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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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Three Times a Charm for the Kimura

Florent Minguet definitely is a fan of the Kimura, as you will see in this match he had with Patric Aumagy in the IBJJF open No-GI Brown Adult Absolute. This match has some surprise twists, as I thought I saw the Kimura lock finish two times before the Florent actually finished it. A lot of […]

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SORRY – Site Update In Progress

This website was in desperate need of an update, and I have been working to renovate it so that it would be mobile friendly and provide some new recurring content to it. I expect for it to be fully operational by Monday (7/25/2016). I apologize for the inconvenience.

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Lifting for Strength

lifting strength

Carrying off from yesterday’s post, let me share with you my approach towards building strength and muscle. First, all the lifting workouts are short at around 30 minutes. The work period ranges from 15-30 seconds. Rest time is about 1-2 minutes, and should be used to hydrate and stretch. Also, you should have a good […]

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Pumping Iron

lifting pumping iron

Sorry I have been away from the keyboard for awhile, but I have been keeping busy! Although my knee hasn’t recovered as quickly as I hoped, I have been able to roll for the past two weeks. I’m still not quite 100% yet, but I would say I am around 87% combat effective. 🙂 To […]

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Sometimes You’re The Hammer, Sometimes You’re The Nail

Unfortunately, I have been the nail these past few weeks. LOL! Such is life. All I can do now is learn from my experiences and become better for it. I have been away from the computer for a while, so I apologize for the lack of updates. To get you caught up, I competed on […]

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How to Watch Me Compete Tomorrow!

These past 2 weeks I have been preparing for the 2013 IBBJF No Gi World Championships this Sunday. I have had a great time training, eating, and site-seeing here in Los Angeles, California. I really love the weather here! Being able to walk outside with sweating is so refreshing, lol! I got in a few […]

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The Best Meal of My Life

Yesterday, my friend Jason Selva had let me know that one of his students named Ali happens to be a Chef at Breeze in the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza. Ali, was kind enough to offer us a 10 course dinner that was paleo themed. With my weight being a non-issue this tournament, I happily obliged. […]

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I lost my tooth after training!

Since my last entry, I started to experience some tooth pain that persisted throughout the day. Had a hard time sleeping , and eating was unpleasant. Still, I continued on my regular training schedule and pushed through it – keeping my eye on the No Gi Worlds this Sunday. This past Saturday, I trained at […]

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