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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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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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Perception and timing.

Here’s a funny thing to note: the way you roll and the way others perceive the way you roll are not always the same. I’ve been thinking a bit about this recently because two of my friends/training partners have said … Continue reading

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That Next Gear

I haven’t been on the mats since Saturday, but it has given me a few days to get some perspective and think through the sheer, smiling destruction that I experienced. A few of us got to the gym early and … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned, Consistency and Thursday Night Training

As promised, here are the lessons learned from Old Man Worlds 2013: 1. Prepare mentally leading up to the event, but don’t psyche yourself out the day of: I learned this lesson, not because of a mistake made, but because … Continue reading

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Old Man Worlds: The thing of it

This past weekend, I competed at the Master/Senior Worlds held in Long Beach, California. For those of you who don’t know, the Master division begins at age 30 and does not make you as cool as say, a Jedi Master, … Continue reading

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Humildade em Vitória

I often find myself pondering what I call the great pillars of jiu-jitsu. These are the character traits that should be cultivated through training to become a better person off the mats. These include: Humility Honor Discipline Integrity Critical Thought … Continue reading

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