Polaris Adventures with Reilly Bodycomb and Nelson Holmes

I have a confession: I was obsessed with Sherlock Holmes growing up. I told my Mom that I wanted to be a detective when I grew up, and I trotted around the house with a magnifying glass looking for mysteries to solv...
Nelson Puentes
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Registration Fees and Hurricanes

I have spent countless hours packed in a car with my friends Dave, Andrew, Greg, and Will. We drove to seminars, tournaments, and open mats. These trips forged our friendship and were the start of more than a few adv...
Nelson Puentes
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Adventures in MMA

Adventures in MMA
I cleaned out my garage last week, and while that was an adventure in itself, I happened to stumble across an old pair of MMA gloves. Talk about memories. Wow. Just about 6 years ago—in 2009—I had my one and only MM...
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From Humble Beginnings

From Humble Beginnings
I started Inverted Gear in 2012. I never thought in my wildest dreams Inverted Gear would be as successful as it is today. I am still amazed that I can travel to remote places and find people wearing our gis or sc...
Nelson Puentes
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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu goals that do not involve becoming a world champion

Becoming a black belt world champion may be the loftiest goal one can shoot for in our sport. However, this goal is not for everyone. If this is your current goal, I don’t want to shoot down your dream. This article ...
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Is Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Becoming OSS (Open Source Software)?

Have you heard about open source software? Its core promise is that its source code is freely available to anyone to use or modify. Let’s think about Brazilian jiu-jitsu as software. As I write this article, there is...
Nelson Puentes
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How Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Changed My Life

It has been eight years since the time I took my first Brazilian jiu-jitsu class. Deciding to train Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and sticking to it, has been one of the most fascinating and life-changing experiences of my li...
Nelson Puentes
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What I learned my first year as a Black Belt.

It's been a year since I was promoted to Black Belt by Fabio Clemente and Kevin Sheridan. As cliche as it sounds I’ve learn more in the last year than I did in years prior to the big promotion. I moved to the North P...
Nelson Puentes
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How much training does it take to be a champion?

  People in BJJ often find themselves asking how much the best spend training each day.  The answer is obviously very different for different people, but the quick and easy answer is usually a lot.  Most of the best ...
Aaron Rubin
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Embrace the spirit of learning.

  Have you ever picked up a book or watched a documentary and became fascinated with a subject (could be history, human relations, sports, or anything else), and this very same subject was one you studied in school o...
Aaron Rubin
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How to develop willpower and discipline.

Willpower is a vital ingredient in the recipe of success.  No matter what your goals are, you are going to have to have guts to make your dreams a reality.  Willpower is basically just a daily commitment toward your g...
Aaron Rubin
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S-Rolling with Slow Cookers

5 Golden Rules to Slow Cookers   We do not always have to be sprinting, whether we are talking about our training or, in this case, our cooking. Going slow has its benefits but that is only if you truly follow the rul...
Mackenzie Arrington
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