Last Sunday’s Rollapalooza was an awesome sight to behold to me personally. I watched our team, the BEST team hands down in the country ALL go the extra length. There were times where our team mates went against each other and no quarter was given even when Franco and Mimig posed for their pics (while in a match). I saw all of the chapter heads and coaches helping everyone out the way our team has always done. The unity we have is the reason for our success. We have all been together for seventeen years!! Everybody is thinking towards the same goal without any personal agenda. Our system of creating Champions WORKS!!! The usual Champions maintained their domination while the others stepped up and proved that they too belong among the ranks of DEFTAC’S long line of champions. Our guys kicked ass as usual but this time we had a lot of fun doing it.

Now let me go on  to these two points that I would like to share with all of you. The first would be to those who didn’t get a medal. Remember failure is never permanent. Find out why you didn’t do well and fix the holes in your game. When you lose you should actually thank your opponent because he/she just showed you what parts of your game you should work on. The rest is up to you to plug those holes. For some others victory comes faster because maybe they are a bit more talented or gifted in some areas. If they do not work on it though, their games will simply become stale. Those that are less talented but work harder will always win later on.  I have seen this happen time and time again. As everybody knows I am active in MMA and BJJ and this holds true ALL THE TIME. Just go to the gym and work hard and trust me your DEFTAC family will take care of the rest! The next point I would like to make is that yes we should celebrate and revel in our victory; we should celebrate the way only our team can (hehe)  but afterwards we should forget our past victories. Sometimes people revel too much in their victory and think that they are the shit too soon and impede their own advancement. We should always strive for continuous  improvement. We are the best team now in South East Asia. Our goal is to be one of the best teams in the world. To make this a reality we must always embrace the white belt mentality of constantly learning and absorbing. Another thing that white belts possess is humility from getting smashed all the time which also helps them continually learn and improve.  This is the attitude we should always maintain. Lets keep moving towards our goal together and onwards to new and exciting challenges! Congratulations Team DEFTAC-RIBEIRO!!!!. Our legacy lives on because of each and everyone of you on our team!  Now lets all go train i’ll see you guys on the mat!!!


Jiu Jitsu is a male dominated sport but I’m proud to say that our DEFTAC women’s team dominates all in Asia!

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