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Meet-A-Fighter from Autism Radio presents Former Ultimate Fighting Lightweight Champion, Frankie “The Answer” Edgar at Autism Radio Casino Night, Saturday, September 24 in Totowa, New Jersey
TOTOWA, NEW JERSEY -Autism Radio is hosting their 2nd annual Casino Night Fundraiser for Autism and welcome special meet-and-greet charity guest, Mixed Martial Arts Superstar, Frankie “The Answer” Edgar on Saturday, September 24, from 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm at The Bethwood in Totowa, New Jersey. Less than sixty tickets remain, reserve yours today at: http://AutismRadio.org/Tickets
Autism Radio is a non-profit organization that assists families whose children are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders. The Casino Night on September 24th will be a full night of entertainment, Meet-And-Greet with Franke Edgar, a cocktail hour, a complete dinner buffet, and an open premium bar all night long. An initial set of Autism Fundraiser Casino chips is also given to guests so they can start gambling to make more money to donate to our charity. The Mixed Martial Arts, Grappling and Jiu Jitsu community can help us by purchasing tickets, sponsoring our event, donating gift baskets or raffles and of course by buying tickets and coming with friends and family. For sponsorship and donation information, email: Paul@AutismRadio.org or make a donation directly at: http://AutismRadio.org/Donate
Autism Radio, 501c3 is made up of a full volunteer staff and a Board of Directors. Every $.90 cents of $1.00 generated at this event is used towards programs that we support including many different family assistance, community outreach, development and signature programs throughout New Jersey. AutismRadio.org features a half-hour syndicated radio show called, “Hope Saves the Day” which is dedicated towards educating and assisting the Autistic community. We also offer additional programs to those that cannot get assistance through their school districts or insurance plans; Team Hope Swim Program partnered with the Special Olympics, Horses for Hope partnered with horse ranches nationwide and iPads and Tablets for Autism, which focus on assisting non-verbal children with autism the training and tools to assist in the communication development.
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Taking off the first few months of 2013 has allowed a lot of time of reflection about the past, present and future of Grappling and my overall life balance in general. I’m proudly doing 1-2 hours per day of meditation to help quiet my mind, relax my body and heal my mind and soul.
Spending time with my two children along with working on several Coaching clients and the 2013 Grapplers Quest season keeps me busy, but not overwhelmed or stressed.
During one of my meditation sessions, I focused on remembering my proudest professional moments in life and wanted to share a few with you…
One of my proudest accomplishments and life moments was when Women could finally stand alongside Men at the “ADCC World Championships in 2005”. I’m proud that the “Professional Female Grappling” legacy has been maintained since inception, but It didn’t come easy and no one ever told the full story how it all came to fruition against all odds.
I forgot how hard I struggled to petition and literally beg for Women to be involved in the first ever Abu Dhabi Combat Club World Championship Grappling Event in the United States in May 2005. I remember overhearing, “The Event could never be held in Abu Dhabi again once Women were invited.” I couldn’t believe the resistance, but I refused to take NO for an answer.
For two months, I battled with the ADCC committee, which was completely against allowing Women into the tournament until they finally approved the proposal for Women to Compete at ADCC, but sadly refused to pay the Female Purses. I refused to give up, accepted their challenge of, “Approved But We Won’t Pay for it” and immediately sprung into action to secure the Female Tournament Purses and sponsorship for the ADCC 2005 in Long Beach, California. I pushed hard, but in the early days, even $1,000 was a lot from a sponsor, so it was a long uphill battle.
Our one main sponsor who promised to cover ALL of the Women’s Purses, only to have them completely bail on us just three weeks before the competition, abandoning their investment into paying for the Women’s Cash Prizes, but we still didn’t give up.
Gilberto from Jiu Jitsu Pro Gear (http://JiuJitsuProGear.com) and I (Brian Cimins from Grapplers Quest) paid for the Women’s Division Purses out of pocket from retail sales from the event because the ladies deserved the same honor and opportunity. I couldn’t let this opportunity pass for Women in Grappling, I knew it’s significance.
I would do it over, again and again, because I’m so glad to see how far the sport has come since the dark ages. I never fully grasped how the “Women in ADCC” was actually a Gender Equality and Female Empowerment movement victory and was a turning point in the history of grappling.
Sometimes when you are pushing forward so hard, down in the trenches, you forget to look up once in a while and realize all of the amazing people you met along the way and how many challenging situations you faced – and the Women of Grappling deserved the same spotlight, it was TIME. Remembering this proud moment makes it all worth it for me.
Another crazy memory popped up while writing this, I remembered that Alicia Anthony and Gazzy Parman and many of the Top Female Athletes in the Sport put together a Plaque and Beautiful book of hand written “Thank You” cards, but the ADCC Committee blocked the presentation of the award at the 2005 World Championships, so instead, the ladies presented it to me at World Grappling Games 2005 hosted by http://OnTheMat.com – that award meant the World to me and still proudly hangs on my wall today.
Ultimately, I want to Thank ALL of the amazing WOMEN who helped be pioneers for Submission Grappling and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and inspirations to many future generations to come.
Searching through old Grapplers Quest tapes, I came across footage from the first Professional Female No-Gi Grappling Tournament ever held in the World on Saturday, February 21, 2003 at Grapplers Quest, nearly two years before ADCC “approved” Women to compete alongside Men.
To celebrate the historic moment for the “First Female Professional Grappling Tournament” and commemorate this historic moment for eternally, I will be posting all of these previously lost matches for Free on YouTube at: http://LiveGrappling.com during this week sponsored by Super Body Care (http://SuperBodyCare.com), Onnit Supplements (http://StressExpo.com) and Meditation and Hypnosis training from http://HowToHealYourLife.com
Thank you for believing in Grapplers Quest, the Sport of Grappling and yourselves – we are evolving and will continue to push through the peaks and valleys of life, together as one.
On the horizon, the first women’s match headlines UFC 156 with Rhonda Rousey. The future is bright for men and women alike in Grappling, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts!
With Your Happiness and Success in Mind Always,
Brian J. Cimins,
Founder of Grapplers Quest
Grapplers Quest CEO Leaks Submission Only Format for UFC Fan Expo Superfights and 4-Man – New Grapplers Quest Pro Rules!
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I responded, “But Doc, I have two huge events for Grapplers Quest in July, UFC Fan Expo in Vegas and USA Championships in New Jersey.”
He replied, “Well, you have a vascular tumor on your chest that’s connected to your lung and above your chest muscle through your 2nd rib. This is very serious Brian, the tumor has dark matter which is alarming enough to have them removed immediately. Which is more important, your career or potentially YOUR LIFE?”
WOW…I’ve been living in denial and burying myself with work to emotionally avoid the fact that I needed to schedule these very important procedures and trying to balance my business, family and LIFE in general, but I forgot the second principle from Napolean Hill’s Think and Grow Rich philosophy of “Enduring riches” is SOUND PHYSICAL HEALTH. Positive mental attitude is number one and I saw what tremendous benefits it’s already brought to my life. In a way, the philosophy of enduring riches is not only about material things that money can buy.
I will fight through this, successfully get this procedure done and I will defeat whatever life obstacles are thrown at me. I am a WARRIOR for my health, for my wife, for my family, for my cause, for my children, for my friends, for my parents, for my son Logan and daughter Kaylee, for the sport of grappling.
I am a HEALER and will focus ALL of my positive energy towards healing myself, for once in my life. Thank you for always believing in me, please know that your POSITIVE thoughts, PRAYERS and LOVE guarantee my 100% health. Please do not send nervous energy from FEAR – just believe in the power of my mind and the doctors. “WE WIN OR WE PERISH” – THEY WON!
Today, after three months of putting my personal health on the back burner, I’m finally scheduling my surgery. Since the one on my chest is connected to my lung vascularly (with veins) and has a odd shape (double mushroom) connecting through my 2nd rib. When I breathe it pulls my lung, it’s a very weird “shortness of breath” and “chest tightening” feeling. I’ve lived eternities, my soul is already ascending, I will be healed and continue my Life’s Quest!
We are NOT defined by “what we do” but rather by who we inspire, who we help, who we truly loved and the amazing legacy and journey we live and leave in this amazing world. My journey is just beginning, think of me as the healthy Brian who will rise up again and be the inspirational and motivational leader and pioneer the World needs. I will fulfill my destiny, my story is just beginning…
Your Strategy Coach,
Brian J. Cimins
Future superstar and his biggest fan
The picture above is Jeff Glover and I at IGJJF 2003 (or 2004)
Thinking back to the 1st International Gracie Jiu Jitsu Federation Tournament back in the Summer of 2003, when one of our mutual friends, Gazzy Parman, introduced me to a very young and new Blue Belt competitor, Jeff Glover. I remember watching him in awe all day on Saturday watching him submit opponent after opponent with a no-time-limit format and then on Day 2 (Sunday) in the Absolute division competing for a Free Cruise, where I saw a “legal” slam nearly knock out my new friend under Rorion Gracie’s new Jiu Jitsu Event rules. I guess though, it might have been The Day a Grappling Legend Was Born – for sure it was the Day I’d never be able to forget the name Jeff Glover again.
Like many of you, yesterday, I received Jiu Jitsu Magazine and proudly saw Jeff Glover gracing the front cover. Jeff Glover is a 27-Time Grapplers Quest champion and holds the best grappling record in Grapplers Quest history, losing only 4 times over 8 years of active competition, nearly 6 events nationwide per year.
In 2009, Jeff Glover was signed to the UFC Fan Expo to compete in the first ever Grappling superfight in front of 60,000 fans live from Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas at Grapplers Quest – it was a dream come true, but that was Saturday, Jeff wanted to compete Friday too, winning his weight class and the Absolute Division in impressive fashion.
In 2010, Jeff Glover released a great 6-DVD series with Budo Videos, Jeff Glover’s Deep Half Guard available here: http://www.budovideos.com/shop/customer/product.php?productid=29007&cat=&page=1 with several other titles already in production.
I always believed in Jeff Glover, because I saw how much he loved grappling and how naturally it came to him, he was “The Natural”. I’m so very proud of you Jeff and always want you to know that you are a wonderful person who can achieve anything in life. Also, please know that Nanny* loves you like another Grandson and my Mother loves you like a younger son. Keep turning heads
Your friend, fan and promoter for life,
Brian J. Cimins, CEO
Grapplers Quest Worldwide
*Nanny is my 84-year-old grandmother who’s watched Jeff Glover compete since the very beginning. She described his excitement level on the mats comparing him to “A young Mike Tyson style aggressive grappler, I Love Him!”.