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Beating the Odds: Matt Betzold

By monta2damax / January 25, 2011

It said that “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy”."Everyday in bjj and in our daily lives we are often forced to deal with obstacles which prevent us from living happy lives. Whether it is […]


IBJJF Referee Course Review with Bo Francy

By monta2damax / January 21, 2011

This past Sunday, The Gracie San Diego Academy hosted their first IBJJF Referee Course. The course’s main purpose was to provide black & brown belts with the proper training to become an IBJJF referee. As for a jiu jitsu competitor & enthusiast, the course also offers the knowledge & understanding of IBJJF rules. Bo Francy, […]


Jason Eisner: Rebel Yoga

By monta2damax / January 19, 2011

In any sport including Brazilian jiu-jitsu it is required that an individual has to put in a lot of practice in order to become better at what they do. In addition to putting in a lot of time on the mat, supplemental training is critical to enhancing an athlete’s strength, agility, speed, and other physical […]


Instructor 2011 New Years Resolution

By monta2damax / January 14, 2011

With the start of the New Year in full swing, every jiu-jitsu practitioner has got to have a new years resolution to ensure that 2011 will be a great year for them. Just recently I got the opportunity to interview six great instructors in the So Cal area about what their new years resolution will […]


Who is Sebastian Brosche ???

By monta2damax / December 29, 2010

This year has once again shown us that there is no limitation as to how far this sport is growing. With many sad, exciting, and shocking moments the year 2010 will be a year that will truly be remembered as the jaw dropping moment of our time. One of the things this year has blessed […]


BJJ Hidden Gem: Erik Anderson

By monta2damax / December 1, 2010

It is said that nothing great in this world can been accomplished without passion & dedication. If you look back at great athletes over the years their love and dedication for this sport allowed them to rise and become remarkably great at what they did.    For bjj practitioner Erik Anderson his passion & love for the […]


Ronda Rousey Interview

By monta2damax / November 25, 2010

  Since its grand opening in the Spring of 2010, Dynamix MMA Academy has been the spot for world class instruction taught by some of the best instructors in the business. With Rickson Gracie black belt Henry Akins teaching the Brazilian jiu-jitsu classes and UFC Heavyweight Contender Antoni Hardonk teaching the Kickboxing classes, its hard to believe […]


Lucas Lepri Seminar Review

By monta2damax / November 11, 2010

Fresh off his championship victory at the No-Gi Mundials, multi-time BJJ champ Lucas Lepri graced our academy here at Hollywood BJJ (Team Paragon) to host a fun and exciting seminar that was surely one to remember.   Lucas’s seminar focused on some of his most favorite techniques that have assisted him in achieving world championship status. From […]


Hollywood BJJ “OG” Student Profile: Erik Pelham

By monta2damax / November 3, 2010

When it comes to entering into the sport of Brazilian Jujitsu as a senior at times it can be a difficult transition as oppose to a younger individual that is starting out. While some Older Grapplers ( commonly known as OG’s) struggle to stay committed to the game for various reasons, there are some OG’s […]


Andre Galvao Seminar Review

By monta2damax / October 25, 2010

  Since its formation in 2002, the legacy of Team TT has been the starting point of the rise of many great bjj players.  Although the team has split and the athletes have gone their separate ways, these great jiu-jitsu practitioners continue to push the envelop with their unique styles and have set the ton for […]

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