Category Archives: BJJ Reflections

A fascinating podcast train ride … Tim Farriss Podcast with Josh Waitzkin


I have been Tim Farriss’ fan since I’ve read his book “Four Hour Workweek.” I came about his podcast few weeks ago and added it to my list. Today i decided to listed to the Second episode of the podcast … Continue reading

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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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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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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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THOUGHTS ON CONDITIONING FOR GRAPPLING COMPETITION


Reposted from SCRAMBLE http://www.scramblestuff.com/thoughts-on-conditioning-for-grappling-competition/ Great article and supports a lot of methodology I’ve been using in my training. Circuits designed to match competition match times and combination of floor and standing exercise. Overall great article!!! THOUGHTS ON CONDITIONING FOR GRAPPLING … Continue reading

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