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    Nathan Mendelsohn's American BJJ Player Blog: Vid of My Fight against Marcel Fortuna at the American Cup!

    Mon, 2014-04-21 11:26 — Nathan Mendelsohn

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    Hey guys!

    Check out the vid of the tough fight I had with beast Marcel Fortuna at the American Cup this month! Was an awesome fight at an awesome event, super stoked to have been a part of it! Check out the video above and notice how awesome the production value is of the live broadcast of the BJJ Tour!! Osssss

    Nathan Mendelsohn's American BJJ Player Blog: Vid of My Fight with Benson Henderson from the Arizona International Open!!

    Sat, 2014-03-01 15:20 — Nathan Mendelsohn

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    Hey guys! This past weekend I made a last minute trip out to the 9th Arizona International Open to fight again Ex-UFC Champion Benson Henderson! I wanted to get some fights in before the Pan's and seeing as I missed the SF Open I jumped on the chance to travel out to Arizona and fight against Benson! I had two fights, winning the first by 15-0 (video coming soon) and then losing to Benson in the final by 3-2 on advantages (video above). Benson is an awesome fighter and humble competitor and it was a great experience to fight against him in preparation for the upcoming Pan's! Knocked off some of the competition cobwebs and was reminded of a couple things to correct before the big tournament in a couple weeks! Check out the video!! Osssssssss

    Nathan Mendelsohn's American BJJ Player Blog: New Technique up on Graciemag!!

    Tue, 2013-11-26 16:53 — Nathan Mendelsohn

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    Hey guys! Check out the new Technique video I did with my Master Claudio Franca for Graciemag.com! Credits to Ivan Trindade for the video and editting! Check the video above and here's the link to the article on graciemag.com:

    http://www.graciemag.com/2013/11/video-learn-to-pass-the-lasso-guard-wit...

    Stay Tuned!! Ossss

    Nathan Mendelsohn's American BJJ Player Blog: Back to the States in time to Take Gold at the US Open!

    Fri, 2013-10-25 11:45 — Nathan Mendelsohn

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    Hey guys!
    A few weeks ago I returned to the states with a fresh injury over my eye to remember my trip by. The doctor said a whole month without training for risk of re-opening the gash and with the US Open right around the corner I was forced to try to stay in shape without any jiu-jitsu training. I did not want to miss the event since it promised to be an awesome one this year and thus I went about doing my best to prepare without doing any jiu-jitsu sparring. Instead I did lots of Crossfit, drilling and circuit training. When going to compete a jiu-jitsu event there is no replacement for jiu-jitsu training but even without a single sparring session in a month I still went into the event confident in my skills and was able to come out with the gold in my division against a tough opponent in Romulo Melo (video above). Even in winning I didn't feel my game was that sharp nor did I feel as physically prepared as I usually am but I still decided to go for the Absolute division as well and came up against another tough opponent in Julian Marquez, a match that didn't end up going the way I wanted it to partially because of a mistake I made which created an opportunity for Julian that he took with everything he had. The loss in the open put a bit of a damper on my win in my division but I'm still glad I took part in this awesome event. Now I'm going to get back to training jiu-jitsu while still putting a heavy focus on physical training and weightlifting between now and the end of the year so that I can hit the ground running next year, stronger than ever! May also make an appearance at another tournament or two before the holidays if possible as well :)
    Stay Tuned! Osssss

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