David Figueroa-Martinez

Online Blogger

I'm an Army Vet, a martial artist in Judo and Jiu-Jitsu, and an author. I love writing/blogging! It's been a passion of mine for quite some time and look forward to getting more experience.

You can actually higher me for short gigs at https://www.fiverr.com/dfm2099

United States



BishopBjj | Jiu Jitsu Science Blog

San Diego, Mecca of Jiu Jitsu? | BishopBJJ.com Blog

By David Figueroa-Martinez Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, through the hard work of the Gracie family and their connection to the UFC has spread all over the world. While Brazil is...

Jiu Jitsu Journal

Teaching Anniversary! - Jiu Jitsu Journal

First Year Thoughts Last month was our Kid's Class teaching anniversary and it's been a bit of a whirlwind. Last year in June Regis asked me if I would take the Kid's Class...

Jiu Jitsu Journal

Spotlight: Jena Bishop - Jiu Jitsu Journal

The focus of this Spotlight piece is on current IBJJF NoGi World Champion Jena Bishop. I've known Jena and her husband Tyler for a little over a year now. I feel like enough...

Jiu Jitsu Journal

Purple Belt: Year One - Jiu Jitsu Journal

This month marks my one year anniversary of being promoted to Purple Belt. A bunch of thoughts come to mind in regards to what I thought I would feel at this point versus what I...

Jiu Jitsu Journal

Being Audacious - Jiu Jitsu Journal

The Audacity With tonight's massive Pay Per View just a few hours away, something has peaked my interest about Conor McGregor's meteoric rise through the UFC and into a 100...

BishopBjj | Jiu Jitsu Science Blog

Five Grappling Super League 8-Man Light Heavyweight Preview | BishopBjj.com

By David Figueroa-Martinez On Saturday, March 11 th , Five Grappling will be hosting Five Super League Light Heavyweight Pro Invitation in San Diego. It's going to be an evening...


Jiu Jitsu Journal

"They cut you, son, because they want to win.." I came across the "You Made it Weird" podcast with Pete Holmes today and the guest on the show was Sinbad. I've been a Sinbad fan...


Posthumous Promotions

Most recently actor and Bjj Brown Belt practitioner Paul Walker passed away in a car crash leaving his fans and the communities he was a part of in mourning. In honor of his...


Leaving Is Never Easy

As many of you know, I recently decided to change schools. It's been a long process emotionally, longer really than I initially anticipated. It wasn't a decision I ever took...


The Myth of "Talent"

So I finally decided to borrow Bounce by Matthew Syed from Jeff. Before picking it up I thought it was similar to Relentless by Tim Grover. They both touch on similar issues but...


The Currency of Trust in Jiu Jitsu

Trust in all walks of life is a currency of the up most importance. Its existence isn't always acknowledged but much like oxygen it's an abundant element within our Jiu Jitsu...


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[FEATURE] Four Ways To Improve The WWE Product

Being in my mid thirties and a fan who s watched wrestling since I was a kid making title belts out of cardboard, I ve seen and lived through various eras. They have all been...

Boxing News 24

Floyd needed Manny

By David Figueroa-Martinez: This past Saturday, we were privileged to watch one of the most talented boxers to ever step into the ring in Floyd Mayweather (44-0, 26 KO's) with...



The Odd You - Redemption Martial Arts

"Can you remember who you were, before the world told you who you should be?" by RMA Team Member David Figueroa-Martinez I came across this quote this morning and it had a...


Martial Artist Mindset - By RMA Ambassador David Figueroa-Martinez - Redemption Martial Arts

Martial Artist Mindset By David Figueroa-Martinez As a martial artist I've made some huge strides as an athlete and as a person. My weight is down, my cardio is much better,...


DREAM BIG! By RMA Ambassador David Figueroa-Martinez - Redemption Martial Arts

Dream Big by David Figueroa-Martinez If there is any bit of advice I would share with someone it would be to dream and I mean dream BIG. Dream as if there are no laws or...


Confidence - Redemption Martial Arts

By David Figueroa-Martinez Confidence is something that's extremely priceless. How to gain it is often a journey that's different from person to person. For some it comes easy...