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Brazilian Jiujitsu

I know there is already a martial arts thread but I have been doing Brazilian Jiujitsu now for 2.5 years. I'm still a white belt but ranking up in this sport is very tough. I attribute BJJ to keeping me sober and healthy. I eat right, take vitamins and work out at least three days a week. It's a huge motivator to not drink and take care of my body.
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I know there is already a martial arts thread but I have been doing Brazilian Jiujitsu now for 2.5 years. I'm still a white belt but ranking up in this sport is very tough. I attribute BJJ to keeping me sober and healthy. I eat right, take vitamins and work out at least three days a week. It's a huge motivator to not drink and take care of my body.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a way of life!!! It deserves it's own thread.



Ranking in the sport is VERY tough if you are at a reputable academy, which I know you are.....You are a white belt who would school a lot of Blues at this point.
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Old 07-26-2010, 08:22 AM
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I agree Mataleao, it is very much a way of life and a healthy one at that!!
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What an honor for your instructor Rodrigo Vaghi to take first in the Mundials over in Brazil this past Saturday!! WOW!

Best of luck losing your last 10 pounds for your IBJJF tourney in Chicago on Aug 22. Is that your first competition?
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It will be my first big one. There was a small MO state championships I did and got second in the 6 months and under division. We have a lot of guys going to chicago including Rodrigo so it will be a great experiance win or loose, but hopefully win.
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Old 08-04-2010, 01:11 AM
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Terere....One of the greatest Jiu Jitsu players of our time.



*** Horrible battle with drug addiction....soooo sad. Addiction...steals souls, rips families apart, ruins lives....etc.....God bless Terere and I hope he is back in recovery as I type this....Some of the incredible talent to come out of his school...Rubens Charles "Cobrinha" and Andre Galvao.
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Great video!! I hope that he can recover from his addiction as well. I attribute alot of my being sober to this great sport.
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Some highlights of a No Gi match from a tournament I did two weekends ago....


YouTube - BJJ Lifestyle Tournament.wmv
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hahahaaa!!!! Thanks so much for sharing....But which one are you? LMAO

I'm thinking the one in the blue shirt? I noticed the Gracie patch on your shorts....nice sweeps and reversals!!!

Congrats.....And are you still going to Chicago in a couple days? Best of luuuucccckkkk!!!!
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LOL.....Are you Kenny?
Also, I don't know if you're into MMA but I go to a ton of shows....Went to Bellator last Thursday and I'm going to another show in Pompano on Saturday. In the WEC last night....Pettis has the most beautiiiiiiful ground game...lol...I'm like a excited kid on Christmas morning when that happens....finished with a lovely triangle choke (my fave sub of all time)
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I am leaving for Chicago, I googled the guys name that I am facing first in my bracket. He is an Ohio State champion wrestler and a football star as well. I'm quite nervous but if I can jump closed guard on him I can start throwing up some submissions. Just have to get there first. I love MMA that is awesome you go those shows and see it live. I went to strikeforce when it was here in St. Louis, so much fun!!
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Best of luck! Chicago is a GREAT city, hope you have a little time to enjoy it... I flew there in Dec. To see my favorite boxer, Paulie malignaggi fight.... MMA show tonight was packed with talent. We had a blast.
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Jeez Loueez.....you still haven't told me which jiu jitsu player you are in the cud. Lol.
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I lost my first match on points and that was the end of the tournament for me. It sucks loosing but I am glad that I trainned hard for months and went out there and gave it my all. In that video above I am the one in blue. Wish I had another highlight video to post but that is not the case. Afterwards me and a team mate went and got a Chicago Pizza, it was really good, especially since I cut 16lbs and him 22lbs for that tournament.
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Old 09-01-2010, 08:39 PM
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I always wanted to do Jiujitsu. I practice aikido and have done karate and tai chi in the past. I find the surrender from martial arts to be very helpful in recovery.

So cool that you find Jiujitsu so helpful in your recovery.
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LOL.....Mike Fowler is so amazing. I've watched this clip about ten times already.
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Cobrinha is a BOSS!

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He is very awesome!! I know some guys that train down there at Allience with him.
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