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 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 competition […]

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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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