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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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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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