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A Quick Breakdown of Jose Aldo vs. Conor McGregor at UFC 194

At last, Jose Aldo and Conor McGregor are going to fight. The trash-talk, wordplay, and toughguy-drama (mostly fueled by McGregor) is settling down, and this is the quiet before the storm that will go down tonight at UFC 194. Unless one of these guys plays an unexpected takedown game, we’re going to see a brutal […]

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Making Sharp Techniques Sharper: 12/5 Tournament Results

Last Saturday, I coached my teammate Rubin Pushpangathan at The Good Fight’s Winter BJJ Open submissions-only tournament. He took 2nd place in white belt gi – a division I love to watch due to its elimination of avant-garde leg-lock games that are typically used to stall. Anyway, with two submission wins, a grueling back-and-forth in […]

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Why Rhonda Rousey will Probably Win vs. Holly Holm at UFC 193, and Why You Should Watch the Fight Anyway

If Holly Holm was fighting anyone less than Rhonda Rousey on UFC 193 this Saturday, then the UFC hype-train would have some top-grade coal to burn. I’m not saying that Holm can’t win; her MMA record stands at 9-0, and that’s nothing to scoff at. Some argue that Holm has been fed nothing but tomato […]

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The Difference (Or Lack of Difference) Between Tournament and Academy Jiu-Jitsu – A Breakdown of Two NJU Competitors During Last Saturday’s NAGA Tournament

The 16th century Japanese swordsman Miyamoto Musashi was the Dan Gable of his day. I’d wager that he was history’s best sports psychologist as well. He relentlessly studied the parallels and symbiotic relationship between martial arts, politics, the arts, and day-to-day life. He’s also the originator of the often-reiterated “Today is victory over yourself of […]

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Metamoris IV

If you haven’t seen Metamoris 4 yet, check out the videos here. There were some awesome exchanges throughout the entire event. UFC star Chael Sonnen looked very tough to sweep and submit, but all it takes is one mistake against someone like Andre Galvao and it’s all over. Saulo Ribeiro and Rodrigo “Comprido” Medeiros was one of my […]

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NJ United Party: 2014

I want to thank everyone from the NJ United family for getting together Friday night and making it an unforgettable evening. We had a great turnout of about 50 of our students, parents, friends, and family members meeting up at the American Legion in Woodland Park.   Words can’t describe how happy and proud I […]

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Good Luck Hanyann

Good Luck in Michigan! Hanyann’s last day at NJ United will be Monday evening’s classes. Come and say goodbye! Bookmark It Hide Sites

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Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day to all the NJ United moms out there! Bookmark It Hide Sites

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Congratulations Instructor Derek & Tricia!

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UFC Fight Night

There are some awesome match ups for tonight’s UFC Fight Night! Machida vs. Mousasi Jacare vs. Carmont Silva vs. Sato Andrade vs. Musoke Oliveira vs. Ogle Bookmark It Hide Sites

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