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What’s left for Gordon Ryan?

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The nogi Worlds have just passed.  Lots of competitors have stood out, but Gordon Ryan was definitely in the spotlight.  He was talking trash before the event and was able to back it up.  However where does it leave us?  Do people want to see Gordon in more BJJ tournaments?  But do we want to see him in a tournament?  This leads me to match ups! I think specific match ups is what people want to see.  Even though I loved the match ups Ryan had at Quintet, the match with Josh Barnett is still by chance.  To kick this…

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Review: Danaher’s Kimura System

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Danaher's Kimura System

I haven’t purchased an instructional in a long time.  YouTube has all the videos I needed! However, the recent buzz of the Ryan brothers and a few other popular Jiu Jitsu athletes had me curious about Danaher’s instruction.  So when Black Friday showed up and Instagram showed me an add for discount videos, I said why not. Now to the important question.  Is the hype of Danaher real?  Sort of. The techniques he shows are not new, but his explanation of why certain movements and holds are done is extremely well done.  Due to the amount of detail he goes…

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Quintet Is A Good Idea But Can Be Better

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I am late to the game and finally watched Sakuraba’s and Josh Barnett’s Quintet.  The Polaris team really cleaned house and it was interesting to watch the other teams compete.  However, I think that was the problem for me. The teams should all be all-stars or all mid-level competitors to make the event more interesting.  Instead of a Sambo team, what if you had a Fedor team.  That team may not all be comprised of Sambo guys, but it would be the best selections from Fedor.  Or have the teams constructed like Polaris and Haleo.  Get a mix of grapplers…

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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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The Black Edition Is Here

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Black Edition Gi

The Black Edition gi is here! It’s just like our original white gi but blacked out, sort of.  We wanted to have some contrast so we added silver and gray trim.  It looks very slick. Just as durable and comfortable as the white gi. You know what the best part is?  It’s only $79 with free shipping!  Our goal is to get you on the mat without breaking the bank. You can find it at shop.bjjobserver.com!

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Fight to Win 56 in Los Angeles

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If you live in Southern California, come out December 1st to Muscle Pharm’s new headquarters in Burbank, CA for Fight to Win 56! Should be a lot of fun matches!  Also, I’m lucky to train with 2 guys competing.  Go Street Sports!!! Here’s a link to the event:  http://f2wbjj.com/events/f2w-pro-56/ And if you are asked to select a fighter and you don’t already have one, please support Antonio Sanchez and Mike Cody! See you folks there!

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Wrestling with Demons Event

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Most people I have met in BJJ have been really awesome people.  They have shared their testimony on how much BJJ has affected their life.  From building self confidence, relieving stress, building friendships, and countless other positive results.  However, most folks get into BJJ not for those exact reasons.  BJJ is commonly joined because of self defense. Also, people have heard about BJJ on the UFC. This is why it’s pretty dope to hear about an intentional event about BJJ helping people heal psychologically. If you’re in Cincinnati, Ohio, help support Wrestling with Demons.  A BJJ event to help battle…

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Private Lesson with Caio Terra

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If you don’t know who Caio Terra is, you’re new to jiu jitsu.  That guy is a multi Worlds champion and has out classed many many other champions in other weight classes.  And Caio’s talent really showed during the lesson. He educated me on how to position my body better and showed me how world class talent moves during our roll.  He’s also a really friendly guy. His private lesson is a “matter of fact” lesson.  Caio will tell you what you’re doing wrong and why.  He will also have a simple fix for it.  I won’t go into all…

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Jiu Jitsu Therapist

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Found a helpful Youtube channel called The Jiu Jitsu Therapist. Actually, I discovered it a couple months ago.  However, I wanted to test the movements before promoting it.   With that said, so far so good. I’ve been working through this exercise: At first it was really difficult.  Especially me left arm.  After a couple of months I’ve been getting better at it! Is it helping my jiu jitsu game?  Not really sure but if I’m getting stronger, it must be helping somewhere. Anyways, here’s a link to the channel:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwUYfr1lIVYg7fBC1Slqitg Let me know if it works for you!

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Javier Vasquez Cancer Relief

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If you don’t know who Javi Vasquez is, you have not been in Jiu Jitsu long enough.  Legendary guy and showed me how to make a triangle choke better. Well he’s unfortunately going through a battle against cancer and is looking for some assistance.  If you can help, click this link: https://www.gofundme.com/prof-javier-vasquez-cancer-relief And if you dont know him, here’s a video of him in action below:  

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