the staff at Total MMA Studio is proud to announce that the All in MMA grappling team will be joining us in preparing for the upcoming NABJJ & IBJJF tournaments. While the team is mostly comprised of young competitors Prof Juliano is confident that with his guidance and with the help of the whole team they will be ready to go in no time.
We all would like to wish them the best of luck in their training and look forward to seeing them all compete.
DATE: March 29th, 30th, 31th and April 01st 2012.
ADDRESS: University California Irvine
100 Bren event center
Irvine, California 92617
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 23/Mar/2012
REGISTRATION CHECK DAY: 26/Mar/2012
$89.00 by 24/Feb/2012
$100.00 by 09/Mar/2012
$118.00 by 23/Mar/2012
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Open to all grappling styles and belt levels the 2012 All Americas No Gi Tournament will be held on March 10, 2012 and will take place at Cal State Dominguez Hills in Carson, California. Currently Registration is only $65.00 but it will go up to $75.00 after Feb 27th and go up to $85.00 after March 2nd with it closing on March 5th. For more information on weight classes, brackets and registration please copy and paste the link below
I get emails often asking how I stay so motivated to stick to my clean eating and hard training. Believe it or not I get more emails asking about motivation than I do about my diet and training regimens. Quite honestly I like that. Why? because the mind is VERY powerful and if your mind isn’t in the right place your body will follow.
It’s not that I train hard or eat well day in and day out because I simply just want to look good. It’s a whole lot more than that. The way I have trained my brain to consistently stick to a plan satisfies something so much more deeper. Knowing that I full control over my mind and body is one of the best feelings ever. I understand when people say, “It’s just so hard, I can’t do it.” However, what I don’t understand is why people allow this inner weakness to continue to run their life. Is your brain really that powerful that it has you tied down by handcuffs?
When I really started taking my eating and training a lot more seriously I used to get a lot of people who would think I was just trying to better than him, her, them. My come back. “Do you really think I train my mind and body while dieting every day just to be better than you?” It takes a strong minded individual to stick to any plan EVERY SINGLE DAY. Why do you think when you come across someone like such you cant help but think you should step your game up. I have always wanted to be better than I was yesterday. I strive to reach a goal upon a goal subconsciously. This is why I breath eating well and training hard.
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The staff would like to congratulate those who placed this past weekend at the USF BJJ Western Championships, we also would like to thank all our members who fought their hearts out on the mat that day, regardless of the outcome you made us proud!
Michael Cabrea – 1st place
Christian Aguilera -2nd place
David Leslie – 3rd place
After the confirmation of the Brazilian Top Team leader, Murilo Bustamante in the main card of the Amazon Forest Combat 2, is now the turn of “The Predator”, Patrick Côté (16-7-0).
Former challenger of Anderson Silva, owner of the belt of UFC middleweight Côté will join Master Murilo Bustamante to fight in Brazil, the second edition of the event on March 31st, against Brazilian Gustavo “Ximu” Machado (22-8-1).
Our canadian Patrick Côté is in great phase, wining all three fights he had in 2011, Kalib Starnes in April at the Ringside MMA 10 – Cote vs. Starnes, Todd Brown in June at the Ringside MMA 11 and Crafton Wallace by TKO (Leg Injury) in October at the Instinct MMA.
Amazon Forest Combat 2
Arena Amadeu Teixeira, Manaus, Amazonia, Brazil
Saturday March 31st 2012
Murilo Bustamante x Dave Menne
Thales Leites x Matt Horwich
Patrick “The Predator” Côté x Gustavo Ximu
Ronnys Torres x Ferrid Kheder
In an effort to reach all out to all its members across the globe BrazilianTopTeam.com will be introducing this week their “Meet the Professor” video series. These clips will feature BTT black belts instructing on Gi and NoGi techniques.
Starting off the series will be Prof. Diego Gamonal head instructor at the brand new BTT Plano in Plano, Texas.
“Meet The Professor”
Name: Diego Gamonal
School: Head Coach at Brazilian Top Team Plano – Texas
Hometown: Juiz de Fora, Minas Gerais, Brazil
How Many Years Training BJJ?
Around 13 years
Who is your Professor?
Prof. Ricardo Marques, leader of BTT Juiz de Fora
What are your Major accomplishments in your BJJ career?
Champion at Pan Ams No Gi ( 2010 )
2 nd place National Brazil Cup
3º place at Worlds No Gi ( 2011 )
3º place Pan Ams ( 2011 )
3º place Brazilian Nationals ( 2008 – 2011 )
Sweeps, for sure followed by an Arm Lock
It was a great turn out Thursday night here at Total MMA Studios as many of our members got a rare opportunity to train with Grandmaster Fransisco Mansur. Throughout the seminar Grandmaster Mansur not covered a variety of techniques with our members but also shared his philosophies and thoughts on the Jiu-jitsu. The coaches and staff were very happy with the turn out and hopes the grandmaster can visit us again soon!