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Launch Fuel Review – Q5 Combat

Filed in Reviews by on February 13, 2014 0 Comments
Launch Fuel Review – Q5 Combat

I’ve got to tell you something. And I’m going to be honest with you here when I say that I’m just a regular guy. Sure, I train Jiu-Jitsu, but really, I haven’t ever gotten into the whole “health” thing when it comes to physical fitness in between BJJ classes. I don’t work out, I have […]

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Triangle Defense with Dean Lister

Filed in Techniques by on January 31, 2014 2 Comments

A few years ago, I visited a NAGA tournament to support a few classmates of mine. While I was there, I saw a kid, probably no older than seventeen or eighteen, competing in another area while wearing a bright red gi. I wasn’t sure what to make of the gi, but when I watched this […]

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Back From a Long Break

Filed in Perspective by on January 30, 2014 0 Comments

I have no idea why I stopped writing. I think it was because I needed to get some things in my life together. Moving from Florida to Maine would do it – I think. Anyway, this is just a quick post to say that I’m going to be diving back into this blog. Can you […]

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Takedowns, X-Guard & the Shoyoroll Gi

Filed in Training by on August 23, 2013 5 Comments

Alright folks, I’ve got a few random thoughts this morning that I need to get out there. Just some areas I’ve been working on in my game as well as an update that has to do with a gi company I’ve never heard of, but that’s apparently quite popular with the rest of the world. […]

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North-South Escapes For Jiu-Jitsu

Filed in Techniques by on August 2, 2013 6 Comments

I’ve been having a small problem while rolling lately and that problem is getting caught up being the bottom player in the north-south position. This usually happens towards the end of the night, when I’m utterly exhausted. I’m pretty sure I got caught on Tuesday evening, as well as last night. When I’m out of […]

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Combat Base Guard Pass, Butterfly Guard Defense and Rafael Lovato Jr.

Filed in Techniques by on July 31, 2013 3 Comments

We had some more awesome training last night. You know that when everyone stands in a circle at the end of class clapping, it was good training. That’s what we did and that’s what seems to happen more often than not. I’ll admit that I’m sore from it all, but it’s a good sore. During […]

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Grip Fighting For Jiu-Jitsu

Filed in Techniques by on July 27, 2013 1 Comment

If someone asked me what I think the most important aspect of rolling while wearing a gi is, I’d surely reply that it’s the grip fight. There’s no doubt about it. And just to reinforce what I’m saying here, I want you to think about the very first thing you do when you’re rolling gi. […]

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Working the Butterfly Guard and Sweep

Filed in Techniques by on July 24, 2013 3 Comments
Working the Butterfly Guard and Sweep

It’s funny, because even before I reached the butterfly guard section of Jiu-Jitsu University, I began thinking of how I needed to get back into working on it. It’s one of the more simple guard and sweep combinations out there as well as one of the most effective. I tackled a few areas of them […]

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July 12, 2013 – BJJ Week In Review

Filed in General by on July 12, 2013 0 Comments

I’ve been thinking about it for a while and have decided to start doing some sort of a “Week In Review” post, I don’t know – perhaps once a week. That was a very dry joke. Forget it. Anyway, when I’m out there in the BJJ world, I do a lot of talking. Whether it […]

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Origin Pro Comp 2013 Gi – Quick Review

Filed in Gear by on July 12, 2013 3 Comments
Origin Pro Comp 2013 Gi – Quick Review

Okay guys, I received my new Origin Pro Comp 2013 gi jacket today and I wanted to write a post for a quick review. Since there are probably a few reviews already floating around out there, like here and here, I won’t give you the regular rundown. What I do want though, is to give […]

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