Thursday, September 24, 2009

Oct. 3 Tournament Details


Click here for more information on the Pedro Sauer Bluegrass Open Jiu-Jitsu tournament. In addition, I'll print off several of the registration forms and bring them to tomorrow night's class.

See you on the mat! 

Sunday, September 20, 2009

NAGA Tournament Update


Wanted to update everyone to let you guys know that SCMA's Scott Sale won the blue belt no-gi division (three straight wins) and took third in the gi division (two wins, one loss). All-in-all, it was a great day for Mr. Sale.

Here's a photo of Scott with his NAGA sword, which in celebration was used to cut up 20 watermelons into tiny pieces.

Congrats once again, Scott!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

NAGA Tournament Update


Just heard that our very own Scott Sale took first place in the No-Gi division at NAGA today. He won three straight matches and is now preparing to fight in the open and gi divisions.

Keep up the good work, Scott. 

I'll provide more updates as the day advances. 


Friday, September 11, 2009

Judo Throw Combinations


Per our class tonight on throw combinations, below is a good video of olympian gold medalist and U.S. team coach Mike Swain explaining several techniques, three of which we covered today.


Chess and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu


We're always talking about how jiu-jitsu is like chess, so here's an article that articulates the connection on many levels. Enjoy.


See you all on the mat -- this Saturday!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

ADCC 2009 Blog


Gracie Magazine has started a new blog dedicated to providing regular updates on the Abu Dhabi Combat Club (commonly referred to as ADCC) submission grappling championship. The next ADCC tournament will be held in Barcelona in about two weeks. There are some major players competing, including Kron Gracie, Marcelo Garcia and Master Pedro Sauer Black Belt Jeff Curran, to name a few.

Bookmark http://graciemagbarcelona2009.wordpress.com/  and begin following the news as the event draws closer. We'll continue to keep you guys informed of the latest as well.

See you all on the mats!