NABJJF L.A. Open Part 1 – No Gi

Hey guys, so this past weekend I competed in the NABJJF’s L.A. Open and decided to challenge myself by doing no gi as well. I train almost exclusively in the gi, but I figured that I’ll probably pick up something that will better me by doing the no gi division so I went for it and had a great time. I got to meet some new Checkmat teammates that I only knew through facebook pics and I also learned a lot.

Like I’ve said before everything is a process and this just showed me that I’m taking steps in the right direction towards next years World Championships.

Thanks to everyone who was there, to everyone who I’ve been training with this past month in California and everyone out there who’s been sending messages of support and good vibes.

On a side note I want to say again that I’m truly surprised and humbled by the messages I receive sometimes from people and although I never really gave any thought to how starting this blog might affect those outside my immediate circle of friends and family, it’s awesome to hear that people have been able to gain something from following it. Hearing these things always gives me great joy. Thank you!

Hope you guys enjoy the video and a special shout out to Brandon Grayson who will surely watch this video tediously and then send me a message saying that he’s got my number now and that he thinks he can beat me…

P.S. If you know Brandon and his trash talking ways leave a comment to show him your love. lol

 

 

NABJJF L.A. Open

NABJJF L.A. Open

Post 2013 IBJJF Worlds: Thoughts and Reflections part 2 – Perspective

Hey guys, here’s the follow up blog entry to the Post 2013 IBJJF Worlds: Thought and Reflections Part 1 – The process video I put up earlier in the week.

In this vlog entry I share why my perspective on what life experiences mean to us as people changed and what my plans are moving forward as well as just saying a huge thank you to everyone for all the support!

I hope you enjoy!

If anyone wants to share their thoughts on these subjects, I’d be really happy to hear them so please leave a comment!

 

I Can't explained how much I gained by going through all of this!

I Can’t explained how much I gained by going through all of this!

Post 2013 IBJJF Worlds: Thoughts and Reflections part 1 – The Process

Hey guys, so it’s been over a week since the IBJJF World’s and I decided to finally share the personal process I went through while I was in Brazil getting ready for the Worlds. In this blog entry I discuss the ups and downs I went through, how I was able to grow from them and how all that affected and helped my performance.

In this entry I share a lot of my personal reflections and thoughts and I would love to hear your opinions on what I have to say and if you agree with it or not or even better if you just have something to add.

I want to say a huge thank you to everyone for all the support and kind words, I really appreciate it.

Hope you enjoy!

 

 

The Checkmat crowd at the 2013 IBJJF Worlds

The Checkmat crowd at the 2013 IBJJF Worlds

 

2013 IBJJF Worlds – The Fights

Hey guys, so as most of you know I competed in the 2013 IBJJF Worlds Thursday and tried to achieve my goal of becoming a world champion. In this video post I share my battles and my journey from this monumental day.

I want to say a huge thank you to everyone for all the support and well wishes both before and after. I am so grateful to have made it to this point in my life and I owe a lot of that to the generosity of many and I want to say thank you. This will not deter me, but will make me stronger and hungrier.

Hope you guys enjoy the video….

 

2013 IBJJF Worlds

2013 IBJJF Worlds