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June 2011

Erik Paulson

Erik Paulson is an amazing person and martial artist.  He was training with Rorion in 1986,  a World Shooto Champion, Jeet Kune Do Instructor under Dan Inosanto, and Rigan Machado Black Belt.  He is an mma coach for Josh Barnett and Brock Lesnar. For anyone who has been in Jiu-Jitsu for more than a few [...]

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Genki Sudo

Genki Sudo is a really unique competitor.  The thing that everyone notices is that he isn’t afraid to fly!  What I really appreciate is that he doesn’t hesitate.  He makes a 100% commitment to whatever technique he is doing, whether its a flying triangle, a lateral drop, or an ankle lock. If your technique lacks [...]

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The Gauntlet / Belt Whipping Ceremony

For those of you who don’t know, there is a tradition in some bjj schools where students that get their next belt will get whipped in the back by all the other students. I’m not a fan of this tradition and I we don’t do it at my school.  The pain starts at about :50 [...]

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