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Fighting 2 Rounds with 1 Arm

Jason Soares Kick

One of my fighters had a hell of a fight last night that pushed him to the edge. Jason Soares is a black belt from my brother and I and he was defending his featherweight title against a very game Guilherme Faria from Brazil. Jason is known for his grappling game, as he has 7 […]

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Best Throws Highlight Reel!

The most exciting moment in a wrestling match is when an opponent is going airborne from a big throw. You don’t have to know anything about wrestling or fighting to appreciate the beauty of a perfectly timed throw. The bigger the throw, the bigger the risk because big throws usually require the thrower to “throw” […]

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My thoughts on EBI’s open hand striking

If you haven’t heard of EBI (Eddie Bravo Invitational), it is one of the more popular invitational professional grappling tournaments out today. It is a submission only grappling tournament with regulation period where only submission ends the match. Afterwards, there is a series of sudden death periods where players start in dominant positions: back mount […]

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Are you getting worse over time?

Every so often we will get served a slice of humble pie. Sometimes the whole pie. 🙁 I know when I was a senior in high school with aspirations for a state championship, I was wrestling my former team captain that graduated the year before. He came as a favor to give me a hard […]

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Crazy Fight Shows the Flaw In Submission Only

This is such a crazy fight. I don’t think I have ever seen so many submission attempts in one round of MMA. Makes me think it was staged, but the amount of crank on the submissions was just brutal – especially the knee bar. Hurts just looking at it! This opponent (in long shorts) appears […]

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How to Handle a Half-Man / Half-Beast

There is nothing like trying to “break-in” a new white belt who happens to be half-man, half-beast on their first day of rolling and them telling you, “that doesn’t work.” LOL! Just take a look at the raw power this man has to pick up a black belt and hold him up with one arm […]

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ADCC 2009 Highlight Reel

So I was digging through my computer to see what videos I could share with you all today, and I found this diamond in the rough. It only required a little polish to make it presentable, but it contains clips of my 6 matches in the ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championships in 2009. That was […]

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Fan Videos – Kimura Trap in Action!

I love getting emails and Facebook Messages from fellow Kimura Trappers letting me know how much the system has helped them. But I REALLY love it when they send me videos of them using it! David John using a great Kimura Lock Down setup into a back take, and scored a last minute finish in […]

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Old School Wrestling Battle

This is another great wrestling battle I had way back in 2002 against Rodrigo “Baga” Ramos. At the time, he was a BJJ Brown Belt that I knew nothing about. I didn’t realize we were going to throw down and go back and forth in this great match up. It doesn’t take long for the […]

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There is a first time for everything…

Back in 2002, I was known by some in the grappling scene in south Florida as “the Black Belt Wrestler.” It was a term they used to say that I didn’t really know Jiu Jitsu. My brother and I weren’t ranked in BJJ at the time, and being Americans with a wrestling background (and keep […]

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