Jake Mackenzie Supports GFTeam at True Believer

Regarded as “one of the top North American grapplers of his generation,” Jake Mackenzie recently visited True Believer Jiu Jitsu to share his game and support his teammates from GFTeam. All proceeds from the event went to support GFTeam members from Brazil to travel and compete in this year’s IBJJF World Championship.

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April Competition Recap

Students and coaches from True Believer Jiu Jitsu were busy in late April with several competitions. Some traveled to New York to compete in the IBJJF Spring International Open 2019, while others remained in Pittsburgh to compete in the local Grappling Industries submission-only event. Regardless of where individuals competed, True Believer Jiu Jitsu is proud of each competitor for representing the tribe and taking on the challenge of competing in the sport of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

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True Believer Tribe Competes in Washington, D.C.

Students and coaches from True Believer Jiu Jitsu trekked to Washington, D.C., in early April to compete at the IBJJF Washington D.C. Spring International Open. Overall, 15 competitors from True Believer Jiu Jitsu arrived at the Prince George’s Sports & Learning Complex ready for war — returning to Pittsburgh with six total medals.

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Sinistro Brings the Fire to True Believer Jiu Jitsu

The week of February 4, 2019, Francisco “Sinistro” Iturralde came to Pittsburgh to host The Connection Camp, a three-day seminar comprising multiple two-hour sessions per day. The students of True Believer Jiu Jitsu truly seized the opportunity to learn from a special talent — with some students recording more than 12 hours of training with Sinistro over the three days.

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