July 2014

William Vandry BJJ in My Eyes – November 2010 – The Cain Velasquez Attitude vs. The Brock Lesnar Effect

By Professor William Vandry (3rd degree Black belt BJJ)   What an incredible performance by Cain Velasquez over Brock Lesnar.  The absolute dominance, and destruction of Lesnar proved Velasquez is not simply a fighter or competitor, but a thinking man’s fighter.  When I viewed the fight, Velasquez, who is a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, …

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William Vandry BJJ in My Eyes (October 2010): The Greatest Jiu-jitsu Battles of all Time!

By Professor William Vandry (3rd degree Black belt BJJ) I wrote an article a few years ago regarding who was the best in BJJ.  Of course the best in my opinion based upon history was: Carlos Gracie Helio Gracie Carlson Gracie Rolls Gracie Rickson Gracie Rigan Machado Ok, so with respect to each of the …

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William Vandry – BJJ In My Eyes: Shogun Rua vs. Anderson Silva

BJJ in my eyes June 2010 article By Professor William Vandry 3rd degree Black belt Brazilian Jiu-jitsu (Master Carlos Machado) Shogun Rua vs. Anderson Silva – Two BJJ guys that can outstrike anyone!                                     I had discussed with my students the fight with Machida and Shogun in UFC 113.  Many thought it could go either way, …

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BJJ in my eyes May article 2010: How to shop around for an academy worldwide in BJJ

BJJ in my eyes May article 2010 How to shop around for an academy worldwide in BJJ First of all, I want to proudly state that our website www.austinbjj.com is one of the busiest BJJ websites in the world. Our website has hundreds of members from all around the world.  We also have high traffic regarding people …

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BJJ In My Eyes: Children in BJJ

Children in BJJ By Professor William Vandry Teaching BJJ to children First of all Happy New Year to all of my students, association academies, friends and family!  I hope everyone has some new resolutions to be made, focused and goal setting to accomplish for 2010.  I have worked on new ideas for teaching, developing new …

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BJJ in My Eyes: Achieving a BJJ Black Belt, and the Responsibilities You Must Accept with it!! Part 3

Dec. 12 VBJJA seminar poster             Professor William Vandry The last two months have given me an opportunity to not just reflect and write about Black belt responsibilities, but the whole responsibility that tests your humility, your mental restructuring, your daily attitude, your mentality as an athlete and martial artist, …

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BJJ in my eyes October 2009 – Achieving a BJJ Black belt, and the responsibilities you must accept with it!!! Part 2

  Professor William Vandry sparring with his mentor Master Carlos Machado Last month I discussed more of direct protocols involving responsibilities, protocols and some personal and philosophical requirements that I have learned from my instructors (Carlos, Roger, Rigan, John and Jean Jacques Machado), and moreso, from my own life, upbringing and my own philosophies. Last …

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BJJ in My Eyes September 2009 – Achieving a BJJ Black Belt, and the Responsibilities You Must Accept with it!!

BJJ in my eyes September 2009 – Achieving a BJJ Black belt, and the responsibilities you must accept with it!!! September 5, 2009 congratulations to three new Vandry BJJ Black belts!  (In photo: BJJ Black belts King Webb, Carter Fisk, William Vandry, Carlos Machado and Manny Galvan) Whew.  The mid and last week of July and the first week …

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