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Combate! – For New Competitors Part 1 – Grapplersplanet.com

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

Latest article from London BJJ member Sen-foong Lim about preparing for your first tournament experience.  Check it out —-> here <—–

Complete Jiu Jitsu.

Saturday, July 24th, 2010

So to follow the last post of a great demonstration of Jiu Jitsu by Masters Rickson and Royler Gracie, which included self defenses as well sparring (or rolling), I came across a small article on GrapplingWeekly.com that tied in extremely well with it. In the article Master Rickson states that “competition Jiu Jitsu represents only 30% of real Jiu Jitsu.” You can read the article here.

Then, low and behold, this video pops up on YouTube, which I came across on one of my Franco Behring teammate’s Facebook page. In it you will find the likes of Grand Master’s Helio Gracie, Carlos Gracie & Joao Alberto Barreto as well as Master Carlson Gracie & Sensei George Mehdi. (sorry if I got any of those titles wrong. Ousssss.) In their demonstration, which was to get Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu sanctioned by one of the most important presidents in Brazil’s history: Getúlio Vargas, they show the compete realm of jiu jitsu which Master Rickson talks about. Please watch and enjoy this video.

Be sure to look around GrapplingWeekly.com while you’re there. There are some great articles, videos & photos as well as events, news & results sections. Definitely one to bookmark and come back too.

See you on the mats. Oussssssssss!

Beautiful Demonstration of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

Found this video on Facebook and just had to pass it along.  It’s two BJJ masters doing a Jiu Jitsu demo at a Pride Fighting event in April of 1999.  Watch and enjoy!  Ousssssss!

Feature Article: “WHOSE FAULT IS IT WHEN YOUR GRAPPLING CAN’T PROTECT YOU?” – The Wise Grappler

Sunday, February 14th, 2010

This article was brought to my attention by one of our students.  It is a refreshing look at what Brazilian Jiu Jitsu really is, a self defense martial art.  It was sent in a email newsletter that you can sign up for by going to The Wise Grappler website and submitting your name and email address. While your there, check out his other articles on grappling and BJJ.  Great stuff.

“Imagine that you stop off at a convenience store after work to get a soda and as you’re walking through the door, a guy runs out the store and bumps into you.

You say excuse me for your part in the mishap, even though it wasn’t your fault, but the guy drops his soda and now demands that you buy him another or he’ll kick your butt.

And as you try one futile attempt after another to resolve the issue peacefully, our rude friend decides to…

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Wisdom from Will Smith

Monday, February 1st, 2010

I came across this great video while visiting a site that really helped kick start my outlook on physical fitness; www.rosstraining.com.

From Ross’ site; “Founded by Ross Enamait, RossTraining.com is dedicated to excellence and innovations in high performance conditioning and strength development. My goal with this site is to provide a content rich resource designed to assist you in the pursuit of your own unique goals.”

If you have the time to visit his site, do it. And be sure to check out his articles. Some pretty informative stuff.

In the video Will Smith shares some great wisdom on working hard to achieve success, his positivity towards life and more.  Whether it is acting, training, your career, or your life in general, in order to have success you must love what you are doing and you must put in the work. There are no other ways around it. Only in the dictionary dose success come before work; and positivity comes before both of those.

Click here for Ross’s blog entry where I found the video.

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