The IBJJF NEEDS you

Few competitors are aware that they can work events and compete as well.  It helps because BJJ is not the sport where dough is ever flowing.  Sponsorships are scarce and usually start as gear only and can escalate to monetary contributions.  Unfortunately you have to compete often and medal before anyone even knows who you … Continue reading

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IBJJF New York Int’l Open: Silver Medalist

I competed in the female blue belt medium heavy division this past weekend (April 20,2013) in New York and earned 2nd place in my weight class. I also competed in the open weight but was unsuccessful in medalling. Nevertheless this was by far the greatest opportunity I’ve had to compete.  Now bear with me because every … 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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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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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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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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