coming up!

Daniel 'Head Case' Branch will be fighting his second pro match at the USFFC in Morganton, NC on November 8th.  We wish him well after a very good performance in his last fight.   Advanced ticket purchases are available at http://shop.battleforged.com/ If you use the code 'BRANCH21' you will get a discount on your tickets!…
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2014 Pendergrass Classic Results

Great showing by Gracie Raleigh this weekend!  We are very proud!  ALL competitors won a medal this outing.  Great job!  Results are listed below. No Gi Intermediate 175.5 – 188.5 1st – David Grissom – Royce Gracie / Gracie Raleigh 2nd – Holden O’Neal – Royce Gracie / Forged Fitness 3rd – Josh Perina –…
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