Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Purple Belt

by Anthony on June 2, 2011

I guess this would be a great reason to start posting on my blog again. On Saturday, May 28th, I was promoted to purple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

BJJ: Purple Belt

This is a big accomplishment for me. I have been training BJJ for over four and a half years now. I love BJJ and all the great things that it has brought into my life. My older brother has also started training BJJ and recently promoted to blue belt.

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Keep training!


BJJ: Blue Belt to Purple Belt

by Anthony on December 29, 2009

About a week ago, my friend and training partner, TJ, was promoted to Purple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.  The video below is a demonstration of his skills and hard work.  It is not a belt test.  He had already displayed his skills in competitions and training.  TJ and I started training around the same time.  He is truly dedicated to the sport of Jiu Jitsu and is a great instructor.  I wish I could have been there for his live demonstration.  Outstanding Job, TJ! I am proud of you!

BJJ: Blue Belt to Purple Belt


Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Led Me To…

October 19, 2009

I was thinking about my training today and I could not remember what types of exercises or things I use to do to stay in shape before I started training in BJJ. November 1st will be three years that I have been training BJJ at Roy Dean Academy, and since I have been training I have been exposed to a whole lot of different things, good things!

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BJJ: Competing in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

October 17, 2009

This weekend several of my teammates are competing at the BJJ US Open XIV in Santa Cruz, California. I am rooting for them from far away, but I know they have prepared well for this event. I wish I could be there with them competing. I have a feeling one of my teammates is going to be getting his purple belt here real soon.

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BJJ: Saulo Ribeiro and Roy Dean

September 27, 2009

I have been away from training at Roy Dean Academy for almost six months now. Although, I have been blessed to be in a place where there is a Jiu Jitsu class, it is nothing like training at RDA. I have only been at my current location for just over two months. That means I was not able to do any BJJ training for four months straight. Of course my skills have been effected from the lack of training, but I will not give up on the journey.

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Visiting Other Academies: Drop-In Fees

February 18, 2009

One thing that’s cool about BJJ is that whenever you travel anywhere, for the most part, there will be a BJJ academy to train at. It was my hope to be able to train while in California. California has a lot of academies throughout the whole state. So, I knew I would have no problem finding an academy to train at.

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Out of Town – Training At Other BJJ Academies

December 28, 2008

I have heard both good and bad things about people’s experiences who were out of town and wanted to train BJJ. The bad usually goes something like, “yeah, I was the one everyone wanted to get a piece of and I did not like they way their training was conducted”

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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu | Brothers

December 16, 2008

It was a year ago in October, I was sitting down at my computer and for some reason thoughts of my half brothers came to my mind. I knew I had half brothers since I was 11. I had never met them in person and after 20 years I decided to try and find them.

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My Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Journey

December 11, 2008

As I continue my journey in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, I notice that I have not done a good job in updating my blog. I have found many good BJJ blogs by people who post each training class and have written them in detail. I am not sure I will ever get to that point, but I think it helps in remembering what was taught in class.

I see my blog more about the journey, the ups-and downs of training and what I go through in all the years it will take to become a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt.

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Teaching BJJ As A Blue Belt

November 21, 2008

I have been teaching BJJ basics class for almost a year now. I love to teach the class. The class consists of white belts, and a few blue belts will attend occasionally. I cover the basic body positions, transitions, and submissions. I mostly stick with body positions and transitions. Since each transition there are submissions, I take the class through a series of transitions first then lead to a submission.

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