“Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits, they become your character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.” – Unknown
Have a happy and safe Halloween everyone!! Please be careful of the trees!!
BJJ match of the day is a brownbelt match from the 2004 Japanese BJJ Championships between Shinya Aoki (blue gi) vs. Rodrigo Onishi. Aoki holds a blackbelt in BJJ under Yuki Nakai, as well as a blackbelt in Judo. He is one of the most prominent fighters out of the Paraestra Shooting gym. He has won several submission grappling titles including 2 All Japan Jiu-Jitsu championships, a Japan Open championship, a Budo Open championship, and an ADCC Japan championship. In MMA, he was the Shooto Champ and has fought in Pride, Dream and Strikeforce.
“The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own. No apologies or excuses. No one to lean on, rely on, or blame. The gift is yours – it is an amazing journey – and you alone are responsible for the quality of it. This is the day your life really begins.” – Bob Moawad
BJJ match of the day is a phenomenal match between 2007 World Champion and 2x No-Gi World Champ Lucas Leite vs Bill “The Grill” Cooper. Leite is a 2x World, 2x Pan Am and 2009 World NoGi Champion. Cooper has won more grappling titles than any other US competitor. Great match but my advice is to watch w/ the sound off….
“Life’s battles don’t always go to the stronger or faster man; but sooner or later the man who wins is the man who thinks he can.” – Vince Lombardi
BJJ match of the day is a 2004 US Open Absolute Purplebelt Final featuring Nick Diaz (Team Cesar Gracie) vs. Mike Weaver (Team Claudio Franca). Weaver has won the IGJJF Champion and medaled in the Pan Ams 3x. Diaz has many grappling titles and was a Strikeforce and IFC MMA Champion. Looking forward to his fight w/ BJ Penn sat night!!
“Just as your car runs more smoothly and requires less energy to go faster and farther when the wheels are in perfect alignment, you perform better when your thoughts, feelings, emotions, goals, and values are in balance.” – Brian Tracy
Match of the day is a semi-final matchup of a Grapplers Quest Pro Division between Greggor Gracie vs. an unnamed opponent. Greggor was a 2X World and Brazilian National Champion at purplebelt before focusing on MMA. He also medaled in the 2009 ADCC. Here he finished w/ a sick guillotine catch and finish.