Babe Ruth quote for BJJ

“It’s hard to beat a person that never gives up.” Babe Ruth
This is so true for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. If you are on the mat with someone who just keeps coming at you, you know that you are in for a tuff roll.
It is also true for the long term. If you start to get discouraged about your BJJ, don’t quit! Hang in there, you will get better. You will also gain mental toughness.

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BJJ in Panama- Your ego is NOT your AMIGO

I went to Panama in August 2013. I was lucky enough to get some mat time and learn from Hector Vasquez. Hector is a great instructor and I recommend his school to anyone in Panama. I also walked around in the old part of panama called Casco Viejo.

Hector and MeI saw this graffiti in Casco Viejo.

great line for BJJ. Your ego is not your amigo

Great line for BJJ. Your ego is not your amigo

Your ego not amigo me

If you are going to train in Panama City I strongly recommend contacting Hector, he speaks perfect English. Hector is an excellent instructor and a very nice guy. He also has kids classes and has hosted a tournament in Panama. Click here to start training in Panama

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Here is my quick guide to visiting Panama.
1) Go see the canal. My wife and I went to the Miraflores locks. You gotta see the canal if you go to panama.
2) Experience the rainforest. We booked a jungle day tour here.
It was an amazing experience, we saw four different kinds of monkeys, countless birds and the hundreds of beautiful plants. Carl is a entertaining and knowledgeable guide.
3) Pearl islands. If you have time take the ferry to the islands. We spent the day on the island snorkeling and watching whales. Here is the ferry we took. We went to Contadora Island.
4) Check out Panama City. There is lots to see, just get a decent cab and discuss the price before you get in.
5) Do some Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, go see or call Hector. I recommend seeing as much of Panama as you can. And if you have a little time in one of the evenings swing by and get some mat time.

If you have any questions feel free to ask in the comments or email me at

No Shirt, No Shoes, No Gi, No Problem ADCC

With the excitement of ADCC around the corner I made 2 of these sign pictures. One with the year and one without the year. I also have an ADCC 2013 competitor list. This is going to be an amazing event.

no gi no problem adcc no gi no problem 2013

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ADCC Will take place on 19th & 20th October, 2013

Beijing Di Tan Sports Centre, Beijing, China

Bráulio Estima vs. André Galvão
Fabio Gurgel vs. Zé Mario Sperry

Under 66kg

1. Rafael Mendes (current champion)
2. Rubens Cobrinha
3. Justin Rader
4. João Miyao
5. Augusto Tanquinho
6. Marcio André
7. Robert Sabaruddin
8. Darson Hemmings
9. Mark Ramos
10. Uruka Sasaki
11. Timo Juhani Hirvikangas
12. Nicolas Renier
13. Jeff Glover (injured)
14. Darren Ueyoyama

Under 77kg

1. Kron Gracie
2. Otavio de Sousa
3. Leozada Nogueira
4. DJ Jackson
5. Lucas Lepri
6. Leonardo Vieira
7. Eduardo “Teta” Rios
8. AJ Agazarm
9. Tero Pyylampi
10. Gary Tonnes
11. Sotaro Yamada
12. Youngnam Noh
13. Kamil Mitosek
14. Leandro Lo
15. JT Torres

Under 88kg

1. Rousimar Toquinho
2. Claudio Calasans
3. Rafael Lovato Jr
4. Keenan Cornelius
5. Michael Langhi
6. Oskar Piechota
7. Josh Hayden
8. Shinsho Anzai
9. Doorwang Jeon
10. Lukasz Michalec
11. Victor Silvério
12. Romulo Barral
13. Lucas Leite

Under 99kg

1. Dean Lister (current champion)
2. Rodrigo Cavaca
3. Rodolfo Vieira
4. Leonardo Nogueira
5. João Gabriel Rocha
6. João Assis
7. Jon Olav Einemo
8. Tomazs Narkun
9. Alan Drueco
10. Adam Sachnoff
11. James Puoppolo
12. Yukiyasu Ozawa
13. Kamil Uminski

Over 99kg

1. Vinny Pezão (current champion)
2. Marcus Buchecha
3. Roberto Cyborg
4. Bernardo Faria
5. Fabricio Werdum
6. Orlando Sanchez
7. Alexander Trans
8. Michael Wilson
9. Jared Dopp
10. Robby Donofrio
11. Hideki Sekine
12. Janne Pietialainen
13. Ricardo Evangelista

Women’s under 60kg

1. Kyra Gracie (current champion) withdrawn from the event for unknown reasons
2. Ana Michelle Tavares
3. Mackenzie Dern
4. Luanna Alzuguir
5. Caroline Anthony
6. Kristina Barlaan
7. Seiko Yamamoto
8. Michelle Nicolini
9. Laura Hondorp

Women’s over 60kg

1. Gabi Garcia (current champion)
2. Fernanda Mazzelli
3. Yurika Nakakura
4. Thaysa Silva
5. Brea Gibert
6. Annie Ramirez
7. Marysia Malyjasiak
8. Luiza Monteiro
9. Carol DeLazze