Archive for October, 2013

GI and NoGi, Gi and NoGI

Well not quite love and marriage but GI and NoGi it goes together like a horse in carriage.  Plus I get to give Jiu Jitsu Black Belt Ed O’neil (Al Bundy) a shout out, you might not expect the guy sitting with his hand down his pants to be a gangsta on the mat.  That [...]

Southwest Classic Tomorrow

The 5th Annual Southwest Classic kicks off tomorrow at Phoenix College in downtown Phoenix.  I have some students and teammates competing, so I will be down there coaching and showing my support.  Also at the tournament my GI company, Eminence Kimono, will have a booth set up selling Eminence gear, Eminence Kimonos “Just a Girl” [...]

It’s Tough Getting Old

I was really hoping to compete in this upcoming weekends Southwest Classic at Phoenix College , unfortunately it is not meant to be.  I have been working hard with my strength and conditioning coach Naveed Shan on strenghthening my back and relieving the pain.  This week proved to still be a work in progress.  I [...]

ADCC, UFC and Church Meetings

Wow, tonight is packed with MMA and Jiu Jitsu events!  UFC 166 is going live from Houston Texas.  The event features four of the top heavy weight fighters in the world with the main event being the rubber match World Championship between Cain Velasquez vs. Junior Dos Santos.  One I am looking forward to is Gilbert Melendez vs. Diego [...]

Purple Belt!

Congrats to Robert Maloney on receiving his purple belt!  Robert came to our school as a very tough 15 year old green belt with a nice little skill set and grown man strength.  As he turned 16 he was promoted to his blue belt and we released a beast on the world scene.  Robert captured back [...]