Tell me about Nova Uniao

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  1. HEAVY GRAPPLER

    HEAVY GRAPPLER Brown Belt

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    The gym I attend is becoming affiliated with Robson Moura Nova Uniao.

    It's FitPlus MMA in Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia. It's best known for UFC fighter TJ Grant. We have a solid, developing BJJ program and some of the guys are looking forward to trying some international competitions.

    I know Robson is awesome, he's been here for a seminar. AMAZING.

    NU guys, tell me about your schools! Tell me about your up-and coming competitors and fighters so I can cheer them on!

    Tell me how awesome NU is and get me psyched up to be part of a big team! Tell me anything else you think I should know!
     
  2. MUFC

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    Ricardo "Demente" is probably Nova Uniao's best competitor right now. He has placed second at Mundials in Super Heavy (The Roger cannot be stopped) the last two years.

    Wagnney Fabiano is fighting on the next WEC card against Joseph Benevedez (sp?) and Leo Santos is fighting soon in Japan.

    Kind of weird, but every high level NU guy I've seen, and all the higher belts at my gym play butterfly guard and half guard. Shaolin was one of the first to use deep HG. Robson has his 93 guard and HG in general, and Leo Santos has a monster butterfly guard (despite being 6'1 and a light weight). Bruno Bastos is a high level competitor and also plays HG.

    At the very least, you have the added pleasure of being associated with Jose Aldo, the destroyer of worlds.
     
  3. Hillary

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    Check out Gustavo Dantas and his team (especially standout Steve Rosenburg). The first seminar and private lesson I ever did was with Gustavo and he's an amazing grappler and a very good teacher.

    Bruno Bastos' school in Dallas constantly has guys training there from all over Brazil, and Feij
     
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    one badass team!
     
  5. NovaUniaoWesty

    NovaUniaoWesty Yellow Belt

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    We rock 'nuff said.

    Our school just became Robson affiliated and he's apparently going to be out here every few months to teach. We have some of the best guys on the Colorado MMA circuit training with us. Nova is recruiting Bbelts all the time. Hopefully one from Brazil is going to move to CO
     
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    Is John Lewis (of Extreme Fighting/UFC fame) still part of Nova Uniao?
     
  7. HEAVY GRAPPLER

    HEAVY GRAPPLER Brown Belt

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    Great stuff so far!

    Waggney seems awesome. He was out for a seminar a few weeks ago. Super-nice guy. His brother is coming soon.
     
  8. NateTx4112

    NateTx4112 Brown Belt

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    Bruno ftw. Great guy.

    My coach rolls with him alot and trains with him weekly since we affiliated.
    Watch out for Danielle Alvarez in teen girl blue belt. I think she will be world champ this year at that level.
     
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    keynote Purple Belt

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    I've been to both Wagnney and Leo's seminars here in NFLD, and they both rule. Extremely nice guys, and it goes without saying that they're great teachers.
     
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    matzah Blue Belt

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    Marlon Sandro has the weirdest shaped head I have ever seen
     
  12. ijustwannasurf

    ijustwannasurf Brown Belt

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    Robson added a lot to my game in a very short time.
    NU, in my opinion, is competition focused and creative. I feel very good about being on the team.
     
  13. NovaUniaoWesty

    NovaUniaoWesty Yellow Belt

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    Where in CO do you train?
     
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    Nova Uniao checking in!
     
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    I'm not part of NU - but we recently had a lot of the NU guys training with us a few weeks back (Aldo, Santos, Sandro others) and they're great guys and MONSTERS on the mat and in training.

    I have only good things to say about them and good luck in the future moving forward with that affiliation.
     
  16. ijustwannasurf

    ijustwannasurf Brown Belt

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    Looking at your name, I'd guess we train at the same place.
     
  17. NovaUniaoWesty

    NovaUniaoWesty Yellow Belt

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    Lol I figured so, but I thought you might have been one of Bidwell's students or from the school in the Springs.
     
  18. Jeff Goldblum

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    yep
     
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    trav235 White Belt

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    I just started training at NU gym in arizona. Never did bjj before but the instructors are great, deff learning little by little
     

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