The Jiu-Jitsu Fighter Blog Posts

  • Fare thee well
    on Jun 13, 2014
    The Jiu-Jitsu Fighter blog has served its purpose well, but has finally run its course. I'm going to leave it up and active for all who want to come and peruse its content, but will no longer be posting. Now that we have our own school and Lincoln Br...
  • Random Goings On
    on Jun 4, 2013
    Since my last post, "Things I figured Out Today," I haven't figured out anything new. I'm still doing a lot of Jiu-Jitsu in my head when I'm not in class and trying to get better. If you went past 40th & O recently and it looked like there was a...
  • Things I figured out today
    on May 22, 2013
    Thanks for the awesome matches today, boys and girl. I almost forgot what it was like to have one of those workouts that leaves you utterly exhausted. I was rolling with Gina towards the end of class and about two minutes in she asked if I was okay.
  • Stuff I Know
    on May 19, 2013
    I'm still getting used to the new school class schedule. For years I was pretty much in control of my work and class schedule. Now I'm one of the regular folks fighting to work around an unforgiving work schedule and life in general. No Jiu-Jitsu on...
  • The more I know, the more I realize how much I don't know.
    on May 3, 2013
    Some of us were sitting around and talking after the advanced class on Thursday night. Among the many topics we discussed, such as a handful of political hot topics, world domination and the benefits of using a back roller after a workout, we did fit...
  • What are you waiting for?
    on May 2, 2013
    As popular as are the UFC and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, there are still a ton of people out there who have little to no real concept of what BJJ is all about. It can be confusing to the uninitiated. Maybe people who train in Jiu-Jitsu are just a bunch of...
  • You're a pain in my side
    on Apr 28, 2013
    It's going to be Thursday before I can get back to training. There's a long work week in store for me. It's probably not a bad thing anyway. I've been nursing a sore rib for a couple of weeks now, so the time off is good. I can totally relate to Josh...
  • Jiu-Jitsu Party!
    on Apr 26, 2013
    Okay, this is the real deal. We're having a Jiu-Jitsu party! This is to honor all the students, past and present, who have ever trained Jiu-Jitsu at Roseberry’s Martial Arts Center. We also want to invite our new family members from Lincoln Braz...
  • First Class, First Class
    on Apr 25, 2013
    We opened our doors today at Lincoln Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Center. What a hoot! Words can not even describe how happy I was to see all the folks who showed up to train. Even some who couldn't stay for class stopped by just to say hi and check out the p...
  • Student Schafer
    on Apr 25, 2013
    I have to admit that even though I'm feeling it physically, I'm having a ball just being a student. It's difficult to be a student when you're teaching all the time. I had always tried to take part as much as I could and roll during open mat. It wasn...
  • Home Sweet Home
    on Apr 22, 2013
    As the open date of the school draws ever closer, I've received a lot of questions. I understand there are a lot of unknowns for some people. This is natural. When everything gets changed around, the way we make sense of it all, and the way we put th...
  • Lincoln Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Center
    on Apr 21, 2013
    Lincoln Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Center4009 O St.Lincoln, NE 68510402-483-1258Website:  Lincoln Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu CenterFacebook: Lincoln Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu on Facebook Class Schedule: Sun: No ClassesMon: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (Advanced Class - Gi)&nb...
  • If you find a job you love, you’ll never work another day in your life
    on Apr 20, 2013
    If you find a job you love, you’ll never work another day in your life. I guess I’m one of those lucky people that really enjoys my job. I actually look forward to going to work. I’ve also somehow managed to surround myself with activities outs...
  • Lincoln Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Center Opening
    on Apr 20, 2013
    "It's on! Lincoln Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Center will be opening its doors for the first time this Wednesday, April 24th, at 6:00 PM. We’ll start the night off with an advanced class running from 6:30-8:00 PM, and we’ll follow with a beginner class f...
  • Ralek Gracie releases an official statement on the new Judge system for Metamoris.
    on Apr 17, 2013
    OFFICIAL STATEMENT: Ralek Gracie on the new Judge system for Metamoris.I would not want to be in Ralek's position. You obviously can't please everyone, so you do your best to devise a system that will appease the majority of the BJJ community at l...
  • To all my dear, dear friends
    on Apr 13, 2013
    To all my dear, dear friends with whom I’ve trained and who have helped me to grow over the years, As you all know we’ll soon be opening a new Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu school, so I was thinking what a great time to have a party to honor all the s...
  • Cornhusker State Games Jiu-Jitsu tournament put on hold for 2013
    on Apr 11, 2013
    For those of you who don't know, I am the sport director for the Cornhusker State Games Jiu-Jitsu tournament. In 2009 I approached the Nebraska Sports Council and presented them with my plan to introduce Jiu-Jitsu as a new sport in the Cornhusker Sta...
  • We only change at the precipice
    on Apr 10, 2013
    We only change at the precipice. Most of us are destined to continue on the path we have set for our self, whether it's the right path or not. This is human nature. It may be that we choose not to see what’s ahead of us, or that we just can’t see...
  • Big Announcement!
    on Apr 4, 2013
    Conan Schafer, Jerad Downs and Gregory Lawson will be opening a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu school here in Lincoln, Nebraska this April! Updates about location, class times, and our opening date will follow soon. Mats have been ordered, we're in the process...
  • Old School
    on Mar 26, 2013
    I can't confirm it, but I think Conan filmed this video!
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