Archive for December, 2013

SBJJF Worlds

I had the opportunity to go out to Long Beach California to Referee at SBJJF Worlds.  It was an extremely long two days of concentrating trying not to make any mistakes.  I felt sharp and on my game for most of the weekend.  As always the kids are the most difficult to ref, knowing that whatever [...]

Compete for a Good Cause

One of the local area Black Belts Paul Nava is throwing a tournament next month.  The proceeds will go to benefit a research for a rare disease that his family suffers from.  Not only will this be a great opportunity to compete, but you will be doing your part to help out a family that plays [...]

Black Belt

On Sunday night I had the great honor of being promoted to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt by Master Giva Santana.  My long time training partners Jesus Jose and Andrew Brittin were promoted right along side of me.  I am honored to be promoted with these two guys, both are huge pieces to my journey.  I battled [...]

Frozen Toes, Spats and the Master

I recently started teaching the 8:30 a.m. class at Siege MMA.  After training all summer in the GI in the intense heat of Arizona my body is having a hard time adjusting to the unusually freezing weather of the winter.  When I say freezing I literally mean freezing, we once have hit 32 degrees barely.  I [...]

Holiday Joys and Struggles

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!  I had the pleasure of getting to see my parents which is always nice during the holidays.  They live in Colorado so it is about an 11 hour drive to get to where I grew up.  It is hard to find the time and the people to cover all of [...]