July 18, 2019

"Alright, after the picture, we are going to get an hour of rolling in... Again, the ships start to disappear. I know sets are coming...I was only  supposed to stay for two rounds of sparring.It’s been six."

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...

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 17, 2019

"My only fear was that one of Taiwan’s famous Level-5 earthquakes would shake the building down and leave us trapped in the gym forever."

March 10, 2019

I’m catapulted ahead--no time to think. Muscle memory kicks in: I tuck my chin, front roll with the energy over my right shoulder and break fall with my left arm. Jiu-Jitsu saves my life...again.

March 7, 2019

"Marshall was waiting for us, prepared to access bail money if we were 30 minutes later."

“What do you mean you cross-faced her?”

“Chin to shoulder. Immediately,” Rome replied, never losing step with the beat. Laser lights were streaking, music was thumping and, apparent...

March 6, 2019

"The Master Plan was simple: eliminate all debt and simplify our lifestyle to the absolute minimum..Then we packed our lives into two large backpacks, took a cliché selfie at the airport visibly showing our passports, and then we were off to train Jiu-Jitsu around...

March 2, 2019

"This, is Jiu Jitsu in practice."

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