About the author


Gumby is the co-founder of OntheMat.com back in 1997 with Scotty Nelson.


Garry Tonon & Gordon Ryan Seminar – Heroes Martial Arts

By Gumby / July 12, 2016

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/garry-tonon-gordon-ryan-seminar-heroes-martial-arts-tickets-26511810539?aff=es2 Gordon Ryan and Garry Tonon are black belts under Tom Deblass & John Danaher, based out of New York City. They are known for their submission oriented style on the biggest stages from ADCC, Polaris, EBI, and Gracie Nationals, and now Fight to WIN. The Danaher Death Squad members are excited to be back […]


Gumby’s Back!

By Gumby / July 7, 2016

“A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life. “ Muhammad Ali I have more than a few more years before I get to 50, but the quote above is still applicable. Heck, I don’t view the world the same way now […]



By Gumby / June 9, 2014

On Friday night, June 6, at 9 pm The person in the pictures below stole a white, 20 ft cargo traile from 11357 Deerfield Dr in Truckee, CA. He is cleary seen on video pulling up next to the trailer in a late model chevy suburban and tampering with the back of the trailer.  It […]


EUROPEU de JIU JITSU ESPORTIVO – Itália – 14 e 15 de Dezembro

By Gumby / November 13, 2013

 Está confirmado o evento Europeu de JJ Esportivo, será nos dias 14 e 15 de Dezembro, onde teremos no Sábado o Europeu de Kimono e no Domingo o Europeu sem Kimono ( Submission). Em breve mais detalhes do evento.                 – Inscrições Abertas       Associazione Italiana Brazilian Jiujitsu e D.A      – Associação de […]


US Open XVIII Free Stream this weekend

By Gumby / October 18, 2013

 Exciting weekend in combat sports but one event that might be overlooked is the US Open of BJJ in Santa Cruz. This is the 18 year making it the longest continually run Brazilian Jiu Jitsu tournament in the United States. It largely showcases northern California talent (which is deep) and they are offering a free […]


Gracie Worlds June 29-30 Santa Clara CA

By Gumby / June 19, 2013

 Be a world champion that TAPS OUT everyone else! I love the rules set and the way this tournament is run.  I’m also managing the women’s division so I’d love to see a big turn out for the ladies (I know there is a lot of up and coming talent in NorCal especially).  If you […]


Jiu Jitsu Battle 3: June 8

By Gumby / June 4, 2013

  Date/Time: June 8th 2013 Event Time: Start 12:00 pm till 6:00pm *Schedule are subject to change Location: Graffiti House L.A. 310 N.  West Moreland Drive Los Angeles, CA. 90004 Event Description Jiu-Jitsu Battle III will be a competition showcasing Blue, Purple LW, Purple HW & Brown Belts.  8 athletes per division have earned their […]


Jiu Jitsu Battle 2

By Gumby / March 27, 2013

 Los Angeles, CA – March 20th, 2013 – WANT VS NEED are excited to present their 16-athlete competition event, “Jiu Jitsu Battle II,” taking place March 30th, 2013, from 9:00 am- 6:00 pm, at art and event venue, Graffiti House LA. As a second installment of their extremely successful, “Jiu-Jitsu Battle,” this competition focuses on non-black belt […]


Jeremey Montes, Jr. Benefit Seminar

By Gumby / February 26, 2013

 Save the date! Benefit seminar 4/28, 2:00pm @ Kaijin MMA in Santa Cruz.   To our Family & Friends, thank you for your prayers, love and support that you’ve shown since the moment we all learned the news of Jer jrs condition. It’s truly a warmth in this very cold time; we are blessed to […]


Gumby’s Column: Rhonda Rousey

By Gumby / February 23, 2013

 In 2004 was the East Bay Judo Institute Shido, I had brought my video camera along to record my friends Dave Camarillo and Jose Bencosme.  They put on a show, as expected, even fighting each other in the finals (for the record Jose won, though Dave claimed the mat was slippery 🙂   One girl […]

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