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Bryant Pangelinan of Sabre BJJ Drops Some Knowledge for DD214

We are so lucky to have Braynt Pangelinan answer our favorite questions!  Thank you Professor for your commitment to BJJ and to our veteran and LEO communities!   Bryant was born in Germany, while his father was in the military. His family originates from the island of Guam. Having lived and traveled all over the world, his family settled in the East Bay of Northern California.    Bryant attended De La Salle high school and wrestled for the Spartans. He later finished college at Saint Mary's in Moraga, and began his JiuJitsu journey in 2003. He pursued a career in Law Enforcement and served as a patrol officer and also a Recruit Training Officer.    Bryant was awarded his Blackbelt in...

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"Fear the Beard" Chris Orozco Answers Our Questions

 We met Chris Orozco while building our network this year . "Fear the Beard" has been a great resource and has provided incredible insights on our Nogi Apparel game.  He has now officially become  the DD214 Fightwear Rash Guard Guinea Pig. We send any new design to TX for his seal of approval.   Chris is a black belt under Travis Moore at Johns Gym Temple TX and is the head Nogi instructor at Johns Gym Georgetown TX. It was great connecting with Chris  while and getting his insight on a number of things.  Do you Serve or have you Served in the Military Law enforcement or as a First Responder? If so when and where?     I served in the Marines from 2005-2010....

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Sam Burns of Arsenal Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Drops Some Knowledge

Sam Burns holds the rank of Black Belt in  Brazilian Jiu Jitsu  under Andy Sabens and the Nova Uniao Team Hawaii flag and is a Certified Personal Trainer. Sam brings together his real world experience in training and competing with book knowledge and theory to provide a unique training experience. He has a passion for fitness and martial arts that has kept him training over three decades, always seeking to better himself, his clients, and students by combining his experience in training and competition across the country and in various fitness and martial arts disciplines with the newest techniques and science in in the sport. 

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Warrior of the Week- Anthony Ferro

Warrior of the Week- Anthony Ferro Professor Anthony has been in mixed martial arts for over 17 years, the last 13 of which were focused on Jiu Jitsu. Before Professor involved himself in MMA and Jiu Jitsu, he served in the US Marine Corps, where he had 2 tours in Iraq. He now owns and operates Ferro Academy in Chicago. He also puts out his YouTube channel Sickness Ferro, which is loaded with instructional videos  and tales of dealing with PTSD.  How Did You Begin Your Jiu Jitsu Journey? "I began my Jiu Jitsu journey in October 2006, after my second deployment. Jiu Jitsu saved my life." What purchase of $100 or less has most positively impacted your life in...

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Warrior of the Week- Chris Wenzel

Warrior of the Week- Chris Wenzel Chris Wenzel served in the United States Army from  2005-2013 as Military Police. He was deployed to Iraq 2007-08 and 2009-10. Now Chris serves as a Virginia State ambassador for We Defy Foundation.  How Did You Begin Your Jiu Jitsu Journey?  Where are you now on your Journey? Where do you train now?  "BJJ appealed to me at a young age, starting with UFC 3. Back in the 90's there was not a school in Central PA. Finally, I took the plunge in 2017 where I only trained 6 months due to work. 1. April 2019 I joined High Road BJJ in Fredericksburg Virginia where I have been since. I earned my blue belt...

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