Article originally appeared http://onthemat.com/gumbys-column-the-ways-jiu-jitsu-has-changed-my-life/ Sept 6, 2016 I’m writing this on my 20th anniversary of my own appearance on a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu mat, and on the eve of a new Fundamentals cycle at my gym Heroes Martial Arts preparing for an influx of new students […]
The article originally appeared on OntheMat http://onthemat.com/gumbys-column-my-least-favorite-thing-ever/ and this rule is still enforced at my gym. At the risk of sounding like the crotchety old man telling the kids to get off my mat, I have to get this off my chest: As much as I […]
IBJJF Logo
This article originally appeared on http://onthemat.com/gumbys-column-a-suggestion-for-the-ibjjf/ April 5, 2012 Since writing this article the IBJJF has essentially implemented everything I suggested in this article.  I have to give credit where credit is due, the IBJJF really has become a world class competition organization and has stepped up in […]
Cameron Earle Blue Belt
I wrote this article somewhere around late 2012, describing events that happen prior to 2006.   In 2023 I still haven’t had any direct contact with Cameron.  I see his mother occasionally and his brother sometimes trains with me, who wants nothing to do with him. […]