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A Bucket List Item I Can Scratch Off My List

Since I started diving about 2 years ago, I have been wanting to see a whale shark. Sharing the water with a giant beast of up to 30 feet would be something to remember. I have tried several times when I went diving in Belize and Bali, but lady luck wasn’t feeling giving on those […]

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Black Friday Sale Breakdown

Tomorrow is Black Friday, and our sale will be kicking off starting at 11/25/2016, 12am EST. Here is what you need to know: 1. The Coupon Code 2. Whats on Sale The Kimura Trap System – from $197 down to $72.75 The Front Head Lock Series – from $67 to $50.25 The Switch Series – […]

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Switch to Knee Compression

The Wrestling Switch is a classic reversal used by all folkstyle wrestlers, but I believe it is definitely under utilized by BJJers. This video goes over a transition from the Switch to the Knee Compression, which can then be transitioned into the Truck as well. Some details to pay attention to hear are the control […]

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Pssst…A heads up on something big coming up…

For all my subscribers, thank you for being a part of my journey for the past 5 years since I started this newsletter. I have gotten a great deal of support from you, and I appreciate receiving emails and comments form you all. I am thankful to be able to be a force of positive […]

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I am coming to Las Vegas. Who wants to train?

Viva Las Vegas! That’s right – I will be in Las Vegas from February 12th through the 18th. Even though I have been to Vegas about a dozen times, this will be the first time that I will have time to teach. Every time I have gone before I am either competing, coaching, or attending […]

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Escaping the 50/50

Nowadays, everyone and their mother is getting knee deep in leg locks. I remember 13 years ago I was one of the few that traded in the leg exchange and collected quite a few wins through it. But now you need to know your way in and out of these precarious positions more than ever. […]

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Arm Behind the Back Pass

The Arm Behind the Back Pass is one of my favorite ways of working out of a tight closed guard. This setup is very simple to use, and is great for MMA as well for ground and pound. I point out some small details that I see a lot of people miss, so I hope […]

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Kimura Trap Spooning?

More often than not, some of my best techniques come to me before falling asleep. I get an idea for a new technique or concept and start hashing it out in mind head. If it seems like it could actually work, I will then write it down and test it out the following morning. That […]

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Constant Pressure – David Avellan vs Shawn Eager

I entered this tournament just before ADCC 2011, as a way of tuning myself up for competition. I hadn’t competed since last ADCC in 2009. This was the first match of the day, against Pablo Popovitch Black Belt Shawn Eager. I can count the times in my life that I have been swept in competition […]

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My David vs. Goliath Match up with Roy “Big Country” Nelson

Back in 2003, I entered a 16-man Grapplers Quest West Absolute Division in Las Vegas. For some reason, I always end up drawing the largest specimens in every absolute I enter. Cyborg, Jeff Monson, Xande, Robert Drysdale, and in this match, the biggest of the bunch – Roy “Big Country” Nelson. This was my third […]

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