So it has been going around the web a video of an Alliance Jiu Jitsu Purple Belt being attacked during a pickup basketball game and using BJJ to control andContinue Reading
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I just posted about the difficulties in implementing old and new background check policies in the BJJ world, specifically the new IBJJF policy and the old MachadoContinue Reading
Marcus Vinicius Di Lucia (Marcus Vinicius)
5th Degree Black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
2nd Degree Black Belt in Judo
Typically, the last 30 minutes of practice are reserved for sparing. During the month or so leading up to larger competitions (Worlds, US Open, Pans) sparing will be for the majority of practice in competition format (rounds, points etc.). Marcus typically matches us up with our next partner.
The Zebra mats are pretty new and in perfect shape. There is also a plethora of weights and equipment that we use during warm up. We may be using kettle bells, barbells, medicine balls, ab wheels etc. during warm up in aContinue Reading
UFC Champion Jon Jones Tests Positive for Cocaine Metabolites, Checks Into Rehab
Jon Jones' taunt post-bell at UFC 182
Jon Jones' positive result comes from a test on Dec. 4, 2014. He tested positive for benzoylecgonine, the main metabolite in cocaine.
Jones released a statement to Yahoo Sports through his attorney acknowledging hisContinue Reading
Some expansion on why I rated the way I did:
We do continuous sparring with no limits on targeting, no gear, and some light contact allowed. Level of contact varies based off of the situation and the combatants, i.e. white belts don't make contact or are contacted unless they've trained substantially in other styles and are prepared for it, while red and black belts and stronger orange and green belts can expect to get hit occasionally.
We've got a good supply of equipment, though very little of it is shiny and new. We have a couple of heavy bags, a speed bag (though our frame unfortunately just broke; sad times cuz I love speed bag training,) tons of hand mitts of variousContinue Reading
I was inspired to write my own review after reading about their sister school in Long Island. The consensus is that they claim to teach Shaolin Lohan (considered the main style at the Shaolin Temple for many years), but it may very well not be the truth. I have yet to investigate further into the claim, but the resources I have on Shaolin Lohan don't match the training I did at this school. The style is not necessarily bad, but I would like more honesty in what is being taught.
My experience comes from training at this school for 6 months in 2013, going to an average of 2 to 3 classes every week. Please keep in mind the time frame I was there (1 1/2 years ago) when considering this review as things may have changed sinceContinue Reading
Not Self Defense Advice Fridays: Personal Space
Start the year off right by asserting your personal space in public transit, in the club, or cuddling in your favourite onesie. Created by industrial designer Siew Ming Cheng, this stylish vest brings the best from the 80's straight to your daily commute. Where would you guys use this vest best?
On the night Danielle Martin was awarded her black belt in Brazilian Jiujitsu, she was attacked. Her face, battered and bruised; her proud moment, marred by what seems to be a growing problem in the Brazilian Jiujitsu community.
According to police reports obtained by Bullshido staff member Georgette Oden, the accused attacker is none other than renowned 6th degree black belt Nelson Monteiro.
From the police report: