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‘Submission is a Feeling’ by BJJ Black Belt Pastor Frank Mullis – Parable Sermon about Grappling and Submitting to God

“SUBMISSION is a FEELING” Parable Highlight Video featuring Roberto “Cyborg” Abreu vs. Bill “The Grill” Cooper with Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt Pastor, FRANK MULLIS

‘Submission is a Feeling’ by BJJ Black Belt Pastor Frank Mullis
Parable Sermon about Grappling and Submitting to God

Listen to Pastor Frank Mullis LIVE at Devereux Baptist Church Devereux, Georgia: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Devereux-Baptist-Church or Train with him in BJJ at: http://TrainWithMAMMA.com

Grapplers Quest Black Belt Finals 2009 in San Diego, California
Grapplers Quest Black Belt Finals 2009 in San Diego, California
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BEST Martial Arts School Marketing Commercial ever – Eddie Bravo 10th Planet School Promotional Branding Video by Bobby Razak

eddie-bravoBEST Martial Arts School Marketing Commercial ever – Eddie Bravo 10th Planet School Promotional Branding Video by Bobby Razak

I’ve studied marketing for 21 years and seen and helped produce hundreds of grappling school videos and promotional clips. This commercial is the highest tech editing software together with Hollywood quality editing, graphics, animation and acting. Business minds are stepping up their game! This “10th Planet 2015 Commercial by Bobby Razak” is the best school branding commercial ever produced in the history of martial arts. Great job Eddie Bravo and Bobby Razak!!! Keep evolving EVERYONE and bravely produce your own masterpiece that will push the industry envelope even further!

Equality for Women in Competition in Grappling, Jiu Jitsu and MMA Plus The REAL History of Female Pro Divisions in ADCC and Grapplers Quest By Brian Cimins

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… 

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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.

kyra adcc-podiumOur 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

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Ultimate Submission Rematch: Joe “Daddy” Stevenson vs. Kurt “Batman” Pellegrino Superfight, July 21 at 1PM in New Jersey Announced by Brian Cimins

Please listen to this interview and life strategy discussion with former UFC Fighters, Kurt “Batman” Pellegrino and Joe “Daddy” Stevenson who fought each other back in August 2007 to a decision-war, which could have gone either way. Kurt broke his hand on Joe’s face and Joe broke his nose – they are competitive and both submission grappling masters in their own right. We discuss some very important LIFE CYCLE discussions that need to happen for ALL FIGHTERS in their career.

On Saturday, July 21 at 1:00 PM in Morristown, New Jersey, they get to settle the score in a submission-only grappling superfight grudge rematch at the 2012 Grapplers Quest U.S. Nationals at the Mennen Arena. Get more information here: http://www.grapplersquest.com/events/gaspari-presents-2012-grapplers-quest-us-national-championships-2-day-event-weekend-huge-venu

SHOCKER in Overtime – One of the Most Strategic No-Gi Superfights of All-Time – Renan Borges (CBJJ World Champion) vs Fernando Viera (Abu Dhabi BJJ Pro World Champion) at 2012 Grapplers Quest Toronto

Abu Dhabi Pro World Jiu Jitsu Champion, Fernando Viera took on Brazilian Top Team Black Belt and CBJJ World Champion, Renan Borges (coached by Fabio Holanda from BTT Montreal) at the 2012 Grapplers Quest Toronto Championships in a 10 minute regulation Superfight which extended to a heart pounding five minute overtime with an epic battle to the end. Enjoy it, I loved being there LIVE, Canada really supported Grapplers Quest, it was a true honor to be there!

 

This was easily one of the best Grapplers Quest superfights in our recent history – I hope you truly enjoyed it.  If you like to watch exciting Grappling and Brazilian Jiu JItsu Matches, please subscribe to our YouTube channel at: http://LiveGrappling.com – Join us on Facebook at: http://GrapplingFans.com – Join us on Twitter at: http://Twitter.com/GrapplersQuest – For Upcoming Grappling, Jiu Jitsu, Judo and Wrestling events worldwide, visit: http://GrapplersQuest.com

Jeff Glover and Brian Cimins at IGJJF 2003

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!”.

Are these athletes on concrete at the 2011 ADCC World Championships?

I took a lot of flack for my comment on Facebook on Saturday when I said, “Why are the ADCC Worlds being hosted on a 16×16 mat?”. Here’s a perfect example why…you have the FINALS of the “World’s Best Grappler 2011 Tournament” grappling on concrete. I hope they are better prepared for 2013, because that was unfortunate for the sport.

2011 ADCC Worlds – Six Home Grown Grapplers Quest Champions Advance to Semi-Finals by Brian Cimins

2011 ADCC World Championships – 6 Grapplers Quest Champions Advanced to Semi-Finals of Day 1

Semi-Finalists for 2011 ADCC World Championships:
– Jeff Glover (debuted at GQ in 2002)
– Roberto “Cyborg” Abreu (debuted in 2006)
– Vinny Magalhaes (debuted in 2004)
– Dean Lister (debuted in 2000)
– Alexandre Ribeiro (debuted by replacing brother Saulo in
2002 Superfight Absolute at Grapplers Quest in New Jersey –
winning the title, submitting Jeff Monson in the finals

Bring it home fellas!!! Fulfil your destinies – your QUEST – show everyone where The World’s Best Grapplers compete…Grapplers Quest – anyone that says different doesn’t know their history.

Your grappling promoter,
Brian J. Cimins, CEO
Grapplers Quest

P.S. I’m proud to see ADCC still using the logo I personally designed in 2006 before the 2007 World Championships I hosted in New Jersey. They never paid for the usage or the rights to it, but I guess it’s just nice to see I did a good job. LOL

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