Athletes

Renato Canuto - Like Father, Like Son In some instances, the saying “Like father like son” is meant to be an insult. However, in the case of Brazilian jiu-jitsu dynasty heir Renato Canuto, it couldn’t be a higher compliment. Born...
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Edwin Najmi: Jiu-Jitsu Powerhouse When Edwin Najmi was born on January 22, 1992 in Tarzana, California, his Armenian parents had no idea what kind of future their son would end up having in the world of jiu-jitsu. Family gatherings during...
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JT Torres: New York’s Son Rising Jonathan Torres has accomplished a great deal in the world of Brazilian Jiu jitsu in his 30 years. Born in New York City of Puerto Rican descent, he took the American lightweight division by...
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Tom McMahon: That Guy with Glasses Thomas McMahon looks like your high school science teacher - receding hairline and glasses – if your high school science teacher also happened to be built like an M1 Abrams tank. McMahon has been...
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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu’s King of the Ring: Leandro Lo Starting in 2011, Leandro Lo took the world of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu submission wrestling by storm. Born in 1989, he earned his belt from Cicero Costha at the Cicero Costha Academy in Sao...
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