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— Renzo Gracie

Alan "Finfou" -Recovery after injury at the Worlds 2014

This year during the Worlds, there was a moment that let everyone present at the Walter Pyramid worried. At the middleweight semifinal match , Alan “Finfou”  faced Otávio Sousa and after an omoplata attempt followed by an arm-bar by Otávio, Alan couldn’t get up and couldn’t feel his leg. Taken by ambulance to the hospital, Alan is recovering well. Check it out his interview below: 

Stories from the Mat - from Jail to Jiu Jitsu, Career, and College

Photo credit : Level Ground archives

Photo credit : Level Ground archives

Level Ground Mixed Martial Arts is a Boston-based nonprofit organization that leverages mixed martial arts to unleash the strength, power, and ingenuity of urban youth so that they may fight for and seize their dreams

Check it out this blog post written by a Level Ground student.

http://www.levelgroundmma.com/blog/jailtojiujitsu