Review: The $100 Gi!! Combat Corner Eco V3

I’ve previously reviewed the Combat Corner Eco V2 blue gi. To be honest it has been dethroned as my favorite gi.Eco V2 I love you dearly but the Eco V3 is on top. I always like to emphasize that in the past few years I’ve spent/wasted HUNDREDS of dollars on gis. I hate to use … Continue reading

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Gold & Silver at the IBJJF Chicago Int’l Open Gi & Nogi

On March 9 & 10 I competed at the Chicago open and had great success. Team 1 BJJ (Bowling Green BJJ & Etown BJJ) Took 5 competitors and came back w/ about 7 medals I believe. Quick team overview: Joe Dibble earned 2nd Purple Senior 2 gi (won 1st match by points but lost second … Continue reading

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My experiences at the Atlanta International Open

Last weekend I competed at the Atlanta International Open and I had a blast! I got 2nd in my weight class (meio-pesado) and I got 3rd in the absolute and I couldn’t feel better.  Many people don’t understand because I got 2nd why I’m just as happy if I had won but after 5 matches … Continue reading

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Reflecting on the Chicago Internation Open

Chicago Open. I competed in medium heavy division (153-163) and the open division. Day before the event I had these incredibly disheartening moments where I just felt completely inadequate. Here I was driving 6+ hours to compete in a pretty big tournament and I just felt like I was in so far over my head. … Continue reading

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Have no fear Luiz Palhares Knee on Belly details are here

First I greatly apologize for the lag in posts. My finals week was last week and I had no time for anything and believe me when I say I made time for Jiu Jitsu.  This weekend I’m competing at Grapplers Quest and mentally this is the best I’ve felt, technically I’m feeling pretty good.  I always … Continue reading

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I’m not invincible

Contrary to popular belief, or rather my own personal belief that I would never admit under any other circumstances I am not in fact invincible. I know, I know lol.  Yesterday I competed for the first time with the blue belt around my waist (got promoted 3 weeks ago) and took 2nd in gi and 2nd … Continue reading

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Sick Kimuras, Cobrinha, & Rampage rants

Thursday’s gi class went great…a little rocky for me at first but great overall.  I got to class late so i missed the warm ups and I assume most of the techniques but I got there just in time to see Josh showing a pretty cool way to get on top while someone’s trying to … Continue reading

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Why so glum sugraplum??

No no gi for me tonight, i have to close at the new job.  Had a couple sleepless nights and tylenol pm is not solving any of it. I’m starting to think that it has to do with me stressing hardcore over finding a more permanent job. I stress. I stress over things I should and things I … Continue reading

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The only exception

It’s a beautiful day today and I’m happy to say..well that I’m happy-er than I was yesterday, or the day before, or the day before.  My flame for jiujitsu is reignited and I can only hope for the best now. I’ll start with how my flame got its flicker back. Usually when the going gets tough I get … Continue reading

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Push through the pain

I’ve experienced plateaus here and there but nothing like the past few weeks. I took a full week off of everything and I though that would make me uber hungry for some bjj but it didn’t…quite the contrary…it only made me miss certain aspects of my life beforehand.  This week was especially difficult. It felt … Continue reading

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