Saturday, October 31, 2009

Birthday prayer

Lord, let this feast of my birth be a reminder to me of all the gifts and blessings I have received from You this day and all the days of my life. I would like to thank you for the wonderful opportunities that you gave to me. Thank you also for giving me strength to make my dreams come true.

On my day of celebration, I thank you for my life and all of my blessings and ask for another year filled with Your presence in my life that I may continue to grow in your love. Gracious God, I thank You for enabling me to celebrate my birthday


Friday, October 9, 2009


Finally after he lost against Joachim Hansen in the Lightweight tournament finals on Dream 5, he beat Jansen via armbar! Congrats to one of my favorite Brazilian Jiu-jitsu practitioners in the world! WAR BAKA SURVIVOR!!!


This is what I do after intense training! It's very effective! :)

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu 101: X-Guard to Back mount

The guy in the video is a black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and show a great move!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Winner in bidding........ NO!!!!

I'm so pissed earlier today for loosing in a bidding of an item(Koral Brazilian jiu-jitsu competition white gi) in ebay. Here's the url of the item

2 days ago it started at 0.99 cents so I keep an eye for the item. Then earlier the last bid was $106. So I just waited for the last 10 seconds to bid. In the last 5 seconds, I placed my bid for $107. So I thought I win because the regular price of the gi in the market is $175. When the bidding is finished, I didn't win! WHAT THE? Another bidder in ebay won the gi at the price of $109.50!!! Damn its so cheap for a high quality gi! Well, better luck next time for me :(

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Dream.10: Welter Weight Grand Prix 2009 Final Round

I enjoyed this MMA ppv in Japan even though it started at 3AM EST (3PM Japan Time) but I fell asleep after 2 hours. All I want to watch was the fight between one of my favorite Brazilian Jiu jitsu practitioner Shinya Aoki against Vitor Ribeiro. Shinya improved his striking ability by giving several kicks against Vitor. The only time they went to ground fight was on the last 2 minutes of the 2nd round. Shinya pulled rubber guard and gave Vitor a hard time to use his Brazilian Jiu jitsu game against Shinya.In the end Shinya won via unanimous decision. In the welterweight grand prix, Marius Zaromskis from Lithunia cosplayed Akuma from street fighter for the 2nd time and he defeated Hayato Sakurai in the semi final round via KO and beat Jason high via KO in the final round.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

UFC 100

UFC made history by having a greatest ppv event. The UFC 100 have a lot of great fights. Now lets start on the first match

Yoshihiro Akiyama def. Alan Belcher via split decision

-The 2 guys have a lot of respect with each other. Aki used his entourage song(time to say goodbye)and a lot of people are shocked. Well US MMA fans are not used in calm songs as a entourage songs unlike in Asian countries especially. Aki used that song on K1-Heroes and Dream. The first round was great. Aki threw some good punches and high kicks then he was knocked down by Alan and the game went to grappling match. After 3 rounds, Aki won via controversial split decision. For me it wasn't controversial. I believe Aki won 1st and 2nd round! Nice win look alike lol! XD

Dan Henderson def. Mike Bisping via KO(3:20 of round 2)
- I like this fight as well. During the TUF 9, Bisping talked a lot of crap on Hendo and talked a lot of crap and talked a lot of crap. When Hendo Knocked out Bisping, Bisping was Knockout cold and he don't know what happened next! Bad karma to you cocky crap!!!

Georges St. Pierre def. Thiago Alves via unanimous decision
- GSP's atama gi rocks! haha. GSP said that his fight against Thiago is his toughest challenge. GSP dominated the whole 5 rounds. Sick Takedowns then side control and go for ground and pound. That's what GSP did the whole time. After the 4th round. GSP got injured(groin) but managed to finish the fight and still the UFC welterweight champion.

Brock Lesnar def. Frank Mir via TKO(1:48 of round 2)
- Actually I don't like this two but as we all know after Brock beat Frank, Brock acted like a douche bag and acted like a WWE superstar. Brock Lesnar flipped off an aggressive crowd of people who had been booing the decision He made a disparaging comment about the PPV's primary sponsor Bud Light, claiming they "won't pay me nothin'" (sic), promoting Coors Light instead. He then implied he would have sex with his wife after the show. He would later apologize for his actions in his post-fight press conference, where he held a bottle of Bud Light. For me, he will always be a CHUMP! He's not a martial artist. Its better for him to go back to WWE. I just hope Shane Carwin will knock him out cold or he'll be submitted and KO cold by fedor. I hope Fedor will sign in UFC someday.

Jon Fitch def. Paulo Thiago via unanimous decision
- I was probably shocked that this fight is the last fight on UFC 100. People probably didn't care to watch the fight but I still watched the fight. Fitch showed improvements on his game and he wants to fight GSP soon.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Mission Submission tournament

Yesterday I had my 1st Brazilian Jiu Jitsu tournament. Honestly my goal is not to win every fights. But I'm happy that I get the 2nd place. My opponent in finals was a great fighter. Even tough I escaped on the armbar, he grabbed my collar then won via gi-choke. :D

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Shinya Aoki in Rickson Gracie's budo challenge

Shinya showed his flexibility by doing his signature move, the Flying armbar! DAMN! I hope I can be flexible like Shinya someday XD

Gogoplata from mount by Eddie Bravo

I know that Eddie Bravo is a great Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instructor and this video proves that he's the man! Shinya Aoki visited Eddie to improve his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu skills and this move is awesome. Since then, Shinya Aoki won some of his fights with this move! AWESOME!!!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Best and worst brain Foods

This Men's health article was posted by David Zinczenko, with Matt Goulding

Every health conscious person must read this :)

Shaq to fight in MMA?!!?!?!?!,161678

I didn't know that Shaq has been training with Jonathan Burke Gracie Orlando gym. So I'm wondering what belt does Shaq have in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and if ever he's interested to fight in MMA will he fight for the heavyweight division (206-265 lbs) or the super heavyweight division(266-above) which is not popular weight division in MMA?

Monday, April 27, 2009

Irritating skin infection

This past Thursday I felt something weird. I saw a redish wound on my left leg and shocked because it might be a staph infection. When I went to the doctor earlier, he said it looks like a ring worm. So right now I can't train at least a week. Now I'm bored :(

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Dream 8 Opening

I love their Video intro especially the way they pay respect for the late grandmaster Helio Gracie. Their intro is similar to the intros of Pride FC and the announcer is so unique when she introduced the fighters! It's way better than UFC

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Hyper Extended right elbow

2 Fridays ago (March 20) I injured my right elbow(Hyper extended) due to armbar. When I heard of the pop on my elbow, I tapped immediately and took a rest. Good thing there's no any damage to the bones and ligaments. After 3 days, I had some light sparring and now I'm 110% ok!!!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

A advice

Earlier before the UFC 96 started, I chatted with a pretty friend of mine who trains Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and she can make a guy cry haha! I asked some advice on my weakness. Some of my weaknesses in Jiu Jitsu is when I'm on the top of my opponent. So this is her advice to me

there are two types... small man and big man jiujitsu.. Asians usually play small man because of their size and swiftness in defense. I personally play big man despite my size because I would rather impose my game than be the one on the bottom defending...

they say... that when you're defending, you're losing... but hey, some people are really good at defending so if playing on the ground is what you're good at, then hone the skill but the problem for you is when your opponent also plays on the ground and doesn't like playing on top. This will be the time your top game skills need to come in...

the only way you can get good at your top game is to keep training moves from the top.... that's all... just train.

So experience is the key to improve my game. Thanks Ms. May Masuda :)


It's been a while since the last time I my blog. I've been so busy this past few weeks. I changed my training schedule by putting more strength and conditioning workouts on my schedule. Right now I'm going to 2 gyms every weekdays.

Monday- 6-8pm: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training 8:05pm-9:30- Strength and conditioning
Tuesday- 6-8pm: Strength and conditioning plus 30 minutes on the treadmill and weight lifting
Wednesday- Same as Monday
Thursday- Same as Tuesday
Friday- day: Muay Thai training
night: Rolling/ fight(no time limit)
Saturday(optional)- Tue&Thu Schedule

So after my workout, I go straight to the ref,get some food,eat then take a shower,check some mails(go online to facebook of course) then go to sleep. I will do my best to update my blog! Thanks everyone who read my blog

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu seminar with Roberto Traven

(I'm the 2nd guy wearing black top in the first row)

This last Sunday I went to my gym for a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu seminar training with Former UFC fighter Roberto Traven. He has a 5th degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. When I'm on my way in the gym, I think twice if I'll just sit around there because its just been only 16 days since I had my dental extraction at that time. Since I bought a double guard mouthpiece, I chose to train with my teammates. Coach Roberto is a very nice guy. He's so very patient to train me because of my several errors to do the right chokes. Although I forgot already some of the chokes he taught to me, I still remember some easy chokes and how to dominate the fight on the ground. When I go back to training, probably I will remember the chokes that masster Roberto taught to me

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

My valentine's day

I woke up in the morning at 6:30 AM. Took a shower,ate my breakfast and went somewhere, to the United States Marine corps office! Yeah its weird. No date but the day before the Valentine's day, I talked to my special someone and I she told me that she's in Bicol on Valentine's day! So I tell her to take care of herself and I sent her a bouquet of roses and she saw the bouquet after Valentine's day. Ok lang at least napakita ko ulit sa kanya kung gaano siya ka-special sa buhay ko. Now back to Marines, why I'm with the Marines? I was invited by a recruiter to join them on their tour on Marine Museum and Marine Corps base in Quantico Virginia(1 hour from my place) I saw some guns,planes and katanas from 1800's in the museum. When we arrived in the base, we ate a MRE(meal- ready to eat). The heater inside the MRE is so cool! haha. After that we went to the military police office and I saw some wonderful Rifles(M4 carbine) and handguns(Beretta)

Sunday, February 8, 2009

R.I.P Helio Gracie

This past Thursday(January 29,2009) Grandmaster Helio Gracie died in the morning on his sleep in Rio De Janeiro Brazil. He has a 10th degree red belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and 6th dan(Rokudan) red and white belt in Judo. "I created a flag from the art's dignity. I oversee the name of my family with affection and nerves of blood" were his last words. I feel sad for the Gracie family even if I'm a newbie in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu because I just returned in the world of martial arts(MMA to be specific) and I just read some teachings of Grandmaster Helio in some of the books and videos. Grandmaster Helio Gracie was regarded as the creator of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, also known as Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. His legacy will never ever fade in the history of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and MMA.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Dental surgery

It happened on January 30th in VCU-Dentistry building. At 6am I woke up and ate all the foods I want. When I arrived in VCU. I took pictures of myself(tripping). Then I asked my mom to take some pics during the surgery but she don't want to do it because she can't stand the pain that I suffered.So the dentist offered me a help to took some pics(Ayus). During the surgery, I don't feel that much pain except when the time that they trying to remove the teeth from my jaw. . After the surgery, me&my mom went to a drugstore to buy a medicine for the swelling and pain,when we got there I feel the pain already and I feel so cold.After that I just lye down on my bed,took my medicine and slept. Right now I feel ok, although I can't train MMA for 2 more weeks. After 2 weeks, I will push myself to the limit on training to improve my game.

GSP won by TKO

When the time I'm watching UFC 94, there's a lot of great fights like the first fight(Nate Diaz vs. Clay Guida), then the match before the main event(Thiago Silva vs. Lyoto Machida) was so exciting. Both undefeated and have a 13-0 MMA record each. Before the 1st round ended, Lyoto ground and pounded Thiago for the win then Lyoto asked the crowd if he deserves a title shot and the people responded yes.For me, he deserves a title shot. Then the main event(GSP vs. Penn). Bj Penn won the 1st round, but after that GSP dominated the fight against Penn. Penn looked so tired after the 2nd round. Even there's a controversial issue about the vaseline against GSP, for me the vaseline isn't a big deal because as I watched the fight, GSP REALLY dominated on 2nd up to the last round. What Bj penn did was to avoid the punches of GSP. I like both fighters but GSP won. Congratulations GSP

Saturday, January 31, 2009

UFC 94: St. Pierre vs. Penn 2

This is the most anticipated rematch in the UFC history. UFC lightweight champ Bj "The Prodigy" Penn moves back to 170lbs(welterweight) to avenge a 2006 loss on the current Welterweight champion Georges "Rush" St. Pierre. Also undefeated fighters Lyoto The Dragon" Machida takes on Thiago Silva. Both fighters have a 13-0 MMA record and tonight one will remain undefeated and one will suffer a 1st loss. For the first time, I will not be on Penn or GSP side because Penn is my favorite Lightweight fighter in UFC while GSP is my favorite Welterweight fighter in UFC. So may the best fighter wins.

(UFC 94 weigh-ins)

As you can see on the video Akihiro "the Afro" Gono is going to fight Jon Fitch on the preliminary card. Akihiro rocks! haha

Monday, January 26, 2009


(Pinost ko na lahat ng Chinese zodiacs kasi ang cute ng mga pics! haha)

Happy Chinese New Year everyone. It's year of the Ox this 2009 and my Chinese zodiac sign is Ox because I was born on 1985. Sana maganda ang taon na to para sakin. But this year, I don't have Nian gao(Tikoy) for the 1st time of my life. Every Chinese new year may several flavors of Tikoy ako, from the original flavor to pandan and ube. I WANT NIAN GAO haha

Eto (daw) ang hula sa mga OX. Since si dream girl eh year of the Pig, eto ang hula(HAHA)

-Ox and BOAR/Pig
No personality clashes. Compatible to a certain extent. Acceptable but cool relationship. No struggles or lasting bonds either.


Saturday, January 17, 2009

Happy Birthday Gail Nicolas

Happy birthday Gail! I'm wishing you the best on your career,good health,more projectsblessings. I'm always here for you if you need help! take care always and God bless

(otanjoubi omedetou gozaimasu soshite aishiteru)

Happy Birthday to you you - YUI

Friday, January 16, 2009


Oh yeah, I injured my ribs(right part) during Brazilian Jiu Jitsu fight this past Monday. My opponent used a submission technique (figure four) then he rear naked choke me. Habang nakaipit yung binti nya sakin, may narinig ako na pumutok sa ribs ko and he's choking me at the same time! Yeah I tapped but I want to have another fight even if I'm injured. So my next opponent is my black belt instructor! So patay na! Instead of giving up, lumaban ako kahit alam kong matatalo ako. During our fight, I don't have enough energy and I have a injury at the same time but my instructor can't submit me. After few seconds, I saw his neck wide open. So I submitted him via Rear Naked Choke! .I can say that its a beginner's luck, I have to learn more but as I always say "Its better to loose via KO or submission than to quit".After 4 days, my ribs doesn't hurt that much anymore and I'm going to train Brazilian Jiu Jitsu on Monday

Monday, January 12, 2009

Nakakawindang na caller

Earlier while I'm on the way to work, I was listening to radio because the radio station discussed about math. Then this guy called the dj to answer the question

dj- Ok here's the question, I driver of the car drove 100 miles at 2 hours. What is the average speed of the car

caller- uhm, 100x2= 200 miles!

dj- are you serious

caller- yeah, since you only said 2 numbers on the question.

dj- oh my! how old are you?

caller- 32

dj- you know what, even a 1st grade student can answer that. The answer is 50!

caller- NO WAY!

While I'm driving, I can't stop laughing. I know I'm not good at Math. I can say I like Math but I'm not good at Math. So don't say that the Filipino sucks at Math!!! Andami kong kilalang Pinoy na magagaling sa Math...

Saturday, January 10, 2009


Lately sandali lang ako nakakapagonline at may oras na di ako nakakapagonline. Kaya pag di ako nakakapagonline, namimiss ko maglaro ng mga games sa facebook haha! Pero bakit nga ba ako di masyado nakakapagonline? Dahil sa schedule ko!

Monday- Jiu jitsu/judo/wrestling


afternoon-Strength and conditioning plus 30 minutes on the treadmill/ 3 mile run

evening- Muay thai and weightlifting

Wednesday- Jiu jitsu/Judo/Wrestling


afternoon- Strength and conditioning plus 30 minutes on the treadmill/ 3 mile run

evening- Muay thai and weightlifting

Friday- Strength and Conditioning, Plyometrics and Muay Thai

Saturday(optional)- 3 mile run, Brazilian Jiu-jitsu


Right now I really want to have a good Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu skills to get a black belt as early as possible. As you can see on my training schedule, It looks like a MCMAP(Marine Corps Martial Arts Program) schedule but MCMAP is more brutal. Now there's a lot of people are asking if I want to fight in the future? All I can say is "This is just one of my hobbies". If I will given a chance to fight, I'll go for it, If not, then no...

Thursday, January 8, 2009

I am now a official member of "Team Combat" RIchmond VA

Yesterday I signed a 1-year contract on Combat Sports Center where the ultimate fighter 7 champion Amir Sadollah used to train. After I signed a contract, I changed my clothes immediately and went to the grappling floor. After that I stretched my legs&arms and the training had begun. We had 3 minutes of running, 3 minutes of running(side-ward), 3 minutes of running(backwards), 3 minutes of running(front and back shifting) and running(AGAIN!, But this time every 5 seconds we will jump two timesas high as we can). After that, my body was sweaty(EEWWWW! YEAH haha). Then I chose a sparring partner the first move we did is the sprawl(Video below).

After that they taught us the Kimura(as shown 0n the video below)

and my instructor taught me on how to prevent my opponent to do a Kimura to me! After that, my instructor taught us a Judo move called Tomoe Nagae(shown on the video below).

Tomoe Nagae is kind easy for me because I used to train Judo during my high school days. So my instructor taught us a combination of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Judo! After that they taught us the Rear naked choke(shown on the video below)

This move is very common on MMA. After that, my sparring partner choked me and I tell to my partner to choke me harder. Instead he tried to choke my jaw! haha. Then when its my turn to choke him, I didn't hesitate to choke him hard because the last time I trained Brazilian jiu jitsu, my instructor told me to choke harder&put more pressure when I'm going to choke my partner/opponent. After that, the next move is on how to prevent the rear naked choke and how to remove my opponents arms while he is choking(rear naked choke)me. After that, me and my partner exchanged every moves we learned yesterday. I feel so good after the training. After that, I told the desk associate that I'm ready to fight when I earn a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu! =D

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Lesley Roy- Unbeautiful

If the song of Taylor swift makes me sing her song( Love story)amf, this song by Lesley Roy(Unbeautiful)makes me scream while singing! hahaha! What's wrong with me?!?!?! But this is a great song! OK EMO mode ata ako! Xl

Don't hang up, can't we talk
So confused it's like I'm lost
What went wrong, what made you go
Don't pretend you don't know
This is me I'm unchangable

When did we fall apart
Or did you lie from the start
When you said, it's only you
I was blind, such a fool
Thinking we were unbreakable

It was you and me, against the world
And you promised me forever more
Was it something that I said
Was it something that I did
Cause I gotta know what made me unbeautiful

[verse 2]
I've been told what's done is done
To let it go and carry on
Deep inside I know that's true
I'm stuck in time, stuck on you
We were still untouchable


Wake up, wake up, wake up, wake up
Cause I'm only dreaming
Get out, get out, get out, get out
Get out of my head now
Because we're much better altogether

[chorus] x2
... made me unbeautiful

ayus! XD

Taylor Swift- Love story

This past week, I heard this song more than 50 times!!!! Tapos nun, napapasabay ako sa kanta at halos kabisado ko na! Pero teka! Rock songs lang trip ko pero pag naririnig ko to napapakanta na din ako! hahaha ewan pero nagagandahan ako sa kanta na to kaya umiikot na sa ulo tong kanta na to hahaha =D

We were both young when I first saw you
I close my eyes and the flashback starts
I'm standing there on a balcony in summer air
See the lights, see the party, the ball gowns
See you make your way through the crowd
And say hello, little did I know

That you were Romeo, you were throwing pebbles
And my daddy said stay away from Juliet
And I was crying on the staircase, begging you please don't go
And I said

Romeo take me somewhere we can be alone
I'll be waiting, all there's left to do is run
You'll be the prince and I'll be the princess
It's a love story, baby just say yes

So I sneak out to the garden to see you
We keep quiet 'cause we're dead if they knew
So close your eyes, let's leave this town for a little while
Oh, oh

'Cause you were Romeo, I was a scarlet letter
And my daddy said stay away from Juliet
But you were everything to me, I was begging you please don't go
And I said

Romeo take me somewhere we can be alone
I'll be waiting, all there's left to do is run
You'll be the prince and I'll be the princess
It's a love story, baby just say yes

Romeo save me they're tryna tell me how to feel
this love is difficult, but it's real
Don't be afraid we'll make it out of this mess
It's a love story, baby just say yes

I got tired of waiting wondering if you were ever coming around
My faith in you is fading
When I met you on the outskirts of town
And I said

Romeo save me I've been feeling so alone
I'll keep waiting for you, but you never come
Is this in my head, I don't know what to think
He knelt to the ground and pulled out a ring
And said

Marry me Juliet you'll never have to be alone
I love you and that's all I really know
I talked to your dad you'll pick out a white dress
It's a love story, baby just say yes
Oh, oh, oh

We were both young when I first saw you

Thursday, January 1, 2009


I wake up at 11:30 on the first day of 2009 with a smile




Happy New Year Everybody!

I wish everyone to be stronger to solve on all the problems!
I hope this year brings LOVE, PEACE and HAPPINESS to y'all.

And Lastly,

I hope that this year all of my dreams will turn into reality
and all of my efforts into great achievements. I have a lot of dreams, some people are saying "andami ko naman gusto". My reason is, I'm young and I'm just trying to do what I want and if God will give it to me, Thank you but if not, it's ok at least I try.

What's my new year's resolution?

Seriously I don't have official new year's resolution. But I just want to be Stronger and put more effort on the things I want to do especially about my love life (BWAHAHA). I'm giving my 110% to have a communication with her! I you read this, I wanna say this to you "MWAH and goodluck"