Grappling

Embarrassment is the cost of entry. If you are not willing to look like a foolish beginner, you will never be a graceful master.

          – Ed Latimore

Want to train with me?

I am more than happy to train with just about anybody as long as they have a good attitude and are training to get better, not to “win.” If you have any requests or inquiries, click below to contact me. I have experience coaching in many different aspects or grappling, specializing in Judo style takedowns and submission focused technical grappling. I am also a lifelong student and would be happy to learn from you if you have something to teach me.

Most Recent Event

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Fuji Lansing

It was cool to get the rematch against someone who beat me on a questionable ref call last tournament, but I wish there was more people competing in my bracket.

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Highlights

Events, Videos, and Blog Posts

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Christopher

Fuji Lansing

It was cool to get the rematch against someone who beat me on a questionable ref call last tournament, but I wish there was more people competing in my bracket.

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Fuji Jan 2021

My mindset for this competition was to try to make the matches feel as normal as possible. My entire purpose in competing was to bring down the pre-match anxiety to a level equal to what I experience right before training, that is to say no anxiety. I find that the simmering emotions of grapplers waiting to compete will exhaust them before their matches, allowing cooler headed individuals to win in the moments that matter.

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MSOA 2020

If I’m being completely honest, the only reason I competed was because I had a free entry and nothing better to do. At this point I was planning on just unwinding from my previous competitions. However, can’t say no to a free tournament.

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Baddest Blue Belt Tournament

There was absolutely nothing else I could do to prepare for this tournament beyond what I did. My entire Focus for the past few months leading up to this event was on how I could be at my peak. There was also a secret motive for competing…

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My Professional Debut

This is an extremely symbolic match for me. It’s not about the money, it’s about the shift that happens when you do something and get paid for the first time. Up until this point, I have always paid to do Jiu-Jitsu. If I win this match, I will get paid $50. More importantly, I will forever have the achievement of going pro.

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My second Judo tournament

As a more seasoned competitor I go for my second year at the Judo tournament held at Michigan State. The Judo Club has a few more people competing and I am just trying to have a good time and watch my friends compete too.

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MSOA 2019

My official rank for jiu jitsu at this point in time was a white belt with two or three stripes. I wanted to compete at blue belt however, because I had a good amount of previous experience training at another Jiu-Jitsu gym and at the CMU Judo Club. It was a big accomplishment for me just to see that I could hang with this level of competitor. My first match was not a win, but I was happy that it wasn’t a shutout.

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My first Judo tournament

I travel with my friends from the CMU Judo Club to compete down in Michigan State. This is my first time competing in a judo tournament and my first time choking somebody unconscious.

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