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How to Stop a Half Guard Player

Do you know how to shut down a half guard player? Another match review, this one goes back to 2003 I believe in a Grapplers Quest West Pro Finals against Moacir “Boca” Oliveira. Funny to think I was here in Las Vegas over 15 years ago, and know I’m living here today. 🙂 Boca was […]

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ADCC 2009: Avellan vs Saksenvik

This match was the beginning of a mindset shift for me that changed how I approached every match afterwards. In previous ADCC tournaments, I was more focused on getting points to win. I took few risks, and had a take down / guard passing centered game plan. After 7 matches that lasted 100 minutes, I […]

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Old Match Review: Me vs Rodrigo “Baga” Ramos

This match from back in 2001 was a wrestling battle with a lot of under hooks! Man I’m getting old, or should I say, more experienced. 🙂 This match I believe was 17 years ago, against ATT Black Belt Rodrigo “Baga” Ramos. This was the first and last time I competed in an event I was promoting. The stress of running a grappling event when you are 19 years old […]

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Podcast and Results from Subversiv BJJ Team Tournament

This past weekend I coached Team Lloyd Irvin at the Subversiv BJJ Team Tournament. We had a last minute injury that caused us to be a man short for a team of 4 instead of 5. Still, Tim Spriggs, DJ Jackson, Angelo Clairborne, and Nyjah Rollins came out strong and won the first team match […]

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UFC 227 Fight Recap with Show the Art Podcast

I sat down with Abe from Show the Art Podcast to review UFC 227: Dillashaw vs Garbrandt. In this episode, we talk about the main card match ups, strategies, and future match ups. Give it a listen below and make sure to subscribe. 🙂

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Kimura Trap System in the UFC

ADCC Champion and UFC rising star Davi Ramos just won his fight against the tough Nick Hein in UFC 224 by using the rolling Kimura Trap setup from top half guard! This technique is in the Kimura Trap System, and I share it with you and break it down after highlighting Ramos use of it […]

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Titan FC Featherweight Belt: Jason Soares vs Luis Gomez play-by-play

Jason “the Specimen” Soares and Luis “el Tigre” Gomez are both champions coming into this fight of different promotions (Fight Time and Titan FC respectively). In this fight, both men showed how tough they were and definitely belonged on a UFC card. Luis wasted no time as he put the pressure immediately and got caught Jason with a hard […]

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Wrestling War: Under Hooks Win!

I shared some highlights of my match with Todd Margolis in my Grapplers Quest Debut on Instagram, and got requests to review the whole match. You ask, I deliver. 🙂 Here is a break down of the whole match, and as you will see, under hooks were my key to victory. If you want to […]

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UFC Fight Pass Leg Break by FFA Fighter Edir Terry

Edir “Belico” Terry has been honing his craft for many years. He recently has been working on Muay Thai and sharpening his already dangerous kickboxing game to another level – and in his UFC Fight Pass fight, he showed how good it has gotten! This is not for the feint of heart, but it is definitely […]

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Kimura Lockdown in Action – Match Review

Edgard “the Dream Killer” Plazaola is one FFA’s up and coming fighters that will be taking names. He is currently 4-0 as a pro MMA fighter, all by submission and TKO. But before he got his start in MMA, he was grappling. In this match, we see a blue belt Edgard cutting through his opponent […]

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