Monthly Archives: May 2016

Ribeiro East Coast Tournament: a Success!

Hey Everyone,

This past weekend we had a tournament down in Virginia Beach for all of the East Coast affiliates in the Ribeiro Association: a number of schools competed for a pretty sweet trophy, made some great friendships and overall had a fantastic time.

How was your weekend? Let me know- otherwise, have a great day!

 

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Jiu Jitsu and Life: Paying Attention to the Details

Hi everyone, I know the blog has been a little lackluster as of late- a lot of links to (good) articles, and very little original content. It’s the busy season for my line of work, and…it’s just been a trip. We’re in the process of hiring someone and I have been looking over resumes and have been involved in correspondence with some candidates, and sweet baby jesus guys. Just like jiu jitsu, you skip a particular detail and think everything is fine, but it can make all the world of a difference between the successful execution of a technique, or getting stopped right in your tracks.

In the work world I’m mainly referring to typos: PROOFREAD EVERYTHING YOU SEND TO A POTENTIAL EMPLOYER. Like, at least 3 times. Have someone else read it too if catching spelling/grammatical errors is not necessarily your strong suit. Obviously in jiu jitsu we make mistakes, but that’s why we keep going to class: our classmates and instructors can be viewed as your proofreaders- they are pointing out mistakes or gaps that can be corrected before you out your jiu jitsu out there in the world, at say a tournament.

Just my thought for the day. Have a great day everyone!

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Interesting Article on BJJ in Guatemala

Hey everyone, Guate BJJ has in interesting article on the state of BJJ in Guatemala: it’s pretty interesting and you should check it out.

Have a great day everyone!

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Article on Brothers Who Have Changed Jiu Jitsu

Hey everyone, GrappleArts has an article on brothers who have changed the face of jiu jitsu. Most of the names you’ll know, some you won’t- check it out, and have a great day everyone!

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Article on Developing Good Jiu Jitsu Habits

Hey guys, Grapplers Planet has an article on the importance of developing good jiu jitsu habits. Which in my mind is one of the keys to success in this sport.

Check it out, let me know what you think, and have a great day everyone!

 

 

 

 

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Science! The Mountain Eats a Mountain of Food

This has nothing to do with jiu jitsu, but everything to do with Game of Thrones, so of course I’m going to talk about it.

If you watch Game of Thrones, or read the book you are familiar with Gregor “The Mountain” Clegane, who is currently played by Icelandic strongman, Hafþór Júlíus “Thor” Björnsson. He certainly looks the part: I mean, look at this dude- he’s 6’9″ and approximately 240 lbs.

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Not really someone you would call “tiny”- unless you were being ironic.

Anyway, apparently he shared his daily diet on instagram recently, and dang it’s a lot of food.

Check it out, and have a great day everyone!

 

 

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Interesting Article on Mackenzie Dern

Hey Everyone,

Sport 360 has an interesting article on Mackenzie Dern, her decision to start a career in MMA, among other things.

Check it out, let me know what you think- otherwise, have a great day everyone!

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