The End of My No-Surgery Streak (and Why I’m Thankful)

So... I have had an interesting two weeks.
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Remember when… And moving forward

In his latest blog post, Nelson reflects on the pros and cons of being a full-time competitor and how it shaped the growth of Inverted Gear and his life in general. Give it a read today.
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4 Years at Black Belt: Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop

Nelson reflects on his fourth year as a BJJ black belt in his latest blog post. Read it now to see how a black belt keeps developing their game.
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Why My Son May Not Do BJJ

Hillary and I are expecting our first child. Right after being asked if we are having a boy or girl, (it’s a boy), we get asked when he is going to start training. I have been thinking about this a lot. I have been ar...
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Building a Bigger Engine for BJJ

I often hear high level practitioners recommend against conditioning outside of BJJ, that the only thing you should be doing to improve your cardio for jiu-jitsu is more jiu-jitsu. While there is some truth to this if...
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Crossing the Bridge of ADHD and Dyslexia

When I was young, my family—my father, mother, sister, and me—immigrated from Chile to the United States. My family wanted better education opportunities for my sister and I, and they felt that moving to the U.S. woul...
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Leave Your Brakes on the Porch

Once upon a time, Nelson coasted halfway down the biggest hill in the neighborhood before remembering that his bike had no brakes.
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The Kevin Sheridan Saga

In his latest blog post, Nelson talks about meeting and working with one of his longtime BJJ and business mentors: Kevin Sheridan.
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Four of Nelson’s Favorite Mobility Movements

Check out Nelson's mobility routine for healthy hips, knees, ankles, and maybe going Super Saiyan.
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A Peek at the Future of Inverted Gear

As we move into our 6th year in business, read what's in store for the future of Inverted Gear in Nelson's latest blog post!
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Fuerza Mexico - Support Mexican Earthquake Relief

In our latest blog post, Nelson shares how his experiences at a Mexican BJJ camp lead to the new Fuerza Mexico rashguard. Read his story today and help send aid to Mexico's earthquake survivors.
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A Reflection on 10 Years of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

In October, I passed the ten-year mark for my BJJ career. As cliche as it sounds, I feel like I was a white belt yesterday, but as I look around, the friends I came up with are mostly black belts now or stopped train...
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