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Looks like there’s a Eddie Bravo documentary coming out soon. Right off the bat I think they should change the name, I love Eddie but Master Renzo’s documentary was called “Legacy” and with all the wacky names Eddie has for his BJJ moves you can come up with something original.

 Other than that I am really looking forward to seeing all the backstage action that took place before and after Metamoris 3. I love the video of Joe Rogan and Eddie after that notorious ADCC match where Eddie triangled Royler Gracie.

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Who you should fight: Pirate101 companion version

Bonnie Anne: Why would you want to fight Bonnie???? What has she ever done to you??? Maybe she forgot to Burst Fire once but do not fight Bonnie. She does not deserve this. Hell she’d Stock Assault your bony moronie ass if you tried. Do not fight Bonnie Anne. 

Ratbeard: Sure, he’s bit of a dick who needs to shave, but still does not deserve to be fought. Look at him. Look at those fucking hulk green eyes. Those babies are determined to fight. He’ll go Mickey Mouse on you if you mess with him. Do not fight Ratbeard.

Old Scratch: This guy has been through enough already, he doesn’t even remember his origins before he died. Fizzles are annoying but this guy has been nothing but nice to you ever since he joined. “Captain my captain” don’t even think about it. Do not fight Old Scratch.

El Toro: Are you Malistaire the Undying? No? Don’t do it. Not ONLY will he whip your ass good, he’s fought countless bandits. He’d slurp you up like a gogurt. Do not fight El Toro.

Monkey King: Do it. Fucking do it. Beat his primate ass UP. He betrayed you, called you gullible, and only joined because of The Crown of Command. That shit eating smile of his is begging to be punched. Smack him with his own damn baton. Sure he has calmed down since we first got him but that doesn’t change what he’s done. Shit son, he doesn’t even promote. Fight Monkey King.

Gracie Conrad: Have you seen that smile of hers? Don’t do it man. She’s as pure as it gets in this fucking game. If you fight her you’ll have to go through me. I’ll protect her with my life. Unless if you can take me in berserker mode, there’s no hope for you. Don’t fucking touch Gracie, she’s done nothing wrong. Don’t like her talents? Take it up with Kingsisle: she’s doing her best. Do NOT fight Gracie Conrad.

Catbeard: Are you a gay ally? If yes, then why would you fight Catbeard? This guy is SCREAMING “the helpful gay friend”. Okay yeah, he lied about having a map piece and he’s a drama queen but he helped you recover another piece of the map. Not only that but he could slap you with his paws or his endless supply of fish. You’ll smell like trout for a week. Do not fight Catbeard.

Hawkules: Look at yourself. Do you look like this man? No? Don’t fight him. He has El Toro’s strength, Catbeard’s gayness, and Gracie’s pureness all in one beefed up package. This guy has some fucking STACKED muscles, I mean sure he’s a furry version of Hercules but that’s besides the point. He could crush your head with just his tiddies. Not even counting his ripped body, he’d cry if you, the captain who he trusts, would try to hurt him. He’s just a friend molded into a beefcake. Do NOT fight Hawkules.  

Contessa Argento: What the fuck has Contessa ever done to you? This girl lost her true love AND has been trying to stomp the Armada since then, there’s literally no reason to fight her. She might look like a My Little Pony character but still. Do not fight Contessa Argento.

BONUS: STARTER COMPANIONS

Subodai: He’s rough, tough and doesn’t bluff. I don’t know why you would want to fight him. Maybe he gives you attitude when you’re questing or farming. Actually yeah, that’s a good reason to fight him. Be careful though, this guy has hooves and is NOT afraid to kick with those steel breakers. Of course he has a sword but in this game is that really your biggest worry? Don’t even BOTHER going for his legs, hit him in his resting binch face. Maybe yank his beard and then hit him. Good luck fam. Fight Subodai.

Kan Po: Excuse me? You would fight the closest thing that has been a grandpa to you??? Don’t be a monster, shit he’s TRAINED to kick ass. Do you really think you have a shot at taking out Kan Po? Please. Do not fight Kan Po.

Wing Chun: Yes. 👏 Fucking.👏  yes. 👏 Beat this chicken legged motherfucker. He’s been nothing but rude to you. He doesn’t even apologize for bossing you around all the time. Riposte won’t save your ass son. Will it be a fair fight? Absolutely not. For him. Pull his beak and knee him where it hurts. He has it coming. Fight. Wing. Chun.

Kobe Bryant Yojimbo: Okay first of all this man has lost literally everything. His family. His material objects. And even found out his father planned to kill the emperor, who also got murdered and had his clan destroyed. You should not be fighting this man. Not only could he kill you, but he deserves nothing but hugs and kisses. He even calls you My lord”. Do NOT fight Kobe.

Egg Shen: Looks like a binch, isn’t actually a binch. Similar to Kan Po but more dramatic, looks can be deceiving y’all. Do not fight Egg Shen.

“To be a fighter, you have to be passionate. I have so much passion, it’s hard to hold it all in. That passion escapes as tears from my eyes, sweat from my pores, blood from my veins. So many people assume that I’m cold and callous, but the truth is you need a big heart to fight. I wear my heart on my sleeve, and I have had it broken too. I can compete with broken toes or stitches in my foot. I can take a hit without batting an eyelash, but I will burst into tears if a sad song comes on the radio. I am vulnerable; that’s why I fight. It has been that way since I was born. I fought for my first breath. I fought for my first words. The battle to be respected and heard is one I’m still fighting.”- My Fight / Your Fight

My Training Library
  1. Underground BODYOPUS by Daniel Duchaine
  2. Jeet Kune Do by Bruce Lee
  3. The Art of Expressing the Human Body by Bruce Lee and John Little
  4. Fighter’s Fact Book by Loren W. Christensen
  5. The Fighter’s Body by Loren W. Christensen and Wim Demeere
  6. Kung Fu Elements by Shou-Yu Liang
  7. Ultimate Fighting Techniques Volume 1: The Top Game by Royce Gracie
  8. NSCA’s Essentials of Personal Training
  9. ACE Personal Trainer Manual, 4th Edition
  10. Jiu-jitsu University by Saulo Ribeiro
  11. Complete Triathlon Book by Matt Fitzgerald
  12. Running Tough by Michael Sandrock
  13. Combat Conditioning by Matt Furey
  14. Combat Abs by Matt Furey
  15. The Centurion Method (Idk if it’s even in print anymore)
  16. Special Ops Fitness Training by Mark DeLisle
  17. The Unfettered Mind by Takuan Soho
  18. The Book of Five Rings by Miyamoto Musashi
  19. Zen and Swordsmanship from the Yamaoka Tesshu Archives
  20. Sun and Steel by Yukio Mishima

This is every training resource that is on my shelf currently. I’ve got a few things loaned out and a few things I sold at some point. I did find out that my “Zen and Swordsmanship” book is worth about $300, though.  That’s pretty crazy since I bought it for 6 bucks. Cool to find out that I have a rare book. 

I’ve been thinking a lot about the Stonewall riots recently and how the leaders of that movement were some serious real life superheroes. So, I drew Sylvia Riviera, Marsha P Johnson, and Miss Major Griffin-Gracy fighting for justice!

HEY YOU! WANT TO KNOW WHY BJJ IS THE WAY IT IS?

IT ALL STARTS WITH THIS BRUH RIGHT HERE. 

HIS NAME IS  MITSUYO MAEDA AND HE WAS A JUDOKA AND SUDENT OF THE FOUNDER OF JUDO, JIGORO KANO. YEAH THATS PRETTY BALLER HUH? 

Maeda’s first official iintroductionto martial arts was sumo as a teenager. Unfortunately Sumo werstling hevily favorts a certian body type and Maeda lacked the ideal build for the sport. He made the switch to Kodokan judo at the age of 18 in 1895 while he was enrolled at Waseda University. 

Mitsuyo Maeda was a vigorous promoter of the art of judo but not in the most traditional way. Instead of teaching the art to spread it he wanted to earn its recognition through combat. He would take on challengers in no holds barred fights to prove the strength of his style.

While judo is known for its throws Maeda was known for his love of Kosen which was more ground focused. Kosen fighters were known as “butt scooters” and “ground fighters”. Maeda was a specialist at this form of ground fighting and used it during numerous prize fights to win and sometimes lose. He began to earn the nickname “Mister Impossible” . 

Eventually while working in Brazil to form Japanese colonies, Maeda befriended the Gracie family and in return for favors Maeda taught Carlos Gracie as thanks. The rest is history

So thats part of the reason BJJ is so different that judo. It was already on a divergent path from what was being taught at the Kodokan because of Maeda’s ground focused style that also was heavily influenced by his no holds barred fighting. The Gracie family would later take these aspects and amplify them and continue the tradition of spreading the art by combat.  

If anyone wants me to do more of these based on famous judoka or martial artist let me know.