AUSTIN, TX, January 2, 2013 – Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu was modified from its Japanese roots to compensate for lack of explosiveness and power by emphasizing leverage and momentum. It was designed for the weaker person to neutralize the advantages of the stronger and bigger assailant with the idea that it was a martial art for everybody. This series of profiles highlights the point first emphasized by the successes of Jean Jacques Machado at the highest levels of competition: The only limitations in Jiu-Jitsu are the ones people set on themselves. Ivan Delgado, Wes Covingtonand Garrett Scott are three incredibly talented, courageous and remarkable guys who have not let their varying physical disabilities stop them from learning Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and further prove Machado’s point. Jiu-Jitsu is for everybody. Read full story.
Garrett Scott aka Deaf Grappler of Austin, Texas will be making his deubt in amateur mixed martial arts fight on Friday, December 7th. The Cage War in Capital City fight card matches Garret with Xazavier James. This will be Xazavier James' deubt as well. Visit this link for more information.
Cage War in Capital City - Fight Card
Paul Mead vs. Robert Peek
Nael Chavez vs. Isaac Warren
William Blair vs. Dakota Coston
Garrett Scott vs. Xazavier James
Blake Wells vs. Kevin Morin
Trevor Wells vs. Andres Luna
Jesus Anguillon vs. Luis Delgado
Bobby Hernandez vs. Benny Serrano
Tim Lukacz vs. Tyler Richlen
Eric Leija vs. Sebastian Shahvandi
The event will be held at the Crown Center Club in Austin, Texas on Friday, December 7th at 8 PM. Tickets cost $25.
Garrett "Deaf Grappler" Scott was featured in the BJJ 411 website as a "Fighter of the Month" for the sport of Jiu Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts. Congratulations to Garrett on a well-deserved recognition and honor.
BJJ 411: 1. How long have you been competing/fighting and what is your record?
Garrett “Deaf Grappler” Scott: I wrestled in high school at the Texas School for the Deaf from 1999 to 2002 in the 152 and 160 pound divisions.
Then during my senior year in 2003 I turned 19 and was too old to compete so I just trained with the team. Then I stopped wrestling, four years past and I gained a lot of weight. Then in 2007 I found Judo and Jiu Jitsu and I loved them. It felt great to compete again and started going to as many tournaments as I could collect medals, experience and memories ever since. Read full story.
Matt Hamill's sponsors or handlers or some combination of the two are putting together a video series showing the fighter's life and preparation heading into his main event fight with Quinton Jackson at UFC 130 in less than two weeks. Read full story.
Career Summary: Matt Hamill never had it easy. Growing up deaf, nobody would have blamed him for being cautious and focusing on his studies. But instead, he fought back. Hamill proved himself as an immensely talented wrestler and became the first ever deaf person to win a national championship in wrestling, accomplishing the feat three times. So when Rich Franklin was looking for a wrestling partner to round out his game, a mutual friend recommended him. The two hit it off and Franklin persuaded Hamill to try MMA and attempt to get on The Ultimate Fighter. Read full story.
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