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Romeo Barnes
I'm a 25 year old writer(Mostly poetry) and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu addict. I have published two books Emotions Volume 1: The Beginning of Turmoil and Emotions Volume 2: Better Days. I also run the blog which can be found here. The blog gives insight on both my Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and writing careers.  

BJJ in MMA 2

Since Werdum beat Fedor with BJJ just last night just like he said he would, I figured it was a good time to post the second installment of BJJ in MMA. However, before I get into that I must say, I'm glad Fedor finally lost because now people have to admit what has been true for years. Fedor was never really that good especially if we're speaking from a technical standpoint he just has crazy power and extremely explosive hips. Wild looping punches thrown from behind your ass and leaning backwards while cranking a kimura in half-guard with your legs together no less is NOT technical in the slightest. No good instructor in boxing or BJJ will allow either of those things to happen.

On to the fight analysis:
Fight starts after some circling Fedor hits Werdum with one of those crazy shots. Werdum falls and Fedor throws another looping into Werdum's guard, Werdum grabs the (now inside) arm and sucks Fedor into triangle slowly adjusting and transitioning to the armbar when needed. …

Emotions Volume 1 in Hard Cover!!!!

Emotions Volume 1: The Beginning of Turmoil is going to available as a Hard Cover book very soon!!!! It will NOT be available on the only way to get one is through me. This will be a collector's item in near future.

So if you want one shoot me an email at Please format the email as follows:
Subject line: Hard Cover Emotions Vol. 1
Number of Copies
(Please hit the return/enter key as it makes it much easier to read and therefore respond)
I will reply within 24 hours of putting in your order.

Yes, all books will be autographed if you'd like it to say anything specific please let that be known in the comments/questions section.

There will be a $20(per copy) charge for this service to cover shipping. The address where the checks are to be sent will be in the confirmation email you receive after I receive your order.

Thank you

GQ Nationals report

I just left the GrapplersQuest US Nationals and incredibly pissed off at myself. I got a bye the 1st round(my dad keeps counting it as a win which technically, I guess it makes him feel good I personally don't see it that way) so that was awesome simply because one win puts me in the medal rounds, sadly, I failed to get that win.

Here's the match(The opponent started on his knees as per my request):

I reach for his right lapel with my left hand. He beats me inside and grips my left lapel with his right hand, I break the grip dragging him to right as a result. (at this point he has one knee up and one down) I hold on to the sleeve and go for the back grab to force the turtle position and work collar chokes(instead of taking the single leg that was screaming at me), he postures and shoots for half-guard and gets it; moments later, as I'm climbing up for my passing position I get caught in a triangle and have to tap.

This makes me 0-1 at purple belt and 0-4(with a default win) …

Worlds 2010 quarterfinals

Content from please visit the site for the women's lineup it has its fair share of classics too.
Classic match-packed Sunday: black belt quarterfinals set
Posted on June 5, 2010 by Ivan Trindade
Nearly all the black belt weight groups have their quarter finals set. The dispute continues on Sunday.

Check out the matchups:


Rafael Freitas vs Bernardo Pitel

Makoto Sawada vs Caio Terra

Rogério Taborda vs Felipe Costa

Marcelo Pereira vs Bruno Malfacine

Light featherweight

Paulo Melo vs Daniel Beleza

Pablo Silva vs Sebastian Lalli

Samuel Braga vs Yoshihiko Matsumo

Laercio Fernandes vs Samir Chantre


Cobrinha vs Theodoro Canal

Mario Reis vs Renan Borges

Rafael Mendes vs Ryan Hall

Denilson Pimenta vs Naoya Uematsu


Michale Langhi vs Rafael Barbosa

JT Torres vs Gilbert Burns

Celso Venícius vs Bruno Frazatto

Augusto Mendes vs Lucas Lepri


Marcelinho vs Murilo Santana

Kayron Gracie vs William Cooper

Sergio Moraes vs Kron Gracie

Lucas Leite vs Cláudio Calasa…

A change of pace

Just for a change of pace and to show fans of my literary work I haven't forgotten about them here's a poem from my first book, "Emotions: The Beginning of Turmoil, Vol. 1"

Components of the Human

The heart holds emotions
The mind holds thoughts
The soul holds the spirit
The three components of the human
All housed in the body
The components must unite
In order to maintain stability
Work in harmony, they must
The mind
The heart
The soul
To stabilize the body
Deny the soul- Become cloudy
Deny the heart- Face depression
Deny the mind- Become insane
The soul
The heart
The mind
Deny them all- cease to exist
The heart
The mind
The soul
The components of the human

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