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Recap Darcy Seminar, Monday Schedule And Support The Cause


Basic Notes From The Darcy Seminar
1. Magic/Dope Mount
2. Death Pass
3. Rewind
4. Leg Drag
5. Multiple entries: paper-clip, butterfly, etc.
6. Have fun in the academy and always explore, different when you’re out competing

That’s all you get…. understand that it’s Labor Day weekend, however  y’all missed a good one.  Also, we need to do this more regularly… especially for the advanced folks there is exceptional “little thangs” that were just … wow.   Privately some folks have said Professor Darcy is an amazing teacher, have sensed that from his quick techs on FB/IG and always had mad respect for him… ’cause he’s Darcy (hard to describe).  My personal expectations were completely blown away.   Mike …. we definitely have to do this more regularly and hopefully some of us get to roll with him too ’cause he’s a beast.

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Monday Schedule

Normal schedule.  No change whatsoever.  We’re still “doin’ werk”

 

When A Cause Hits Close To Home

So, am sure many of you are wondering why I am writing a blog so soon after saying I was walking away for a little while.  After becoming a new home owner (all the paperwork/loan management, etc…. now, the cost and time associated with furnishing it… which I’ve nearly finished doing) …. shhhhizzz is supposed to get REAL on 9/9…. however couple that with dealing with a new job and so much other “stuffs”.  Am surprised have kept my sanity and cool the last 2-3 weeks.

At the same, Big Ed reached out to me on Friday about Zahra, his family friend which he considers his little sister…She is battling cancer.  He asked for a post and I tried (pathetically) to say I wasn’t working on the marketing anymore… he said it was all good, however it was in that helpless tone…. my head just stooped …. I don’t care what is going on in my life… I HAVE TO HELP.  Was originally scheduled to do an ice bucket challenge for ALS…. had already donated to ALS research, thus decided to flip the script and did a “beer/ice bucket challenge” on Saturday after the Darcy Seminar to generate money to help Zahra’s battle.  The full details on this “philanthropy from the heart/beer-ice bucket challenge” will be posted here on Tuesday, when more eyeballs should be back on after Labor Day.  It is a video blog, plus I’ll be calling out some folks too… you don’t have to do a beer/ice bucket challenge… think of something original… and how you too can generate money for Zahra and help with the cause.

In the interim, there is a garage sale that is going down next weekend that you help out with financially or just with your mere presence.

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Those few that really know “Monish”… there was a time when I abandoned my “martyr complex”, given circumstances in my life.  Ed is fam… and I couldn’t just sit on my hands on this….

Am not sure if this is a short return …. or if I am back for a good …. all I know is that I had to help.  #SupportTheCause

 

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Matt Darcy Seminar – August 30, 2014


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THIS SATURDAY (08/30)! Don’t miss Matt Darcy’s guard passing seminar at One World Jiu-Jitsu.

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Ending Part Of A Journey (For Now)…


Mo’s Final Blog & Farewell To OWJJ Marketing (For Now… Perhaps)

It actually took me a couple of hours before sending a message I had drafted to Mike about this, however had been scribing it for a couple of days… after staring at and staring at it…. finally hit the send button.

With the recent events in my personal life, believe it is the best time to follow the flow… prioritize with some key initiatives, out of my own volition and with Mike’s blessing… am graciously stepping away from all things “marketing” at One World.  Even as I write this… am hoping down the road to have the cycles again to help.  Obviously am still training, however from event planning, video editing, photos, social media, running/keeping the site fresh, strategic planning and so much more… a man can do so much as a volunteer on-top of  the stress of a high maintenance/profile job …. balancing normal life …. no, am not complaining… it was a labor of love for the last 2 years.

Part of this is to help reset expectations with the audience.  Started to notice the decline in what I was capable of handling when I was interviewing for what would eventually become my new job, has never improved since… for a variety of reasons.  Can’t half ass anything in life… it is not how I am wired.  Would rather not do it … as opposed to do anything less than what we produced all of last year (if not better… always have to try to top the previous year).

Breaking the 4th wall, in a new psychological/philosophical approach am taking to just training/living life with the flow … had every intention of drafting and initiating a “marketing plan 2.0″, however in preliminary chats was already feeling like I was forcing things versus letting things happen organically and seizing the opportunity when it presents itself.    Think that mission (below) still holds… even though was building it conceptually from scratch.

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Part of what makes me love it so much is that …. when I started my professional crusade as an overly ambitious technology evangelist which wanted to help “flatten the world” use this “magic” that was not so well known/understood at the time …. the internet …. Wanted to help everyone “get it” …. change the machine and the top level execs… show them the world is/was changing (mobility, cloud-virtualization, social, more) and how much better we could make it for all.  I almost feel naive writing that 11 years later …. however that ambition was driven by anger, given this is public domain won’t get into the details …. Even with my best levels of influence…. still wonder from time to time if I am just lining some corporation’s pockets with gold or are we actually helping the “cause” …. Fast forward to now, which is what I loved about this volunteer work…. it is purely built on noble causes.  Finding this so much later in life, however it is been so much fun…. fulfilling …. don’t get me wrong, we’ve had our challenges and issues.  In retrospect, will take nobility over anger as an underpinning anytime…. however perhaps I wouldn’t appreciate nobility without having had to overcome…. and knowing that anger/fuel was no longer a necessity for me to do good/impactful work in life.

…. will close with some of my current mantras which have multiple meanings… thus don’t try to decrypt (for fear of seizure)….  #WeAreOneWorldJiuJitsu #BelieveInOneWorldJiuJitsu #BelieveInTheHoundsOfJustice #BelieveInTheSymbolOfJustice #BelieveJusticeHappens

 

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Big Thangs Poppin’


Sunday, August 17th

31Fifty and One World Jiu Jitsu team up for the craziest open mat of the year to date… (some details below)

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If you have gear, particularly the Gis, be thurrrrr…. #31Fifty #OWJJ #JJFTP  … (that’s “jiu jitsu for the people” if you don’t know wasssup)….

 

Saturday, August 30th

Matt Darcy will teaching a seminar at our very own Union City facility.  (more details below)

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Metamoris 4: Makin’ It Rain

“Gud times” this past weekend at the Metamoris stream at Union City.  So much so… let alone the matches… the BBQ made it rain

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That’s how we roll…

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Metamoris 4 And Potluck @ Union City This Saturday


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This Saturday (August 9th) at Union City we will be hosting a Metamoris 4 stream.   We’ll be doing a potluck as well.  Bring something good… Jose (Palacios), we will bring “dranks”….. howeva…. be easy, huh…. #hangry #thirsty

The event technically starts at 4PM, these are the free fights.  The main card starts at 5.  So, let’s just say this thing starts at 5 and goes until #wheneva ….

On the serious side: no change in the training schedule on Saturday … ninja training at 6:45AM at Union City (run by Viet-NAM …. since @elcarne is camping with Yogi and Boo Boo this weekend) and 10:30/11AM at Sunnyvale.  Get it in…. clean up…. or don’t if that’s your prerogative….

In a similar throwback tangent, y’all see the #ThrowbackThursday post on FB?  #GAINZ

 

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