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


Copa Do Brasil – The Process Continues…

So as those of you who are following the “Itamar Marani BJJ” Facebook page know, I competed in the “Copa Do Brasil” last week and things didn’t go so well. This is a post about the competition itself and how things were in the immediate aftermath.

Oddly enough I really enjoyed making this video and I’m really looking forward to making the next one where I’ll share my insights from this experience with you guys.

On a side note it’s really nice to receive all these messages of support from everyone and I just wanted to say thanks!

Hope you enjoy!

The Rio De Janeiro State Championships

Hey guys, sorry for not posting this past weekend but things were a little crazy. I was able to finally find an apartment and move in while also competing on Sunday. I also started a little blog fan page at that I update daily with cool photos, videos and such…

Anyway here’s the next episode “The Rio De Janeiro State Championships”.  Hope you guys enjoy it!

P.S. I’ve been getting a couple requests for subjects that people want me to do an episode about and I plan on doing most of them fairly soon. So if any of you guys have a request I’d be happy to hear it!