March2015

  • The Power of Purple

    Purple fruits and vegetables are the black belts of food. I do not want to sound like your mother, but I will tell you this many times, “Eat your vegetables!” Most of us are not like the average person, we are eating a more balanced diet than them, but...
  • Battle Rope Training for Grapplers

    Heavy ropes training has been a pretty hot topic in the fitness world for the last few years. A once unique tool that caught people’s eye, now everywhere from commercials to UFC highlight films. My goal in this article to explain the basics and show you some of the...
  • Lawmakers Look To Bring Jiu-Jitsu To Hawaii Schools

    How’d you like to letter in jiu-jitsu as a high-schooler? Sounds cool huh. The Hawaii Tribune Herald reported recently that Hawaii State House Resolution 124 and a companion resolution were introduced recently asking the Hawaii Department of Education and the Hawaii High School Athletic Association to look into the...
  • It’s Edwin Najmi!

    Look, Up In The Sky… It’s A Bird… It’s A Plane… It’s Edwin Najmi!

    If you caught some of the highlights from last year’s IBJJF Worlds, chances are you had the opportunity to witness one of the biggest highlights of the event that didn’t involve a black belt. During the event and afterwards, this highlight was constantly getting viewed on iRoll.tv and other...
  • Master Reverse Omoplata

    There are those that simple practice jiu-jitsu and then there are those that create jiu-jitsu by taking it to the next level, displaying skill of the likes which has yet to be seen and gathering oohs and aahs from those onlooking. More than just a practitioner, Nino Schembri is...
  • Pan Ams 2015 Finals Recap

    Sunday brought the fourth and final day of the 2015 IBJJF Pan-Ams to a close. There were some great matchups in the round of adult black belt finals.   The Women In light feather it was Gezary Bandeira getting the win over Bibiana Silva. The featherweight match up pitted...
  • Pan Ams 2015 Day 3 Recap

    Mike Calimbas reporting. Saturday at the IBJJF Pan Jiujitsu Championship was an amazing display of skill and tenacity from the brown and black belts. Namely in the absolute divisions, grapplers from all over the world were able to showcase their skill. At the black belt level, Leandro Lo and...
  • Pan Ams 2015 Day 2 Recap

    Friday at the 2015 Pan Jiu-Jitsu Championship once again proved to be another long and exciting day of action. Highlighting the day’s action were the adult purple belt open division. Alliance’s Nicholas Meregali continued his run as the purple belt to watch on the adult men’s side of this...
  • Pan Ams 2015 Day 1

    Thursday kicked off the 2015 Pan Jiujitsu Championship at UC Irvine’s Bren Events Center. The day’s action showcased some of the lower belts looking to make a name for themselves this year. There were plenty of great matches with examples including John Cave (Easton BJJ) scoring a win over...
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