Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Well, there is a ton going on again and I still haven't forgotten about how much I enjoyed making this blog. I am still in love with jiu-jitsu and this blog is a part of that, so I have to get on the horse once again and share some jiu-jitsu experiences with the best community in martial arts.
In the Blast from the Past section, I'm going to update a couple of old blog posts - one is me training with Johnny Ramirez at New Breed Jiu-Jitsu a few years ago and the other is of some training sessions I had with Rigan Machado while he was still training at the old location off of Artesia in LA. Those are special to me because Johnny is such a selfless instructor and Rigan is no longer in that area.
Other than that, the posts will focus on a couple of things. First, I will be discussing the training sessions I have been having with great black belts at my gym - The Jiu-Jitsu League. In just a couple of months on my own as a BJJ teacher, we have had Andre Galvao, Rodrigo Caporal, Gustavo Campos, Gilbert Burns, Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza, Bruno Frazatto, the Mendes Brothers, Ed Ramos and more training with us. I have learned a lot about training through my sessions with them and I am so grateful that they have come by my academy to share jiu-jitsu with my students. These posts are awesome. If you want to find out more about our daily happenings at J2L (the 2 is a reference to the 2 Ls in The Jiu-Jitsu League) - check out (and like) our facebook.
Secondly, I will be discussing my upcoming books. I am adding the finishing touches to Dave Camarillo's book and it is an incredible look at becoming a submission fighter (instead of points specific). I think people will like our take on it. Also, I am concurrently working on Leo Vieira's book and planning my trips to England to work with Braulio Estima and Brazil to finish Terere's book.
So, if any of you are still looking at this site, keep checking it, because there is a ton of new stuff around the corner.