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March 2018

Sometimes you need a break

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Sometimes reason and logic needs to triumph over pride.  The past couple weeks, my elbow has progressively been getting worse and tried training with it a little bit.  Unfortunately, even a little bit of training has been aggravating it.  All to say, I’m not a full time competitor and have a full time job so taking a break and letting it heal is the most logical thing to do.  Also the right thing. So, if you’re injured, listen to your body.  Definitely see a doctor too!  Don’t be like me and go to the doctor only if I hear a…

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First Black Belt Competition

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I haven’t competed in awhile and was wondering how my skills are in comparison to other outside the academy since I got my black belt.  Then on the Insta’s (that what kids call it right?), Five Grappling came up and were offering free registration for black belts.  I told one of the other black belts to go for it and he then convinced me to do it too.  Figured why not, the worst case is I lose and didn’t pay a thing. So here was the play by play. First match I was faking takedowns then eventually went for another…

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