We’ve been so busy lately with getting WVSN up and running and attending all the events that the blog has been slow. But I wanted to make a quick post about the recent disaster that happened over in the Philippines.
For those that might not know, I was born and raised in the P.I.. The damage that Typhoon Haiyan has done is indescribable especially to a country that was already in desperate need. Let’s take a moment to help out our brothers and sisters. Heroes Martial Arts is hosting an Open Mat this Sunday with proceeds going to charity. This isn’t just for Jiu-Jitsu heads, everyone is welcome so please come out and support.
Heroes Martial Arts
460 S. Market St, San Jose
11AM – 4PM
If you can’t make it, there are various locations accepting donations.
We may have filmed and edited 100′s of videos and taken thousands of photos. Regardless, we still question the quality of our work. It’s always a battle in our mind but then I also know that there isn’t a rule about any of this. Our mind guides the feet and our feet pave the way. Make your own rules and there’s no failure as long we keep producing and inspiring others.
Making memories for others aside from ourselves.
Then guys like Budovideos, the frontrunners, the ambassadors of our sport, giving us a chance to work with them… It makes everything a validation.
Thanks Dave & Jake.
When I read that my favorite grappler Paulo Miyao will have a superfight with Jon Fitch, I didn’t get it. Why?
Then it clicked. Last year when Nick Diaz and Braulio Estima were going to have a superfight, it got all kinds of buzz with mainstream media.
This is great for our sport. It’s not just all money and glory for guys like Jon Fitch. They want to give back to something that has given them so much.
This fight makes a ton of sense and will be good for Paulo + the rest of the Jiu-Jitsu community.
You can find more info about the event at WORLD JIU-JITSU EXPO.
When I invited “Famous” James, my goal was to get another body in the gym to roll with and maybe some privates with the guys.
What he showed the most was drilling. He started showing the guys some drills and it shows how much our drilling sucks ass. James’ drills had a nice flow to it and when the guys tried, it looked like crap as if it were the first day of Jiu-Jitsu.
It opened up the guy’s views of drilling and how important it is to add to our daily training.
Here’s the video during James’ stay with us at Heroes Martial Arts.
NOGI WORLDS has come and gone but something still seems off about the event. Even at last years event, it was dead and barely anyone was around.
I’m guilty of not being a fan of NOGI but people say that if you were to introduce people to Jiu-Jitsu/Grappling that it would be NOGI. Is our sport really not a spectator sport or are we not promoting it correctly outside of our community?
Don’t get me wrong, IBJJF does a good job promoting our sport within our community but there has to be more than just this.
I went down last minute with WVSN CREW to support the guys.
The old same suspects was in the house – Jay has been supporting us since Day 1. #Homiesbeforreal.
All in all, the event was cool but left me a little disappointed but congrats to our friends.
More photos on our Facebook page.
US OPEN is one of the most prominent events here in Northern California. It’s probably the biggest tournament every year so we’re always out there showing support This year I wasn’t able to compete due to injury, but our friends were there to rep WANT VS NEED.
Our boy Trill Tran popped someone’s ankle on his way to podium and got second in his division. Cobrinha would be jealous of that hair.
“Action” Jackson’s first competition as a purple belt and he did great. Met up with Jiu-Jitsu Battle Competitor Rick Slomba in the final and lost by 2 points. Got silver in his division, but still was disappointed in his performance and thought he could have beaten Ricky S.
Our boy Nick AKA “Eastside” AKA “Captain Mistakes” AKA “I’ll give up the back for ankle lock” AKA #keepingitplayful also made his purple belt debut but lost in the final to another Jiu-Jitsu Battle competitor Manny Moreno. No loss in our mind because Manny is a beast and has been a purple belt for quite some time.
Last but not least our man “Big Booty Chaser” AKA “Party Rocker” AKA “Famous” James Guyton. He took gold in his division and really showed that drilling is such an important part of training. He gave us a new outlook on training when all he showed us was drilling.
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