Hound Roll # 4


Side mount is probably one of the most dominant positions in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. While full mount and back control are the signature positions, most BJJ players know that escaping from side mount is always a pain. In my time training, I have seen a few ways to escape the side mount. Most techniques involve... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

Keep it up during the holidays!!! A workout for the holidays


Happy New Year everyone!!! As we all know, holidays result in presents, fun, family time and skipped workouts and extra pounds. I have been interested in coming up with routines that would be effective, versatile and not very time-consuming. Especially during holidays or sometimes during injuries, as some of my fellow bjj players know, we... Continue Reading →

People like to hit things, especially guys… and nature knows it


This is an interesting article on human physiology. It discusses research that has been done at University of Utah on human hand physiology and anatomy. The researchers asked a question if a strike with a palm is as strong as a strike with a fist. Well, as Bas Rutten would tell you, it is!!! An... Continue Reading →

Cutting weight for competition … ain’t that a pain


I have had to do it myself a number of times. As a participant in BJJ competitions, I am required to make a certain weight for a specific weight division. And as every competitor knows ... "Cutting weight is a BITCH!!! I used to compete at 175-180 lb weight divisions. I walked around at 185lb. Cutting to... Continue Reading →

If you’d like it to hurt …


As some of you know and others will find out ... I love working out and have become an avid proponent of kettlebells and Bulgarian bag http://instagram.com/p/Sl0L9wMVxM/ I believe both provide excellent functional strength and endurance workouts, which are great for fitness or sport specific conditioning. I have put together few videos with sample workouts. The beauty of kettlebells and Bulgarian bag is in the versatility and... Continue Reading →

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