Loser’s Mindset in BJJ

My Professor recently reposted an interesting article here titled “5 Life Lessons of BJJ”. I most enjoyed the mentioning of the loser’s mindset in BJJ.  The article states, “It is a loser’s mindset to hate on someone because they are superior to you at something. Respecting and acknowledging mastery comes with exposure to the red pill mindset, … Continue reading

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The Apryl Michelle Brown Story: SILICONE INJECTIONS BEWARE!!

         I was reading the November issue of Essence Magazine where I stumbled across this story that not only made my heart stop but made my stomach turn as well.  Meet  Apryl Brown, a mother of two children whom a few years ago saw an opportunity to give her flat behind the shape she has always … 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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Emotions ran high at the Mundials/BJJ Worlds 2012

Between Andre Galvao’s outburst seen round the world and Rodolfo & Ana’s tears the world’s was an emotion packed weekend.   I decided that I’m going to buy it this weekend when they finish the replays.  That way I can watch it in its entirety but from the awesome updates provided by Graciemag and short matches on Youtube by … Continue reading

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It’s ok to die in here

Saturday was the funeral and although it was incredible painful to bury our friend, it meant the world to spend the afternoon with everyone from the team.  We had three or four booths/tables filled at O’charleys.  There was a private reception at Kessinger’s family house after the funeral as well.  Promptly once everyone got their drinks … Continue reading

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A Tribute to the gentle giant Brandon Kessinger

On Tuesday night, July 5,2011, We lost a very dear member of our team.  Brandon Kessinger, the purple belt that I would often refer to as the “Gentle Giant” passed away, he was 30. Kessinger I will carry you with me every training session, every tournament, and especially this upcoming fight. You were always so supportive of … Continue reading

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Day 6: Disbelief

  I think this is the part of the process called denial. It’s weird, i know that he is dead but I don’t feel it. I’m having a hard time understand what Garics being dead means. Is that strange?? The past 6 days have been excruciating but for some reason I feel like he is … Continue reading

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Yoga through the grief

–First and foremost. For those of you that want answers Garic Salmonowicz, was killed in a fatal accident Saturday June 18, 2011 morning.  He was driving southbound to Nashville from Bowling Green to pick up his partner from the airport. From what i understand he hydroplaned and some have said that if he had been … Continue reading

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Grappling for a cause

Hey everyone in case you missed the blogosphere memo: Martial Arts Planet up in Kingston Ontario is hosting a 24 hour live streaming GRAPPLE-A-THON to support the Ontario Lung Association. I along with fellow bloggers like Slideyfoot are viewing the grapple-a-thon instead of attending our everyday task like we’re supposed to and i don’t regret it … Continue reading

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Chains N Things

First and foremost I have some fun little news, it would appear that I will be attending Bonnaroo this June and some of my favorite bands Florence + The Machine as well as the Black Keys  will be performing, so i’m super pumped. But anywho, onto my jiu jitsu news… The past week has consisted … Continue reading

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