Archive for January, 2014

UFC on Fox

Tonight live from Chicago UFC will be aired on FOX.  It is nice to be able to watch the fights for free from my own couch minus all the drunk idiot fans from the bar.  Some things I won’t miss tonight is Billy Badass yelling “Kick his ass Seabass,” “Stand them up,” “I could knock [...]

How Not to Act

I watched football the entire day on Sunday, I witnessed my Denver Broncos win the AFC Championship and punch their ticket to the Super Bowl.  I have been a Broncos fan since I was a little kid chairing on Elway from my Broncos beanbag as we got thumped by the Redskins in Super Bowl XXII.  [...]

Seminar de Tanquinho

Jiu Jitsu Seminars are always fun to go to, the leader always shows some of their go to game. Yesterday I was able to attend an Augusto “Tanquinho” Mendes, Tanquinho was the 2014 World BJJ Champion in the Black Belt Feather Weight division with his victory over Rafa Mendes in the Finals. He is at the [...]

Jiu Jitsu- A Way of Life

I have had several people tell me “That is really cool that you teach Jiu Jitsu for a living, what do you plan on doing after Jiu Jitsu though?” I usually am shocked when people say this, and immediately get on the defensive. I can’t picture a life without Jiu Jitsu, and God willing won’t [...]

Black Belt Ceremony

Kamuela Kirk did a phenomenal job on the video of our black belt promotion.  I was riding a wave of emotion that night as I tried to let the huge feat set in.  I am so proud to be a Giva Santana Black Belt and to be promoted along side my brothers Jesus Jose and [...]