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Quick Update

I haven’t written anything here in some time, but I’m competing at the North America’s tournament Nov. 11 and 12 in Long Beach. Blue belt, masters division: feather weight! EXCITED! Let’s get it going. Happy training everyone!

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The Second Stripe

I’ve decided to write a little to say a lot; this weekend, I received my second stripe on my blue belt, thanks tremendously to all of my training partners, Kenric and Mauricio, who continue to help mold me into a … Continue reading

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Gear Review: Red Journey Brand Jiu-jitsu Gi – Black Classic

Today, I’m reviewing the Red Journey brand jiu-jitsu gi in the company’s Black Classic. It’s noted on their site that the gi is IBJJF approved and is priced at $99.00. Look: Upon opening the box and examining the kimono, I … Continue reading

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Leverage vs. Strength: the Excuses

OK, I need to rant for a moment. I hate it when someone (myself included) makes an excuse with an opponent of similar size that they’re “muscling it.” You’ll hear “he’s ok, but he was muscling it” when in reality, … Continue reading

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The Blue Belt Blues

With changes on and off the mat lately, I’ve got em. In Spades. The only way to fix it is more time grappling and to make no excuses, so in honor of mustering up the courage and getting in the thick … Continue reading

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The Bowsers

This post is dedicated to a couple of good friends on the mat, Mike and Kim Bowser. A little after I started rolling three years ago, a new guy showed up. Hard-working and dedicated but heavy and out of shape. … Continue reading

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Writing in Capitals

When I was a kid and first began to write out my letters, I was enamored by the capital versions of each, both in cursive and print. I’d spend as much time as I could filling pages with the alphabet … Continue reading

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