All posts by Angel Rodriguez

  • Get the underhook!

    When sparring, anytime someone would get me in side control, I would instinctively reach up and try to trap their head. This movement was wrong...

  • My gi collection

    When I started training a few months ago, I had one gi. I realized that if I wanted to train more, I’d need at least...

  • Hawk Lightweight gi

    So I had a bit of an issue with my first Hawk gi, it seems that this batch of gis came with faulty drawstrings. Mine...

  • Rocks on the train track

    When we were kids, we did really stupid and dangerous things. The list is plentiful, and over time I’ll share more of those Growing up...

  • Dad bailed out of jail

    When I was a kid, my pops got locked up a few times. I can’t remember much of that time, but I do recall my...

  • Fitness and appearance

    Lately, I’ve noticed that I’m more interested in maintaining a good appearance. What I mean is that I have been getting a haircut more regularly....

  • Veterans being buried alone

    I keep seeing posts about veterans not having any family or friends to attend their funerals. They post them with headlines saying, “Veteran being buried...

  • How to have sex

    I was having a conversation with a friend of mine who isn’t very experienced in the sex world. Believe it or not, we don’t often...

  • Going to the store

    Growing up Bronx was sometimes rough. I lived on a block where the kids weren’t as bad as they were in other blocks. However, that...

  • A man wearing hot pink tights

    Yesterday, I decided to try out my brand new hot pink zumba pants. Here’s the thing, as progressive as NYC is, seeing a grown ass...