Originally posted at: December 2014 Fourth quarter William Vandry Association seminar, new belts! The last quarter of 2014 had new belts, and new techniques taught by Professor William Vandry. The two day seminar combined Chokes developed by collar stretching techniques were shown, and new Brabo and arm triangle angles. Guard defense to recover and better […]
William Vandry: BJJ in My Eyes – December 2012 – Achieving a BJJ Black Belt, and the Responsibilities You Must Accept with it!!
“Responsibility This does not come with a Black belt. This is a self-charged responsibility. This originates at white belt, and evolves at the blue and purple belt levels. The brown belt is the maturation process of research, and to understand and accept your leadership roles that are growing. Or should be growing.” – William Vandry
BJJ in My Eyes – The Most Valuable Assets of Great Students; Work Ethic, Respect, Loyalty and the Code of Ethics
1996 Vandry BJJ’s first student (William Vandry, Jared Manbeck, Carlos Machado) 2012 Vandry BJJ’s first student defines a loyal Martial artist I was able to absorb and digress Jiu-jitsu history with one of my students recently. In June 2012, my first student from 16 years ago in Killeen, Texas came to visit me.
12 BJJ Black belts, Carlos Machado, William Vandry, teach Jiu-jitsu techniques, award first three Vandry BJJ one stripe Black belts 3rd Degree BJJ Black Belt Professor William Vandry; and 8th Degree Red and Black Belt Master Carlos Machado What an awesome seminar! I was able to see a piece of BJJ history in Texas.
William Vandry BJJ in My Eyes – December 2011: The Vandry BJJ Association Year in Review It’s already December! Merry Christmas and Happy New year to all of the Vandry BJJ Association students in Texas, Arizona and Afghanistan! Congratulations to our students that have achieved important roles in our community regarding their Jiu-jitsu knowledge, stance,
William Vandry BJJ in My Eyes (July 2011): The Gracie Challenge, Lineage, Heirs and Legacy of Brazilian Jiu-jitsu’s Leaders
Gracies and Carlos Machado with Chuck Norris Masters Carlos and Helio Gracie with School and Machado brothers In a past interview, Carley Gracie discussed his father, Carlos Gracie, the patriarch and Grandmaster of Brazilian Jiu-jitsu and his challenge fights that many define as ‘The Gracie challenge’. Carley Gracie discussed his father’s creation from
Hmmm. This is a mighty touchy subject. Everyone knows about them, everyone hears about them, and we live in a society of sports where they are rampant, and many people take them. Thanks to http://www.cagepotato.com/mma-steroid-busts-definitive-timeline In 2002, the Nevada State Athletic Commission began testing MMA fighters for performance-enhancing drugs. Athletics has always been man’s attempt to
By Professor William Vandry (3rd degree Black belt BJJ) Last year, I wrote an article called ‘Treat yourself like a racehorse’. The intent of my article last year was to give information from medical doctors and medical journals that show how they discuss your health and especially as an athlete. I had no idea that
BJJ in my eyes February 2011 – Professor William Vandry’s Tribute to His Senior Student and Black Belt Gary Claxton
Gary Claxton Performing Carlos Machado, William Vandry, Gary Claxton and Rigan Machado 2009 Gary Claxton with his closest Jiu-jitsu brothers and sisters at Carter, Ted and Chandra’s birthday dinner 2010 Gary sparring with fellow black belt Carter Fisk Rolls Gracie was known as the fighter in the Gracie family. Rolls originally became the lead and
BJJ in my eyes January 2011 – Tribute to the Great Rickson Gracie By Professor William Vandry (3rd degree Black belt BJJ) Happy New year to all of Vandry BJJ students and instructors. It has been a great year in 2010, and I look forward to growing in 2011! I began martial arts as