In this page The Tinguinha BJJ Academy brings interviews with Brazilian JiuJitsu athletes, instructors and Black Belts talking about fights, experiences and stories. It is a great chance to get to know some of your idols or fellow competitors.



-Mike Brown's Interview -April 2010
TBJJ Black Belt 1st degree Mike Brown shares his knowledge of BJJ and talks about the start of this art in the U.S. and his experiences as an older practitioner training BJJ.

- Mauricio "Tinguinha" Mariano's Interview-December 2009
Professor Tinguinha goes over the 2009 year, The TBJJ Academy's accomplishments, and all the plans & projects for The TBJJ Academy for 2010.

- Leonardo "Gloglo" Seixas- Interview 2008
BJJ Black Belt from Brazil, Leonardo Seixas talks a little about his experience being a technical Super Heavy Weight in Brazilian Jiu JItsu and training with many well known BJJ Black Belts under Carlos Gracie Jr.

-Mauricio "Tinguinha" Mariano- Interview 2007
Professor Tinguinha goes over his history in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, his upbringing in Rio de Janeiro and the Tinguinha BJJ Academy growth plus more...

-Kris Shaw- Interview 2007
Female Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt Kris Shaw goes over the benefits and obstacles of conciliating being a mom with training and competing in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

-Helio "Soneca" Moreira- Interview 2006
Legendary BJJ Black Belt Helio "Soneca" Moreira in an interview by Mauricio "Tinguinha" going over his vast BJJ Experience,his begining in BJJ and his friendship with many of the Gracie Family Members.

-Gustavo Machado- Interview 2005
BJJ Black Belt Gustavo Machado, creator of The Half & Quarter Guard DVD goes over his path in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, his Virginia Beach school's growth, The Virginia Beach BJJ Federation and the launch of The Half & Quarter Guard DVD.

-Luis "Speedy" Gonzalez- Interview 2005
TBJJ Brown Belt Luis Speedy Gonzales goes over his path in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and in BJJ Competitions.

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