When I first met Marcelo Garcia, I really wanted to not like him.  He had a rivalry with a teammate of mine at the time and (especially in those days) there was always a bit of jockeying among the athletes.  Except three seconds into encountering Marcelo […]
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 […]