Submission Fight Co.'s Hemp Sensation has some good, bad, and ugly things about it. First the good: Well it's a 70/30 blend of hemp and cotton. I am a sucker for alternative materials for gis. After my first experience with a 100% hemp gi, I was wondering how SFCo was going to pull it off. The thing of it is, they do. The gi is durable. I put myself and the gi through some tough sessions on and off the mat. I had team mates pulling at from all positions, from the lightest to the heaviest team mates. Off the mats I washed it hot, cold and everything in between. I've even washed it four times in one week. For the most part hemp sensation held up well. I enjoy the cut of the jacket. Now I know that this is a personal preference and it also depends on your body type. I am 5'2" and 145 lbs, and the jacket fit me like a glove. No excessive sleeves for people to take advantage, and not too short to be IBJJF tournament legal. I also liked the look of the embroidery, not too loud and not too thick where it would inhibit my movement. It is a personal gripe of mine to have huge chunks of embroidery on the arms and legs.
Leticia Ribeiro, Beatriz Mesquita and Carol Vidal inspired younger generations of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu grapplers at their recent camp.
If you missed the Leticia Ribeiro Women’s Grappling Camp (not to rub it in), but you REALLY missed out. The camp was an eye-opening experience, an inside look into the inner workings of champs, and most of all, it was truly an uplifting experience for women and girls of all ages and skill levels. Sixty women and girls from 26 academies traveled from all across Texas and Oklahoma. One woman traveled from as far away as Puerto Rico to participate in the Leticia Ribeiro Women’s Grappling Camp in Arlington, Texas.
I enjoyed the book. When it ended, I missed her dialog, her gym and her training partners. Ms Stowell can write. She beautifully wove together the two worlds, one of loss and grieving and the other of a white belt in an alien land. Her BJJ angle is solid. She's no BJJ interloper. I read, worried I would finish the book without knowing any of the mentioned black belts. (Seven Degrees?) Happily, she gives a nod to OC's Giva "The Arm Collector" Santana. Her story has commonalities with many of the people whom I've been lucky enough to know and train with. I want to hand this book out to everybody.
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.
I’m standing outside of the newly opened Robot Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy. “I don’t know,” says David Telfer, the Academy’s co-owner, “I just wasn’t born to sit in front a computer all day. I couldn’t handle it.” He pauses. “Estate planning, tax law. It was a good job. I worked hard to get it. It just, it made me feel like a robot,” he laughs. Four months out of UCLA Law School, fresh off of passing the bar exam, and saddled with 110,000 dollars in law school debt, David Telfer handed in his resignation at a prestigious law firm.
Tinguinha" Mariano Seminar in Asia Review and Pics
Professor Mauricio "Tinguinha" Mariano has just returned from South Asia from a series of seminars he taught in the cities of Bangkok, Manilla, Hong Kong and Singapore. Where he was able to share some of his well known open guard skills.
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.
- Kimono Embodying the True Jiu-Jitsu Life Style -
Everything brought into creation always originates from a source. From a baby morphing into a man to the evolution of a martial arts practice the origin of something represents the central core of how it was created and how it has evolved into what it has become today. One standout franchise that embodies this principle into the development of their products is Origin BJJ.
Created by BJJ enthusiast Peter Roberts in 2008, driving away from the gory fight perception flaunted by other fight brands, Roberts envisioned a company that aims toward bringing out the true essence of beauty and elegance that the sport of Brazilian jiu-jitsu is all about through producing well-constructed thought out merchandise that any practitioner would fall in love with.
Established in 2009, Tatami Fightwear is a brand that prides themselves on providing the best quality of service to the public. Since their emergence Tatami has answered the calling of many by providing their consumers with the best quality in BJJ equipment at prices they can afford. This profitable tactic has allowed Tatami to build a great reputation across the globe which has made them a powerful force in the Brazilian jiu-jitsu community. Hoping to continue with the stream of success, the company has unveiled their new product in the form of the Estilo 3.0 BJJ Kimono. Transitioning into a new direction, the Estilo 3.0 gi is a stylistic change for the company. Striving to always make their products better than the last, Tatami has made some modifications to the new design.
Skull, Angel Wings, and other dark image insignias seem to be the theme choice of today’s MMA clothing line genre. With so many simplistic styles to choose from it puts the buyer at a standstill when picking a favorite brand. One company hoping to break away from this cycle is Oregon based clothing company STAYONFLUX. Created in 2011, STAYONFLUX is a brand that proudly represents for the hard working people with its message of staying positive, focused, and never giving during the arduous pursuit of accomplishing your vision.
Aspiring to outshine the competition, from their fight shorts to their stylish urbane designed shirts, STAYONFLUX brings a different yet unique style to MMA fight wear, providing the user with the ability to not only brandish a new cutting edge appeal but also a motivation inspiration.
When it comes to devising a plan of attack against the enemy, all necessary precautions must be made to ensure complete dominance on the battlefield. This premise can deeply be employed into the art of Brazilian jiu-jitsu where the object of the game is to formulate ideas and strategies to immobilize the victim while hunting for the finish. More than a jiu-jitsu magazine...
A man that has taken this theory and brought it to the surface, using his years of experience in Judo and Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Dave Camarillo has revolutionized the game with his Guerrilla Jiu-jitsu system which in term has helped create world champions in both the grappling and MMA world. An event that’s been five years in the making teaming up with well renowned author and owner of the Jiu-Jitsu League academy Kevin Howell, Camarillo has finally unleashed unto the world his long awaited title “Submit Everyone”.
TrainFightWin.com is an online website that specializes in no-gi submission grappling and mixed martial arts instructional videos. The site is a great one stop destination that offers more than 10 hours of free instructional content, as well as a message forum, networking features, MMA news, and other exciting features to the user base of 5,000 members from more than 90 countries. Unlike a lot of online training websites TrainFightWin is geared toward helping YOU the user. With its high level of personal attention you will be assisted at developing a solid formula that will produce repeatable results in your martial arts growth.
“I make it a point to try to help out any of my users that ask me to- even going so far as to work the corner of one of my users that I never met before at a competition. I don't want people to memorize a bunch of random techniques that they throw out in a desperate attack; but rather I want people to learn a logical grappling system so that they can produce repeatable results on the mat.”
Created in 2008, the site started as a mechanism tool to assist an instructor’s students with some troubleshooting issues they were having with learning techniques taught during class. Hoping to help his students excel the instructor (Richard Whirley) would record countless hours of videos to assist his students with retaining the information that was taught in class. As time progressed, this simple tool to assist his students would eventually reach thousands of practitioners on Youtube thus turning it into the popular franchise it is today.
Caio Terra is a World Jiu Jitsu champion who competes under the Gracie Elite/Gracie Fighter Team. Known for his unique BJJ style, hard work ethic and very outspoken views on the sport, Caio Terra has risen up the grappling ranks as a figure that is well respected and love by many in the BJJ community.
G-Force Jiu-jitsu is a new academy that is located in San Jose, California that offers the best in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu instruction. Starting in October of 2010, the name of the school originates from an old 80’s animated cartoon show that is about five futuristic Ninja Scientists fighting evil. When it comes to the vision for a school, it evolves around the idea of training specialist. Everyone is different each with their own different attributes, levels of skill, and techniques that fit to their body and make up their game. Similar to team that makes up G-Force. At G-Force you will learn solid fundamental jiu-jitsu with detailed instruction on how to control your opponent from the top and bottom position, while moving through a hierarchy of moves while looking for the opportunity to finish the fight. With years of experience, the instructor Dave Camarillo black belt John Berris is the dream instructor any student could ask for. The passion, dedication, and enthusiasm he brings to each class is off the charts which helps create a positive, fun, and safe learning environment for all.