Archive for January, 2012

Icy Day In Arizona

It is almost the last day of January and most of the country is dealing with cold weather.  I wore shorts and t-shirt to the gym this morning. Before you all get mad at me for bragging about the warm weather, know that I am laying on ice packs.  I pulled my back something awful [...]

Comin back from Cali

I had a great weekend in California.  Yesterday did some more training at Lotus Club Irvine.  Affliction veteran Fabio Negao was in the gym as well as Strikeforce vet now UFC Shane Del Rosario.  Giva was there getting ready for his March 16th bout with Bruno Santos in the Bellator middleweight tournament.

Robots everywhere

Chip, Gabe, Leslie and I got in to California last night in time to stop by Lotus Club Irvine, Team Oyama.  Open mat started at five, I was able to roll with Black Belt World Champion Laercio Fernandes.  He walks around at 130 lbs of pure Black Belt beast, his guard passing is amazing.  Team [...]

Tim Peterson Seminar

Saturday was a great day at Siege MMA!  Tim Peterson a Giva Santana Black Belt and owner and head instructor at Robot Fight & Fitness brought down a crew of guys from L.A. to put on a seminar.  I really enjoyed Tim’s instruction, he went over guard and guard passing.  The techniques he showed were techniques I can put [...]

Bellator Season 6 Tournament

Bellator Fighting Championships is about to start season six of their tournaments.  Fighting in the lightweight division tournament is Tiger Muay Thai wrestling coach JJ Ambrose.  Ambrose was at Tiger when I first arrived there and came back as I was leaving to take a position teaching at Tiger.  JJ post a  17-3 pro record, he is [...]