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RWO – KC Competitor Spotlight: Anthony Carlson

RWO – KC Competitor Spotlight: Anthony Carlson

Omaha, Nebraska’s own Anthony Carlson is not only one of the most active competitors in the Midwest but also a teacher and inspiration to many as a stroke survivor.

A BJJ & Judo brown belt, Anthony has placed at some of the biggest tournaments including the PanAms, Grappler’s Quest, & NAGA all post recovery from his stroke!

In addition to teaching BJJ at Mid-America Martial Arts in Omaha, Anthony is a computer programmer by trade as well as a new dad!

Anthony takes on Kansas City’s own Travis Conley from KCBJJ this Saturday at the RWO KC!

Compete alongside Anthony and others by registering today at:

See you at the competition!

RWO – KC Competitor Spotlight: Brian Carlsen

RWO – KC Competitor Spotlight: Brian Carlsen

Brian Carlsen had already established himself as a top Brown Belt competitor on the international BJJ tournament scene but now he’s been promoted to Black Belt and is ready to advance his career and winning ways when he competes in the Revgear World Open – Kansas City Black Belt Superfight on September 27th.

bcriocompOver the past 12 months Brian has captured gold winning multiple IBJJF events as well as tournaments in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In June of 2014 Brian was invited to compete in Dream’s Baddest Brown Belt $1,000.00 Challenge which put 32 top level Brown Belt competitors against each other in a submission only, single elimination tournament event. After the smoke cleared Brian Carlsen emerged the victor after competing in 4 matches, one of which was a 50 minute battle.

Brian is currently the head instructor at Easton BJJ in Boulder, CO where he grew up. When Brian isn’t on the mat he’s enjoying the great Colorado outdoors and pursuing a career in research technology.eastongrouppic

Brian takes on a tough St. Louis Black Belt Nick Sanders from team Nova Uniao at Revgear World Open – Kansas City.

Join Brian & sign up to compete on September 27th here:

Brian would also like to thank Jotunn and  Katz Chiropractic for their support.

RWO – KC Competitor Spotlight:  Revgear Brown Belt Superfight Champion Travis Conley

RWO – KC Competitor Spotlight: Revgear Brown Belt Superfight Champion Travis Conley

t$europeKansas City Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu‘s Travis Conley is living what you would call a BJJ lifestyle. When Travis is not training clients at his business the Underground Gym LLC, Travis can be found testing himself on the IBJJF tournament circuit in cities all across the United States. An avid competitor, Travis recently competed in one of the featured Superfight matches at Revgear Competition League’s inaugural event, Revgear World Open – Denver where he won by Toe Hold submission in the opening minutes of the match.

In addition to training people & competing, Travis also has a passion for World travel. This past summer Travis embarked on a European tour teaching grappling & visiting over 40 cities in 10 different countries. To Travis it showed the solidarity of grappler’s all over the World as he was welcomed by his European brothers in arms & ended up having the time of his life.
t$cornerUpon returning to the states, Travis had no time to rest as he cornered professional MMA fighter L.C. Davis  that very weekend in Detroit, MI for Bellator organization and broadcast on Spike T.V. Now Travis gets ready to take on seasoned brown belt Anthony Carlson of Omaha, NE on September, 27th at the Revgear World Open – Kansas City.

Join Travis & other high level grapplers like Joe “The Nose” Wilk, Jason BIrcher, Nick Sanders, Anthony Carlson, Brian Carlsen and more at Revgear World Open – Kansas City!

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Competition Tips From The Pros – Myles Jury

Competition Tips From The Pros – Myles Jury

Team Revgear’s Myles Jury shares his 5 competition tips that he would give to anyone as they prepare for the upcoming Revgear World Open – Kansas City event on September 27th!

Myles is an undefeated MMA fighter currently competing in the UFC organization and is the #9 Ranked Lightweight in the World! Only 25 years old, Myles has been competing in the sport for over 10 years! Myles is a Black Belt in Jiu-Jitsu and also has helped create his own style of training ‘Jury Jiu Jitsu‘.

Myles has been competing from a very young age and also with his undefeated record he is no stranger to competition and how to prepare. He’s currently expected to face Takanori Gomi this weekend on September 20, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 52.

Myles’ 5 Competition Tips:

1. Stay focused on what you want to accomplish and don’t let anyone get in your way.
2. Train hard every day, push your body to the limits so the hard work is over when it’s time to compete and competition is the easiest part.
3. Channel your nerves so they don’t take over your mind/body. Keep in mind you trained for days/months and the competition is only a matter of minutes.
4. Vision everything that can happen, both good and bad and how you will react.
5. Rest- make sure you’re getting 8 hours of sleep every night.

My first tournament I was super nervous but kept reminding myself how hard I worked and it was just another day in the office, mind over matter. It takes a while to get the experience to overcome the nerves, but with a strong mind and having a great vision, it gets easier every time. The feeling when it’s over is the best thing ever and last quite some time, live it up and have fun with it!