Category Archives: BJJ

Brown Belt promotion … Another step in my Brazilian Jiu Jitsu journey


On January 10th 2014 I was honored to be promoted to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Brown Belt by the legend himself Marcelo “Marcelinho” Garcia at Marcelo Garcia Academy NYC I am honored to be promoted to BJJ Brown Belt by Marcelo Garcia. I … Continue reading

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This Gluten-Free Thing Is a Really Overblown Fad! by http://www.marksdailyapple.com/


I have been on almost gluten free diet for over a year. I would agree with the article that even though I am not allergic to gluten explicitly, trying to limit it in my diet did bring me to a … Continue reading

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Big Apple BJJ Open 2013 Gold Medal


I have been competing for few years now and have placed in a few tournaments. On May 18th, I competed in Big Apple BJJ Open 2013 in NYC, organized by Vitor Shaolin, in Man’s Masters Light weight (168) division. I am … Continue reading

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Universal Misunderstandings Of Jiu Jitsu by Ryron Gracie … reposted from http://bjjvideovault.com/


An interesting perspective on Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training and approach http://bjjvideovault.com/universal-misunderstandings-of-jiu-jitsu/ Personally, I agree with Ryron. Original idea of BJJ was exactly what he is talking about… survival. However, with a IBJJF tournament approach, it is hard to practice it … Continue reading

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Hound Roll #10


Kimura lock is a powerful technique. It was introduced and named after one of the greatest judokas, Masahiko Kimura I have been having a lot of success with it play bottom half-guard. While controlling the opponents arm with my bottom … Continue reading

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Hound Roll #9


Flow drills are an excellent tool. With IBJJF NY Open right around the corner, we were drilling flowing transitions from takedown/pulling guard to guard pass to submission. It is an excellent drill to o through steps of familiar techniques and … Continue reading

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Hound Roll #9


Great training today. I really feel like I am starting to adapt to The schools style and have been effectively able to implement X guard techniques. 🙂

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Hound Roll #8… don’t forget the basics


Don’t forget the basics… As we continue training and are exposed to more and more techniques, we tend to forget the basics. I caught myself forgetting one of the most basic submissions in BJJ. The cross lapel choke. I was … Continue reading

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THOUGHTS ON CONDITIONING FOR GRAPPLING COMPETITION PART 2


Re-blogged from SCRAMBLE In part one I went over, common issues I see with conditioning for grappling sports and application of TUF methods. This one will focus on planning your conditioning approach and how to effectively work in an “inseason” between tournaments … Continue reading

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Hound Roll #7


Fun of rolling with opponents of same level … you might establish a position but submissions is hard to achieve. When opponents are of similar skill, they both posses the knowledge of the submissions and defence, thus it makes it … Continue reading

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