Brown Belt promotion … Another step in my Brazilian Jiu Jitsu journey


On January 10th 2014 I was honored to be promoted to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Brown Belt by the legend himself Marcelo "Marcelinho" Garcia at Marcelo Garcia Academy NYC http://instagram.com/p/jAzh7HsV7Z/ I am incredibly lucky to have an opportunity to train at MG Academy NYC  and learn BJJ from the worlds best  instructors and competitors. The skill and level... Continue Reading →

This Gluten-Free Thing Is a Really Overblown Fad! by http://www.marksdailyapple.com/


I have been on almost gluten free diet for over a year. I would agree with the article that even though I am not allergic to gluten explicitly, trying to limit it in my diet did bring me to a cleaner and healthier diet. As a result, I dropped 20 lb in about a year... Continue Reading →

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 35 so this is my last year in the Masters division. My goal is to... Continue Reading →

Universal Misunderstandings Of Jiu Jitsu by Ryron Gracie … reposted from http://bjjvideovault.com/


An interesting perspective on Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training and approach http://bjjvideovault.com/universal-misunderstandings-of-jiu-jitsu/ Personally, I agree with Ryron. Original idea of BJJ was exactly what he is talking about... survival. However, with a IBJJF tournament approach, it is hard to practice it to full extend. Never the less, some of it can be applied in a tournament.... Continue Reading →

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 hand, I can edge it away enough to loop my other arm over. The result... Continue Reading →

Hound Roll #9


Flow drills are an excellent tool. With IBJJF NY Open right around the corner, we were drilling flowing transitions from takedown/pulling guard to guard pass to submission. It is an excellent drill to o through steps of familiar techniques and connecting various steps of the progression. It was interesting to observe the comfort levels of... Continue Reading →

Hound Roll #9


Great training today. I really feel like I am starting to adapt to The schools style and have been effectively able to implement X guard techniques. 🙂

Hound Roll #8… don’t forget the basics


Don't forget the basics... As we continue training and are exposed to more and more techniques, we tend to forget the basics. I caught myself forgetting one of the most basic submissions in BJJ. The cross lapel choke. I was reminded of it by a friend and a BJJ Black Belt, who pointed out to... Continue Reading →

THOUGHTS ON CONDITIONING FOR GRAPPLING COMPETITION PART 2


Re-blogged from SCRAMBLE In part one I went over, common issues I see with conditioning for grappling sports and application of TUF methods. This one will focus on planning your conditioning approach and how to effectively work in an “inseason” between tournaments to maintain conditioning. This is more or less a lose collection of thoughts and approaches... Continue Reading →

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