Posts by: Tim

Hey everyone, I know it’s been a long time since I have bored you to death with my whining and crying about how jiu jitsu is hard and everyone beats me up on a daily basis, but I have good news! I’ve been working on a lot of things the past few months, and […]

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Behind the Lens

On November 29, 2011 By

I hate pictures. Well, I hate being in pictures anyway. I hate having to try and pose for them; or rather try not to look stupid which I usually do. In most pictures that I’m in I never really think I look like myself. I always have some bewildered, tired, or crazy look on my […]

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Savate Brazil

On October 6, 2011 By

Note: Most of this blog post was written back in May when I was still in Rio de Janeiro, however it was lost in the shuffle of moving back to the United States and never finished. I’ve been backed up on writing in more places than just this blog, but I’m working to finish a […]

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Interview: Cristiano Marcello

On September 28, 2011 By

Over the course of this adventure, I’ve met many people within the Brazilian jiu jitsu and mixed martial arts world. One thing I have really wanted to do is start capturing more photo and video of my experiences and the people around me. I also have wanted to write about the fight game through […]

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CM System: First Impressions

On September 10, 2011 By

This post is going to be what I’m sure most of you come here to read about, and that is training. Here in Curitiba I’ve been training at CM System, which if you aren’t aware is the academy of Cristiano Marcello. Cristiano is pretty well known in the MMA world, especially to the hardcore fans […]

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Curitiba: First Impressions

On September 5, 2011 By

I think everyone has, at one point or another, met someone or been someplace in which they felt they had been there forever yet it had only been a few days. Curitiba is that place for me. I’ve been here a little over two weeks now but it feels as though I’ve been here for […]

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I’ve been gone for awhile with a lot of things happening, and to be honest it’s been tough to write much at home. I had a heavy course load for the summer session, and it got in the way of my writing and training. It’s ok though, because I got a lot of classes out […]

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On June 7, 2011 By

What a ride it’s been. When I set out on this adventure a few months ago, I knew I was going to have the experience of a lifetime, but I could never have predicted what would come of it. I’ve come back from what I hope is only a very small part of […]

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Muay Thai Social Project

On May 19, 2011 By

I’ve been a fan of mixed martial arts for many years. I’ve always wanted to pursue it as a hobby, but for the longest time it just wasn’t possible for me. The past few years it’s mostly been work that has been in the way, although I had the opportunity to at least train part […]

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Costs of living in Rio

On May 11, 2011 By

Many people have asked me about the cost of living in Rio de Janeiro. There are so many variables that go into the equation that it is really hard to peg down exact numbers, but i’d like to at least give you some idea of what my costs were. Remember that this is my experience […]

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