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My name is Romeo Barnes. I'm an author and a BJJ black belt with cerebral palsy. This blog is about my life balancing existence in two worlds. My latest book, My World is now available Glad you're here, enjoy the journey.

Time to catch up

Ok so I'm back folks No-Gi Worlds was a little over two weeks ago. However, we have to talk about the biggest No-Gi event in the world first ADCC which happened in late September. Andre Galvao dominated ADCC winning his weight class and the open division defeating Pablo Popovitch by toe hold in the open divison final. Vinny Magalhaes probably took top spot for moment of the weekend though, with an incredible armbar escape against Fabrico Werdum on his way to winning the heavyweight division of ADCC 2011. An escape you can check out on budovideos youtube page or better yet watch the stream replay on

To recap No-Gi Worlds here are the black belt finals results:
Rooster-Winner: Brandon Mullins
Light Feather-Winner: Caio Terra
Feather-Winner: Cobrinha
Lightweight-Winner: Lucas Lepri
Middleweight-Winner: Victor Estima
Medium Heavy-Winner: Rafael Lavoto, Jr
Heavyweight-Winner: Lucas Leite
Super Heavy-Winner: Marcus Vinicius
Ultra Heavy-Winner: Cyborg
Absolute-Winner:Marcus Vinic…


I'm back guys I didn't forget the NAGA results post just haven't got around to it I've been very with writing projects I have 3 going on as I type this and another tournament in December. The NAGA results will be the next post. ADCC has happened I'll give my thoughts. No-Gi Worlds is this weekend too so we have lots to talk about be back later folks.