Category: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

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Rob Klink Becomes Newest BJJ Black Belt

Rob Klink started his Brazlian Jiu Jitsu journey at The Cellar Gym back in 2008, today he was promoted to BJJ and Checkmat Black Belt! Although he moves around a lot, and now spends his summers in Alaska as a…
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Kenn Glenn Wins BJJ Superfight

BJJ Brown Belt and Youth BJJ Coach, Kenn Glenn won his Superfight today at the Fulton Brew-Jitsu event promoted in coordination with Fuji Mats! Kenn won the match on points, 9-0 after getting 3x guard passes. Congratulations Kenn!
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Mighty BJJ Champions!

Congratulations to all of our kids bjj students who competed yesterday at the St. Croix Valley Grappling games. We had 11 students compete and many medals and matches were won. Awesome job!!
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IBJJF Worlds Masters Results

The Cellar Gym team traveled to compete at IBJJF Worlds Masters in Las Vegas this pasr weekend. The team did great with many matches won and lessons learned. A BIG Congratulations to Hooi Ling Soh, Silver Medalist at IBJJF Worlds…
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Despite his size, one boy’s confidence is all he needs to be bully-proof

Eli Feyen, 7, faced his opponent at the recent Twin Cities Grappling Tournament and quickly realized the other child was younger, less experienced, and new to competing. During the brief match, Eli showed his control and superior technique to win…
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What to expect at your first BJJ class
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What to Expect at Your First Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Class

Brazilian jiu-jitsu (BJJ) is a style of grappling developed on the principle that a smaller person can defeat a heavier, stronger opponent using leverage, timing, and submission holds. Because of its practicality in ground fighting, BJJ has become a staple…
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December 2018 BJJ Promotions

Congratulations to our newest blue, purple & brown belts! We are very proud of you! Pete Donlin - Brown belt Randy West - Brown belt Jose Cano - Purple belt Nate Richardson - Purple belt Francisco Mendoza Florez - Blue…
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IBJJF podium mauricio carra champion
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Professor Mauricio Carra Wins Gold in New York

This past weekend, Professor Mauricio Carra traveled to New York to compete in the IBJJF Pan No-Gi Championship. Professor Mauricio defeated two opponents to become the 2018 Master 3 Medium-Heavy Champion. Congratulations to Professor on winning GOLD in New York!…
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bjj tournament medalists with coach professor mauricio carra
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3 Bring Home Gold at Chicago Open

The IBJJF Chicago Summer International Open was held on August 11th and 12th. The Cellar Gym sent six competitors, along with Professor Mauricio Carra, to represent Checkmat Minneapolis. Three took home a gold in their divisions, including Kenn Glenn (1st…
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biggest party in grappling stage
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Fight 2 Win Returns to Minnesota

This past weekend Fight 2 Win, one of the biggest and most exciting promotions in the world of Jiu Jitsu, returned to Minnesota for F2W Pro 78. The event was held at the Lakeville Hasse Arena on June 30th. There…
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