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Training with the Gracie Family in Los Angeles

After sending out some messenger pigeons, I made contact with my friends in LA. I decided that I will go and pay my respects to all of them and pay a visit to each of their academies. On Thursday, first on deck was Javier Vazquez. I have known his wife Rose Gracie since the Ultimate […]

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I am now in LA! Where should I be training?

China was a great learning experience for me. I got to make a bunch of new friends, and strengthen old ties. I got to compete and get the feedback I needed to make change in my training. And I got to experience a new culture and see things from a different perspective. I can’t thank […]

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Rough Day In The Office

Not everyday is a sunny day with birds singing, which is especially true here in Beijing, lol! I woke up on Sunday with one purpose in mind – to do work in the Absolute division. I had the same breakfast, did the same warm up, and repeated the same breathing exercises I did the day […]

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1-1 And Having Some Fun…

My preparation was perfect. I had a great night of sleep. Had a great breakfast. My weight was perfectly under control. Had an excellent warm up. My focus was laser sharp. After not competing for about 1 year, I have never felt better stepping onto the mats. My first opponent was Rodrigo Caporal, a BJJ […]

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Scaled the Great Wall Of China and Made Weight!

Yesterday was a relaxing day. With my weight right on point, we decided to do some site-seeing and visit the Great Wall of China. Our mighty group of warriors consisted of Rickson Gracie, Kron Gracie, Cyborg, Tanquinho, Joao, Andy, Marcos, and myself. It was a breath-taking view to see how far the walls span! The […]

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How to Watch ADCC Live!

I am very happy to announce that ADCC will be doing a *LIVE* stream for the 2013 Submission Wrestling World Championships! I had many people at home, and many of you that were asking me how to watch, so here is the page you need to visit to get access info: http://adcombat.com/adcc-worlds-2013-live-sream   Now some […]

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Et tu Brute?

I was happy to wake up and see that my brother had just made it to the hotel room. We caught up a bit on current affairs, and then he dropped the bad news… … … … He got had too – the taxi scam strikes again! Before my brother arrived, I was telling all […]

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The Ups and Downs of My Day With Master Rickson Gracie

Tonight was not a good night. I lost a TV channel tonight on my hotel room – CNN. Might not seem like a big deal, but I only had 2 english channels, CNN and HBO. Now it is just HBO, and I have already seen everything on it. Well on the bright side, I have […]

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Hotel Training

You got to deal the hand you are given. You won’t always have access to state-of-the-art equipment, world class training partners, or high-level instructors. That doesn’t mean that you can’t make lemonade with those lemons life has given you. 🙂 I got in two training sessions yesterday and got a good sweat going in my […]

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It is really grey in Beijing…

Well, after arriving yesterday in Beijing, I think (not sure what day with time shift lol), I was fortunate to share a cab with Roberto “Cyborg” Abreu. I normally don’t get a taxi until I’m outside, but as we were walking out someone followed us around with decent english, so we took a chance with […]

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