The LA Jiu Jitsu Club
The host of @grappling_central podcast tells us one of his favorite grappling stories. On Sunday, February 18th, come make some new memories of your own at our next tournament. Resister at USSGL.com
Meet Mike Bailey, who recalls his very first competition experience. One that we're sure a number of grapplers can relate to. Be sure to register for our next tournament at USSGL.com. Feb 18th, we do it all over again at Esparanza HS.
We reached out to a number of grapplers in the community to share their experiences on when they fell in love with jiu-jitsu. Meet our first interview, @andrew_shaw23. He tells us how he fell in love with the art. If you'd like to be featured in the series, leave us a comment below and tell us why you love competing. #ussgl
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One of the nicest human beings in all of jiu-jitsu, @eliotkelly. He always has a big smile on his face and is a great soul. Last Sunday he gave us some spectacular technique at the #openmatradio seminar. I'm still trying to make it all work. Looking forward to running into him again real soon!
I'm pretty selective about who I let be my bjj podcast arch nemesis. There are many pretenders who try to take the prestigious position, but none more deserving than @paulopenmatradio. I was thrilled to find out this time last week that Paul had achieved an important distinction in his jiu-jitsu journey, that of being awarded an extremely well-deserved rank of Black Belt. Not just from anyone mind you. A black belt from the esteemed Sergio Penha. Having the unfortunate pleasure of knowing Paul for the better parts of four years now, I can tell you, the black belt is more than a reflection of his excellent work as a martial artist and instructor, it's also an acknowledgement of the man's contribution to our sport. That much I can speak on. There are only a handful of us in this broadcasting game, and Paul's genuine love of grappling has shone through on every single episode of Open Mat Radio. From his insightful line of questioning to his steadfast resolve in promoting the art to his sincere care for the athletes, Paul has cultivated a strong reputation as one of the very best in our field. Which is why when you go about the business of choosing "rivals" in your sport, you go about looking for those who raise your game. Who are the first to call and congratulate you when they see your show blow up. And those who gleefully play along with every joke you tell, as if you've been friends for decades. I always like to call Paul the Edward R. Murrow of our sport -- an individual who is not afraid to speak his mind and who thoughtfully and fiercely stands up for what he believes in. Individually, our shows and styles couldn't be more different. But together, there's always been a mutual respect for the manner in which we go about promoting the sport. Tomorrow I'll go back to outright insulting him (as rivals and -- more specifically -- bjj podcast arch nemesi do), but today I'd like to send a set of congratulations to next chapter in the journey of one Paul Moran. I'm extremely happy for you pal.
It's honestly an honor just to be nominated. I promise to fulfill my duty of being the worst person to replicate 10th Planet Moves with every fiber in my being. Thank you all for your support. I still only marginally can do the warm ups.