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July 15, 2019

"Oh, Christ. I have completely forgotten that the ref can stand us back up. Well, there is no fucking way I am going to stand with this guy again and let him punch me in the face some more."

My coach comes into the cage along with my other cornerman, Bryan. I don’t reca...

‘Your ancestors survived for this long for some reason,’ I would remind myself. ‘Tap into that.’

If you asked my friends and family to describe me in a few words, it is unlikely they would choose ‘tough’ or ‘brave’. When I told my father I planned to enter into my first...

June 30, 2019

If a tsunami or an erupting volcano or an alien invasion suddenly forced me to evacuate the Dave Cave and I could take only one book with me, it would be Mastering Jujitsu by Renzo Gracie and John Danaher. First published in 2003 by Human Kinetics, this book should be...

June 12, 2019

"The competition was fierce in both the male and female brackets, the Youth No Gi divisions were certainly talent-rich with competitors who are sure to become extremely high-level BJJ practitioners as they grow up within the sport."

June 3, 2019

"I’m not trying to knock on anyone who has competed at the IBJJF Worlds, but doesn’t it seem like there should be a trial to qualify?"

April 22, 2019

"Fierce winds shook the street signs and whipped the power lines around like a game of double-dutch jump rope...Admittedly, I was excited and thankful to be standing there in the middle of all the chaos."

March 2, 2019

"This, is Jiu Jitsu in practice."

February 20, 2019

"A 200-pound white belt man politely and innocently asks me to roll, and next thing I know my face is being smashed into the mat.."

February 16, 2019

"The first stop on the trip was Bonsai Jiu Jitsu in Taoyuan.  It has a unique set-up with red padding and mats everywhere, giving it the feeling of a champagne room in a high-end strip club down South."

The first skate video I ever saw was Sorry by Flip Skateboards.  Af...

February 15, 2019

Pick who you roll with. Spar with the people who make you better, not the people who want to win. There is a difference.

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