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With Winning in Mind by Lanny Bassham … short review


With Winning in Mind by Lanny Bassham My rating: 4 of 5 stars Great approach from sport to life. Hope it will be useful in my training and life goals. Definitely will test it out for my next tournament and … 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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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 #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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Hound Roll #5 … “wake-up call”


So, I was reminded today not to let my guard down and not to underestimate my opponents. I was rolling with a Blue Belt. He was in my guard and tried to lapel choke me which I countered with an … Continue reading

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Hound Roll #2


Bow and Arrow choke… this effective technique claims a highest percentage of people being choked out at tournaments. Today I had a pleasure of having it taught by Marcelo Garcia and drilling it with a competition level black belt. It … Continue reading

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Hound Roll #1


I began training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu about 12 years ago. There was a 4 year break, but I returned to this beautiful art in 2007. I trained in North Brunswick at http://www.advancedbjj.com where I received Purple Belt from Brian Katz … Continue reading

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Cutting weight for competition … ain’t that a pain


I have had to do it myself a number of times. As a participant in BJJ competitions, I am required to make a certain weight for a specific weight division. And as every competitor knows … “Cutting weight is a BITCH!!! I … Continue reading

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