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Erin Herle
Purple belt @ Marcelo Garcia Academy in NYC, avid competitor. Freelance writer and creator of Pulling Guard Zine. Follow on instagram @erinherle
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Erin Herle

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Emilio Carrero

Emilio Carrero

Blue belt under Gustavo Muggiati, competitor, writer. Host of the flow podcast Instagram: EmilioCarrero1
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Emilio Carrero

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Dean Lewis

Dean Lewis

Writer at Backpack BJJ
Blue belt under Rosendo Diaz, BJJ competitor, writing student at University of Pittsburgh, outdoorsman.
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Dean Lewis

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Tyler Schaeffer

Tyler Schaeffer

Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist at Pioneer Fitness LA
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through NSCA, a SFG kettlebell specialist, and a USAW Sports Performance Coach working in Los Angeles, CA. Tyler currently trains and competes in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and is active in Muay Thai with an eye towards a career in mixed martial arts.
Tyler Schaeffer
Tyler Schaeffer

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Kristina Barlaan

Kristina Barlaan

Women's BJJ Instructor at GD Jiu Jitsu
Kristina Barlaan is a 4th degree Purple Belt under the highly esteemed Gustavo Dantas and represents Team Nova UniĆ£o. Based out of Tempe, AZ, Kristina is a highly decorated competitor and aspires to grow the sport of Women's Jiu-Jitsu through not only her competition accomplishments, but through social projects (most notably her Inspire All Female Open Mat), her passion for teaching and sharing the art of Jiu-Jitsu, and life coaching.
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Kristina Barlaan

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Dan Yun
Graduated from Temple University with a B.S. in Kinesiology, majoring in Exercise & Sports Science. BJJ Instructor, Business Owner, Nerd, and lover of all delicious foods.
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RebeccaHill
Purple belt competitor under Victor Estima and kids instructor at Gracie Barra Nottingham, England. Ph.D. in motivation in sport and chartered Sport and Exercise Psychologist. Instagram: @RebeccaHillGB
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RebeccaHill

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