Marcio Andre Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy

Marcio Andre Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy

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Welcome to ‘The Open GuardCast Jiu-Jitsu Podcast’, which is a project dedicated to promoting jiu-jitsu professionals. Tune in each week, Wednesdays at 2pm CST, on the ‘Bloody Elbow Presents Podcast Network’, for interviews, current events, and analysis of everything going on in the world of jiu-jitsu and submission grappling!

Your host is Danny O’Donnell. In addition to hosting this podcast, he is an #MMA journalist contributing here at BloodyElbow.com, as well as at Black Belt Magazine. O’Donnell himself is a BJJ black belt who trains at Marcio Andre Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy in Phoenix, AZ.

We debuted the show last week at ‘Episode 121’, since we are picking up the pod off of Libsyn Directory, as its been running awhile now under its own steam. Over time, we will have all previous 120 episodes uploaded into our Bloody Elbow Presents Playlist for the show, for your listening pleasure. O’Donnell’s goal is to turn this podcast into the biggest Jiu-Jitsu Podcast out there and we intend to help him get as far as he can, so be sure to join us and check it out!

This week, Danny’s guest is Professional Jiu-Jitsu Athlete, Australian #VarunMehrotra, who competes in the Blue Belt Rooster Weight Division, and recently won at the #IBJJF Worlds 2021. He trains under Murilo Santana at Unity Jiu-Jitsu in New York City, NY. They discussed the 2021 Worlds, training at Unity, gi and no-gi competition, and his plans for 2022.

Enjoy the interview! Here is a run down of the first ten questions, for the remaining half hour of the interview, be sure to listen in...

At 1:01 — Q1: Can you talk about what it was like training in NYC for the Worlds 2021?

At 4:04 — Q2: Besides training M-Th at the gym, were you doing any type of training on your own that was really beneficial, maybe strength training and conditioning, or just extra drilling?

At 5:48 — Q3: What kind of solo drills do you do and how do you find them to be beneficial?

At 8:19 — Q4: Another thing you do is break down matches online. Is that another big part of your training?

At 9:40 — Q5: You won the Blue Belt Division - Rooster weight at the 2021 Worlds... Can you talk about what it was like when you got there and talk us through some of your matches?

At 11:52 — Q6: Going into it did you know you were going to have to play both top and bottom or did you have a more specific strategy but that’s just how the matches played out?

At 13:10 — Q7: Mendes is preparing all of his fighters to win in the Black Belt Division, regardless their current division... Do you study the black belts in your division, the light featherweights, or whoever you are going to be competing against?

At 14:44 — Q8: You mentioned ‘Pato’. Was there anyone else, any of the Black Belts, who really impressed you, who you think people should go back and watch... to either learn from or get inspiration from?

At 16:11 — Q9: Is there anyone at Unity Jiu-Jitsu who you think people don’t know about yet, outside yourself, we should know and that they are gonna know in a couple of years?

At 17:03 — Q10: When watching the blue belts recently, there was this one really tall Blue Belt Featherweight from Unity who was just killing it, do you know who that was?

For the remaining half hour of the interview, be sure to listen in!

You can follow Danny on his brand new twitter — @DannyOD_BJJ, or he can be found on instagram — @dannyod_bjj. The show’s instagram is @openguardcast, it can also be found on Facebook here. You can check in on this week's guest, Varun Mehrotra, on his Instagram — @shortthicboi and his gym is @unityjiujitsu. His gi sponsor is @suave_kimonos.

Be sure to tune in for next week’s show and learn more about the world of jiu-jitsu, on Wednesday, February 9th, at 2:00pm CST. When Danny will have a guest co-host, Jake Watson, and their guest will be Josef Manuel, whose academy is found on instagram @cuttingedge_bjj or check out his website at chokelab.com, or on insta — @choke_lab.

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As you know this week so many of our beloved AZ Jiu Jitsu academies closed to help slow the spread of Coronavirus and give our healthcare system a fighting chance. They are truly sacrificing for the safety of the community.

Aggro Brand has designed shirts of solidarity to be worn by all the Jiu Jitsu student’s supporting closed academies in order to raise funds for those academies.

The front of the shirt/sweatshirt reads: CLOSED OUT OF LOVE NOT FEAR

T's and Tanks $20
Sweatshirts $35

Men’s T and Tank: XS-3XL
Women’s T and Tank: XS-2XL
(Women’s run small)
Youth: M-XL
(Youth runs small)
Men’s Sweatshirt: XS-2XL
Women’s Sweatshirt: S-2XL
Youth Sweatshirt: M-L

We are also looking for sponsors to cover the production costs of these shirts so that we can send ALL the proceeds to academies that make orders. If you are in a position to sponsor the production of the shirt with a $50 donation please contact [email protected]
Voting is underway now for the #BestOfAhwatukee! Vote for your favorite Ahwatukee businesses through February 2! Winners will be announced on March 11.

Here are the nominees for question No. 72, best martial arts school / lessons / training: Mountainside Martial Arts Center, White Tiger Taekwondo Academy, Gracie Barra Arizona Brazilian Jiu Jitsu & Self Defense, Marcio Andre Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy and Legacy Master ATA Martial Arts.

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Had an amazing time at F2W 134. Thank you again to @sethdanielsf2w and @f2wbjj for allowing me to be a part of your kick ass show. Thank you Coach Marcio for coaching me and training me to be my best. Thanks to all my MA family for being such great training partners. Thank you to my sponsors for all your support so I can continue my dream of becoming a world champ: @rollunion @chillfitcryo @hightierphoto. Thank you to @just.jitz and @dancenfit_with_cat for being with me every step of the way in this journey, I couldn’t do it without you guys you’ve always believed in me and had my back. Congratulations to Coach Marcio and Coach Brenda on your incredible wins. And congrats to @bjjlovesoscar on winning the belt and @anamal.kirk on your first F2W fight. #f2wbjj #teammarcioandre #biggestpartyingrappling





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Great competition today with a great competitor @brycesmith04_bjj Thanks Professor Marcio for being in my corner and for all the hard work and training to help us all improve more and more each day. Thanks to all my teammates for all your help, training and encouragement. Great day for Team Marcio Andre Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy. Congrats to all my teammates for killing it on the mat. Way to fight up and take gold @lights_out_bjj. #TeamMarcioAndre




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Marcio is one of the most passionate Jiu jitsu instructors I’ve ever met. His intensity and love for the sport is largely unparalleled. His enthusiasm bleeds. Marcio lives and breathes Jiu jitsu and it’s plainly evident in his teaching style. Further his accolades and accomplishments speak for themselves. He’s one of the best Jiu jitsu practitioners in the world and by extension in Phoenix

World Class Jiu Jitsu Training in Ahwatukee

Jiu Jitsu and Self-Defense for Kids, Adults and Women -

Operating as usual

08/16/2022

Congratulations to all of our students who competed this past weekend at AZBJJ league. We conquer our first trophy. We are proud of you guys 🖤💛🤍

08/11/2022

Jiu-jitsu is one of the safest sports for young children. They will have fun, learn new skills, improve their coordination.

Come train with us.
Jiu Jitsu for everyone.

☎️: +1 (480) 687-4006
🖥: https://marcioandrejiujitsu.com

08/01/2022

🟡There Are Many Reasons Kids Should Train Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.  Here are the Top 5

•Discipline and Focus
•Confidence
•Socialization
•Self-Defense
•Coordination and Body Awareness.

07/31/2022

Congratulations to our student Louie and our friend from Hawaii, Makana. 🥉🥇

07/31/2022

Congratulations to our white belts. Proud of you guys 🥇🥈🥈🥉

Photos from Marcio Andre Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy's post 07/31/2022

Congratulations to our student Rob 🥇🥇

07/31/2022

Congratulations to our student Caleb 🥇🥇

07/31/2022

Congratulations to our student Yasmyn 🥉

07/30/2022

Congratulations to our student Caleb 🥇

07/30/2022

Congratulations to our student Eliza 🥈

07/30/2022

Congratulations to our student Damian 🥈

07/30/2022

Congratulations to our student Mourece 🥇

Photos from Marcio Andre Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy's post 07/30/2022

Good job Kandice. We are happy you are back 🥈

Photos from Marcio Andre Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy's post 07/30/2022

First tournament as a blue belt. Good job Juan! 🥇

07/30/2022

First tournament as a blue belt 🥇 Good job Juan!

07/26/2022

Warming up our little champions 💛🖤

07/02/2022

Congratulations to our coaches Marcio and Kyle, and our student Caleb. Team work 🥇🥇🥉

07/02/2022

Congratulations to our student Rob 🥇🥇

07/02/2022

Congratulations to our students for their performance on American National tournament. 🥇🥇🥇🥉🥉

Photos from Marcio Andre Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy's post 06/26/2022

Our team in action 💛🖤

Photos from Marcio Andre Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy's post 06/26/2022

Congratulations to our MA kids for their performance on the AZBJJF tournament.

Photos from Marcio Andre Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy's post 06/26/2022

Congratulations to our students for their performance on AZBJJF tournament.

06/07/2022

Congratulations to our student Calebe who placed first at worlds. World champion juvenile 1.

06/07/2022

Congratulations to our student Mourece who placed second at worlds, after 5 matches and within only 1 month as a brown belt.

05/11/2022

Come train with us!

Photos from Marcio Andre Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy's post 05/11/2022

Congratulations to our students for their achievements at SD Open. Amazing performance, guys. Good job!

04/21/2022

No gi class with coach Kyle

Photos from Marcio Andre Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy's post 04/19/2022

Congratulations to all MA kids for their performance at the Kids Cup tournament. We are proud of you kiddos, way to go 👏🏻

04/17/2022

Happy Easter MA family ❤️

04/10/2022

Our student Rob representing our team at pans. We are proud of you!

Photos from Marcio Andre Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy's post 04/10/2022

Our student Eliza representing our team at Pan championship. We are proud of you!

04/09/2022

Our student Kaelin representing our team at pan championship. We are proud of you!

04/09/2022

Congratulations to our student Yasmyn who placed third at pan championship yesterday. We are proud of you!

04/09/2022

Congratulations to our student Mourece who become pan champion after 5 matches. We are proud of you!

03/15/2022

“Coach me and I will learn, challenge me and I will grow. Believe in me and I will win.”

03/09/2022

Happy international women’s day to all wonderful ladies out there!

Photos from Marcio Andre Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy's post 02/17/2022

Congratulations to our student Rob who got 🥈on his second tournament. Rob started Jiu Jitsu at age 65y, and become World Champion last year. You inspire us.

02/17/2022

Congratulations to our student Yasmyn. Amazing performance today 🥈

Photos from Marcio Andre Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy's post 02/16/2022

Good job team! Let’s go

Photos from Marcio Andre Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy's post 02/16/2022

Congratulations to all of our students for their accomplishments at AZ state open. We are so proud of you.

02/16/2022

Congratulations to our coach Bobby who placed first at AZ State open.

01/28/2022

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Congratulations to our newest blue belt @dianasaboria

Your hard work has paid off, and we are so proud of you 💙



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Marcio Andre Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy updated their business hours. 01/09/2022

Marcio Andre Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy updated their business hours.

Marcio Andre Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy updated their business hours.

MINI VLOG: Faixa-preta x faixa-roxa CAMPEÃO MUNDIAL IBJJF - 2021 12/31/2021

MINI VLOG: Faixa-preta x faixa-roxa CAMPEÃO MUNDIAL IBJJF - 2021

Training session with Mourece 🔥

MINI VLOG: Faixa-preta x faixa-roxa CAMPEÃO MUNDIAL IBJJF - 2021 Fala, galera! Um mini vlog mostrando um pouco do meu treino com meu aluno Mourece, que acabou de ser campeão mundial na faixa-roxa peso-pena, divisão que ven...

12/20/2021
05/19/2021

JIU JITSU for everyone

𝗪𝗵𝘆 𝘀𝗲𝗹𝗳 𝗱𝗲𝗳𝗲𝗻𝘀𝗲 𝗶𝘀 𝗶𝗺𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁𝗮𝗻𝘁 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝘄𝗼𝗺𝗮𝗻?
𝗦𝗮𝗳𝗲𝘁𝘆: The primary importance of self-defense is for women to be able to protect themselves against anything that's unacceptable in terms of social conduct.
𝗖𝗼𝗻𝗳𝗶𝗱𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲: There is nothing more empowering than having the confidence to analyse a dangerous situation and take actions to overcome them effectively.

04/30/2021

Kids Jiu Jitsu

Our programs build Champions in life. We use Jiu Jitsu as a learning tool to build a child’s Confidence, Focus, Self-Esteem, Motor Skills, and Self-Defense. Contact us today for a free trial!

Marcio Andre Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy updated their address. 04/30/2021

Marcio Andre Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy updated their address.

Marcio Andre Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy updated their address.

04/04/2021

“I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me, though he may die, he shall live. And whoever lives and believes in me shall never die” ~ Jesus Christ – John 11:25, 26

Happy Easter for all our students!

05/25/2020

Happy Memorial Day from our family to yours! - Thank you to the brave men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

Marcio Andre Jiu-Jitsu Academy in Ahwatukee | Phoenix, AZ

Marcio Andre Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy opened its doors in August 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona. The main focus is to spread the positive influence Jiu-Jitsu can have on kids, teens and adults of all ages and walks of life. Marcio Andre Barbosa is a multiple times Jiu-Jitsu World Champion and the head instructor at the academy. He is regarded as one of the best Jiu-Jitsu practitioners of his generation and has been teaching Jiu-Jitsu in Brazil, Abu Dhabi and the USA. Marcio's vision with this academy is to offer a world class facility combined with world class Jiu-Jitsu instruction in a safe and family oriented environment.

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Reasons why you should start training Jiu Jitsu.Come train with us.Jiu Jitsu for everyone. 📞: +1 (480) 687-4006🖥: https:...
Warming up our little champions 💛🖤
Come train with us!
Congratulations to our student Yasmyn. Amazing performance today 🥈
JIU JITSU for everyone
Kids Jiu Jitsu
6 Week Online Warrior Challenge
Michael Langhi seminar in AZ
👋 Parents! Do you want to burn your child’s extra energy off while teaching them confidence and self defense ? Our brazi...
Anson and Molly talking about training together
How Jiu-Jitsu can change lives
Marcio Andre Shows How To Do His No-Arm Triangle Choke

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14647 S. 50th Street, C172
Phoenix, AZ
85044

Opening Hours

Monday 9:45am - 8pm
Tuesday 6:15am - 8pm
Wednesday 9:45am - 8pm
Thursday 6:15am - 8pm
Friday 9:30pm - 8pm
Saturday 11am - 1pm

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