Tim Kennedy Earns The Professor Stripe On His BJJ Black Belt
UFC Fighter and Army Ranger Tim Kennedy just earned a new stripe on his BJJ Black Belt!
It is so awesome that you take the time to train in the gi Mr. Kennedy!
You’re Going To Lose In BJJ Tournaments, So Lose The Fear
When it comes to BJJ competitions there are very few guarantees. There are a few though. One fact or guarantee is that you’re going to lose. Yes, you’re guaranteed to lose in BJJ tournaments at some point or another.
Just saying that stings the ego a little doesn’t it? But it’s the truth. Even the superheroes of BJJ have lost matches. They may have not lost many but they’ve still lost.
This past weekend at the 2016 IBJJF Master Worlds. I scored a win against an opponent I had previously lost to. And I felt compelled to post not just my win, but also my loss against him.
While this goes against what my ego would like to do (it would be much easier to post just my win, and that be it). I think it’s important to highlight the fact that we all lose and when it comes to BJJ tournaments. Because if you lose it’s not the end of the world and it doesn’t mean you suck at BJJ, it just means you lost. Also, it’s not always who’s better at Brazilian Jiu-jitsu. Sometimes in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu competitions it’s about who plays the game the best.
So if you’re afraid of losing and that fear is keeping you from competing. Realize how silly that is. You’re being fearful of a forgone conclusion. You’re going to lose at some point. But there is also the chance that you can win and experience victory. But the only way you can do that is if you get out there and put yourself to the test.
No sense in fearing something that is bound to happen at some point or another right?
Instead, if you’re fearful of competing because of losing. Take all that energy and thought and put it towards how you can win.
So get out there and compete in BJJ if you want to. Don’t let fear stop you.
– Nick “Chewjitsu” Albin
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Royce Gracie On Demian Maia, “His Fight Was Perfect”.
Royce Gracie dominated the early days of the UFC with his jiu-jitsu, scoring 11 submission victories in 13 months between UFC 1 and UFC 4, and fellow Brazilian jiu-jitsu expert Demian Maia is getting close to his record.
Maia started his UFC career in 2007, scoring five submissions in his first five bouts as a middleweight. After dropping to welterweight in 2012, the Brazilian tapped four opponents in nine of his wins, putting himself three submissions away from Gracie’s UFC record.
“His fight was perfect,” Royce Gracie told MMA Fighting of Maia’s quick submission win over Carlos Condit at UFC on FOX 21. “He showed how efficient jiu-jitsu is, and that he can win only using his jiu-jitsu. The way he’s going, he will beat that number and put the record way up [laughs]. He’s doing great.”
Maia is the most victorious Brazilian in UFC history with 18 wins, and also set another impressive stat with his quick submission over Condit: Maia’s four last fights combined lasted 39 minutes and 15 seconds, but the jiu-jitsu expert only absorbed 13 significant strikes against Neil Magny, Gunnar Nelson, Matt Brown and Condit.
“You don’t need to trade punches or allow getting punched in the face to win the fight, and Demian shows that,” Gracie said. “He spent some time wanting to use muay thai, but grew a lot when he started believing in his jiu-jitsu again. You have to work on your stand-up to know what’s coming, but jiu-jitsu is enough to win the fight.”
Gracie lists Maia as one of the best grapplers in MMA today, alongside with Fabricio Werdum and Kron Gracie, and believes in his skills to beat current UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley if given a title shot.
“He has everything,” Gracie said. “He’s a calm fighter, doesn’t get too anxious when he steps in there to try to trade punches. He just goes there and gets the job done.”
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Video Of Pettis Subbing Oliveira And Demian Maia Subbing Carlos Condit
Carlos Condit was taken down within the first thirty seconds of the fight, and it didn’t take long for Maia to transition directly into back control. Maia threatened the rear naked choke and Condit tried his best to fight out of it. In the end though he was forced to submit.
Demian Maia def. Carlos Condit by way of Submission (Rear Naked Choke) 1:52 of Round 1.
"Hi, my name is Demian Maia. I'll be the mixed martial artist choking you out this evening." https://t.co/AVoXb8Rq5F
— FOX Sports: UFC (@UFCONFOX) August 28, 2016
BJJ White Belt And Megastar Demi Lovato Is Dating UFC’s Luke Rockhold
Via TMZ Sports:
Secret’s out … Demi Lovato is dating UFC superstar Luke Rockhold — and TMZ Sports has learned it’s a romance that’s been blooming for a couple months.
Our sources tell us the 24-year-old singer hit it off with the 31-year-old former UFC middleweight champ earlier this year while training at Unbreakable gym in Los Angeles.
Long story short we’re told the two clicked right away and have even sent some secret inside messages to each other on social media including a back and forth with smiley face art on their fingers.
Rafael Lovato Jr. Dominates The Finals Of The Super Heavy Master 1 Black Belt
It has been an awesome World Masters this year so far! Rafael Lovato Jr. just scored a mean submission victory over Elliot Kelly in the Super Heavy Master 1 Finals. This comes on the heels of Kelly defeating Rafael Lovato Jr. teammate, Xande Ribeiro. Check out the full match in the player below!
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