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Would You Turn Down A $300,000 Pay Day For A Grappling Match?

#TrueTalkTuesdays 23 “Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.” Warren Buffett Over the weekend, Andre Galvao gave an off hand comment about Gordon Ryan, and in doing so set in motion what could have been the biggest money fight in grappling history. Initially, Gordon challenged Andre for $50,000 in a winner take […]

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My Battle with Andre Galvao

This match review is from the 2009 ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championships in Barcelona, Spain. After having a breakthrough performance on Day 1 of ADCC, submitting European champion Trond Saksenvik and ADCC Pro World Champion Tarsis Humphries, my goal of becoming an ADCC Champion was within reach. One man stood in my way to the […]

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Will Travel For MMA

#TrueTalkTuesdays 22 “Better to see something once than hear about it a thousand times.” Unknown The new year is just starting, but my travel itinerary is starting to fill out quite nicely. If you checked your email yesterday from me, you will have found out that I’m doing my first BJJ/MMA Retreat in Costa Rica […]

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Do you want to train with me in Costa Rica?

5 Days of training with lots of fun excursions! I have been asked a few times about setting up a BJJ/MMA training camp, so I finally put some thought into it and have made plans to do an amazing retreat in Costa Rica. What can you expect? The retreat will go from June 16th to June 22nd. […]

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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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Happy New Year!

#TrueTalkTuesdays 21 “I don’t believe in New Year’s resolutions. I think if you want to change something, change it today and don’t wait until the New Year.” Georgina Bloomberg Happy New Year! It is customary to create New Years Resolutions as a way of motivating yourself to start fresh and make changes in your life. […]

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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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Merry Christmas! What’s better: Giving or Getting?

#TrueTalkTuesdays 20 “Happiness doesn’t result from what we get, but from what we give.” Ben Carson Merry Christmas! I hope you woke up to receive a lot of love and happiness, and were able to give that back too. I will keep this one short and sweet, as you have more important things to do […]

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Last Chance to Save 20% off ALL my courses!

If you have been procrastinating, or just forgot, this is your last chance: All Courses are for sale at FFA Coach at 20% OFF! I have given out all the coupons, but I will give out one more for those that want to go big and save 55% off with this coupon code: Coupon Code: […]

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