Opportunities always have a way of creating an open avenue in acquiring personal attainments geared toward an individual's growth. Traveling down his own path of fulfillment Mitchell Bruner’s involvement in grappling and the military has presented him with his own share of countless blessings and adventure throughout his career journey.
A Texas-bred from Ft. Worth Bruner’s love for sports would originate from his takeoff as a High School wrestler. Wrestling the entire four year term Mitchell’s competitive drive flourished greatly as he would snatch his own share of awards and accolades grinding it out on the mats. This drive evidently would later prove to be a great asset in Bruner’s next life chapter heading into adulthood.
Upon graduation steered on a new course Mitchell was in hunt for sustaining a bright future for himself. Later obtaining his wishes with his ultimate pledge in joining the U.S Army the move further solidified the Texas Native’s seriousness for reaching his goals.
Beaches, piers, harbors, and watersports these are some of the things that come to mind when you think of Oceanside, California. A city that promotes a healthy and active lifestyle there never seems to be a dull moment living in this town. Hoping to bring a little more excitement to the melting pot the sport of Brazilian jiu-jitsu has invaded this city thanks in part to the contributions of Ribeiro Association Affiliate school Oceanside Jiu-jitsu.
Established in 2009 Oceanside Jiu-Jitsu offers the best instruction in Southern California. At this great academy one will learn the core fundamental techniques that will aid them in developing a strong game capable of competing at the world class level and becoming a complete well-rounded practitioner offensively and defensively.
With years of experience in the field, head instructors Nat Soli and Brendan Guccione are the perfect mentors any person could ever ask for. Their ability to break down techniques to young children, teenagers, and adults gives the individual clear awareness of what is being taught which helps in their rapid progression in skill level.
The sport of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has comes a long way since its introduction in the U.S nearly two decades ago. Still evolving the BJJ world is now populated with many grapplers aspiring to cement their legacy as the next generation of trendsetters of this great sport.
Apart of this epidemic is Triangle Club BJJ blue belt Daniel Sawmiller. A seventeen year old prospect hailing from Lima, Ohio his Witt, consistency, and hardcore devotion to his craft have been the key components that have contributed to his progression and triumphant victories throughout the Midwest grappling scene which sparks as the true mark of a potential future star in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Introduced to the art nearly 2.5 years ago after watching countless hours of the UFC it wouldn’t be until an intriguing interaction with a friend that would further promote his enthusiasm for participating in the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu field. Accepting the offer by the friend to try out a class from his first viewing of the practice at Jeremy Harris’s Triangle Club it was in that moment in time where Sawmiiler found his true calling in life.
Never afraid of testing the waters in being innovative the Origin BJJ Corporation has undoubtedly pushed the envelope when it comes to the creation of their BJJ products. Once again displaying their willingness to go outside the box their latest masterpiece "Origin Mundial Technical Backpack” is the ultimate carrier suited for the avid BJJ player.
With a long standing longevity as a member in the BJJ community for over creator Peter Roberts has had his share of many travels around the world as a grappler. Seeking to assist his fellow BJJ players in making their trips less strenuous the Mundial Backpack covers all the essentials to assist a grappler’s expedition to their training or competition destination.
When buying the perfect travel bag three main components must be taken into account which consists of size, construction, and most importantly capabilities. The Origin backpack main functions cover these very important areas.
Although extremely large in length size which fits for a larger/taller person (I’m 5’6 -135 ponds) The Origin Backpack has the capacity of fitting all of life’s and BJJ necessities in one pack. The main compartment is one of the biggest sectors ever seen from any travel bag. After a brief experiment it was found that the Origin Mundial Technical Backpackis capable of fitting three kimonos and ton of other loose items in one space. This feature not only allows an unlimited amount of storage but also serves as the perfect plane travel item capable of beating those lousy luggage fees dished out by the airlines.
The history of Brazilian jiu-jitsu has shown indefinite growth since its rising popularity in 1994. Since its emergence many figures have greatly aided and influenced the community that has helped elevated the sport to what it is today. OCBJJ brown belt Kyle Cranmer is practitioner that fully understands this logic. Although a very successful competitor this individual's aspirations go beyond the medal chasing philosophy as he strives to make a positive difference in the grappling community.
Coming from a long bloodline of wrestling athletes it only seemed fitting for Kyle to carry on the family tradition. With his father coaching him through the process Cranmer would be instilled with strong and helpful tips that guided him to a successful wrestling career in high school to his unfortunate end in college courtesy of a severe knee injury.
“Growing up on the mats gave me a mental toughness that has carried me through a lot of tough spots in both athletics and in life. I was also very lucky to come from a supportive family that pushed me and taught me that keys to success were perseverance, working harder than everyone else, and being the first one to arrive and the last to leave.
In the amazing race to vaunt one's superiority on the battlefield, every athlete that has ever stepped onto the mat, has displayed a limitless supply of talent and capabilities to become a success in their profession. Creating a brand that caters to the competitive new breed jiu-jitsu fighters of today is Jotunn fight wear.
Launching in November of 2011 "Jotunn" a term that derives from Norse Mythology as a race with superhuman strength, the company strives to separate themselves from the flock by relating to one's experience and athletic pursuits through their progressive development as a martial artist.
Based on jiu-jitsu fighters predatory but stealth like approach to finishing their opponents the first edition to the Jotunn legacy appeal released unto the market comes in the form of the Assassin Kimono.
Exploring the competitive climate of Brazilian jiu-jitsu you will uncover that there are many athletes who are consumed with the ambition of becoming the best in the world. While most have found success from victories and medals obtained in competition some individuals have reached similar feats through their work outside the gym. Team Quest BJJ blue belt Jeff Larsen may appear to be your typical Jiu-Jitsu practitioner partaking in the sport. However outside of the Gi is a person that is documented for his noble deeds to helping those in need in his community and around the world.
Trials and tribulations always have a way of shaping a person's direction in life for better or worse. Raised in a broken home alongside his sister with his parents separated Larsen had to deal with the heavy load of having instability in the home. Growing up was not a task for Larsen. Nevertheless through the darkness would shine a glimmer of light which found Jeff channeling his pain through his participation in sports. Whether it was basketball, wrestling, or a successful run as a high school football player his involvement unquestionably instilled a positive effect in his life which miraculously also brought his family together in support of his work.
The city of Seattle, Washington has been regarded as a small tight niche community filled with a huge talent pool of unknown grapplers and mixed martial art fighters. If you look deep into the U-District sector of the Emerald City you will find an individual who has built a great academy with phenomenal athletes and the best instruction around.
With almost a decade of participation in martial arts Head Instructor of Mat Chess MMA Andrew Perkins is a true example of the long lasting effect the sport of jiu-jitsu can have on one's life. Through constant progression and expansion along his journey it has allowed him use his skills to help others in his duty as a grappling instructor and also in his daily life.
Kenny Johnson's Bolt Wrestling is a methodical and highly technical and step-by-step guide to wrestling.
Through the course of its evolution Wrestling has garnered the reputation of being ranked amongst the greatest sports in the world. Widely recognized for its combat tactics which incorporates aggressive grip fighting, joint locks, and high impact takedowns its popularity has extended worldwide inspiring many grappling hopefuls to participate in this pastime. Wrestling in term has not only helped introduce the world to great athletes but also aided in propelling other disciplines like Judo and Mixed Marital Arts.
However aside from the accolades and championship titles they may have obtained in their careers wrestlers never truly had a way of identifying themselves which relates to separating an individual’s skills level such as the ranking system employed in combat art forms like Karate, Taekwondo, and Brazilian Jiu-jitsu.
Martial Arts without question has the ability to shape a person's life in a positive manner. The physical and mental knowledge acquired in practice is so powerful it can even be transferred to tackle the daily challenges life presents to us outside the dojo. American judoka Lee Heitzman is a prime example of this theory’s logic as it has assisted him in his personal and professional life that was shared with us at BJJ Legends, jiu-jitsu magazine.
Born and raised in Denver, Colorado with the support of his parents Heitzman would be opened to a new world that would prove to be an essential element for his entry into adulthood in the future. Starting his practice in Judo at the age of five years old, Lee began his campaign at the Northglenn Judo Club under the watchful eye of Sensei Shuichi Otaka. Although small in stature from his time as an adolescent to his teen years Otaka would supply the young hopeful with the fundamental tools necessary that serviced his development into becoming a remarkable athlete.