Wednesday, December 16, 2009
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Wednesday, October 28, 2009
So when we brainstormed different ideas regarding a club logo, we knew we wanted something that expressed our lifestyle as well as our addiction to jiu-jitsu.
Upon feedback from our family, friends, and fans we have decided to make these shirts available to all supporters and lovers of the art.
NO POLITICS WITH THESE SHIRTS!..THEY ARE MEANT TO BE ROCKED BY LOVERS OF THE OCEAN, THE ISLANDS, AND THE GENTLE ART!!!
How To Order:
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and include the following information:
- Men's or Women's
- Size: XL, L, M, S
- Mailing Address
Once I recieve your email order, I will respond with confirmation and invoice total. Payments to be made through Paypal only...
ALOHA N ARMBARS
Monday, October 19, 2009
This was my second fight of the day. My opponent, super tough brown belt from Kauai, definitely did well in this match. We actually fought again in the purple belt gi finals..Now that was a fight for the highlight reel!!..(thanks Sirrus)
This was the final...gotta hand it to this guy for making the final..he was like 140 lbs..tried to make it quick. You can actually see the guy I beat in the previous match talking shit after I take this guy down with the double-leg. He said, "don't worry he just gonna hold you from there," and you can see me talking shit back as I mounted him. "Nah, Im just gonna mount him before I submit him!"...and then I triangled him from there!!...Now on to the gi division!!!
After the no-gi division I went outside for a little JAH and lost track of time. When out of the blue Tammy told me I was up!..I ran and grabbed my gi and jumped on the mat. Yeah, I was kinda winded but didnt plan on footlocking the guy. Heres how it went...
This fight was tough!..I won by a sweep. Thats it. I didnt feel as if I slammed him, however in the middle of a jiu-jitsu fight alot can happen. Sure to see you again Thomas...
This was for the samurai sword!...My opponent Sirrah is a brown belt on Kauai. First off, let me just say that he was kicking my ass in the beginning like it was his job! And..then I was able to escape his back attack, got too high on my guard pass attempt and got swept!..Lucky for me I was able to slap a triangle on him and cinch it down for the win!!!...Again, my hat is off to my opponent...great technique..gonna come and surf Kauai to train with him again!!!..Aloha n Armbars!!!
All in all the tournament was insane! Gracie Kailua won like 13 samurai swords and Island Jiu-jitsu brought home a few as well, yeah?...ALOHA (gotta go surf!)
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Gracie Barra legend Marcio Simas showed me this years back and I have come to use this sweep in my everyday game..DRILL IT!!!
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
Monday, September 14, 2009
Sunday, September 6, 2009
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Last night at class (GRACIE KAILUA) there were well-deserved promotions given by my insructor and friend Jason Izaguirre (Royler Gracie black belt). A solid number of blue belts were given, as well as degrees on both white and blue belts. In addition, I recieved a degree on my purple belt. But the highlight of the evening definetly went to Daniel Espinoza who got his brown belt! He is well worthy of it (yeah D)
Monday, August 10, 2009
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Another great example would be local boy and "Phenom" BJ PENN! However, after viewing this fight between Andre Galvao and John Alessio I feel as if we are embarking on another one of those special rides. Alessio, who is an excellent striker with solid wrestling and definetly training jiu-jitsu, was to be a gnarly test for the brazilian jiu-jitsu world champion.
What really got me stoked was the fact that I've been watching this guy the past few years in the Pan-American Championships, the Worlds, and every 101 Submissions video to date. This clip is the second half of the fight, and to see the first half simply check it on youtube. The first minutes involved them feeling each other out on their feet, but that didn't last too long as Galvao positions himself behind Alessio as he wanted to hold the ropes.
Starting with this clip you will see a perfect display of jiu-jitsu finishing a well seasoned opponent...I thought for sure he was gonna choke him from the body triangle..TOP LEVEL AS IT GETS!!
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Monday, July 6, 2009
Sunday, June 28, 2009
This match below was for 3rd place...I had just been submitted in the previous fight via toehold (a gnarly one!)...Another tough Relson student who liked to go hard!...However, I was able to play my game and submitted him with an arm-lock from the guard...ALOHA
This was a little intermission/treat for the spectators (and competitors). A ring girl bikini contest to raise an already insane testosterone level!!! ENJOY!!!!!!!!!!!!
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Monday, June 22, 2009
Sunday, June 21, 2009
B.J. is on the mainland in California training for his fight with Kenny Florian (go B.J.!)..so one of his brown belts (Chris Henriques) is teaching his classes. His jiu-jitsu is really sick, and he had us drilling some killer X-guard techniques!
F.Y.I...these boyz in Hilo are monsters!...they start sparring and end sparring!
Everyone was SUPER_COOL and DA BOYZ even took my girl and I out for a night on tha town! We went to a few bars and there were some locals singing their hearts out (karaoke)...B.J.s brother Reagan was cruising with us and a few other MMAers!..gotta send shouts out to Chris and Robby (crazy englishman)...By the way, everyone needs to check out the BIG ISLAND...Kalapana!!...oops!
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
First clip is a broken-down,step-by-step version..
second clip is straight through..
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
This is a clip of Braulio Estima(super-pimp)playing around with some other jiu-jitsu practitioners after a seminar. He's got a super-sick style and technique!!
But, foremost you will notice his calm, flowy approach to applying his submissions in a more relaxed setting.(rather than a world championship tournament)