Hound Roll #6


Breathing is an imporatnt component in Jiu Jitsu. During the allergy season around March - May, I develop seasonal allergies. Those are easily treated with Allegra or Claritin. However, around this time I also get nasal congestion and phlegm which are not related to cold or flue but are a prelude to my allergy season... Continue Reading →

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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 →

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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