#138 Rags to Riches

Tonight I witnessed Brian Ortega versus Chan Sung Jung, more commonly known as the the Korean Zombie. Ortega had a flawless performance displaying his much improved striking since losing to Max Holloway in a title fight that awarded Ortega his first and only loss. I remember seeing Brian Ortega fight in some Jiu Jitsu tournamentsContinue reading “#138 Rags to Riches”

Daily blog #75

Outwork everyone My typical day starts with my alarm at 330am, a cold shower, 20 minutes of language, Wim Hof breathing routine, 32oz of water, coffee and 15-20 minutes of reading (currently Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill). Then I pack my things for the day into a gym bag and a work bagContinue reading “Daily blog #75”

Daily blog #66

Your most important weapon Many are aware of the fact that the mind is your most powerful tool. In BJJ you learn that the position of your opponents head greatly determines what their body is able to do both offensively and defensively speaking. In the Kids Jiu Jitsu classes we teach them that the bodyContinue reading “Daily blog #66”

Daily blog #44

Fighting life Today punctuates an unbelievable weekend of fighting starting Friday with my brother and I in the Fight 2 Win BJJ event in Austin. Yesterday (Saturday) UFC 251 was held on Fight Island in Abu Dhabi, an amazing card headlined by Jorge Masvidal against the defending champion Kamaru Usman. Third Coast Grappling also hadContinue reading “Daily blog #44”

Daily blog #33

Do it for the thrill Today I applied to be on the Fight 2 Win BJJ card in Austin, Texas on July 10th. I hadn’t planned to fight until August but my brother, who is scheduled to fight in that event suggested it and I agreed. Shortly after applying, I was greeted by the excitementContinue reading “Daily blog #33”

Daily blog #25

The BJJ Divide If you live in the year 2020, you’ve probably heard of Jiu Jitsu. It is one of the most successful systems of self defense out there that revolutionized our understanding of fighting in the UFC (cagefighting) about 30 years ago. Yet, for a method of combat that wields such a degree ofContinue reading “Daily blog #25”

Daily blog #13

Jiu Jitsu: Medicine for the soul Do you remember being a kid playing with your siblings? Or maybe you were an only child so it was with your parents? Perhaps you didn’t have parents but you sought connection, attention and love from someone close to you. Many will never experience the joy that comes fromContinue reading “Daily blog #13”

Why Martial Arts is beating COVID-19

“Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.” -Bruce Lee It’s May 12th as I write this (over three months since COVID-19 was declared a pandemic by WHO) and I find myself musing over the fact that out of all the major sporting events that were cancelled,Continue reading “Why Martial Arts is beating COVID-19”