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Archive Monthly Archives: February 2019

Guillotine Offense Defense Drill

While I am itching to get back on the mats, my knee still needs some more time to recover from the ACL surgery. But worry not, I have one of my top black belts Jason Soares showing a drill sequence for Guillotine choke defense. It starts off with a head and arm clinch, using the […]

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What I believe it means to be a black belt

#TrueTalkTuesdays 29 “Knowledge will give you power, but character respect.” Bruce Lee Call me old school, but I believe a black belt is more than just a measure of your knowledge and skill in martial arts. I find that I’m becoming part of the old guard when it comes to the meaning of black belt. […]

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Vintage Guard Passing Highlights

Here are some vintage guard passing highlights. It won’t take you long to realize what my favorite guard pass was – the Knee Cut. I can’t remember when I learned it, but I know it was my go to pass when I started competing. I have been able to slice through black belt guards for […]

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There is no honor in losing gracefully

#TrueTalkTuesdays 28 “Losing is no disgrace if you’ve given your best.” Jim Palmer I have seen it countless times, but it gets me every time I see someone coast their way to a loss. It frustrates me to no end, because as a fighter I wasn’t built to lose with grace. Whether I lost by a referee’s […]

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My Take Down Highlight Reel

I put together a highlight video of takedowns I’ve scored throughout my 15 years of competing. Some of the more notable take downs here are against BJJ legend Saulo Ribeiro, ADCC champion Jeff Monson, Roy “Big Country” Nelson, and ADCC Absolute Champion Roberto “Cyborg” Abreu. As you can see, I have fought in my share […]

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When Hazing Goes Wrong

#TrueTalkTuesdays 27 “There is a fine line between toughness and stupidity.” David Avellan I posted this on my Instagram a couple of days ago, and I have never seen anything quite like it. You can take a look below to see what I’m talking about. Yes, that guy is purposely smashing this guy’s ear to […]

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Cutting Weight with TitanFC Champ Jason Soares

Today’s video is a bit different than usual. Rather than showing technique, I’m giving you a behind-the-scenes look at how one of my top fighters cuts weight. Jason “the Specimen” Soares is 12-0 in pro MMA. He recently defended his TitanFC title by winning with a vicious KO. Fortunately, I was around during his weight cut, and I am […]

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How to get experience without experience?

#TrueTalkTuesdays 26 “Proper visualization by the exercise of concentration and willpower enables us to materialize thoughts, not only as dreams or visions in the mental realm but also as experiences in the material realm.” Paramahansa Yogananda Ever seen a job listing that has a position for an entry level job, but it requires 5 years […]

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