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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!!
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    Garth Taylor wins 2012 IBJJF Pan Jiu-Jitsu Championship (Video)

    Mon, 2012-04-02 16:25 — Bevois

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    IRVINE, California — Garth Taylor, one of OTM's longest tenured friends and sponsored athletes, returned to the mats over the weekend. The Claudio Franca Black Belt and Head Instructor of Kaijin MMA in Santa Cruz, California made his return to the competition scene at the 2012 IBJJF Pan Jiu-Jitsu Championship on Saturday.

    Prepare for the 2012 Pan Jiu-Jitsu Championship with Rubens "Cobrinha" Charles

    Tue, 2012-01-31 16:39 — littleone

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    Plan to come to Los Angeles early in order to get in your last preparations for Pan Jiu-Jitsu Championship with Rubens "Cobrinha" Charles. Cobrinha Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is having a camp for everyone who loves jiu-jitsu! Competition classes will be held 21/22/23/24/26/27 at 12 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday will have one class from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. and no class on Sunday. You are welcome to attend the other fundamental classes we have at the school as well. Price is $299 per person. Please reserve your spot as space is limited!

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