Month: September 2015

Thinking about reffing…

Andrew Raynor So… I’ve been a purple belt about a year, training mostly on since September 2008. I have reffed some in-house tournament matches, and I’ve probably watched at least 500 IBJJF matches from the score table, and maybe that many or more again as a ring coordinator. I feel like I’m finally ready to (eep!) referee […]

How to Pass the de la Riva Guard

Andrew Raynor The de la Riva guard is one of the trickiest guards to deal with in jiu jitsu. It is an aggressive and technical position that offers many attacking options and can allow the guard player to quickly create an angle on the player trying to pass. This video which was featured on This Week […]

How to Pass the de la Riva Guard

Andrew Raynor The de la Riva guard is one of the trickiest guards to deal with in jiu jitsu. It is an aggressive and technical position that offers many attacking options and can allow the guard player to quickly create an angle on the player trying to pass. This video which was featured on This Week […]

Please donate gis and cash to Moldova’s oldest BJJ team!!!

Andrew Raynor Hi Everyone from Bobby McMasters! My organization, Pride Moldova is currently running a gi drive to help benefit Team Burlacu BJJ, Moldova’s oldest BJJ team. If you happen to have a new or used gi that is still in good shape (i.e. still has 2-3 years left in it with no rips or […]

Billy Manne: Let go and flow

Andrew Raynor   Andrew Raynor The trainer Kyoshi Billy Manne operates Karma Dojos and runs Energym in Frankston, Victoria. One of Soke Bob Jones’ original students and instructors in Zen Do Kai/Bob Jones Martial Arts, Manne has worked full-time in the martial arts for over 30 years. A consummate student who trains daily, he has […]

Billy Manne: Let go and flow

Andrew Raynor   Andrew Raynor The trainer Kyoshi Billy Manne operates Karma Dojos and runs Energym in Frankston, Victoria. One of Soke Bob Jones’ original students and instructors in Zen Do Kai/Bob Jones Martial Arts, Manne has worked full-time in the martial arts for over 30 years. A consummate student who trains daily, he has […]

Billy Manne: Let go and flow

Andrew Raynor   Andrew Raynor The trainer Kyoshi Billy Manne operates Karma Dojos and runs Energym in Frankston, Victoria. One of Soke Bob Jones’ original students and instructors in Zen Do Kai/Bob Jones Martial Arts, Manne has worked full-time in the martial arts for over 30 years. A consummate student who trains daily, he has […]

Guest review by Matt Corley (Jiu Jitsu Magazine): the Lanky FG gi

Andrew Raynor Intro I’m starting this review with a slight tangent.  I started reviewing gis almost 5 years ago.  The main reason that I began reviewing is that it took entirely too much effort for me to find a gi that actually fit.  At 6’4” and 200 pounds very few gis fit me correctly.  A3s […]