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Fight Back making headlines across the world as martial artist unite to stand behind the COVID-19 first respondents. This week long event has made an impact in countries like the Philippines, Germany, Brazil, United Kingdom, and the United States where legends of the arts have deep roots.


Ellis Island Honors Society to Join Fight Back, A Martial Arts Event and COVID-19 Fundraiser

Ellis Island Honors Society to Join Fight Back, A Martial Arts Event and COVID-19 Fundraiser
NEW YORK, May 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ellis Island Honors Society (EIHS) announces their involvement in a COVID-19 fundraiser benefitting medical staff and hospitals which are hit hardest by

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- Vinicius Draculino holds a 6th Degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, a Brown Belt in Judo, Muay Thai expert who had taught Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for over 18 years and has instructed MMA and grappling champions.

- Robert Drysdale, the only American to have won the two most prestigious titles in Jiu-Jitsu including IBJJF World Championship and the ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship, holds a 4th Degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and is an instructor at his own BJJ academy, Drysdale Jiu-Jitsu.

- Marcelo Garcia, a Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, is a Brazilian grappler and jiu-jitsu competitor who was widely considered to be one of the best grapplers and arguably the best pound for pound submission grappler in the world.

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- Royce Gracie, considered one of the most influential figures in the history of MMA, is a semi-retired professional mixed martial artist, a UFC Hall of Famer, a Gracie Jiu-Jitsu practitioner and a member of the Gracie family holding a 7th Degree Red/Black Coral Belt in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu.

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- Ricardo Liborio, widely regarded in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu as one of the top Black Belts produced by Grand Master Carlson Gracie, is the co-founder of the American Top Team and Brazilian Top Team, founder and CEO of Martial Arts Nation and the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Institute.

- Rafael Lovato Jr. is an MMA and BJJ competitor and instructor who is currently competing in the middleweight division of Bellator MMA, where he is the former Bellator Middleweight World Champion and is currently ranked as the #4 middleweight fighter in the world by Fight Matrix.

- Carlos Machado is a master and 8th Degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and currently runs BJJ schools across the United States, Australia, Canada and Mexico.

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- Rodrigo "Comprido" Medeiros, a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt, is one of the select group of Jiu-Jitsu competitors to have won the prestigious World Jiu-Jitsu Championship openweight titles twice.

- Tony Parrish, former NFL player for the San Francisco 49ers and lifelong martial arts enthusiast, is now head of sports programming with JungoTV.

- Vítor "Shaolin" Ribeiro holds a 5th Degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and is a retired professional mixed martial artist who competed in the lightweight division for Strikeforce, Shooto, DREAM, Cage Rage, Cage Force, the World Fighting Alliance, and K-1 HERO'S.

- Leo Vieira has won numerous medals, such as the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World Championships, Pan American Championships and the prestigious ADCC World Championships and currently holds a 5th Degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Master Ken Live

Master Ken is an actor, comedian, creator of the webshow "Enter the Dojo" as well as a martial artist with various backgrounds including Kenpo.

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Eyal Yanislov Live

Eyal Yanilov travels the world to conduct courses as an Israeli Krav Maga instructor and Chief Instructor of Krav Maga Global who holds the highest level in Krav Maga with Master 3.

Apolo Ladra Live

Apolo Ladra has over 40 years of training specializing in Kali with an ATA 6th Degree Black Belt, 7th Degree WTF Black Belt, and the rank of Master at the Ernie Reyes West Coast Tae Kwon Do Association.

Pat Mac Live

Pat McNamara (Mac) has 22 years of Special Operations experience, 13 of which were in 1st SFOD-D with extensive experience in hostile fire/combat zones in the Middle East, and Eastern Europe.

John Hackleman Live

John Hackleman is a 44 year veteran of martial arts, a North American Champion, Pacific heavyweight Champion, coach of the UFC's most dominant fighters and is ranked #5 fighter in the world.

Harinder Singh Live

Harinder Singh is a teacher of military, special forces, Secret Service, SWAT, and over 150 law enforcement agencies across the globe. He is a master instructor of Jeet Kune Do, Tai Chi, Wing Chun, Escrima and holds a Brown Belt in BJJ.

Paulo Rubio Live

Paulo Rubio works to inspire the marital and tactical arts community for 10 plus years with his media production, specifically his interviews and exploration by experts in the field.

Jared Wihongi Live

Jared Wihongi has over 20 years experience as a SWAT Operator and over 34 years in various martial arts from around the world including the advanced rank of Tuhon in the Filipino combat art of Pekiti-Tirsia Kali.

Burton Richardson Live

Burton Richardson is a 3rd Degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, instructor in Jun Fan JKD and Filipino martial arts under Guro Dan Inosanto, instructor in the JKD Grappling Association and Thai Boxing, and has worked as a stunt choreographer and actor.

Tim Kennedy Live

Tim Kennedy currently serves in the United States Army, a 3rd Degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and is a retired mixed martial artist who fought in the UFC, Strikeforce, WEC, ShoMMA, HDNet FIghts and IFL.

Stanislov Horuna Live

Stanislav Horuna is a World Games Champion, World and European championship medalist, and a Ukrainian karateka competing in the kumite 75 kg division.

Michael Jai White & Richard Norton Live

Michael Jai White is an actor/director and world class martial artist. Having received the rank of Black Belt in numerous styles and trained under many legendary instructors Michael's acting career has exploded. He has been featured in films such as Spawn, The Dark Night, and many other award winning films.

Richard Norton attained a 9th Degree in Zen Do Kai and is know as an action film star, stuntman, fight choreographer and martial arts trainer.

Royce Gracie Combat Show Live

Master Royce Gracie is a UFC Hall of Fame recipient and founder of the Gracie Self Defense Systems. Royce is known for his incredible impact on the world of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and the martial arts as a whole.

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