March2019

  • F2W 106 Shines in the Sunshine State

    Fort Lauderdale FL – Miami may get most of its press because of the hit tv series, turned movie, “Miami Vice”, the Miami Dolphins, Celia Cruz and Gloria Estefan’s “Sound Machine”, but its also home to “Fight Sport”, which happens to be the home gym of one-half of the...
  • Açaí Alert!

    For the Jiujiteiro, açaí is like what spinach was to the sailor Popeye. The popularity of the fruit in the center of Brazil is linked to the Gracie Family in the ’30s when they moved from Belém to Rio de Janeiro. Many know that açaí has several benefits for...
  • Ask A Black Belt

    Q.  I Have A Lot Of Difficulty Learning Moves In Jiu-Jitsu. How can I pick up these moves a little easier? A.  I find this to be a very good question. The reason why is because jiu-jitsu tends to be a unique experience for each individual. What may be...
  • Catching Pain With Erik Paulson

    We hear it all the time, “keep an open mind”. I think it’s safe to say that Minnesota native Erik Paulson is among the crop of people that continually keeps an open mind towards the subject matter of the combative arts. Having been around martial arts virtually his whole...
  • An Inside Look at Kevin Williams’s F2W105 SOTN Inside Heel Hook

    If you happened to miss the action of last weekend’s Fight2Win 105 action, fret not. Simply click here for our recap of the evening’s results. But in the meantime allow us to share Kevin Williams’s black belt submission of the night heel hook and how he did it, from...
  • Her M.O. is the Gold Standard: Bald Strong Mona Bailey

    It is a very common adage within our community to imply that technique conquers strength. However, there is what can be considered the counterpoint to that notion, that strength itself is the technique. In the case of Houston native Mona Bailey, the latter is most definitely the method of...
  • More Than “Okay” in OK: F2W105

    Tulsa OK – Did you know that the longest lightning strike ever recorded took place in Oklahoma and it stretched to 321km. That is 200 miles long for those of you who don’t know the metric system that well like me.  What else struck Oklahoma? Fight2Win 105! These fighters...
  • Lost Weight; Gained Life Success: Frankie Orr

    Age:38 Height: 6’2 Starting Weight: 330 Current Weight: 215 Hometown: Sacramento Home Gym: WAZA BJJ Instructor: Derek DiManno Rank: Blue Belt How did you discover jiu-jitsu? I was introduced to jiu-jitsu through my supervisor GK, every time I would see him he would tell me “the hardest thing to...
  • SLAMMIN’ WILL GET YOUR DQ’D, BUT SALMON WILL GET YOU THE GOLD.

    Finally right? A review of the most highly recognized health food in the sport. Everyone and their yoga-enlightened grandmothers eat salmon these days. Why is that, because it is fucking tasty? Yup. Or is it the fact that it is ridiculously nutrient rich? Yup. Oh wait, or is it...
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