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Josef | Ze Cobra | Wins Bronze Medal At 2011 Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World Championships!

by Administrator on Jun.19, 2011, under Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

After an amazing performance in the adult light feather weight division of the New York International Open, Prof. Josef Manuel headed out to Long Beach, California chasing his dream of winning the most prestigious title in the world of grappling, the World Championships of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. This was Josef’s first time competing as a black belt in the adult division of the (Galo) rooster weight category. On Saturday in the preliminaries, Josef advanced against Mokoto Sawada, to face Joseph Capizzi in the quarter finals, & with technical precision Professor Manuel passed Cappizi’s guard, winning with a score of 3-0. He then advanced to the semi-finals to face the defending rooster weight world champion, Bruno Malfacine. Abandoning the strategy of trying to win by points or advantages, Prof. Manuel went head-to-head with Malfacine, in a ten minute exchange of submissions and positions, losing by points as time ran out. In the end after an amazing run, Prof. Manuel came home from the 2011 Worlds in Long Beach California with a bronze medal around his neck. We are proud of our instructor who stood on the podium of the elite, proving that his Jiu-Jitsu ranks up there amongst the best in the world. Parabens Professor!

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5/22/2011 Long Island Pride Jiu-Jitsu Championship results!!

by Administrator on Jun.19, 2011, under Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Long Island Pride Championship results… 9 athletes, 8 gold medals & 3 silver medals! 

Josef Ze Cobra Manuel – Gold…

Jason BigMeech Castellanos – Gold 

Jayden Manuel – Gold 

Savion Maranon – Gold 

Adam Essoubi – Gold 

Giovanni Huancaya – Gold 

Elijah Hernandez – Gold 

Alexander Ferreira – Gold 

Alexander Ferrera – Silver 

Jayden Manuel – Silver 

Steven Silva – Silver



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Tiny | Junior Cobras | Win Big At The 2010 Grapplers Quest | World Series of Grappling!

by Administrator on Dec.09, 2010, under Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

A big CEBJJ congratulations to our fierce warriors Seth, Savion, Leo, Steven, Nicholas & Jayden for a phenomenal showing this weekend at the Grapplers Quest World Series of Grappling in Asbury Park, NJ. 

Here are the results…

Jayden Manuel – GOLD
Savion Martinez – GOLD
Leo Ferreira – GOLD
Steven Silva – BRONZE

An honorable mention to Seth Soto & Nicholas Chaves for stepping up to the challenge and giving it their all.


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“Ze Cobra” | 2010 | NO-GI | BJJ | ADCC | TRIALS | NJ

by Administrator on Dec.09, 2010, under Submission Grappling

The 2010 ADCC North American Trials were held at the Belleville High School in New Jersey on the 20th of November. Many athletes from all over the United States came out to participate for the chance to compete in the ADCC Worlds in 2011. One of the competitors that shined at the trials was Nova Uniao Black Belt Josef “Ze Cobra” Manuel. Fresh off of Gold Medal victory at the IBJJF No-Gi Worlds Josef with out hesitating jumped right into the 65 kg category a crack at the title. With exciting submissions going through all of His opponents He was stopped in the semifinals not by the opponent but by the Refferee’s decision that after double overtime gave the victory to His opponent even though Josef clearly dominated the match. Josef went on to dispute for the bronze and submitted His opponent with a brutal toe hold that gave Him the bronze medal victory. 
Check out the videos and pictures below… 

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CEBJJ | Competition Team | NAGA | NJ | BJJ Championships!

by Administrator on Dec.09, 2010, under Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

A big CEBJJ congratulations to all of our fierce warriors!!!

Isac Chaves – Gold 

Adam Lasalle – Gold

Cristina Ling – Gold

Ethan Powell – Gold

Donijah Aiyana – Silver

Steven Vera – Silver

Brendan Dasylva – Silver

Emily Martins – Silver

Gabriel Fonseca – Silver

Isac Chaves – Silver

Alexander Ferreira – Bronze

Gilberto Gonzalez – Bronze

Bill Tully – Bronze

Clara Di Berardo – Bronze

Cesar DeSouza – Bronze

Honorable mention to our fierce warrior’s Ivette Vera, Tany Paz, Louis Valderama, Pedro Silva for representing Nova Uniao Jiu-Jitsu!



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Josef Ze Cobra | Wins Gold | 2010 No-Gi | BJJ | World Championship!

by Administrator on Dec.09, 2010, under Submission Grappling

On behalf of CEBJJ students and Competition Team Members we would like to congratulate our Chief Instructor & Nova Uniao Athlete Josef Manuel winning Gold in the Black Belt Pluma Division at the IBJJF No-Gi worlds for the second year in a row.  

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CEBJJ | NJ | Kids | BJJ | Student of the month!

by Administrator on Nov.03, 2010, under Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Student of the month

Congratulations Antonio! CEBJJ Honor Roll Student of Month!


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Josef Manuel’s Brown Belt Competitor wins Gold at 2010 Pans!

by Administrator on Nov.03, 2010, under Uncategorized

RMNU Brown Belt Competitor Isac Chaves won gold at the 2010 Pans which took place at the Nat Holman Gymnasium in NYC. An awesome victory for the Nova Uniao and for Professor Josef Manuel who promoted Isac to Brown Belt June 10, 2010. With this Pan victory on the heels of His recent promotion Isac secures His spot as one of the top Grapplers on the East Coast in the Brown Belt division. Congratulations Isac! Photobucket

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NJSBJJ 2nd Place KIds Team Title Goes To CEBJJ!

by Administrator on Sep.23, 2010, under Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

NJ BJJ Federation Fall Kids Championships 2010 Results 

Amiyah Moore: 2 Gold Medals 

Savion Maranon: Gold Medal 

Leonardo Ferreira : Silver Medal

Alexander Ferreira : Silver Medal 

Jayden Manuel : Silver & Bronze Medal 



Overall: 2nd Place Kids Team Title


We would like to congratulate all the competitors & parents on their relentless effort on this great victory for our team and children. Everyone put in hard work and dedication for the results above. Let us continue with the same drive and determination so we may see all our children with Gold Medals! Next stop is Grappler’s Quest in December! 

“Dictionary is the only place that success comes before work. Hard work is the price we must pay for success. I think you can accomplish anything if you’re willing to pay the price”


 (Vince Lombardi)



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7/27/2010 Testimony of the month with Emily Martins.

by Administrator on Jul.30, 2010, under Mixed Martial Arts

CEBJJ student and female Competitor Emily Martins sharing how & why she started training at the Cutting Edge Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy. For all of our Portuguese speaking people, CHECK IT OUT!

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