Saturday, December 24, 2011

MENDESBROS JIU-JITSU CHRISTMAS HIGHLIGHT REEL

These guys' games are pretty close to perfect...training three times a day will do this...ossssss..GO TRAIN!

Monday, December 12, 2011

THIS IS HOW IT IS DONE!..PARABENS SAMIR!!!...ALOHA!

Anyone who has trained Gracie Jiu-Jitsu long enough knows how easy, even at the new levels of MMA, this can happen...enjoy..its a quick one...

Sunday, December 11, 2011

A NEW EDITION TO OUR ARMLOCK DRILLS IN HAWAII..OSSSSSSSSSS

Those at Gracie Kailua who attend my Monday evening classes know how well this will fit into our drilling system...DRILL IT CUZ WE WILL:)

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Just for this video we will forget about armlocks...WATCH THIS SHIT!!!!!!!!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Jason Vigil vs Eben Kaneshiro (NAGA HAWAII 2011)

Well...the last two years I won NAGA as a purple belt and again as a brown belt last year.  This year, however, threw me a curveball!..haha..I got matched up with black belt Eben Kaneshiro from Kauai who flew in from Oregon for this tournament.  His game is really good.  Such a tight arm triangle!..PHEW!..and I thought the armlock I had was tight!..HA!...congrats Eben..until next time..OSSSSS!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

MENDES BROS AND ISLAND JIU-JITSU ARRIVING AT BJ PENN'S ACADEMY

This is a video I recently found on my camera from when Rafa and Gui were staying with me and we went to Hilo to train with BJ Penn...classic footage...thanks JD!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

REAGAN PENN HANDLES BUSINESS IN HIS MMA DEBUT!....OSSSSSSS

We were in the Blaisdell Arena for this one!...great display of jiu-jitsu brother..watch out UFC!!!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Monday, July 25, 2011

ALAVANCA: LEVERAGE

Roger Gracie is different..WATCH..its all the stuff we ALL say we are going to drill that he is perfect at..OSSS

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

ALOHA TUESDAY TECHNIQUES

Another positional discussion with Caio Terra and Nate Diaz...I use this position sometimes and definitely will employ these variations...GO TRAIN...OSSSSS

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

SICK ASS HIGHLIGHT REEL...

I like to think if I were a really big guy like Rodolfo Viera, my jiu-jitsu would look like his...hahahahaha..I wish..great technique..check um cuz..

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Thursday, June 9, 2011

JIU-JITSU THURSDAYS

This is a great match between my boy Guilherme Mendes and local boy Baret Yoshida...enjoy..

Monday, May 16, 2011

TRICK TIPS...ALOHA

Here is another variation of closed guard attacks from Rafael and Guilherme Mendes...ossssssss

Friday, April 22, 2011

SUPER SICK SPIDER GUARD SWEEP TREE-PACK CUZ!

I have really been enjoying Caio Terra's details and positional breakdowns...this next video displays just that..try drill these this week!..ossssssssss

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

TRICK TIPS...

This in particular technique is another great option when the opponent is attempting to pass your guard with a standing pass...Vitor Shaolin Ribiero is a monster..I trust his style..ossssssss

Thursday, April 7, 2011

BJJ POSITION: HAWAIIAN AHI FLIP

Rafael Mendes introduced me to this one during one of our rolls not too long ago, and I have been trying to work this into other positions as well....TRAIN UM!!!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

SOME NINJA SHIT

I get stoked on any technique I've never seen before, and this is just that...I WILL be pulling this one off at the academy VERY SOON...cutbacks n collar chokes...ossssssss

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

HARD TO FIND MAT TIME THIS WEEK?...STAY TECHNICALLY SOUND WITH ISLAND JIU-JITSU VIDEOS!

This is a video I made couple years back as a purple belt. After alot of feedback and views, I thought it would be good to showcase it again...Marcio Simas, Gracie Barra legend gave me the details for this one about 8 years ago at his academy in Orlando, Florida...TRAIN HARDER THAN YOU ARE...OSSSS

Friday, January 14, 2011

ANDRE GALVAO AND GUILHERME MENDES FLOWING

This is a great four minutes of transitions from two of my favorite grapplers...Gui is wearing a purple belt(geez!) as Andre is already at black belt...it is clips like these that make me think of jiu-jitsu even on a day like today when I won't get the chance to train...haha, to me it is just like "mind-surfing" a wave....only mind-training...JEDI!!!..enjoy...ossss

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

ISLAND JIU-JITSU TECHNIQUE(Monkey Guard to Ribiero "Flower" Sweep to" Rickson Mount")

 Sparred a bit before I taught class last night, and the boyz wanted me to share this sweep with them...therefore I share it with you...DRILL IT!!!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

ISLANDJITS VIDEOS ARE A GREAT WAY TO AMP UP FOR A GOOD TRAIN...OSSS

Just some small kine footage from a few rolls last night at Gracie Kailua with some of the blue belts..TRAIN HARD LIKE A CHAMPION...





Tuesday, January 4, 2011

"Mendes-style" back take from inside the "deep half guard"

Howzit everyone?!...this is a technique that was used against myself in a private lesson I took with the Mendes Brothers while they were here staying with Island Jiu-Jitsu.(by the way I highly recommend a private lesson!)
Upon reviewing the video from the roll a hundred times,hehe, this is one way to critique the position.  However, there are a few details I didn't mention...DRILL IT!!!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

"Submissions in Paradise"

If you are a loyal follower to the IJJ Blog, you have known that the multiple time World Champions have graced the islands with their presence this past month.  After a lot of work and planning, Island Jiu-jitsu made it happen with the most innovative seminar Hawaii has seen in memory.  We meant to post this blog a few weeks ago, however with the holidays and everything(Triple Crown of Surfing) we got a little behind our normal schedule.

The idea of the seminar actually began back in August of 2010, and after the amount of positive feedback we have received, we are already planning the next few to hit our islands!

This is the recap of some of the activities we did (ENJOY!!!)

Here is a picture of us at the Honolulu Airport when they arrived.
   

The first thing we did is go to Yardhouse in Waikiki to eat... fish and veggies.. the champion's diet.

We cruised around the island and did lots of things, like hiking Koko Head Crater






But the most epic activity was the shark tour with North Shore Shark Adventures.  Choke sharks in the water...Rafa was convinced he could choke out the sharks...



Here's a video of us getting in the cage and checking out all da sharks.  Sorry for the lack of editing here...we were getting the most out of my girlfriend's Olympus waterproof camera... but if you watch closely you'll see Rafa arm barring Gui in the CAGE!!!



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Stay tuned for the next blog post that will include info from the seminar and techniques that we learned... and our visit with BJ Penn!!!!!

Hau'oli Makahiki Hou!