Which guy are you?

Hello all. I hope you all had a great holiday. Here is some BJJ humor for you. This list has been going around for several years. I present it to you to see if you can find some of your friends on it.

Pre-Excuse Guy:
This guy has to tell you of every ailment, injury, pain, he has in his body, to not allow you to attack those areas.

Leroy Brown returns to Clinch

One of the Clinch Elite, Leroy Brown AKA Bruce Ellison AKA Brett Erickson is in the 7th grade INFC football championship game Saturday. It will be on Channel 3 on Cox cable. Starts at at 8pm. Check out Number 11 if you get the chance.

Friday No-gi-vember 4th, 2011

The gym is starting to fill up! Thanks to everyone who is spreading the word.

There are three reasons why I failed. Not enough training. Not enough training. And not enough training. – Haruki Murakami

The Masked Avenger and No Gi Month

20111101-102652.jpgA free Gatorade to the person who knows the identity of this guy who has been terrorizing the mats at Clinch. Also In the entire month of November we will be training no gi.

You can never learn less; you can only learn more. The reason I know so much is because I made so many mistakes. – Buckminster Fuller

Halloween at Clinch!

We had some very impressive Entries for our costume contest. It was hard to pick a winner.


These guys showed up a little late but had awesome costumes.

Ella came dressed as me! Now that’s funny!

“Cu” mura


Logan Cunningham about to rip Braden’s arm from the socket with the dreaded Kimura.

Strength doesn’t come from physical capacity. It comes from indomitable will. – M. Gandhi

October 21st, 2011


Dylan regrets showing Catrina the crucifix set up.

Only those who have the patience to do simple things perfectly will acquire the skills to do difficult things easily. – Jim Tressel

A Battle of Brandons


Brandon Patocka trying to figure out the enigma that is Brandon Bellinski’s guard.

Victory is always possible for the person who refuses to give up. – Napolean Hill

Monday October 17th, 2011


C.J. won his fight Friday night. Ref stoppage due to strikes from rear mount, 41 seconds into the first round!. Congratulations to him. Special thanks to Mike, Rick, Logan, and Ryan Hogue for helping him prepare. We will have the video up soon.

When you improve a little each day, eventually big things occur. When you improve conditioning a little each day, eventually you have a big improvement in conditioning. Not tomorrow, not the next day but eventually a big gain is made. Don’t look for the big quick improvement. Seek the small improvement one day at a time. That’s the only way it happens and when it happens, it lasts. – John Wooden

Friday October 14th, 2011


Rick Bigger and Ryan Hogue try to decide if Nick Diaz is good for MMA.

He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper. – Edmund Burke

Wednesday October 12th, 2011


If you see C.J. in the gym this week wish him good luck. He has his first fight this Saturday in Pryor.

Opportunities to find deeper powers within ourselves come when life is most challenging. – Joseph Campbell

What has two thumbs ands looks amazing?

It’s not a tumor. Kyle was motivated to grow that ‘stache after reading the quote below. If only his Jiu-Jitsu looked this good.

Strength and struggle go together. The supreme award of struggle is strength. Life is a battle and the greatest joy is to overcome. The pursuit of easy things makes men weak. – R. Parlette

Three things Jiu-Jitsu has shown me.

Three things I want you to know.

1. There is more in us than we know. If we can be made to see it, then, perhaps, for the rest of our lives, we will never settle for less. — Kurt Hahn, founder Outward Bound

2. There is nothing training cannot do, nothing is above its reach. It can turn bad morals into good. It can destroy bad principles and recreate good ones. It can lift men to angelship. — Mark Twain

3. He who conquers others is strong. He who conquers himself is mighty. — Lao Tzu

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Vella vs Rominho
BJJ - The Triangle Choke

For years, martial artists have debated the effectiveness of their particular discipline. How would a black belt in Karate fare against a free-style wrestler? What would happen if a boxer went up against a Jeet Kune Do practitioner? Is there one art that would consistently dominate?

On November 12, 1993, at the first Ultimate Fighting Championship, the question was answered. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu stood head and shoulders above the competition. At the first four UFC tournaments, an unassuming 180-pound young man by the name of Royce Gracie defeated every fighter he faced, even some that out weighed him by up to 70 pounds.

Today, the sport of Mixed Martial Arts has evolved and fighters are well-rounded, knowing elements of several disciplines. But one thing is consistent across the board. To be a fighter, you better have some training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu or you may well find yourself on the losing end of the fight.

Mixed Martial Arts

Ground n' Pound, MMA Style

MMA: “Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), popularly known as cage fighting or ultimate fighting is a full contact combat sport that allows a wide variety of fighting techniques and skills, from a mixture of other combat sports, to be used in competitions. The rules allow the use of both striking as well as grappling techniques, both while standing and while on the ground.”


The new Clinch Martial Arts Academy Facility, located at 7768 N. Owasso Expressway next to Napolis restaurant and Owasso Dance Company, is open for business!

The home of Team Clinch

Our training center boasts approximately 1800 square feet of Tatami mat space atop a Judo/Gymnastics sub-floor, an 18′ MMA cage, a fully equipped resistance training and conditioning area, several kick-boxing heavy bags and full showering facilities.


The Cage
The Cage
The Bags
The Bags/Chinning Bars


Day 1. Training begins!
Home sweet home for the Family.

More pictures coming soon.