With Winning in Mind by Lanny Bassham … short review


With Winning in Mind by Lanny Bassham My rating: 4 of 5 stars Great approach from sport to life. Hope it will be useful in my training and life goals. Definitely will test it out for my next tournament and personal goals. The main objective is to maintain positive and task oriented attitude. Might not... Continue Reading →

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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 →

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 #7


Fun of rolling with opponents of same level ... you might establish a position but submissions is hard to achieve. When opponents are of similar skill, they both posses the knowledge of the submissions and defence, thus it makes it more fun to be able to surprise or impose your will and submission on the... Continue Reading →

Hound Roll #5 … “wake-up call”


So, I was reminded today not to let my guard down and not to underestimate my opponents. I was rolling with a Blue Belt. He was in my guard and tried to lapel choke me which I countered with an arm-bar threat. We reset in my guard and as he was passing he went for... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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