Jim Lawson

Jim Lawson is a US Marine Corps veteran, jiu-jitsu black belt under Rodrigo Teixeira, who loves to travel and teach jiu-jitsu to anyone who will listen. He has a lot of other experiences and credentials but who really cares about all that. He’d love to keep in touch with you. You can stay in touch with him either through email or on his social media (where his numbers could really use a boost).
  • Roberto Traven; Southern Hospitality With A Brazilian Twist

    In the sport jiu-jitsu community, when you hear of some of the elite competitors moving from Brazil to the U.S., the usual assumption is that the majority tends to flock towards the coastal regions of surf and beach communities of Southern California or the warm tropical environment that South...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Allow Him to Reintroduce Himself: Tim Spriggs

    Evolution is paramount in life. At its core it’s an implication on what we view and consider, “improvement”. To look at what an 1890’s era TELEphone looks like in relation to a CELLULAR phone of today. You would think that they serve two completely different purposes. However, that’s not...
  • F2W103; Big State, Biggest Party

    Houston, TX – When you mention Houston Texas, you think of everything being big. Well, you can now chalk up Fight2Win 103 as another big thing that just took place in Texas. The biggest party in grappling showcased another night of exciting jiu-jitsu and continuing their “old-school rules” judo...
  • Flo With the BJJ9000 Jiu-Jitsu Accelerator

    For anyone who has been involved with the grappling arts long enough, it’s pretty common to at some point experience frustration of not having a training partner to drill a technique with over and over again, let along get in a good rolling session. There are plenty of variables...
  • Mickey Gall; Throwback Jiu-Jitsu

    To say that the effect that UFC 1 had on the martial arts landscape was “groundbreaking”, would still feel like a mild understatement. To buy into the mantra of all of the martial arts that always claimed to be effective towards bigger and badder opponents is one thing. But...
  • The Wild-Wild West; F2W Style

    Rio Rancho NM – The wild west spirit is still alive in the southwest. Fight2Win rode through town with its 102nd showing and let’s just say that there was enough gi slinging and tusslin’ to make the cowboys of the past green with envy. Also featured in the evening’s...
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