How many Mednes Bros. affiliates are there ?

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  1. Kalma

    Kalma Orange Belt

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    I've never activey looked for them but then I randomly came across http://www.fullmetaljiujitsu.com/ and it made me wonder how many Mendes affiliate gyms are there ?
     
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    There are 2 I believe. One in Australia and one in Canada.
     
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    and one here in Brazil, I believe...
    Leandro Brassoloto runs it
     
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    I thought that he was no longer an affiliate.
     
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    Sexy Pants Blue Belt

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    Mendes brothers are 1st degree BB? So no BB under them yet?
     
  8. Toothless King

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    MB promoted one black belt last year. He is the the instructor at Full Metal JJ in Australia.

    Give it another 3-5 years and MB will have a dozen of home grown BBs
     
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    outonbail Living My Dreams

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    this is their 6th year at BB so they would be 2nd degrees soon if they weren't yet, they gave their first BB few weeks ago
     
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    They are second degree, I believe. They've promoted Riccardo Ammendolia (one of the promoters of FIVE, and one of the coaches at my gym) as well as Justin Dee (Juggs, coach from Full Metal Jiu Jitsu in Australia, Mendes affiliate). I haven't seen the actual papers so I'm not sure if they were signed by the Mendes or by Lemos, but they're referred to as Mendes Brothers blackbelts.

    Edit: Riccardo's promotion happened the last time my club had a training camp there.. which was .. I think a year and a half? I can find pictures if wanted)
     
  11. beeran1

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    There was talk of an academy here in Colorado becoming a Mendes affiliate last year...or maybe it was Atos? Either way, don't think it panned out as I haven't heard anything since.
     
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    Right now Gui & Rafa are concentrating on building up AoJ, producing future home grown BBs, and competing. They don't want affiliates all over the place because that would take a lot of their time.
     
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    They also promoted riccardo amendolia
     

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