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Mendoza, Buenos Aires and More Updates Week 6


Here is some quick updates on whats going on with my travels and my podcast, seriously, I don’t expect people to watch these…in fact I actively discourage you from doing so.  These are just a chance for me to talk about whats going on and keep a kind of journal of what I am up to and what I have been thinking.

New Podcast – Buenos Aires Week 4

Here is some quick updates on whats going on in m neck of the woods, seriously, I don’t expect people to watch these…in fact I actively discourage you from doing so.  These are just a chance for me to talk about whats going on and keep a kind of journal of what I am up to and what I have been thinking.

Buneos Aires Wine and Updates Week 3

Here is some quick updates on whats going on in m neck of the woods, seriously, I don’t expect people to watch these…in fact I actively discourage you from doing so.  These are just a chance for me to talk about whats going on and keep a kind of journal of what I am up to and what I have been thinking.

Some Updates on Buenos Aires Week 2

Here is some quick updates on whats going on in m neck of the woods, seriously, I don’t expect people to watch these…in fact I actively discourage you from doing so.  These are just a chance for me to talk about whats going on and keep a kind of journal of what I am up to and what I have been thinking.

Week 1 In Buenos Aires

Here is some quick updates on whats going on in m neck of the woods, seriously, I don’t expect people to watch these…in fact I actively discourage you from doing so.  These are just a chance for me to talk about whats going on and keep a kind of journal of what I am up to and what I have been thinking.

Week 16 & 17 The Win

There is a lot to update here, first off I won my Jiu Jitsu compeition 1st place in Gi and 2nd place in no gi. For the gi compeition I won 3 matches to clinch first place, and for no gi I won my first match and lost the second one, which I am okay with because that was my 5th match and only this guys second, so he was a little bit fresher then me.

Some notes on my training regime.

  • A couple days before I cut out salt from diet
  • The day of the compeition I took salt right after weighing in, this was key. The salt actually helped calm me down, and what I did was just take little by little till it stopped tasting good. Since my body was depleted of salt at first it didn’t taste too “salty” but instead tasted awesome.
  • The morning of the compeition I didn’t eat, and just sipped on a little puerh tea and some water
  • This not eating and lack of salt made me more anixous and nervous, but as soon as I added the salt and ate I felt so much better
  • Right after weigh in I had a sweet potato and chicken (2 hours aprox till compeition time)
  • I also would take occasional bites of an apple leading up to the first match, making sure I wasn’t to hungry.
  • AS far as supplements I took some alpha GPC which dramatically reduced the brain fog I got from not eating. I also took some DHEA and skipped the rest of the supplements.
  • I took a little bit of N.O. Explode but I would skip this next time, because it caused to much of a adrenaline dump.
  • I did also take 3 pills of Shroom Tech, but not sure if that really helped
  • I did a whole warm up with mobility drills and basic warm up, I also threw in some meditation and yoga.
  • Lastly I found the vizulization leading up to the compeition amazingly helpful, it also helps me get to sleep faster.

That is all I have for those two weeks. It was great having a goal and achieving it, and I am very excited for Rio which I am heading to on the 25th.


Week 15 The Challenge

I signed up for a jiu jitsu tournament a couple weeks ago, and now comes the final 10 days before the tournament, and I am going to make them count.  I decided awhile back that I wasn’t going to take this tournament to seriously, and since then gained 8 pounds, which means I am put in the higher weight division.  I decided today that I want to start training seriously for this competition and challenge myself with learning jiu jitsu, losing 8 pounds and getting ready for my competition in just 10 days.  This means I will need to lay out a plan of how I will learn a ton of information in just 10 days, sounds perfect for learn it in 10 doesn’t it.

The Plan

To Cut the Weight

  • Starting tomorrow photograph every meal I eat
  • Eat a ketogenic diet
  • Cycle off Creatine (may recycle on day before or day of tournament)
  • Garlic eaten at every meal
  • Apple Cider Vinegar taken at different points of the day
  • Will Do Carbs Refill Sunday (maybe should be two days, will check this)
  • Green tea twice a day
  • Coffee (maybe bulletproof) occasionally
  • Lots of water I am thinking 64 ounces extra from what I normally would (with workouts and stuff)
  • I plan on limiting my carbs but not completely cutting them out, we will see how this goes
    • I will eat carbs in the form of vegetables (unlimted) and mixed berries (most likely postworkout) I may also do a bit of honey pre bed.

To Learn Jiu Jitsu

  • Day 1 Postures
    • Get Offensive and Defensive Postures
  • Day 2 Escapes
    • Get Escapes from Side Mount, Mount and half guard
    • Get minimum 2 maybe 3
  • Day 3 Take Downs
    • Learn 3 takedowns and practice them
  • Day 4 Sweeps
    • Learn 2 sweeps from each position
  • Day 5 Passing Guard
    • Learn 3 ways to pass guard
  • Day 6 Submissions
    • Learn 1 submission from each position
  • Day 7 Back
    • Learn How To escape Back
    • Learn How to properly Choke from back
  • Day 8 Left Blank
    • Fill in this day with any and all last minute questions
    • Ask Lou to look at form in a couple different positions and get feedback
  • Day 9 Put It All Together
  • Day 10 Take a Mental Break
    • Don’t Learn anything new
    • Maybe some light going through the motions drills

Other Helpful Tactics

  • I will start taking Huperizine A, and possibly Alpha GPC and Subtiltiame during my Monday and Wednesday Classes for improved memory and focus.
  • I will also test green tea as this is something I would like for competition day
    • I want this for its limited caffeine and theanine, I think it will be just enough not to alter my consciousness to much.
    • I want to take phosphitalyserine and DHEA the day of the competition so I will most likely play around with this before the competition as well
    • I am going to refrain from masturbating 10 days before the match, which is supposed to be when your testosterone peaks.
    • Record Saturday Rolling session
    • Record Tomorrow (Wednesdays) rolling session (depending on how elbow feels)

Game Day (This may change)

  • Phosphitalyserine, DHEA and alpha gpc
  • Possibly green tea or puerh tea
  • Cordyceps – taken in the form of Shroom Tech
  • Foam and lax ball rolling
  • A warm up that I will post here
  • 10 minutes relaxation and visualization if possible


I will keep you update on the events, and plan on having someone record my matches

Week 14 Walk Don’t Run

Things are good, time is running at the perfect speed.  A week feels like what a week should feel like, not to fast, not to slow.  The weekends and I think to myself, that was fun, that was productive.  I look at my post from last week and think to myself man that feels like forever ago, but I feel that way because I feel like so much has gone on since that post.

Big Things From Last Week

I started working recording the episodes for Learn It In 10.  I started with the World Religion video, because I just felt like I should.  I decided to cut out all but the 6 modern religions because I had way to much material, I think that for 10 minutes about 1600 words is what I should shoot for a script to be.

Memorizing all the scripts and the details of shooting such as making sure the camera are in focus and that the green screen are wrinkle free have been giving me some issues.  However it’s a learning process, and I know in time I will get better.  I am very excited about the progress I am already making, and know this is the right path for me.


I don’t have a lot to say this week, I am going down the path I know I am supposed to, and I am doing it at a good pace.  I am walking, not running; I am doing things more consciously rather than just closing my eyes and running.  The idea of having a relationship of some kind bothers me less, and I honestly do not think I want to put in the time that would be required to get some good leads right now.  I am actually completely okay with the idea of just working on what I have to work on, though I do know that I would completely enjoy going out and being social, which is a good change of pace.

Week 13 More and More

Last week was a good transition week, and it has led to me wanting to get back involved with Learn it in 10.  One big issue I am having is whether I want to enjoy my freedom, or if I want to continue to work towards the dream life.  Is it time to reap the rewards of past work, or is this an opportunity to just put in a little more work and get even better results.  When I first got back from Australia I wanted to just learn Portuguese, Work out and really heavily try and rapid learn Jiu Jitsu.  However my ideal self is one that does something bigger than just making a website that sells dancewear…I want to be able to tell people that I did something real cool, something that I am proud of.

I decided to wait to get really heavy on learning Jiu Jitsu and Portuguese till I get to Brazil, which makes sense especially for the Portuguese.  The truth is just working out, learning stuff, and practicing a martial art is kind of my dream life.  However my true dream would be to be doing that well making money doing something I love.  My idea is to get a couple basic episodes of learn it in 10 done (or at least ready for editing) before I get to brazil and while I am there to work extensively on a learn it in 10 series for both Jiu Jitsu and for Portuguese.

Some More Things Going On

“I think that much of the advice given to young men about saving money is wrong. I never saved a cent until I was forty years old. I invested in myself – in study, in mastering my tools, in preparation. Many a man who is putting a few dollars a week into the bank would do much better to put it into himself.”

-Henry Ford

I am trying to take this quote t heart and reinvest the money I make into making myself better.  The first thing I want to do is fix my body, make it feel great.  I hired an online personal trainer who I sent videos and pictures to, and he told me what I need to work on to balance my body out, and I am super excited about this decision.  I also started getting ART or active release technique done by a guy 30 minutes away from my house, and he is real good, it has already made my shoulder feel like new again.  I am really excited about how I see my body being fixed.

I went to an isolation float tank this weekend but the interesting thing was I couldn’t really relax because my body just ached too much.  This made me realize I need to start getting a little more serious about getting back into yoga, which is a little hard because I don’t have a ton of time, but I think I want to commit to three times a week minimum.


Things To Do

I am looking to record somewhere around 5 episodes before I get to Brazil, all the basics, Physics in 10, Philosophy, World Religion, What happens when die? What’s the Meaning Of Life.  I might do a couple more if I have time, but I still haven’t written the scripts for the last two, so I don’t know if I will have time.

I would also like to write one to two GOOD articles for this website a week.  The first one will be on Jiu Jitsu, and the next on Portuguese.  These will act as precursors to my work with learn it in 10, and will basically outline how I plan on learning these two skills well in Rio.

Wrap – Up

The business is going extremely well, without even trying we are averaging around $450 in revenue per day for the month.  The great part is, it is increasing constantly.  Truth is I could pretty much guarantee that I will be able to make enough money from this to support me for a long time, but the truth is it is not enough.  I want more, not because I want more money, but because I want to be able to do it on my own.  I want to have that back up of having income come from more than just one source.  I also want the “fame” that comes from that, not because I want people to know who I am, but because I want to be able to access high level people and offer them something.  What I mean by this is I want to be able to get in contact with people I want to meet, talk to and learn from, and they see value in meeting me and being on my blog or youtube channel or whatever.  So when I say that I want some fame it’s not so people will recognize me but so that I am a person that people will want to meet.

Another note, something that goes a little against that grain but I have once again noticed that when I do not get enough carbs, I am not as happy.  I will try experimenting with ketogenic diets when I get back from Rio, but as of right now I notice when I have less carbs I am just not as happy.  It could be that I am not getting enough calories, or when I avoid carbs is when I am being more picky and not as relaxed but it’s a correlation I have seen again and again in my life.

Structure and Goals Week 7-12

Its been a long time since I have updated this blog, and a lot has gone on, went from Medellin, back home in so cal, over to Australia, and now I have been back home for about a week.
Things are going good, real good.

The business is just blowing up, last month we averaged $450 a day and this month so far we are averaging at least $400 in sales (though the number may be go up before the end of the month).

I started doing Jiu Jitsu rather seriously and found a tournament that is about a month away which is just enough time to try and learn as much as possible in a short time. I am also going to Rio de Janerio, Brazil Feb.25th and would like my jiu jitsu to be decent by the time I get there. I am extremely grateful to have found this sport and to have a goal and some solid structure to achieve the goal.

I am also learning Portuguese spending about 2 hours a day doing that, so that by the time I get to Rio I can just focus on practicing and kind of stop the learning process. Though I wonder if it would be better to just focus on Jiu Jitsu while I am at home and then focus primarily on Portuguese when I get to Rio. I may put on hold the whole learning Portuguese and Jiu Jitsu at the same time, since I want to win the competition that is in a month.

I have kind of unofficially put the whole learn it in 10 thing on hold, though I might start working on that again soon. I wrote around 30 scripts and could start filming whenever, however I am not sure if I have enough space to really do the filming. I might try and film a couple videos before I leave, and I might try and get something up on kick starter to see if I can raise some money for the project.

I will be writing up a post on learning Jiu Jitsu and Portuguese fairly soon, so look for that.

That is all for now, enjoy your week!