Here is an interesting piece on Wendall Alexander, who was one of the founding members of Nova Uniao. I found it interesting to read how the team was formed to compete against the numbers of Gracie family competitors. Also, I like the fact that it describes a lineage of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu out side of the Gracie Family, something which is often not well recognized. Names like Oswaldo Fadda, which have until recently not been adequately recognized for the contribution to the art. Sometimes to know where we are going it helps to know where we came from.