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Submission Philosophy

As a guest instructor at one of my favorite gyms, Indiana Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy, I was asked about my philosophy on submissions by a good friend and great competitor Joel Blanton.  This was my response……

January 30, 2017
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Dethrone MMA

On a road trip for work I had a couple day stop in Fresno.  As usual, I looked through the options online.  In many instances, it wasn’t clear who the head instructor was or what level of jiu jitsu to expect, so I picked…

January 23, 2017
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Flow Jiu Jitsu with Serena Gabrielli

During our European travel my wife and I made a stop in Rome, Italy.  It was their holiday season so it wasn’t easy to find a gym that was open.  I took a chance and just showed up at Flow Jiu Jitsu Academy and…

January 16, 2017
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Tinguinha BJJ Black Belt Advice

They say you don’t really know the value of having something until you’ve earned something money can’t buy.  Receiving a stripe or a new belt is an indescribable feeling and getting your black belt is truly special.    It’s not common for multiple people to…

January 9, 2017
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Crispim BJJ

For thanksgiving my wife and I decided to take the coastal highway up to San Francisco.  On our way to visit my dad we made a stop in Pleasanton for some training at Crispim BJJ.  Professor Crispim spent his formative years of BJJ in…

January 2, 2017