We will be back to our regular schedule starting on monday January 3rd, 2011.
Student and current instructor, Vinny Souza was promoted to black belt. Prof. João Amaral and Prof. Daniel Gazoni ran the ceremony that had another black belts, Renan Borges and Bruno Amaral watching and helping the students.
Four students were promoted to brown belt and others were promoted to the rest of the belt ranks.
Congratulations to Vinny!
The holidays are here, and even though they come with enough cookies, candy and comfort foods to last a lifetime, don’t run screaming from the buffet table just yet. Food may be a centerpiece of holiday festivities, but the holiday season doesn’t mean you have to pack on the party pounds. Try these tips for making your holidays healthful:
Take the edge off your hunger before a party. Feeling hungry can sabotage even the strongest willpower, so eat a small, low-fat snack such as fruit or low-fat cheese before you head out the door. This will help you avoid rushing to the buffet table when you arrive.
Make just one trip to the party buffet. Choose only the foods you really want to eat and keep portions small. Often just a taste satisfies a food craving or curiosity. Also, move your socializing away from the buffet table to eliminate unconscious nibbling.
Meet and greet. Conversation is calorie-free. Get a beverage (try sparkling water and a lime twist rather than alcohol) and settle into the festivities by catching up with old friends and making new ones.
Choose lower-calorie party foods. Go easy on fried appetizers and cheese cubes. Instead, have some raw vegetables with a small amount of dip—just enough to coat the end of the vegetable— or try boiled shrimp or scallops with cocktail sauce or lemon. To help ensure there will be healthful treats, bring a dish to the party filled with raw vegetables with a yogurt or cottage cheese dip, or bring a platter of fresh fruit.
If you are at a sit-down dinner party, cut your first helping in half. That way, you can enjoy seconds (and your host or hostess will feel good about that) and the total amount of food you eat will be about the same as a normal-size portion.
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The UFC hasn’t been to Brazil under the ownership of Zuffa, and the promotion as a whole hasn’t been there since Oct. 16, 1998, so with over a decade in waiting the country is sure to be buzzing.
Murilo Bustamante, a former UFC middleweight champion, who still owns and operates Brazilian Top Team in Brazil believes the UFC coming back will be a huge occasion for both the fighters and the country as a whole.
“I think UFC in Brazil is good for everyone,” Bustamante told MMAWeekly.com. “It will help to increase the Martial Arts market in Brazil, good for them, because they are returning to South America, to the country where everything began, BJJ and Vale Tudo, a country that has a history in MMA.”
The early UFC’s were of course dominated by Royce Gracie, a UFC Hall of Famer, who has also expressed interest in possibly fighting on UFC Rio slated for August…
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Former teammates at Brazilian Top Team, Rousimar Palhares and Alexandre “Cacareco” Ferreira are in talks to meet at UFC on Versus 3, on March 3rd. According to sources close to the situation, the fight is already agreed, and the contract will be signed soon…
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#8 – Palhares introduces Drwal to the heel hook
If there’s one fighter in the UFC that you don’t want around your feet or legs, it’s Rousimar Palhares. In March, he gave a quick and deadly demonstration why, as he caught and submitted Tomasz Drwal with a heel hook in just 45 seconds. And while these moves happen so fast that they never look like much, a glance at the pained face of the fighter on the receiving end speaks a thousand words when it comes to the devastating effects of a well-placed move like the one the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt specializes in.
The staff here at TotalMMA Studios would like to advise our members of the schedule change due to the upcoming holiday weekend. On both Friday the 24th and Saturday the 25th we will be closed with regular classes to resume on Monday the 27th.
Have a very Merry Christmas!!!
The coaches from both Brazilian Top Team Orange County and Long Beach Brazilian Top Team would like to announce that we will begin weekly cross training with both teams this coming weekend to prepare for the 2011 tournament circuit.
Starting Friday the 17th the team from Long Beach BTT with be joining us here at our gym for the 6:30 p.m. competition class training, and on Saturdays we will be heading out to their location in Long Beach California for a 11:00 a.m. training session.
Please make sure to join us weekly for these important training sessions as the whole Brazilian Top Team family looks forward to performing well in 2011.
Brazilian Top Team Long Beach Location:
4323 East Anaheim St
Long Beach, Ca 90804