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Earlier this year I did this illustration for the Mat-Megalodon Batch for the Arm Bar Soap Company. This painting was super fun as I got to paint a giant great white shark with a galleon ship! I’m currently working on an illustration for a new product to debut later this year from ABSC can’t wait show it to everyone.
A Cool Pic of the Illustration I did for the Arm Bar Soap Company. You can order a Bar of this AntiFungal Antibacterial soap here; (It comes in the box I illustrated); https://armbarsoap.com/collections/soap/products/the-absolute-batch
In this video I am drilling some no Gi Triangles. The Triangle is one of my least favorite submissions how ever it is still a very dangerous submission that must be drilled and studied lest ye fall pray to its trappings.
My friend Brandon Kiser Posted this drill on his Instagram I thought it looked cool so we trained it.
My current job has kept me from posting as frequently as I’d like to. I’m still training every week here’s some light sparring from a training session last week. We work through several very unorthodox postitions including so leg attacks, knee bars, double wrist locks and head scissors.
The Pro Wrestling Comic Book Association Stickers I promised to all of my Kickstarter Backers who have pledge $3 or more are now in stock! The stickers are die-cut and came out really nice.
When all the rewards ship I will be dropping several stickers into everyones package! In the meantime here is a goofy video I made to introduce these Kickstarter funded stickers to the world!
Last year I had the pleasure of having Brandon McCleese, Jay Grooms and Joey Thornsberry of the Kraken Fight Team based out of Kentucky in town for a week to train at the inaugural 2015 Scientific Wrestling Camp with Wade Schalles here in San Diego. While the guys were here I took some time to sit down and chat with them about their Journey into Catch Wrestling, training with the late Billy Robinson and more. I published the first half of the interveiw here. This is part two of that same interview almost a year late it’s still just as relevant now as it was then. READ THE FULL INTERVIEW HERE
What Do I remember about this camp? We trained for 16+ hours over the course of the weekend. We spend the morning covering stance, movement and footwork then hand fighting and the pivot. The afternnon was all take downs the Half Halch, Flying Mare, Knee Tap, Single Leg, Standing Achilles Ankle Lock, Front Headlock Take Over, Front and Rear Lateral Drops, Grovit, Standing Double Wrist Lock were some the take downs but the Pivot was what Billy was most concerened about. I can vividly recall Billy Instructing that day. The second day was spent on mat work. We did Positional drills, about 5 Different Toe Holds, Double Wrist and Top Wrist Locks, Key Lock, Short Sit Outs, Standing Up from a Defense Position, Arm Rolls, Texas Clover Leaf and a bunch of other stuff.
Photo was taken on Oahu, Hawaii after the 2002 NAGA Hawaii State Championships. This was the first time a NAGA tournament was held in Hawaii and the first time a tournament in Hawaii would be hosted by an organization not affiliated with any of the local BJJ Schools. I am on the first row second from your left with the blue rash guard on.
Catch Wrestling Instructional 4 of 5. Also there’s 2 days left if you want to pick up one of my Kickstarter rewards here’s the link; http://kck.st/1O4Ersu
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Illustration I did of the famous Catch Wrestling Hold Known As the Grovit circa 2012. As Jake Shannon gave testimony to here in his review of my Catch Wrestling Comic Book Strength Monsters I used to tell Billy about my ideas for comic books all the time.
Here’s the illustration in its entirety;
A few days ago I posted the photo we took right haver our conclusion of filming the Double Wrist Lock DVD with Billy Robinson circa 2011 here. This is the trailer that was cut for this DVD that is still avaiable over at Scientific Wrestling. Working with Billy on this project was one of the highlights of my martial arts career.
You can read about my second trip with Billy Robinson to the U.K. here.
The Great Gamma one of the most feared wrestlers of his day holding his golden club / mace presented to him by the Maharajah of Patiala. Look carefully and you will find this same club makes an appearance in my stand alone comic book Strength Monsters Issue # 1 which you can download a digital copy of for free just fill in the box below and I will email you a copy.
Scroll Down to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu No GI Advanced. I am not posting this to try and make a claim that I am or was a great compeitior I have won and lost plenty of matches. I am making this post simply as additional documented proof that I have infact been doing this stuff and have been training in it all as long as I say I have.
This was a tough tournament just look who’s on these posted results Ron Shiraki who today is one the few Relson Gracie’s Black Belts won the Heavy Weight Purple Belt Division. MMA Fighter from the early days Ron Jhun won the heavy weight no gi advanced division and MMA veteran Falaniko Vitale also won his weight class.
Posted by Sam Kressin in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
I started training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu informally in 1995 with Trent Suzuki a Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Blue Belt who had trained with Rorion in Torrance during the garage days. Trent was one of my Karate / Tang Soo Do Instructors. He taught me what the guard was a basic arm bar, collar choke and to pass the guard. Training with Trent I didn’t practice a lot of transitions and escapes but focused more on striking and would plug in the Jiu-Jitsu techniques as it came about. Prior to this I already had several years of high school wrestling. A few years later in 1998 I began formally training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu with Joao Morias. This was a fun tournament we flew from Oahu over to Maui to compete with the other schools in Hawaii at the time.
2nd Annual Brazilian Freestyle Jiu-Jitsu Open Tournament
War Memorial Gym, Wailuku, Maui Hawaii
August 28th 1999