by Ruben on April 16, 2013
Metamoris 2 fight card finally announced and made public!
After the first Metamoris card, I knew this is something that I will be watching on a regular basis every time it comes out. I may be more pumped to watch this than UFC pay per views now (and, trust me, I get VERY pumped up for UFC fights).
The last Metamoris jiu-jitsu event was done very well. I think their team did a very good job of listening to the fans when putting Metamoris 2 together. We have a jiu-jitsu fight card here full of fighters that always go for the jugular. In case you live under a rock, or mountain for that matter, and you missed the first metamoris (shame on you) here is a nice highlight video of the action in the first metamoris: Read the rest
by Ruben on March 25, 2013
The IBJJF Pan Ams 2013 Results surprised me a bit, but for the most part I wasn’t too far off on my predictions.
In the rooster division I said Bruno Malfacine and Caio Terra would meet up in the finals, and they sure as hell did. They both had an impressive run at the 2013 Pan Ams and Bruno served up two nasty arm bars that I personally saw. One of them on Takahito Yoshioka came so fast, that Yoshioka didn’t have enough time to tap before getting hurt. Felipe Costa made it to the semi finals against Bruno Malfacine, but Bruno was just better that day. In the finals, Caio Terra won the 2013 Pan Ams with a very well thought out attack. On a side note: did anyone catch the toe hold Bruno Malfacine had on Caio? Is Caio an invertebrate? Geez!
Check out the rooster Pan Ams 2013 results for the adult black belt rooster finals below: Read the rest…
by Ruben on March 19, 2013
The Pan Ams 2013 BJJ Tournament is Right Around the Corner!
I am pumped up to see some insane jiu-jitsu technique and competitive veracity! I’ll keep this post short and to the point. The following is what I believe will take place at the Pan Ams 2013: Read the rest of this entry »
by Ruben on March 1, 2013
JT “Spiderman” Torres has officially been named as part of the ATOS BJJ Team.
It has been speculated for some time that the medal chasers would move together due to their brotherhood and great camaraderie. Today, Galvao posted the picture above welcoming them to their team. More on this as this story develops.
by Ruben on February 27, 2013
Breaking news in the Jiu Jitsu community today. Keenan Cornelius, regarded by many as the greatest American Jiu-Jitsu revelation, is leaving TLI (Team Lloyd Irvin). First on the scene to break this story was BestofBJJ.com posting a confirmation from Lloyd Irvin himself:
An anonymous source confirms that Keenan Cornelius is moving to his new team Read the rest of this entry »
by Ruben on January 21, 2013
Recently, there is a new website quantifying IBJJF results into rankings. Their attention to detail was good enough that I have included it in my post of bjj rankings.
I was pretty ecstactic to see a number of my teammates at our Sac BJJ School ranked in the top 50 in the world!
This news definitely reinforces that our instructor is doing something right. I suppose there IS a method to his madness after all. Seeing so many of our Sac bjj school athletes do well in the rankings further inspires me to compete more often. The only barrier keeping me from competing last year was financial.
However, I have been putting a lot of efforts to change that. Should my circumstances change, I will be competing MUCH more often.
At any rate, here is a summary of what our Sac bjj school athletes have been able to do: Read the rest of this entry »
by Ruben on January 13, 2013
So, I had the opportunity to go with my instructor to one of his bjj seminars. This resulted in me putting together a short film.
Marcos “Yemaso” Torregrosa BJJ Seminar
I had a lot of fun making this video, and I think I may have found another outlet for creative expression. Now, I have to actually learn how to do these things well. =/ At any rate, I hope you guys enjoy it for what it’s worth. And, if you know of any free videographer courses online, holler at me.
This bjj seminar short film was shot on location (lol) in Bend, Oregon at Roy Dean’s academy. This is the second bjj seminar that Marcos has held at Roy Dean’s academy. In addition to the seminar Read the rest of this entry »
by Ruben on January 9, 2013
I just wanted to give a shout out to Robert Morales for allowing me to train at his bjj academy in the Imperial Valley. I go down to the Imperial Valley to visit family during the holidays every year. And, for quite some time now, I have never been able to get any training in. I just could not find a place to save my life! I tried google searches, facebook searches, and even asking friends if they knew about a bjj academy in the Imperial Valley. I was finally pointed to a place during my visit on Thanksgiving. But, when I went to the location I was told, it was a different business altogether. When I found it in December Read the rest of this entry »
by Ruben on December 16, 2012
Samir Chantre was kind enough to shirt down with us for an interview at the conclusion of the Leo Lo seminar.
The interview discusses several topics ranging from sacrifices for bjj as well as funny moments during fights. I hope you enjoy this, and please share what you did or didn’t like about the questions. This being my first interview, I am a newbie after all.
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by Ruben on December 4, 2012
Yesterday, I had the privilege of learning some Leandro Lo sweeps from none other than the 2012 lightweight world champion himself.
Sacramento Jiu-Jitsu academy hosted the champion Leandro Lo on Sunday, December 2nd 2012 for a seminar. I was there in attendance and had a great time. We started the day going over a series of sweeps that Leandro Lo taught himself with the help of Louiza Monteiro. Leandro Lo meticulously conveyed specific details in each of the three sweeps we learned. Not only did he call attention to the details (grip placements, weight distribution, movement explanations), but he also talked about the principles of each detail and why he prefers certain details over others.
Leandro Lo taught us 3 sweeps each coming from an open guard position.
To be more specific, each of the sweeps came from a hybrid position. Leandro Lo has a very dangerous guard, and such is the case because he plays guard in a way that is very fresh on the scene. The sweeps came from a position that is a hybrid of the De La Riva, X Guard, and Spider Guard. Obviously, Leandro Lo’s sweeps are effective as evidenced by his volume of accomplishments at the biggest international tournaments this year. It is very interesting to see the level of creativity, synergy, and sophistication that goes into a series of sweeps at the top of the food chain in the black belt division.
The amount of value in the principles we learned coupled with the sweeps was more than enough, in my opinion, for one seminar. He was not done teaching.