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Archive for July, 2009

Saulo Ribeiro Jiu-Jitsu Revolution (Series One) – Teach Yourself at Home

Unless you are financially secure and can spend every waking minute at the dojo or gym with a qualified Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) instructor going over technique and training you need to do some homework.  But I don’t have any one to work or roll with you say.  How am I going to train at home?  I thought the same thing.  I first tired using my wife as my grappling partner.&#160… Continue reading | 1 Comment

JiuJitsuProGear Affiliate Plugin for Windows Live Writer

I blog a lot about Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.  I like to add to my blogs items from JiuJitsuProGear.com.  It was a pain having to create affiliate link using their nebular look up page.  So I created a Windows Live Plugin that does it for you.  It downloads the items from JiuJitsuProGear.com and cleans them up.  You can sort and filter the items to find the one you want.&#160… Continue reading

Ki belt vs. Koral belt – Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

After hard work and time I have achieved blue belt.  I was awarded a Ki belt at the test.  It was a little small for me.  It gave me the look of Baby Huey when I had it on.  It was thin and flimsy.  I decide there had to be something better.  I had just bought my first real Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Kimono (Koral

Insinkerator Evolution Essential Garbage Disposal Review – Do It Yourself

Our Kenmore 6010 garbage disposal died this week.  How do I know it died and wasn’t just jammed?  You unplug the disposal.  On the bottom of the disposal is a hex head or nut.  You stick a hex screw driver or allen wrench in it and you can turn the motor in the garbage disposal from outside.  This way you avoid putting precious finger in it.  When I turned it… Continue reading

Koral MKM Kimono vs. HSU Kodokan Gi for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

My first gi was a HSU Kodokan blue, size 6.  It was a good deal for a beginner like me.  What I didn’t realize at the time is what a good gi was.  I didn’t know anything about Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu or Judo.  I was just starting out in BJJ.  Now I know the error of my ways.  Please note gi and kimono are two words for the same… Continue reading | 2 Comments

Gracie University – Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Online

Did you know you can get up to a brown belt in Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu online?  I didn’t until today.  At GracieUniversity.com you watch videos of everything you need to learn.  You video tape your self doing the techniques with some one and mail it in.  What a revolutionary idea.  My questions are, what kind of quality of brown belt will you get in the end?&#160… Continue reading

My Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Blue Belt Testing Experience

Saturday, July 11th 2009 I passed my blue belt test at Unified Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu – Pedro Sauer Team.  The test lasted 3 hours in the heat of July.  Shawn Weaver and James Gardner, black belts, conducted the test.  There were 12 of us taking the test that day.  The test consisted of 88 techniques.  We divided up into 2… Continue reading | 1 Comment

Windows Live Plug-in for Amazon Quick Linker – Download

In my previous post Creating a Windows Live Writer Plug-In with C# I created a plug-in for the Amazon Quick Linker.  I didn’t include the plug-in it self.  I thought It would be better to have a smaller post showing it and the download.  So here is a quick tour or FAQ on it.  Please feel free to post your questions and… Continue reading

iRobot Roomba Scooba 5999 Remanufactured Robot Floor Washer – Review

I had purchased a iRobot Roomba 560 for my wife for Christmas.  It turned out to be a great hit with my wife and family.  When I saw a chance to get a Scooba for 60% off, I took a chance.  The Scooba 5999 is the remanufactured or refurbished version of the Scooba 5800.  I was a little nervous about it being reworked.  I decided… Continue reading

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Blue Belt Test – Pedro Sauer

The time has come at last!  My instructor (Mark) says I’m ready to test for Blue Belt.  I’ll be testing July 11, 2009 at Pedro Sauer’s first school, Unified, in Sandy, Utah.  I am feeling ready!  I’ve notice in the past month how much easier it is to pick up new moves or techniques.  I’ve also started to see how things can flow together or transition into something else.

The… Continue reading | 1 Comment