Equal Pay for Equal Play! BJJ Edition

I say to all tournament organizers with cash prizes, put your money where your mouth is. If you respect us, women, as competitors then prove it and provide cash prizes for both the male and female divisions. Please and thank you. I’m not one of those people who just searches for things to rant online about HOWEVER … Continue reading

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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 IBJJF Medal Has No Value”

“The [IBJJF] medal has zero value. It means as much as this tablecloth right here, but people still kill themselves to try to get those medals.” –Hey I didn’t say it, but Ryon Gracie did at the press conference after the Metamoris Pro. I agree and disagree and I’d love to hear your points on it.  … Continue reading

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Non-BJJ isms for BJJ

Thank you Sun Tzu for unintentionally giving me some insight to further my tournament preparation. This past week has been a tough one.  Between a stressful job, moving, and training my mind just simply hasn’t been where it should be but I’m back in the game now. “All men can see these tactics whereby I … Continue reading

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Supplements won’t make you a World champion

Supplements won’t make you a world champion. Over the past few months one thing has become more and more apparent with each training session.  I’ve met so many guys/girls that want to fight MMA, compete, or be a world champion.  It is evident to me that none of these things can be accomplished without good … Continue reading

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Rickson Gracie says MMA sets a bad example for young people and it ‘only attracts people who like barbarianism and all that blood’

I recently came across an interview Rickson Gracie did w/ World Jiu-Jitsu Expo Read it all it’s pretty interesting.  I’ll post excerpts here and there but the transcript of the actual interview is quite lengthy.  Nevertheless it is an incredibly honest reaction to the current state of MMA.  Every time I visit home I’m bombarded … Continue reading

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A resolution after my experiences competing at NAGA

For those of you unfamiliar with this situation on March 31st I competed at the NAGA event in Nashville, TN. However, I left the event less than happy about the handling of my divisions. I sought out resolution by filling out the survey on their site and also messaged several staff members including but not … Continue reading

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Discouraged on the road

I’m trying to keep from plateauing from preparing for the NAGA event that occurred last weekend.  I’m beyond excited for the Grappler’s Quest in Columbus Ohio on May 19.  I’ve been slightly stressed between working full time, college full time, and the gym changing its schedule slightly that I wouldn’t have any time to train.  … Continue reading

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Andre Galvao’s critique on the IBJJF’s handling of the Pan Ams..

Well well well…I’m always pleased when notable figure speaks out instead of simply playing the fence.  I saw this on my facebook timeline, published by Andre Galvao March 31,2012: “Andre Galvao Fan Page – Official Congrats to all competitors of the Pan American 2012. Good job guys. I was coaching my guys all day long. … Continue reading

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Naga Nashville -1st Gi, 1st Nogi & The problems with being 155lbs…

So I am extremely happy to say that I trained hard, ate considerably better, dealt with my nerves and won Naga’s intermediate no gi division and well the gi division.  Although I should be floating on air my experience at the tournament was less than pleasant.  Unfortunately being at 155 lbs left me at a huge disadvantage … Continue reading

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