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A Reminder – Everyone is human

#TrueTalkTuesdays 54 After watching the 2019 ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championships, one is reminded that everyone is human. There are always upsets in each tournament that odds makers would never have expected. Spoilers ahead, proceed at your own risk 🙂 The featured image as just one of the upsets, with 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu product […]

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Fastest KO in UFC History is now held by one of my Black Belts

Jorge “Gamebred” Masvidal knocked out Ben Askren in just 5 seconds with a flying knee that stunned everyone. But how Ben Askren is handling his first and only loss is the real takeaway from this story. #TrueTalkTuesdays 44 Anyone who followed this fight knows that there was a tremendous amount of trash talking that sold […]

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The Heart of a Champion

#TrueTalkTuesdays 38 “MMA is about showing who would live and who would die in a real fight.” Jason Soares In Titan FC 54, my black belt Jason “the Specimen” Soares defended his belt against Ariston Franca in the main event of the evening. As if fighting is not tough enough, he had the additional pressure […]

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Masvidal vs Till Finishing Combo Video Break Down

I’m back! After a 4 month hiatus, I’m ready to get back on camera. 🙂 While my knee is still not 100% yet, I get show you that I can do some fancy footwork (or at least try) to emulate the Jorge Masvidal knock out sequence versus Darren Till. I did a small write up […]

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Is pulling guard a sign of weakness?

#TrueTalkTuesdays 33 “I would prefer a sword to fight duel, but a pen to plan a war. “ Robert Thier, Storm and Silence When you see a fighter pull guard, it is usually seen as a desperation move. Someone who just got rocked from a strike, or just trying to avoid a superior striker. But […]

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Shifting and Stance Switching

#TrueTalkTuesdays 32 “The only thing you sometimes have control over is perspective. You don’t have control over your situation. But you have a choice about how you view it. “ Chris Pine In MMA, it is now common place to have fighters to switch stance throughout a fight. But is that a good strategy? We […]

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Sneaky Choke from the Arm Bar

Too often people when going for a submission get so focused on facing it that they forget all other options. This happens to me as well and I have some matches that I wish I could have changed gears. A lot of that has to do with training and preparation, and @animalblackbelt shows an alternative solution […]

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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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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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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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