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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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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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Gordon Ryan vs Cyborg Breakdown: Slapping Stall Fest?

#TrueTalkTuesdays 19 “Always keep your composure. You can’t score from the penalty box; and to win, you have to score.” Horace So if you have been on social media this weekend, chances are you have read that Gordon Ryan has won double gold in the IBJJF No Gi World Championships in the Ultra Heavyweight and […]

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Hook Switch to Guide Through Pass

When playing against a butterfly guard, switching their hooks will give you an upper hand. But even when you do, some people will try to kick you out to make space and recover. That is when the Guide Through Pass shines – it takes advantage of their kicking momentum to score a finesse guard pass […]

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