11 May 2015

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  • Catch as Catch Can Wrestling

    This Article comes from Ruiz Combat Grappling – Blog
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    For years I’ve found Catch as Catch Can Wrestling techniques to be extremely versatile and devastating against BJJ fighters. As Josh Barnett continues to prove CACC’s effectiveness not only in MMA but in standalone Grappling events how can anyone not see the value in studying CACC techniques?

    Everything Josh shows on his DVD is like pure gold and as cheesy as it sounds if you follow the techniques he shares in his DVD’s you’ll be winning gold at tournaments. I should know, I’ve used CACC specific techniques the past few years on my way to winning the 2014 FILA Grappling/Pankration Submission World Team Trials and also the SJJIF No-Gi Jiu Jitsu World Championships.

    It’s not just wrestling. It’s not just BJJ. It is simply Catch as Catch Can. If you’re not learning this stuff those who do will leave you behind.

    Josh Barnett DVD’s found here!

    http://www.scientificwrestling.com/products/item48.cfm

    http://www.scientificwrestling.com/products/item42.cfm

    Here is a link to Josh’s Metamoris 6 victory against Ryron Gracie. Watch it while its still up. I’m sure it won’t be up long. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrUG4Xd40u4


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    20 Jan 2015

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  • Achievement Formula

    This Article comes from Ruiz Combat Grappling – Blog
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    “Your goal can be a driving force to keep you going regardless of your self-doubt and weaknesses. Choose goals that excite and challenge you, that are truly worth achieving, and worthy of your time and best efforts.

    Believing in your goals becomes more believable when you can look to the examples of others who have gone before. Study those who have achieved what you hope to achieve.” (from Champions Find a Way: How to Become a Champion in Sport and in Life pg. 23)

    I’m a big believer in goals and their power to move us forward. Every few months I evaluate and adjust my goals and when things are going well I get to record them as having been accomplished. That is always a great feeling! 

    As a coach one of my greatest rewards is when the athletes I coach achieve their goals. One of the great athletes that I have the privilege of training is MMA fighter Koffi Adzitso. A few years back Koffi and I were driving home from a grappling tournament we had just competed at in Las Vegas. We had plenty of time to talk so we got around to the topic of what his goals were. 

    I told him about the power of goals and how written goals had even more power. I’m not 100% sure why but written goals have a power even beyond spoken goals. 

    We talked about his fighting career and some of the bigger shows that he would like to fight in. He had already fought for all of the best local shows and had even fought for a King of the Cage world title at one point. We were trying to decide what would be the next thing to pursue. We mulled over a few fights and organizations that sounded good and he wrote it down. 

    For whatever reason I ended up with his goal list in my notebook and for whatever reason we thought that it had been lost. For a period of about two years we didn’t see that list again. We talked about those written goals when we trained together and kept them on our minds. But I’m not sure if he ever wrote them down other than just the one time.

    Over the course of the next couple of years he fought in various shows against tougher and tougher competition, even to the level of knocking out two consecutive UFC veterans and fighting a third UFC vet within that time frame. Eventually he got a shot at Bellator and lost a decision in a fight against a beast of an opponent who had destroyed everyone else he’d fought. 

    Eventually I found Koffi’s goal list in my records and when I showed it to him again we were both amazed at how much he had accomplished and how closely it aligned with that written list even though we had not seen that exact list in about two years. 

    This reaffirmed the power of written goals and their ability to guide us both consciously and subconsciously. If you are still trying to figure out what you want to do in life or whether you already have some solid ideas I encourage  you to write down your goals, give them a date for their accomplishment and then take action!

    Goals + Deadline + Action = Achievement. 

     


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    15 Jan 2015

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  • 4 Fake BJJ Black Belts That Will Piss You Off

    This Article comes from Nuclearchainsaw » Jiu Jitsu and Judo
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    The cool thing about Brazilian jiu jitsu, is that it is impossible to fake.  The whole art is based on years upon years of practice, drilling and rolling before you reach the point of taking what your opponent gives you.  It’s also… Read More ›


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    15 Jan 2015

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  • 4 Fake BJJ Black Belts That Will Piss You Off

    This Article comes from Nuclearchainsaw » Jiu Jitsu and Judo
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    The cool thing about Brazilian jiu jitsu, is that it is impossible to fake.  The whole art is based on years upon years of practice, drilling and rolling before you reach the point of taking what your opponent gives you.  It’s also… Read More ›


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    1 Dec 2014

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  • Arlo Gagestein’s Warrior Core

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    1 Dec 2014

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  • Silver and Double Gold!

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    PictureWorld Champion! Brandon wins the Open Division at the 2014 SJJIF No-Gi Jiu Jitsu World Championships
    Silver and Double Gold

    This fall of 2014 has been a great one! As many of you may know my wife and I were fundraising in order to get to the 2014 FILA Pankration Submission Wrestling World Championships in Budapest, Hungary.

    After some intense matches I emerged with the silver medal. It was great to have my wife and baby boy there with me as part of my support team. We also were able to spend some time with a friend in Budapest and saw some of the sites. It was a wonderful trip and great experience to win another world medal and have that time with my family.

    Although I was grateful for that opportunity I still felt like I had some unfinished business. I had not trained to lose and the match that I lost at the FILA Pankration worlds kept a fire burning inside me. 

    I had already set my sights on the SJJIF No-Gi Jiu Jitsu world championships and only had to have a couple things fall into place to get to that event. I was able to have my wife and baby boy with me again. The tournament consisted of some tough athletes and I was looking forward to the challenge. 

    I had a tough Brazilian opponent, Victor Barreto, in the Ultra Heavyweight final. I was able to neutralize his attacks and sweeps and pushed the match into overtime. In overtime I again neutralized his game and was able to use one of my “unstoppable” moves and gain the mount position and win the match. I won the SJJIF Ultra Heavyweight No-Gi world title!

    In the Open Weight (absolute) division I was able to win again in overtime in a very back and forth final match against Bellator MMA fighter, Steve Martinez. The match went back and forth with me taking him down and then sweeps back and forth with me finally ending up on top to end regulation. At the start of overtime I used my wrestling advantage and executed a bulldozing double leg to end the match 6-4! That win gave me the Open Weight division title and I finished the tournament with double gold medals!

    Brynne and I had a great time and we very much enjoyed being able to share those moments together. We’ve had a great fall and I’m happy about my performance this year, especially considering some of the setbacks and trials that we had faced since 2013. 

    In 2013 I herniated a disc in my back right before the 2013 FILA Grappling world championships. Then that fall we lost Brynne’s brother to Leukemia. The winter of 2014 we lost my grandfather to stroke. Then in the spring I had a retina tear. It had been a rough 9+ months. 

    It wasn’t all gloomy during that time. We were blessed with the birth of our fifth child, a baby boy, the start of 2014. But it did take a while for things to recalibrate with all of the major events during that time. 

    We felt extremely fortunate to have been able to compete and travel this year and we are happy to have been successful in those events. Thanks for all of you who helped support us in this. 



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    1 Nov 2014

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  • 5 Martial Arts Videos That You Need To See (if you have 10 minutes to kill)

    This Article comes from Nuclearchainsaw » Jiu Jitsu and Judo
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    Ok, ok…”need” is a strong word.  But if you haven’t seen Bruce Lee actually spar or a muay thai fighter kick someone in the nuts on the invitation of the kickee, well then “need” is the appropriate word.  If you… Read More ›


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    1 Nov 2014

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  • 5 Martial Arts Videos That You Need To See (if you have 10 minutes to kill)

    This Article comes from Nuclearchainsaw » Jiu Jitsu and Judo
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    Ok, ok…”need” is a strong word.  But if you haven’t seen Bruce Lee actually spar or a muay thai fighter kick someone in the nuts on the invitation of the kickee, well then “need” is the appropriate word.  If you… Read More ›


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    22 Oct 2014

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  • Inverted Gear White Panda Review (2.0)

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    I’m a tall and lanky guy.  As such, finding a nice fitting gi is harder than chipping a diamond in a snowstorm.  In fact, the only brand that I’ve found to be very fitting was from Keiko Raca…at least until… Read More ›


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    22 Oct 2014

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  • Inverted Gear White Panda Review (2.0)

    This Article comes from Nuclearchainsaw » Jiu Jitsu and Judo
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    I’m a tall and lanky guy.  As such, finding a nice fitting gi is harder than chipping a diamond in a snowstorm.  In fact, the only brand that I’ve found to be very fitting was from Keiko Raca…at least until… Read More ›


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