Find Your Fears and Overcome

Every once in a while I feel I need a swift kick from the behind when it comes to both my personal and professional life. It’s usually when I feel overwhelmed, anxious or a little stressed about something. Then my thought process is, I need some motivation to get my act together, that it’s not […]

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The 3 P’s

In many aspects of our life, we are tasked with or faced with challenges. Some of these challenges are assigned to us, others are self-appointed, and some are life challenges that you never see coming until they are staring you in the face. A lot of people get stuck with how to proceed or approach […]

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Gold at IBJJF Dallas Open 2016

September 17-18, 2016 was the IBJJF Dallas Open.  This was my 5th competition.  In fact, a year ago, the Dallas Open was my first competition.  So, this year getting gold in my division meant that I really found the start of my game as a white belt, trained hard, listened to my coaches, and executed […]

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Journal Your Training and Journey

Using Evernote to capture your daily BJJ grind… with free template ! This is an updated version of this article originally written in July of 2015. I started doing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu January 4th, the first Monday 2015, and was instantly hooked!  I attend Alvarez Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Arlington, Tx – www.alvarezbjj.com, with 2nd Degree Black Belt, […]

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Jiu Jitsu changed who I am…

Jiu Jitsu changed who I am… I get up early because of Jiu Jitsu. I cross train because of Jiu Jitsu. I run because of Jiu Jitsu. I eat healthy because of Jiu Jitsu. I am more confident because of Jiu Jitsu. I am more self aware because of Jiu Jitsu. I am stronger because […]

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What Motivates Me For 6am BJJ Class

When I first started Jiu Jitsu at Alvarez BJJ I was excited about the 6am class because of my work schedule.  I knew it would be convenient for me and allow me to go do this new thing consistently.  After I was in it for a while my drive changed.  It shifted.  My motivation for […]

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Game Plan and Preparation

Part of building your game plan for a competition is not anticipating your opponent’s moves or trying to understand them – that is dangerous – but to plan the execution of techniques you know in order to conquer your opponent no matter what they do. Once you know what techniques you plan to use in […]

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AGF – 2016 Dallas Winter Classic – My Round

Last Saturday, the 22nd of January I competed in the local AGF 2016 Dallas Winter Classic, my second competition. I went in as Super Heavy (up to 220lbs), Master 2 age bracket, and White Belt, Gi.  There was one other person in the bracket with me, Corey Allison from Top Game Jiu Jitsu Studio near […]

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