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Eddie Bravo Invitational Play by Play

There has been a long debate over whether submission only or points based competitions are the best gauge of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu or Grappling skill.  I’ve done both types of tournaments and here’s what I notice:  The vast majority of the time, the guys…

May 1, 2016

IBJJF Panam Experience 2016

Last year I had to sit on the sidelines due to 2 bulging discs in my lower back.  The injury was well behind me and I was chomping at the bit to compete at the Panams as a black belt for the first time.  It’s…

March 28, 2016

San Antonio Open for IBJJF

December 6th 2015 marked the first San Antonio Open for the IBJJF.  My wife and I had been on the road for almost 6 weeks and Texas was the 13th state we passed through on our way from the East coast to California. Never…

January 28, 2016