Hey Daniel (Daniel Rodriguez, aka DaRod), this is Kris from BJJ Legends, Jiu-Jitsu Magazine, John Lamonica introduced us at the Pans. Your the guy who do the crazy sky jitsu videos. Will you do a little interview with us? We've got some questions.
DaRod: Sure, yeah, Hello! So just a little back story on the birth of Sky Jitsu. I met George last year when he moved to LA from Florida. He was looking for a Jiu Jitsu gym to train at and found us here at Street Sports in Santa Monica. That very day we also found out that we both had an interest in skydiving as well. I had already over 100 jumps and George was at the beginning stages of learning to fly solo, so it was funny that not only was I giving him jiu jitsu lessons but skydiving tips as well.
Every September, there is a sky diving boogie at our home dropzone in Lake Elsinore called Chicks Rock. In addition to a weekend of skydiving, they have a costume party so me and George brought our gi's for the party. The next morning we decided to skydive with our gi's on and try to perform a technique in the sky. Sky Jitsu was born.
BJJ: Where's the camera? What kind of camera are you using?
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A WOMEN'S GRAPPLING CAMP WITH LETICIA RIBEIRO (and Special Guests)
Train like a champion with the champions!!!!
Attention all female Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu fighters/grapplers: here is your chance to train with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World Champion LETICIA RIBEIRO, 3rd degree black belt under Royler Gracie (who appeared in BJJ Legends, jiu-jitsu magazine) and leader of the Gracie Humaitá women's team, one of the best female fight teams of all time. Join us in Los Angeles for a three-day Gi and No-Gi grappling camp exclusively for women, led by Leticia and her talented team members, including Penny Thomas, Bia Mesquita, Mackenzie Dern among others.
This is a very exciting opportunity to sharpen your Jiu-Jitsu skills with one of the world’s best female fighters. This camp is OPEN TO ALL TEAMS, SCHOOLS, and LEVELS. Come learn the techniques, strategies, and approaches to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu that have made Leticia one of the most dominate forces in the sport today!
Registration is $25(<-Wha!?!!) and we guarantee 3 matches for everyone. All competitors will also be in a raffle to win sponsorships and the winners will get to choose which BJJ tournament they want their fees paid for! The more money we can raise, the more girls we’ll sponsor.
Zé Radiola of Graice Barra PE (Recife Pernambuco) was in Huntington Beach California Tuesday night giving a seminar at Ricardo Testai's school, Gracie Barra Huntington Beach. I went to the seminar because Zé is the famous coach of Braulio Estima, who we interviewed for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Magazine, Victor Estima, Otavio Sousa an Lucas Rocha. I stayed for the second seminar because he is so infectious. View Pictures AND VIDEO TECHNIQUE!->
February 20, 2012 Cal State Dominguez Hills Carson California
Guam is a very small island in the South Seas with a population of 170,000. Mind you, Los Angeles has a population of 9 almost 10 million and the City of Orange CA (home of BJJ Legends) 136,000. So why were there so many competitors at the 2012 Pan Kids from Guam?
I spoke with Guam’s self-appointed representative Ramon Dela Cruz. He emphasized how the BJJ life style took hold of Guam in the mid-nineties with the dawn of the UFC. He describes how the fit culture fit the Guam lifestyle. Where there once was intermittent surfing there now was year round training with nice surfing on the side. In Guam, a vacation paradise, the businesses have embraced Jiu-Jitsu and come together to support their competitors with sponsorships and publicity Read More>>
February 20, 2012 Cal State Dominguez Hills, Carson California
Congratulations to Cesar Hernandez and his gold medal finish at the USBJJF 2012 Pan Kids (Teen 2 Yellow Belt Middle.) Cesar has been training for about a year under Nova Uniao Las Vegas Coach Rod Wilson. Why I stopped to watch Cesar’s fight is because he fought both tenaciously and with ease. Then I overheard his coach tell the ref to make sure his opponent knew to tap on Cesar because Cesar can hear, he was born deaf. The family told me Cesar found Jiu-Jitsu though his dad who also use to train.
Javier Vazquez Wrestling Nationals Sunday, January 29th, 2012 starts at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
Wrestling tournament for the kids / Fit Expo for the parents / BJJ Tournament (Gracie Nationals).
This is part of the Dominator Series and competitors earn points towards the CAGWA Dominator Championship Belt. This is the same day the Gracie Nationals Jiu-Jitsu Tournament is being held at the LA Fitness Expo - check out both.
Now Javier "Showtime" Vazquez gets paid to fight and grapple for the UFC but he got his start by start wresting in high school. He's competed, coached, mentored and volentered so when the oppertunity arrose to bring a wresting tournament to the LA Fit Expo the Vazquez was the perfect embasador.
CEO of CAGWA Eddie Ruiz comments, "This joint venture is ideal for both parents and wrestlers. Parents and wrestlers will enjoy their wrestling experience and enjoy the rest of the day attending the Fitness Expo."