New Ultimate MMA Magazine article featuring Professor Tinguinha!!

May 15, 2012

The NEW Ultimate MMA Magazine is out now and it brings a feature story by Professor Tinguinha from the OnlineTraining Website TBJJ.TV this time covering The NoGi section with a Counter Attack from the Half Guard Technique. Check it out... For more on the online training website TBJJ.TV-

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Professor Tinguinha featured article on the latest Ultimate MMA Magazine!!

April 10, 2012

The new Ultimate MMA Magazine for the month of May is out now and it features a brand new article by Professor "Tinguinha" covering another section of the TBJJ.TV online training website, this time teaching how to execute a neck crank countering a guillotine choke. Check it out! The magazine is in stores now. To check the TBJJ.TV online website-

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NEW BJJ Legends Magazine Out featuring Professor "Tinguinha" in an article!!

April 5, 2012

A brand new BJJ Legends magazine just came our. The magazine covers everything BJJ including, techniques, diet, fitness and much more... In this latest issue Professor Tinguinha is featured in an article teaching most common mistakes made by students in BJJ and the correct techniques. The magazine is out now and is available at the Tinguinha BJJ Academy.

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Ultimate MMA Magazine Article featuring The TBJJ Online Training Website!

December 12, 2011

The latest Ultimate MMA Magazine is featuring Professor Tinguinha and The TBJJ.TV Online Training website going over it's benefits and an overall look of how it works and what you can find in this revolutionary online training system. You can check it all out in the magazine.

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Tinguinha's Upcoming Seminar in Alaska

October 5, 2011

Tinguinha will be teaching a seminar at the Tinguinha BJJ Affiliated school in Alaska, The Anchorage BJJ School Saturday October,15th.Seminar will have 3 hours duration, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm. It would be a great opportunity to learn from the world renowned BJJ Black Belt. o reserve your spot and for additional information-

Tinguinha's Upcoming Seminar in CALIFORNIA

July 21, 2011

Professor Tinguinha will be teaching a seminar in Clovis-CA Saturday July, 30th. The seminar will start at 11:00am at the FKA School. If you live in the area or will be close by don't miss this opportunity to learn from a world renowned BJJ Professor and Spider Guard Master. All levels are welcome!

Seminar Info:
Date: July, 30th 2011

Start: 11:00 am

Location: FKA School
1433 Menlo Avenue
Clovis- CA 93611

Black Belts Visiting the TBJJ Academy

June 18, 2011

We had the pleasure to welcome to the Tinguinha BJJ Academy BJJ Black Belts Roberto "Gordo", Vinicius "Draculino", Sandro "Batata" and Julio Echeverria on the week of the World Championship of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in the begining of this month. "Gordo" was here at some of our classes and taught a few techniques at our night class May,31st and "Batata" and Julio came for a final training session before the competition on the weekend. Thank you for visiting our school!

From left to right: Vinicius Draculino, Julio Echeverria,TBJJ Coach Arvie Gimeno,
Roberto Gordo, Sandro Batata, and Mauricio Tinguinha on the bottom.

Tinguinha feature story on Japanese Magazine BJJ Spirits!!

June 12, 2011

Professor Tinguinha has been featured on the latest issue of the famous Japanese Magazine BJJ Spirits. In this issue of the magazine he is going over Do's and Don'ts of the Half Guard and Mounted Positions plus a Bonus feature going over his latest DVD The Ultimate Beginners Guide.You can check it below!!

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6th Tinguinha BJJ In House Tournament

April 29, 2011

The Tinguinha BJJ Academy has the pleasure to announce it's 6th In House Tournament, taking place at The Tinguinha BJJ Academy, Saturday- May 21st. It will be a Gi/Kimono Tournament and it will be open to ALL rank levels.We are glad to welcome everyone to this TBJJ event. This would be a great opportunity for students to get competition experience in a friendly enviroment and without the pressure of a big tournament's setting. You can find more information about the event below, we hope to see you there.


Date: Saturday, May 21st
Location: TBJJ Academy- 22349 La Palma Ave. Ste 118- Yorba Linda- CA
Tournament Start: 10:00 am
Prizes: Medals for 1st and 2nd Places
Medals for all competitors in the Kids division
Attendance: Open to Public
Participation: Kids/Men/Women/Adults/Masters
The first 30 Competitors to Sign Up will get a FREE Tournament's T-shirt!!!
For more info

Professor Tinguinha receives official 4th degree certificate

April 11, 2011

Professor Tinguinha has recently been officially awarded his 4th degree for his 15 years as a Black Belt. He has now received his official 4th degree Black Belt Certificates from the International Federation of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and The American Federation of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu making his new rank officially recognized by both federations. We congratulate the Professor on his achievement for the many years of commitment to sharing his knowledge of this martial art.

Tinguinha receiving his 4th degree from Master Roberto Gordo Correa

Tinguinha and his well-deserved certificate

Gordo's Half Guard Seminar & Black Belt Promotions Saturday at the TBJJ Academy!!

April 9, 2011

Gordo's Half Guard Seminar & Black Belt Promotions Saturday at the TBJJ Academy!! This past Saturday-March 19th was a very special day at our school. We had a great half guard seminar with Half Guard Master Roberto "Gordo" Correia at The Tinguinha BJJ Academy. The seminar was really nice, we had a FULL House, great turnout and the presence of Black Belts, Paulo Guillobel, Pedro Soriano, Justin Charon (from TBJJ Alaska) & TBJJ Black Belts Kenric Toliver & Mike Brown. After the seminar we proudly promoted TBJJ Team members Grant Collins & Greg Lawson to the Black Belt and Professor Tinguinha was officially presented by Gordo with his 4th degree on his Black Belt, we also had the pleasure to honor Professor Tinguinha for his work and dedication to the TBJJ Team, Affiliations & Network. The Belt Promotion was wonderful, we counted with the presence of Black Belts, Alberto Crane, Kris Shaw, Roberto Gordo, Paulo Guillobel, Pedro Soriano, Justin Charon, Kenric Toliver, Mike Brown & Professor Tinguinha. You can check below few pictures from this special event. We would like to thank Gordo for a wonderful seminar and the honor of officially presenting Professor Tinguinha with the 4th degree, all the students in attendance for making it such a good turnout & all the Black Belts present for the support. Congratulations to the new TBJJ Black Belts Grant Collins & Greg Lawson and Professor Tinguinha on his new status.

Roberto Gordo Correa seminar group picture
Roberto Gordo Correa showing more amazing half guard techniques
Newest TBJJ Black Belts Greg Lawson & Grant Collins

Tinguinha BJJ Instructors at The UFCGYM Corona!!

March 8, 2011

Part of our TBJJ Team of Instructors together with Professor Tinguinha did a BJJ Demo at the Grand Opening of the NEW UFC GYM location in Corona last Saturday- March 5th. The demonstration went great, we had Professors Tinguinha, Mike Brown & Kenric Toliver Plus Instructor Greg Lawson teaching the BJJ Demo and it was a nice start at this new location where some of our TBJJ Instructors will be teaching regularly. We would like to take this opportunity to thank coaches Sam Chen & Paul LaPorte for the great job done at our Tinguinha BJJ Academy's Saturday classes this past Saturday while the BJJ Demo was taking place at the UFC GYM-Corona. We had a full house and classes went really good. Thank you coaches!! Below you can check few pictures from the TBJJ Team at the UFC GYM Corona's Opening.

Gordo Half Guard Seminar at The TBJJ Academy & Black Belt Promotion!!

March 2, 2011

On March, 19th we will be having a special celebration at The Tinguinha BJJ Academy. We not only will be hosting a great seminar with Half Guard Creator Master Roberto "Gordo" but we will also have a Black Belt Promotion: TBJJ Team member Grant Collins will be promoted to the Black Belt and Professor "Tinguinha" will be formally presented with the 4th degree in his Black Belt by Roberto "Gordo". We will also have the presence of BJJ Black Belts. It is going to be a very special day for the TBJJ Academy so don't miss this great seminar. If you are not attending the seminar and want to be here for the belt promotion it will start at 1:00pm. Come with your Gi for our Special Belt Promotion and to take a picture with the team!!

Seminar Information:

Date: Saturday- March 19th

Time: from 10:30 am to 1:00pm

Location: TBJJ Academy

If you plan to attend the seminar remember to put your name on the list to garantee your spot or contact us at (714)694-0103!!

Belt Promotion Information:

The Belt Promotion will take place after the seminar at 1:00pm so if you even if you are not attending the seminar come at 1:00pm and let's support the TBJJ Team!!

Message from Professor Tinguinha

December 23, 2010

I would like to wish all the TBJJ.TV online members happy holidays!! May the new year bring a lot of growth and progress into your path throughout the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu martial art learning. We are going to keep working towards improving our online training website and trying our best to bring the best quality instruction possible. Thank you for being a part of our network and supporting our efforts. Have a Happy Holiday! Mauricio "Tinguinha" Mariano

Tinguinha BJJ Academy's 15th Belt Ceremony-End of the year celebration!

December 14, 2010

The Tinguinha BJJ Academy just had it's 15th Belt Ceremony and End of the Year Celebration this past Saturday, December 11th. It was great! A full house!! They had 61 students being promoted with stripes and 17 students moving up to a higher belt rank. Among many of this year's accomplishments they nominated and awarded the students of the year in the Jr. & Adults Programs, presented certificates of conclusion to the Women from the TBJJ Safe & Fit Course I as well as the announcement of a new belt addition to their Belt System. The Ceremony concluded with a group picture and a wonderful potluck and celebration with the Tinguinha BJJ Family. For more pictures from the ceremony & celebration-

Tinguinha's Spider Guard Seminar in Tulare- CA

December 7, 2010

Tinguinha will be teaching a spider guard seminar this upcoming Sunday, December 12th at The Luis "Speedy" BJJ Academy in Tulare- CA. Seminar will be open for kids and adults. The Kids seminar will start at 10:00am and the adults at 12:00pm. So if you live in the area or will be around at that date don't miss the chance to learn from a world class Instructor. To sign up and more info- contact- Jesus-(559) 972-5356

Tinguinha's Seminar in the Bay Area!!!!

November 18, 2010

Professor Tinguinha will be teaching a seminar for the first time ever in the Bay Area, at The Sandro Batata BJJ Academy in Campbell-CA. Saturday- December 4th. The seminar will cover Spider Guard techniques. So if you live in the area or will be around at that date, make sure to check it out. Don't miss the chance to learn great spider guard techniques from one of the best Spider Guard players in the world!! For this seminar information- (408)377-8255 or (831)425-7795.

Tinguinha's Spider Guard Collection T-shirt available NOW

November 17, 2010

A brand new Tinguinha T-shirt from the Spider Guard Collection was just received, the t-shirt is available for sale NOW at the TBJJ Academy and online store. To purchase -

Tinguinha BJJ Team BJJ Demo at The UFC GYM-Rosemead Official Grand Opening!!!

October 1, 2010

On September 18th, The UFC GYM- Rosemead had their Official Grand Opening. Professor Tinguinha is the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Program Head Instructor there and The Tinguinha BJJ Team did two great Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Demonstrations, one inside and another outside of the gym, the demonstrations included the different aspects of the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu art, such as self Defense, No Gi, BJJ sport & more... and we got a lot of positive feedback. The event was great, they had the presence of UFC President Dana White and many of The UFC Top Fighters such as BJ Penn, Chuck Liddell, Vitor Belfort, Jon Bones Jones and many more, signing autographs and taking pictures. The Tinguinha Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Team was glad to be a part of such event and to contribute to the celebration. Below you can check a few pictures from the event. For more event's pictures-

Tinguinha BJJ New Affiliated School in England!!

October 1, 2010

The Tinguinha BJJ Academy is very proud to announce they are welcoming a new addition to the TBJJ Team. The Phoenix MMA School in England. The school has an incredibly large and top notch facility, they are the 2nd largest Martial Arts facility in England and their facility includes: Octagon, Boxing Ring, Caged Wall, Free Weights & Cardio Room, Sauna, Steam Room, Massage & Treatment Room & more... They have top notch trainers in boxing, muay thai, wrestling and strength conditioning and now they will also be coming full force in the BJJ area with the Tinguinha Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu program. They are glad to be assisting on the growth of their Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Program and have one more school being a part of the Tinguinha Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Family! We will be posting their website and Facility Pictures soon.

TBJJ New Black Belts

September 15, 2010

Last Saturday,September 11th Professor Tinguinha awarded two new TBJJ Black Belts, Justin Charon and Todd Palmer from the Tinguinha BJJ Affiliated school- The Anchorage BJJ School. Justin and Todd have been training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for more than 15 years, of sweat and dedication on the mat. " It was an honor for me to graduate these two great guys to the Black Belt. It is supposedly the goal of every BJJ practitioner to be a black belt and it is an accomplishment for those who achieve it but it is beyond submissions and attacks on the mat. It is about honor, respect, discipline, honesty and loyalty. I am confident to say Justin and Todd are true BJJ practitioner and now they have the mission to represent our martial art. I congratulate them for their accomplishment, it was well deserved. Let's keep Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu alive and strong." - Mauricio "Tinguinha" Footages from the TBJJ Affiliated School in Alaska's Belt Promotions and school will be available at the TBJJ.TV's TBJJ Insider section soon. To see the pictures from The TBJJ Affiliated school in Alaska's Promotion-

Batata Seminar Interview

August 22, 2010

This Saturday, August 21st, we had an amazing Seminar with Batata at the TBJJ Academy. A good group of guys came out to see Batata demonstrate some amazing loop choke techniques. Batata also sat down for an interview before the seminar -- click here to watch.

Professor Tinguinha at the UFC Gym!!

July 6, 2010

We are very proud to announce that Professor Tinguinha was invited to take on a new role, he has been hired as the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Program Director and coordinator at the UFC Gym- Rosemead- CA. Besides directing the program, Professor Tinguinha is leading the BJJ team, teaching classes over at the UFC Gym and in an effort to coordinate a strong and technical BJJ program he is bringing part of the Tinguinha BJJ Instructors Team to teach there, Kenric Toliver, Russell Cantorna & Greg Lawson will be teaching BJJ and NoGi classes there as well. "I am very pleased to be a part of such serious and big company as the UFC Gym. I look forward to coordinate a legitimate and strong BJJ program with all the martial art's values and philosophy. " - Tinguinha-
For pictures and more information... Tinguinha BJJ News

FREE In-House Tournament Fights Footage

June 16, 2010

The Tinguinha BJJ Academy will be having the 5th edition of its In-House Tournament, taking place Sunday, June 27th at The Tinguinha BJJ Academy and the TBJJ.TV online training website will be sponsoring the event. The tournament's fights will be available here to the public for FREE for a limited time during Sunday, June 27th. The tournament will have fights in ALL belts, and kids, women and men categories. So if you want to check the fights out make sure you check here on the tournament's date. For more information about the tournament click here- TBJJ IN-HOUSE TOURNAMENT

Tinguinha's Spider Guard Fight Footage

May 11, 2010

Check out this great NEW Video posted online featuring Professor Tinguinha fighting footage of different aspects of the Spider Guard Game, divided into getting to the spider guard, spider guard control and spider guard attacks. You can check the video here

Tinguinha's BJJ Blog

March 8, 2010

With the goal of spreading the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and sharing his knowledge and views of this martial art, Professor Tinguinha created a BJJ Blog, bringing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu techniques, tips, advices, stories and more. The blog is just starting, featuring a technique review of Back Attacks with pictures and a video and an article about the 6 key points to succeeding in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, the blog will be constantly updated so keep posted. To check Tinguinha's blog...

New Interview with Tinguinha at The TBJJ Academy Website

February 20, 2010

The Tinguinha BJJ Academy brings to this month's Tinguinha BJJ Academy website's interview link an interview with Professor Tinguinha going over The TBJJ.TV online training website, some of the accomplishments from 2009 and talking about few of his projects and plans for the NEW YEAR. To check it out visit...

TBJJ Academy Open House Event & Free Workshop

November 23, 2009

There will be a Tinguinha BJJ Academy Open House Event and FREE workshop on Saturday, December 12th at the TBJJ Academy. Open to everyone. For more information, visit

Tinguinha Seminar in Tulare, CA this Saturday 11/21

November 19, 2009

Tinguinha's seminar in Tulare this Saturday, November 21st at the Speedy BJJ school. Seminar will be 3 hours long and will be Gi & No Gi.

Alexandre Soca Visits the Academy

November 13, 2009

BJJ Black Belt Alexandre Soca was here visiting the school this past weekend. An exclusive interview with him will be up on the site shortly.

Tinguinha's Seminar in Virginia Beach

October 23, 2009

This weekend Professor Tinguinha is teaching a seminar at the Gustavo Machado BJJ Academy in Virginia Beach, VA. Get updates on the trip and the seminar throughout the weekend directly from Tinguinha via his Twitter feed here. Be sure to check back at for exclusive footage from the trip and the seminar in the coming week! Launches!!!

October 10, 2009

The team is proud to announce the release of version one of our site. We have worked extremely hard to bring you the best of the TBJJ Academy to your computer. Please feel free to send us any feedback you may have. Let the Revolution Begin.