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ADCC 2013 Highlight

The new ADCC 2013 Highlight by Stuart Cooper brought to you Maluko kimonos is finally out. I made to China this year thank fully through good word of mouth of the athletes competing, who i have got to know over the years throigh my travels, to create this video for the BJJ Fans. I make these videos to help promote the sport and show how BJJ can change your life like has it mine. I hope people like it as much as the last one. I Make these videos with pure passion trying to show people what the BJJ Life style is and how its a way of life and can bring so many good things. This highlight features highlights of the best Grapplers in the world coming together to compete in the biggest tournament in the world. I did my best to capture all the best bits of the tournament. The video features highlights from Andre Galvao vs Braulio Estima Super fight, Kron Gracie, JT Torres, Rubens Charles “Cobrinha”, Keenan Cornelius, Dean Lister, Romulo Barral, Joao miyao, Rafael Lovato JR, Rickson Gracie, Mario Sperry, Fabio Gurgel, Benson Henderson, Vinny Magalhaes, Eddie Bravo, Marcus “Buchecha” Almeida, Otavio Souza and the ADCC Absolute Champion Roberto “Cyborg” Abrue. Also The Mendes bros Rafael and Gui Mendes, Gabi Garcia, Penny Thomas, Clark Gracie and many many more of the top Grappling athletes in the world. I hope you all enjoy this.


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Hard Work and Have Fun – Anderson Silva Backstage

Hard Work and Have Fun – Anderson Silva Backstage


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Tanquinho vs Cobrinha – final 70 kg – Abu Dhabi Pro 2013

Tanquinho vence a Cobrinha final hasta 70 kilos Abu Dhabi Pro 2013


Why winners keep winning

winningWhether the game involves competing every four years in the Olympics or every day in a business, winning brings advantages that make it easier to keep winning.

To understand sustainable success, I compared perpetual winners with long-term losers in professional and amateur sports and then matched the findings to business case studies for my book Confidence. The sports were a comprehensive mix including women’s soccer, men’s and women’s college basketball, major league baseball, U.S. football, international cricket, and North American ice hockey.

I found that winners gain ten important advantages as a result of victory — and that smart leaders can cultivate and build on these advantages to make the next success possible.

1. Good mood. Clearly everyone feels good about winning, while emotions sag at failure. Emotions affect performance. Positive moods produce physical energy and the resilience to persist after setbacks. While losers use any excuse to stop, winners sometimes play on even while injured, lifted by a kind of winners’ high. Moreover, psychologists find that moods are contagious. Winners’ exhilaration is infectious. Losers’ gloom can be toxic.

2. Attractive situation. Whether at children’s soccer games or in the office, losers go home early. Winners stick around. My studies show that there is less absenteeism or tardiness in organizations known for their successes. There is also more solidarity, because people spend more time together feeling good about what they can accomplish. More time together brings more chances for information-sharing and mentoring.

3. Learning. Losers get defensive and don’t want to hear about their many failings, so they avoid feedback. Winners are more likely to voluntarily discuss mistakes and accept negative feedback, because they are comfortable that they can win. Because they are confident about the possibility of winning, they see practicing as a route to a positive outcome, not as a punishment. For athletes, practice matters. Winning is often found in mastery of the details. As a former student found in studies of swimmers who did and didn’t qualify for the Olympics, excellence consists of examining and improving many small processes and routines.

4. Freedom to focus. As every golfer and tennis player knows, you must keep your eye on the ball. Losers often punish themselves in their heads. Winners have fewer distractions. Golf pro Tiger Woods won nearly every championship until hit with personal problems of his own making, which was followed by loses on the golf course.

5. Positive culture of mutual respect. For anyone who plays on a team, winning makes it easier to respect and listen to one another, because after all, if you win together, then the presumption is that everyone is a good player. Winners can maintain high aspirations and act generously toward others. Losers are more likely to blame others and disdain them as mediocre, creating a culture of finger-pointing and infighting.

6. Solid support system. Behind every high performance athlete or team is a cadre of coaches, friends, and fans that fuel motivation. Winning enlarges the circle of backers. Losing erodes support. For instance, the cheerleaders for one perpetually losing college football team used to leave the stadium at half-time. When even their cheerleaders feel they won’t win, how can athletes gear up for the next try?

7. Better press. It’s not just the buzz at time of victory that separates winners from losers, it’s also the more favorable story about the past and future. Winning provides a halo that makes everything seem to glow. Losing causes observers and analysts to probe for reasons in a rewritten version of the past that makes continuing losses seem inevitable.

8. Invitations to the best parties. Really. Winners get invited to the White House, Buckingham Palace, key conferences or exhibitions. They gain access to networks and relationships that confer benefits that maintain winners’ momentum, such as early information or better deals. Who invites the losers?

9. Self-determination. Winners have more control over their own destiny. “Why tamper with success?” we often say. Winners are left alone, getting a free pass on reviews (occasionally tragically, as at Penn State, where locker room abuse went uninvestigated). Losers get attention of the negative kind. They are encumbered with “help” — special committees, audits, reviews, frequent visitors. Enough of that, and losers spend their time in meetings instead of practicing and improving performance.

10. Continuity. Lose too often, and heads roll. New coaches, new strategies — like HP’s lurching between hardware and software or Yahoo’s parade of exiting CEOs. High turnover consumes time and attention. More time spent getting people on board leaves little time to fully execute any particular game plan. It’s hard to start winning again until the situation stabilizes. Winners have the luxury implementing long-term strategies and planning for orderly succession.

Winning streaks eventually end because winners can get over-confident, slipping into arrogance or complacency, or because the competition gets better. But leaders can build on the advantages of winners to encourage a positive spirit, disciplined focus, mutual respect, lots of practice on the details, and lasting support systems that can make successes and comebacks more likely.


The Evolution of a Champion: Fernando Vieira Mini-Documentary – Jits Magazine

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Fernando Vieira is a Cristiano Carioca black belt from Manaus. He is a 3x world champion and the 2012 World Pro champion. One of the most naturally talented grappler’s out there, Fernando has decided to move to Toronto, Canada to train and teach at Evolucao Thai and take his BJJ and MMA career to the next level.