No Gi Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Super star Garry Tonon talks to ariel helwani on the MMA Hour!

No Gi Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Super star Garry Tonon versus .... ariel helwani on the MMA Hour!

Garry Tonon talks about the roots of his jiu jitsu, where it all started. The reasons why he went the root of Jiu jitsu after wrestling. MMA discussions quickly turn talks to his MMA debut, plans for jiu jitsu in 2018, and even discusses building a brand around the answers to a questionaire on Eddie Bravo Invitational. 

''I started out getting promoted by some other brands, back then my sponsor was On the mat...''

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Ariel: '' People say it's very difficult to make money in jiu jitsu, have you found that?

 

Garry Tonon: ''I definitely think I have been on the better end of it''

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Garry on 'Entertaining Jiu Jitsu'

''First of all I don't believe everyone is capable of producing entertaining jiu jiutsu, no matter what rule set you put them in''

Brendan Schaub vs Cyborg Abreu Metamoris

 

''For professional Jiu Jitsu I think what @polaris is doing is best''

 

Garry Tonon on Dillion Danis

Garry: ''I think he will do better in MMA than he has in grappling''

 

Garry Tonon on a dream fight

''it's hard to say, I would imagine by the time I get to the peak of the sport, I'm not calling someone out... I don't comment to much.... it's not my place... when I get to that point. ''

Ariel: ''does this mean you are going to be doing less Jiu Jitsu in 2018? 

Garry: ''Absolutely''

Garry on his go to garbage (guily treat)

''Five guys, McChicken sandwich'' 

Jiu Jitsuy Patches

A short Blog post to celebrate my Brazilian Jiu jitsu patches. 

I have updated the website to include the designs available at this time! no added additives, no palm oil, not from concentrate, vegan friendly (I have no idea if that's true, highly unlikley at some level). 30 cm and 15 cm available. 

Working with the community: that's what I like about jiu jitsu.

  • From my instagram account@grapplingscience I get a chance to work with different atheletes from all around the wolrd. I often give discounts in return for training picture's or video's. This time, I want to give a big thank you to @johanna_w_h who was kind enough to model the rash guard 'Panda King' and the results were very professional indeed! I love the pictures so much I thought they deserved more views. @johanna_w_h explains the pictures were made possible by photographer @mandel_photos for more photography see below, for johanna's instagram account please check her out here: @johanna_w_h 
  • http://alreadyshared.com/User/johanna_w_h/273688229/
  • @mandel_photos 

 


Panda king rashguard :
White clouds rolling over the shoulder. Artwork by myself. Panda king sits heavy on his throne as the panda king thinks fondly of wars past.

The inspiration for this was born from a love of old school Conan. 

some cool facts about the movie

  • Charles Bronson, Sylvester Stallone, and William Smith were considered for the lead role.
  • At one point Conan had to throw a torch into the palace's central window/balcony. Schwarzenegger missed on the first attempt, but they weren't able to do a retake as the set burned to the ground.
  • Schwarzenegger said that during the crucifixion scene, they used a live vulture to peck at his wounds. Then for the close up they used a real dead vulture they found for him to actually bite into its throat. After they cut, they immediately had Arnold rinse his mouth out to avoid disease.
  • for more go to the site here: shout out to geektyrant on facebook here:
  • @GeekTyrantFans

 

some quick details on the rashguard:
Made to fit
Wick technologies
Premuim Polyester/Elastane
Long sleeve Flat lock Stitched
Thicker for more sustainability

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Panda King 

Rashguard

 

what some people say about the panda king rashguard:

“Hey, man. Got the rashie in the mail yesterday. It looks GREAT and fits perfectly. AND I won the monthly “King of the Mat” at my gym, so I guess it brought me good mojo!”

— R/BJJ redditor: FaustusRedux

 

“I just got the panda king in the mail and I really like it. Good, high quality rash guard, and thicker (which I like).”

— R/BJJ Redditor: BJJ2015

 

a remark I get most constant and welcomed, ''your rashguard is a little thicker than most''. I want it so you know this, to expect it. Because if you don't like the slightly thicker style you would be disappointed. But to be honest, I've not had anyone not like the quality and design of the Panda king rashguard yet!!! i'm proud to say

 

Great talks from Garry Tonon, talks making money in jiu jitsu even if you are not a competitor. The struggle of getting to the top and more:

talks around:

competing in EBI 

Countdown to EBI 13: The Lightweights with tournament founder and jiu-jitsu legend Eddie Bravo as he prepares us for the return of 4-time EBI champ Garry Tonon ahead of EBI 13 this Sunday, October 22 Live on UFC FIGHT PASS.

 

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CUSTOM BJJ RASHGUARDS AND CUSTOM SPATS

rash guard design

BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU CUSTOM RASH GUARDS AND CUSTOM SPATS

 

Hi to everyone, here is my latest blog post and this time it’s about one of my ‘CUSTOM RASH GUARDS AND CUSTOM SPATS’.

 

I am always looking for ways to solve issue’s in the community, that way I know I’m genuinely helping rather than just advertising products. It also feels good to know you are making a difference. That brings me to the jiu jitsu communities problems around rash guards and spats.

 

Common problems with customised rash guards.

1, They can take around 8 to 10 weeks.

2, You can only put your name on the companies design.

3, Very poor customer service.

4, Poor fitting clothing. I receive a lot of emails from our larger members in the community and females in the grappling community both highlighting the same issue. Ill fitting clothing.

5, Spats that are see through.

 

 

Gorilla design

Why am I so happy about my service with customised jiu jitsu gear?

 

1, I have a turn around times roughly 3 weeks!!!!!!

2, You can include your name anywhere you want and also your own art or brand/logo.

3, My customer service is exceptional because I take pride in each and every order personally.

4, I offer bespoke fitting, from extra small to 5 X large.

5, My spats are made with a thicker material to stop them from being see through.

 

You can select any of my designs all made personally, you can have it on the centre chest and or the back. You can have your name or logo anywhere you like. Because I am a designer myself I can take great care over your own design. Each step of the way. You will always receive a final version to be checked and when you are happy, it goes to print. 

 

 

Octopus rash guard

Who would benefit from a custom pair of spats or rash guard

 

  1. Jiu jitsu athletes with sponsors, that is GI and no Gi.
  2. MMA fighters who need sponsors on the shorts.
  3. Someone looking for a gift for their partner of friend that grapples. A custom rash guard makes an amazing present.
  4. Someone who has their own club and wants a few rash guards/spats with their own logo or club name.
  5. Someone who finds rash guards very difficult to fit properly. I can help by offering a  bespoke service, looking at neck, chest, waist and sleeve length measurements.

 

I ship worldwide.  Payment via paypal however alternatives can be made.  I work closely with each design until you are happy.

 

It's all about the journey

This is the new Jiu Jitsu Sweater displaying a brazilian jiu jitsu black belt design as it winds and snakes just like the path we all walk in jiu jitsu . It's not about the destination it's about the journey and that is what this design represents. The long, difficult rewarding journey that is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. 

One of the reasons I started the brand 'Grappling Science' was to design clothing I would want to wear. Subtle designs, each one capturing and reflecting the attitude developed and cultivated on the mats. Any companies I could work for, in the clothing industry, would demand I follow the tiring old style of design - A big Picture, Slogan over the top and 'eye catching'. That was a key one, it had to be 'eye catching'. I've always felt if the design was strong enough, nothing else is needed. 

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu sweater 'Classic Edition' Black belt

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Jon Jones just lost his title as quick as he got it.

It's now been confirmed - Jon Jones popped for steriods after his second win over previous UFC Champion Daniel Cormier. 

 

Jon Jones recently tested positive for steroids in his UFC 214 victory over Daniel Cormier, and he has been stripped of his title ... Thats twice now. Jon Jones popped in both fights over DC. DC is now the and still lightweight champ of the ufc. 

Our sources tell us ... Jones tested positive for Turinabol -- an anabolic steroid.  

Jones won the July 29 fight -- taking the UFC light heavyweight belt from Cormier with a savage head kick followed by a barrage of punishing punches to Cormier's head. 

The title now goes back to Cormier. 

It's the second time Jones has failed a USADA drug test. He tested positive for banned substances in 2016 before UFC 200 and was pulled from the main event. Jones got hit with a 1 year ban.

We're told this time around, he could be banned for up to 4 years. 

Jones had blamed his previous failed test on a male enhancement pill. He claimed he didn't realize the pill contained a banned substance and insisted he was NOT trying to gain a competitive edge. 

If the test results hold up, it's unclear how he'll explain his way out of this one.

 

 

 

Brett Okamoto‏Verified account @bokamotoESPN

CONFIRMED with Dana White: Jon Jones failed drug test at UFC 214. Per White, he hasn't been formally stripped of title yet. Wow.

UFC president Dana White confirms https://twitter.com/bokamotoespn/status/900152947798978560

Do I sweat too much to start Brazilian Jiu JItsu?

I have always been a sweater

I have always been a sweater. Since the tender time of puberty, I have spent a fortune on deodorant and have been as self-conscious as hell. It has put me off doing things that others take for granted and makes social situations embarrassingly uncomfortable.

So, when a good friend of mine persistently tried to talk me into trying jiu jitsu I was wary. Intimidated in fact.

What he was saying was:

“come try this great sport, it’s fun and will get you fit”

But what I was hearing was:

“would you like to embarrass yourself in a room full of athletes.”

 

Do I sweat too much to start Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

 

Instead of imagining the positives I was completely fixated on the negatives. I would be the sweatiest guy in the room. I would be the least fit person in the room. I would struggle with the basics and look like an idiot. I would be sweating all over people and grossing them out. Nobody would want to train with me because my Gi would be soaking wet and I would be dripping like a tap the whole time.

 

 

I asked questions like:

“can I bring a towel?”

“is it common to have to change gi half way through training?”

“will I cause a hazard on the mats by sweating so much and leaving puddles of water?”

I confided in my friend, told him my fears. He assured me everyone sweats on the mats. It’s a physical thing. Its normal to sweat. He didn’t understand though. How could anyone sweat as much as me? I would be the sweatiest dude in the room and it would be terribly embarrassing.

I was put off for weeks, months. But, like a good friend he persisted, gently nudging me towards trying it. Just trying it once.

So, I finally cracked and went along for a trial lesson. Social anxiety saw to it that I was sweating before I even got in the building but I managed to push through it. Got changed and joined the rest of the class for the warm up. It only lasted 5 minutes but it was enough to get me boiling hot, sweating hard and the class had only just begun. I was wiping my head with my gi sleeve every thirty seconds. However, no one was noticing. Everyone was focusing on the professor. Taking instructions then working the technique shown. My training partner didn’t notice or if he did he didn’t mention it. I carried on working and sweating and wiping my face regularly and no one seemed to care at all.

Then after we had trained for a while the upper belts started rolling. Me andmy partner kept working together along with the white belts and I saw everyone was sweating. Some more than others. But it was hot. We were working hard. It was natural.

At the end of the class we all lined up to bow out. That’s when I first saw it. The upper belts had rolled for about 20 minutes. They weren’t just sweating. They were glowing red. Everyone was soaked. It was like they had been rolling in the shower. I left the class still sweating. But not alone.

Fast forward 6 months. I have rolled with most of the guys in the class. I have sweated on and been sweated on by the nicest guys and girls and the most athletic people I have ever met. I am never the sweatiest guy in the room. Not once. It’s my goal to be though. Cos, I know those are the guys who are working the hardest.

TL:DR sweating is good. Sweat makes stripes.

Jon Jones receives his Blue Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu today! Congrats to the one of the greatest in MMA fighting ever!

Jonny Bones has been a BJJ white belt since April 2015 and recieves his JIu Jitsu blue belt today! His jiu jitsu training comes from venerated black-belt Roberto Tussa. A four-time world no-gi champion, Tussa received his black-belt from Carlinhos Gracie and represents the Gracie-Barra academy. Jon Jones has went to instagram (@jonnybones) to show his commitment and respect, highlighting the value of a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu blue belt. which says a lot from one of the best ever mixed martial artist in the world. 

This was posted on the phenoms Instagram just over an hour ago. 

JonnyBones Instagram page

Jon Jones vs Rose Namajunas Light Grappling

JOHN DANAHER: “ROGER GRACIE IS THE PINNACLE OF CLASSICAL JIU JITSU”

One of jiu jitsu’s most respected and famous coaches, John Danaher, dropped knowledge on instagram in sharing his thoughts on the upcoming Gracie Pro super fight between Marcus Buchecha and Roger Gracie. 

Roger Gracie will be returning to gi tournament competition for the first time since 2010 on August 26 in Las Vegas for a chance to claim the $40,000 grand prize!  

Gracie Pro Bjj

 



The bombshell announcement took the whole jiu-jitsu community by surprise but is even more noteworthy because of the two other names already announced in the grand prix. World champions Andre Galvao and Marcus "Buchecha" Almeida have already thrown their hats into the ring and with a hall-of-fame addition like Gracie in as well, things just got a whole lot more interesting.

From Danaher’s Instagram page:

“Clash of Titans: Next week in Rio de Janeiro will be a super fight as big as any in the history of jiu jitsu – the two greatest heavy weights of all time will meet for a rematch. Roger Gracie will once again take on Marcus Almeida at Gracie Pro, run by the great Kyra Gracie, who has done an incredible job getting the best people together in competition in the birthplace of the sport. 

“Last time these two titans met it was in a twenty minute submission only context -officially it was a draw, since neither could submit the other within the allotted time, but it was clear that Mr Almeida got closest with a beautifully executed juji gatame armlock that Mr Gracie, a veritable master of defence, had to use all his skills to extract himself from. However, Mr Gracie was recovering from a severe staph infection at the time, which clearly sapped his strength i the closing stages of the match – this time, both athletes appear to be one hundred percent healthy. It will be played as a standard IBJJF ten minute match -an excellent format for the match – both athletes excel in both submissions and positional attacks, so they will get a positive result that won’t leave any doubts at the conclusion. 

 

“Mr Gracie will be cornered by my sensei, Renzo Gracie, who has a been a mentor for Roger throughout his professional career and who has assisted him to most of his greatest wins. Both men can legitimately claim to be the best of all time – to see a match were they get a chance to solidify that claim is a great day for not only the athletes, but the sport itself. Of course, I am biased in favor of Roger Gracie, he often comes to NYC to train with his cousins and sensei Renzo. I consider him the pinnacle of classical jiu jitsu- positional control through to submission and in addition, one of the great role models of the sport. However, there is no denying the achievements and skills of Mr Almeida, who has built up an incredible array of wins that absolutely rival the record of Mr Gracie, and all done at a young age. In addition, he will bring a weight, strength and overall athletic advantage to the match that will test Mr Gracie’s world renown skills to the limit! What a match!!”

The honourable and totally not a freak show MMA career of Gabi Garcia continues ... or does it?

The Freak show

Gabi Garcia  has thrown her hat in the (totally random outcome) world of fighting...again. But let's just look at the evidence to validate my claim of a 'freak show' of a MMA career. I'll keep this brief. 

Gabi Garcia, (94/207 Kilo's and pounds respectively) (world and absolute worlds, Pan American, BNA, World No Gi, World Jiu Jitsu Pro Cup, ADCC and European championship) fought 49 year, 72 kilo 'MMA' fighter and retired professional wrestler at Saitama Super Arena in Japan in .... 41 seconds by .. KO ... 

Yumiko Hotta was a retired 50'ish year old professional wrestler who should not have been allowed to fight Gabi. Gabi should not have taken the fight. Let's be honest. Even then Gabi's KO could have just as easily have been, and without any level of threat, a take-down to grappling town and win via submission.  The knockout was harsh to say the least, then to consider  at mid way through the fight Yumiko gets a knee to the face, turns to flee,  looks to the ref with a very 'shocked' expression (almost as if she was not expecting a real fight). This happens right after Yumiko starts the fight by running off 3 sides of the ropes... just like a pro wrestler ... oh and still dressed like a pro wrestler... 

 

then look at this video, you can see how one of the fighters may have been expecting something else other than a standard real fight 

 

 

Gabi Garcia, presently, in the prime of her life who is now 4-0 accomplished fighter, has another match coming up soon but If you want to see Yumiko Hotta in her prime you need to go back to around 1995 in a pro wrestling match with Margot Neyhoft.

Yumiko Hotta versus Margot Neyhoft

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1CKbEFeMHM

 

 

Gabi Garcia is now cementing her legacy into the hall of MMA fame , and this time it's at Shoot Boxing Girls S Cup, Russian Boxer Oksana Gagloeva (an upcoming RIZIN event expected July 30th.) Gabi has a real fight on her hands. More than that, this could be a fight the for the first time in her MMA career she might get the opportunity to show how hard she fights when she's not winning.   

Gagloeva Oksana: Country- Russia Age: 23 Height -177cm Weight - 100kg

2(x) Russian Champion in boxing 4(x) Greece Champion in boxing 3(x) Grappling Champion 2(x) Russian Champion in Armwrestling

Training at the Gladiator Fighting Team. Gagloeva also is a teammate of Garcia’s second MMA opponent, Anna Maliukova.

 

Here Oksana is here grappling, looking very very good!

 

This could be the redemption fight for Gabi's MMA image.

I know one thing... I'm tuning in to see her fight. Just like I have for every other of her fights. I want Gabi to be respected by not just the jiu jitsu community but also the MMA community too. 

Gagloeva takes on Garcia at RIZIN Fighting World Grand Prix 2017 1st Round on July 30th, live from the Saitama Super Arena. This card will be headlined by former UFC title challenger Kyoji Horiguchi and Hideo Tokoro

 

But if you feel like my original title cast an unfair shadow on Gabi Garcia's MMA image... 

Last night Gabi fought this very brave cage fighter MEGUMI YABUSHITA  (45-year-old, 5-foot-2in) stand-up rules fight in short order: Shoot Boxing at Tokyo Dome City Hall in Tokyo. Gabi got disqualified.. for kicking her in the face whilst she was down. 

 

 

Heres the video. MEGUMI caught 2 kicks whilst down, the second ended the fight in a DQ against Gabi. I can't be the only one that thinks this freak show needs to stop .. am I?

 


 

My latest design the 'classic' Jiu Jitsu Sweatshirt

 

Jiu Jitsu Sweatshirt 'Classic Edition'

A simple design. One that all jiu jitsu addicts understand, but without the obvious large text slogans; I like the idea that the design does all the talking.

 

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'Classic Edition' street wear  

click below to check out the rest of the new collection from Grappling Science, the designs are for everyone... 

  • Lightweight crew neck sweat
  • Slim fit
  • Soft feel fabric
  • Set in sleeves
  • Ribbed collar, cuffs and hem
  • Taped neck
  • Stitched V detail at neck
  • Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP) certified production

FABRIC CONTENT

52% Ringspun Cotton 48% Polyester

FABRIC WEIGHT

225gsm

Short video on some of my art for patches and rashguards

Here is some of my art, created in illustrator cs6. Music is by youtube artist Otis Mcdonald check him out if you like the music from this video. All designs can be flexible to your needs. Just email me with your designs or thoughts and lets create something fantastic. 

This is one of many of my Grappling Designs. The very first design that started Grappling Science as a brand. For more grappling gear visit the site below; for more of the 'art and design' side of it (combined with a lot of bjj video's) visit my Instagram or facebook. Thank for your time it means a lot, see you on the mats!

If you are still reading.. thanks... here's a code for £5 off the top rashguards - code: 'compete'

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80's elec pop feel to it!!


Break dancing BJJ phenom 'Freaks don't sleep' Geo Martinez in a short doc by Paper Son Films


(this is the second part btw, check his channel for more!!!)

 

 

A short doc I shot for BE TWN THE BRKS, the 2nd in my FREAK BROTHERS (2014) saga:


In the second installment of "The Freak Brothers" series "Freakahhzoid", aka Geo Martinez, a newly minted black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu out of the 10th Planet system, continues his ascent in the martial arts and grappling world. The competitive drive of Geo and his brother Richie aka Boogeyman, is captured in this short film tracking an exhausting journey via bus, from the R16 North America B-Boy competition in Las Vegas to the Eddie Bravo Invitational, an elite grappling tournament in Los Angeles - in back to back evenings! Experience their philosophies on dance, movement, and competition in this next great BE TWN THE BRKS exclusive!
starring Geovanny "Freakahhzoid" Martinez and featuring Richie "Boogeyman" Martinez, aka "The Freak Brothers" of The Freak Show.
Music:
Kavinsky - Night Call
Cliff Martinez feat. Electric Youth
Directed, Filmed, & Edited by Christopher @RockPaperSon Woon
the link from BE TWN THE BRKS youtube.com/watch?v=2mJeU5W5HeQ
@BETWNTHEBRKS
Paper Son Productions

https://vimeo.com/103366079

Grappling Science Jiu Jitsu T shirt Video

Here is a small advert to display some of the jiu jitsu t shirts available in the uk store at Grappling Science. All the art is by myself, from the 'Dirty Strangler' t shirt to the 'Taken to deep waters' Octopus t shirt is unique designs!

 

Brazilian jiu jitsu practioner and full time athlete Paulo Miyao Admits To Failed USADA Test, Issues Statement

Paulo Miyao Admits To Failed USADA Test, Issues Statement

 

May 5, 2017

 Thursday night the 2016 Brazilian jiu jitsuLight-Featherweight black belt World Champion Paulo Miyao took to instagram to address rumors about his USADA test failure. His full statement reads:

"I would like to apologize to all who accompany me and support me, as many know I ended up failing in the USADA anti-doping test made during the 2016 World Championship, I take full responsibility, without excuses. I am sorry to my training partners and my teachers and secondly, for my opponents with whom I fought in this Worlds. My punishment will be two years. My heartfelt apologies to everyone. "Living in the past paralyzes the present and ruins the future""

 

 

 

10th Planet warm up drills

10th Planet warm up drills

A lot is said about the tenth planet creator Eddie bravo but who is he?

brazilian jiu jitsu  3rd degree black belt under Jean Jacques Machado also known as Eddie Bravo. Edgar "EddieBravo (born Edgar Cano on May 15, 1970) an American Jiu-Jitsu instructor, musician, and former UFC analyst. Before judging have a look at the warm up system they employ before rolling. uploaded by Jem havok. Go subscribe for more!! there are tons of great warm ups and drills there.