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Feburary 4, 2014

A powerful GU testimonial from a BJJ Purple Belt!

Hey guys, let me start with a little background info. I have been "training" for the past six years, and had achieved the rank of 4-stripe purple belt under my instructor. He is a 3rd degree bjj black belt, and is great at bjj. A knee injury forced me to take some time off, and during that down time I really began to study the free lessons on It was like being introduced to an entirely new martial art!! I learned things from lesson 1,2, and 3 of the combatives course that I went six years without seeing. Now I have found two great training partners to help me complete the combatives course and we are learning 3-4 days a week. I'm pumped to teach my daughter the Gracie Games (soon, she's only 1) and I am talking to my wife about getting her pink belt. I even went out and got the Gracie Diet book and I'm in the process of adjusting my lifestyle. Thank you for making the huge effort needed to get this info online to people like myself! I want GJJ (not bjj) to be a family tradition in my house, and I can't wait to get that blue belt and start adding stripes!! Thanks again!!

-Matthew Hughes from Texas
(Not to be confused with the UFC fighter)