Month: June 2015

Francis de Sales Quote On Gentleness

About Ruben I write about my journey through the martial art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. I’m currently a faixa marrom (brown belt). Through my writing, I hope to connect with people who may relate to some of my experiences as well as help people by sharing my thoughts on relevant events, techniques, tools, and resources. More […]

BJJ White Belt Tips: Trust Your Instructor

About Ruben I write about my journey through the martial art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. I’m currently a faixa marrom (brown belt). Through my writing, I hope to connect with people who may relate to some of my experiences as well as help people by sharing my thoughts on relevant events, techniques, tools, and resources. More […]

Are you a bad enough dude to save jiu-jitsu?

Do you love retro RPGs? Do you love BJJ? If you answered YES! to either or both of those questions, boy do I have exciting news to you.  Super Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Dojo Storm smashes your loves together into pixelated goodness. My buddy Marshal D. Carper from Artechoke Media is on the verge of giving birth to […]

IBJJF takes a stand to protect …. what exactly?

Andrew Raynor Here’s an email exchange I had with IBJJF staff. Read from the bottom up. On Jun 17, 2015 6:49 PM, Rebecca Silva <rebecca@ibjjf.com> wrote: Hi Georgette, we never had a problem with you at the event. You are definately right about that. You were always professional with while working for us and I […]

Interview with BJJPIX photographer William Burkhardt

Andrew Raynor William Burkhardt is the photographer behind BJJPIX, and has more than once dipped his toe into a sea of controversy.  First, with his “Hot or Not” postings on facebook this past January: Next, with his sexy photoshoot with San Francisco purple belt Jena Sapinoso: I did a little looking at his other work […]

Saulo Ribeiro Quote

About Ruben I write about my journey through the martial art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. I’m currently a faixa marrom (brown belt). Through my writing, I hope to connect with people who may relate to some of my experiences as well as help people by sharing my thoughts on relevant events, techniques, tools, and resources. More […]

Hip Stretches for Jiu-Jitsu via Yoga

Total Shares 0 Rickson made yoga a priority for a reason… Just a quick one here for you guys.  Yoga was a big reason I was able to rehab my injuries enough to train again.  And, as we all know, it’s better to be proactive than reactive.  So, check out this video and see if […]

Your Practice Should Be As Ugly As Your Face

“Your Drills Should Be Uglier” states the title of Marshal D. Carper’s recent article in Jiu-Jitsu Magazine, and I agree. Marshal teamed up with Trevor Ragan of TrainUgly.com to apply modern research into motor skill development and skill acquisition from other sports to our art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Give it a read if you haven’t already. [embedded content] […]

Rener Gracie "super seminar" review– drinking from the firehose!

Andrew Raynor Rener Gracie +114 jiu jitsu students +eight hours +a giant high school wrestling room in Bellevue WA (just outside Seattle) =almost too much of a good thing. But really, there’s no such thing as too much jiu jitsu, right? Rener’s super seminar was amazing. I’d done a Rener seminar before, a few years […]