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    Nathan Mendelsohn's American BJJ Player Blog: Pan's!

    Fri, 2014-04-04 14:25 — Nathan Mendelsohn

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    Hey guys!

    I know I'm a little late but here is the vid of one of my fights from this year's Pan's! I had a strange but overall good experience at Pan's this year. Once again I lost over 20 pounds in a month to fight at lightweight and I think I made the weight cut better this time than I ever have in the past. My fight in my division was against Thiago Abreu from Checkmat and it ended up being a disappointment because although I felt like I was controlling the fight the whole time at about 6:00 in I was DQ'ed for "sralling", which was a more than questionable call by the ref that led to many complaints and much outrage and not just from me. In reality what made me the most bummed was that I was so well trained and ready to go and didn't even get to fight one whole fight. But then I was reminded by my training partner Rafael Eboli that black belt adults don't have to medal to sign up for the open and I went down and put my name in right away, a move that saved the whole experience for me. I won my first fight in the open (video above) against tough as nails Caio Almeida, and then went on to fight Lucas Lepri in my second match. This is what really made the experience for me. I go to big events like the Pan to get the chance to fight the best of the best in my division as much as anything else so I was really excited to fight against the multiple time lightweight world champion. I felt good in the match and was actually winning by an advantage up until he swept me around 6 or 7 minutes into the fight. Then upon making a mistake in my guard he was able to get to my back and after resisting for about a minute in his choke I eventually was forced to tap. Was an awesome experience and I came out of it with more confidence than ever and have already felt my game improve since then, now I'm ready for the American Cup this coming weekend!!
    Stay Tuned Osssss

    Nathan Mendelsohn's American BJJ Player Blog: American Cup This Weekend Streaming Live Don't Miss It!!

    Fri, 2014-04-04 11:25 — Nathan Mendelsohn

    Hey guys!! This weekend the American Cup is going on in San Jose, CA and it will be streaming live FOR FREE all weekend long at bjjtour.com so don't miss it!! I will be fighting on Sunday at 1pm against Rhalan Gracie and it promises to be one of many exciting matches this weekend!! Looking forward to it!! Osssssss

    Kama Jiu-Jitsu in Dallas

    Thu, 2014-03-27 12:25 — Benjamin Bieker

     Kama Jiu-Jitsu Dallas is the only campus of Kama Jiu-Jitsu located outside of Orange County, CA. Kama Jiu-Jitsu's main campus is headed by American Gracie Jiu-Jitsu legend, David Kama, who is Rickson Gracie's 2nd American Black Belt, and said to be one of the best fighters Rickson has ever produced.

    Sequoia HS BJJ Club Needs the Communities Help!

    Thu, 2014-03-27 12:00 — Benjamin Bieker

    Established in Summer of 2013, the Sequoia High School Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Club has grown from just 3-4 students to 22 boys and 6 girls.  We train Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 2:15PM to 3:30PM as part of an after school enrichment program.  Students are instructed by Cleber Luciano/Tom Knox Brown Belt and English teacher Niels Burgess.  He is a multiple National, Pan, and World Jiu Jitsu Champion.

    Open Mat Radio: Episode 98: Scott Nelson and Stuart Cooper

    Thu, 2014-03-27 10:46 — Benjamin Bieker

     On this week’s episode we catch up with fan favorite Scotty Nelson and filmmaker/fighter Stuart Cooper. We discuss the evolution of jiu jitsu competitions, the jiu jitsu lifestyle and jiu jitsu as a business. Scotty and Stuart share stories of their adventures from Thai fight camps, to the Great Wall of China and even the  favelas of Rio. We also cover the biggest stories that go untold in jiu jitsu, political correctness and much much more. Check it out here!

    7th Annual AMERICAN CUP Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Tournament

    Wed, 2014-03-26 08:45 — Benjamin Bieker

    Official Rules Seminar - Friday, April 4, 2014

    Tuff-N-Uff announces four-woman strawweight tournament, winner to earn pro contract with Invicta FC

    Tue, 2014-03-18 15:03 — Benjamin Bieker

    LAS VEGAS – The nation's premier amateur mixed martial arts promotion is happy to announce an exciting new venture with the sport's top all-female organization.

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