On Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, the world famous University of Jiu-Jitsu academy celebrated its 9th anniversary. Xande ran class and shared with us some little known history on how the place came to be.
Back in 2006, the Ribeiro brothers were still teaching in Ohio. Xande, fresh off his double gold in the World Championships, was supposed to travel to a super fight in California. The fight was rescheduled to a date he had booked for a seminar in Australia, and he had to withdraw. His Brother, Saulo, traveled to the event instead – there he met Jeremy, a local business owner who was a big fan of the Ribeiro brothers.
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