Things to Ponder!!!

Would you let someone who just learned how to check the oil in their car work as a mechanic on your new Bugatti?  That’s what you are doing when you watch technique videos on youtube and take blog advice from blue purple, and most brown belts.  Sorry if that hurts your feelings, it is the […]

Evaluate a gym in 5 minutes or less

Jiu-Jitsu is for everyone with an open mind, a humble attitude and a desire to learn. A professor is not judged by his highest student. He is judged by his lowest student. In the beginning we were an elite group. Every class began with 100 push-ups, 200 jumping jacks, 100 sit-ups, 100 squats, 100 dips, […]

Rolls and Rickson

Here is some rare footage of Rolls Gracie and Rickson Gracie training as Helio Gracie looks on!  Rolls and Rickson are the two main instructors of my Jiu-Jitsu Master Luiz Palhares!  Master Palhares started his training in Rio De Janeiro under Rolls until Rolls died in 1982 in a hang-gliding accident.  Master Palhares continued training […]