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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WOOT WOOT!!

One word to describe the past two nights…okay make that four words..or rather four words compiled rhythmically – BOW CHIKA WOW WOW!!  Kessinger led tuesday’s No-Gi class & I thoroughly enjoyed myself at tonights practice. He showed some more half guard stuff that included a few cartwheels, knee bars, some crossfacing,  and unfortunately for one … Continue reading

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A week away from belt promotions

Hellooooooo HALF GUARD!!!Thursday we got a visit from one of my favorites Tipton & Josh and even though I had a pulled hip flexor I participated as much as my bummed side would let me. Josh showed some escapes and tweaked my base from half guard and I executed a few of them during live rolls … Continue reading

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“I got a Gi, I got a Gi..Hey Hey Hey Hey”

So Monday night I couldn’t train due to work but I did come home to a great gift, that only few can appreciate. I got a new gi!!! Courtesy of one of my favorite people in my life.  What’s even better is not only does it actually fit me (ass and all lol) it’s kickass with … Continue reading

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“There will be no crying on the mat…”

 I woke up this morning stiff, bruised, and downright exhausted.  I’m still mentally beat up from last night but another day another dollar (right? lol). In light of last nights events I will be doing some solo yoga this morning.  Oh but here’s a brief recap of the events that started out great…just as they … Continue reading

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“This Gi’s a little too big for me…”

Thursday’s class is usually scheduled for gi,however the past month or so we’ve trained in no-gi primarily because of the heat.  As i rushed to class from work, expecting another no-gi class led by Josh Johnson and it surprised to see everyone suited up in their gis and ready to go…hmmm…oh poo.  Seeing as how my gi was all the way … Continue reading

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Great Job BG Beatdown, 6-1 at Hardrock MMA 26!!

I’ve been working and trying to keep up with training so the blogs have been neglected but have no fear a few more posts courtesy of me 🙂 are here. Here’s a quick tidbit on how the guys did at the last fight in Bowling Green, KY.  The BG Beatdown/Etown Beatdown team went 6-1 for … Continue reading

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Save the drama for your momma

“…My real problem lies with that fact that he would intentionally and with such malice disrespect me. We’re teammates. We laugh, we joke, but at the end of the day we respect one another…” When I started training the amount of drama ‘on the mat’ surprised me. Frankly it was hard to sift through all the b.s. and distinguish between who had a … Continue reading

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“My Aching Back…Muchas Gracias Elizabethtown Beatdown”

Yesterday I went to Etown with the Bowling Green guys to train. Although my sole motivation for going was to let off some steam from the previous night, i left feeling like I had really learned a bunch of different techniques.  Double A led the warmups and I damn near died from them, which could … Continue reading

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That’s not my name

Thursday night’s class was great.  We drilled for quite a bit focusing on some arm triangles from guard and takedowns.  I’m trying to get my takedowns down pact but I’m not feeling too consistent on executing them.  I’m getting better at defending takedowns but it seems like no matter how many times we do livetakedowns I … Continue reading

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