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Update…

I received the 2nd stripe on my white belt last Friday.  It was a surprise…aren’t they all?  I am humbled by my training every time I step onto the mats.  Although I am not training as much as I want … Continue reading

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1st Jiu-Jitsu Tournament: June 22, 2013

5 Minutes. 300 seconds. That was the length in time of my first Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu fight at the recently concluded NABJJF L.A. Open. For those 5 minutes there was some other guy trying to do me harm. It was an … Continue reading

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In life there are times when change is required. Such is the scenario when it comes to my Jiu Jitsu journey. I was happy to train at Sityodtong. I was learning, and the people I’ve met there are lifelong friends. … Continue reading

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Quote of the day: March 27, 2013

“When I get my black belt, I don’t want to look back and say I should of entered more tournaments.” ~Jeff Obar, Purple Belt, Alliance BJJ & Coach at Sityodtong, Los Angeles

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BJJ Globetrotter

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to travel all over the world and train Jiu-Jitsu? Experiencing different people, cultures, customs but they all have one thing in common…their love for BJJ. Christian Graugart who hails from Copenhagen, … Continue reading

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BJJ Guideline:

This is good advice. Don’t be “That” Guy at the gym…

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Daily Motivation: 03.21.13

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Training Quote of the Day: 03.20.13

Your submissions will lead to positions. Shawn Otomo, Purple Belt.

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Pan Jiu-Jitsu Championship Next weekend is the IBJJF 2013 Pan Jiu-Jitsu Championship in Irvine, CA.  A lot of the greats will be on hand competing and watching others compete.  Some of my teammates and coaches will be competing.  As for … Continue reading

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