918 Factory, MMA & BJJ

Here in Tulsa, OK we have a number of places where different fighting styles are taught. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and No-Gi (which is Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu but without the official attire/Gi, hence No-Gi) are very popular.

918 Factory is little spot with some humble but talented grapplers and fighters. BJJ (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu) is a technical sport to begin with. Sometimes you get people that think their sheer size and strength is a huge advantage for fighting, grappling on the ground, is often times proved wrong.

Take me for instance, 6' 2" around 180lbs (not big by any ridiculous means) and it's my first week every trying BJJ. I take on a guy who weighs at least 30lbs less than me and comes up to my nose in height. He easily taps me out 4 times in under 5 minutes. It would have been 5 times but I decided it would have been better to pass out instead and as a result, almost did.

Anyways, back on track, here is a little promo video I shot for these guys. I filmed on two different days and had minimal gear. If you're wondering about the beat, it's Fat Jon - "Adhara"