Harry Potter should have practiced BJJ or my review of The Order Of the Phoenix Book #5

With Book 5 under my belt, I have to say that the story is getting darker and more sinister. I loved the ending and it definitely left me eager to read the next books. However, I believe Harry should have practiced some Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in the DA club as it would have come useful... Continue Reading →


Hound Roll #3

Drill, Baby Drill!!! Wednesdays is a drill day. It is 1 hour of drilling and today we worked X-Guard entries and sweeps. Being a part of a school that is full of X-Guard and Butterfly guard masters, it is rather difficult to practice these moves for me. My BJJ background did not include much experience... Continue Reading →

I am a big opponent of specific dog breed banning. Most breed based legislature is based on unfounded reasoning and has little foundation in facts.
Politician’s drafting these rules have little to no knowledge of the dog breeds or dog behavior.
No breed is vicious or dangerous by nature. Some breeds are bigger, stronger and have a higher defensive and protection drive. Some breeds posses a higher game drive. However, it is up to the owner to socialize, train and practice responsible dog ownership.
Thus, in my opinion, the method of specific dog breed banning is wrong and fruitless and only leads to pushing some breeds into underground in to the hands of the people who will use them for wrong and abusive reasons.
An appropriate approach would be to educate and license dog owners and to promote dog training and obedience training!!!

Booksforever1blog. BarkUpToday! Claudia Bensimoun

January 2013 – “Denmark has one of the most strict dog breed bans in the world. 12 breeds were already banned and 13 more are lined up, making a total of 25 breeds to be banned in the near future.”The discussion in Denmark went totally out of hand. While reports surfaced that despite the current ban, the number of dog bites have increased and the ban is therefore not working, politicians and media ignored the facts and called for more breeds to be banned. When vets are reluctant to euthanize healthy animals just because they are part of breed, politicians called upon people to practice “do-it-yourself” euthanasia. This message was corrected, yet it shows the sentiment that is present in the country and the horror dogs and dog owners in Denmark are living in.”

“The problem with dogs is not dogs. It is people. And laws that continue to focus on…

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Tandoori Chicken with Indian basmati rice and riata recipe

Here I go again into the Indian food bliss. I must say this one was an exceptional success. The meal was delicious and light. I am not a big fan of rice as it usually tends to be heavy, but in this case it was delicious and light. My girlfriend suggested replacing the mint in riata... Continue Reading →


Stupid and discussing to kill an animal with no cause or reason

Booksforever1blog. BarkUpToday! Claudia Bensimoun

“Switzerland’s only recorded wild bear has been culled after fears that it could pose a threat to humans, the authorities announced on Wednesday.”

The male bear, known as “M13”, was shot dead by wildlife rangers on Tuesday, said Adrian Aeschlimann, spokesman for the Federal Office for the Environment.

“The cull was carried out according to the management plan for bears in Switzerland,” he told AFP, via Discovery News.

“M13 lived in the mountainous Graubuenden region of eastern Switzerland, on the border with Italy, spending spring seasons in the Val Poschiavo.”


Who Is M13?

Two year  old male bear.

The only survivor of a trio of cubs.His two siblings-M12 and M14, were killed by cars in Italy.

The three bears were in a  program in Italy’s Trentino Alto Adige region, to try and  reintroduce an animal long wiped out by hunters.

There are only 30 bears left in Italy.

Why would…

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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 is amazing how many small details you can learn from top-level players for a technique... Continue Reading →


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 in 2009. Last May, in 2012, I moved my training to Marcelo Garcia Academy in... Continue Reading →


Chicken Tikka Masala

I love Indian food, it's spice and complexity. Here is another of my ventures into Indian cooking. Tikka Masal is one of my favorite dishes and I was very excited to have it for a cooking night with my girlfriend. I found the recipe online. The sauce came out to be a bit more acidic then I would... Continue Reading →


The taste of the mountains … Soup Kharcho

This is one of my favorite soups. It is hearty, spicy and satisfying. I have been wanting to make it for a long time and finally gave it a shot. The recipe that was used provided for beef, however I do like it with lamb and next time will try that. Also, there was a... Continue Reading →


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