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5/11/06 11:30 AM
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I. Congratulations to August Wallén of Goteborg, Sweden Congratulations to August Wallén! He won his first Vale Tudo fight on Saturday, May 6, 2006, at European Vale Tudo 6 "Ragnarök" in Stockholm, Sweden. His fight was against Paulo Boiko, a BJJ black belt from Brazilian Top Team with 8 prior professional vale tudo fights. August won a very tough fight by rear-naked-choke, 3 minutes into the third round. Congratulations August!!! II. Lifetime memberships ending soon Since January of 1997, the Harris Academy has made lifetime memberships available to its members. For a one-time investment of $3000 to $4000, a person can train unlimited classes for the rest of their life. Well, as the saying goes, all good things must come to an end. Beginning in August, the lifetime memberships will cease to exist. So, if you have been thinking about purchasing a lifetime membership, you have a few months left to do it. I know $3000 may seem like a lot of money, but consider this: If you plan on being around the academy for the next two to three years, you will spend around $3000 for your training. So why not purchase a lifetime membership and be done with paying for classes? Besides, in three years or less, you will have broken even. Those who purchased lifetime memberships in the late 1990's are still smiling over the deal they got: $2800 for ten years of unlimited training. That boils down to $280 per year or $23 a month for unlimited martial arts training. Not a bad deal in my book!!!! So what are you waiting for? Copy and paste the URL listed below to find out more: http://www.royharris.com/academy/?id=8 III. Associate Level Instructor Course Certification I will teach the Associate Level Grappling Instructor's Course from Saturday, May 20 through Wednesday, May 24 at the Harris Academy in San Diego. Class time starts at 9am each day and lasts until around 5pm. This course is a level two grappling instructor's course and is designed for those who have completed the full Apprentice Level One Grappling Instructor's Course, AND, have completed the required two years of training and updates. Continued...
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IV. Affiliate Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Instructor Course Certification On Saturday and Sunday, May 27 and 28, I will teach an Affiliate Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Instructor's Course at the Harris Academy in San Diego. This course will be different from the Apprentice Level Grappling Instructor course. We will focus exclusively on gi work. The main focus of this weekend will be on laying a solid foundation on our backs. The topics I will cover will be mount escapes, side mount escapes, guard control and attacking from the guard. V. Sale on all PAL videos We are getting rid of our PAL VHS tapes. Our loss will be your gain. All PAL VHS tapes are now on sale for $6.00 a piece. The cost of shipping to all European countries will be $1 per piece after the minimum charge of $3.00. For example, one tape would cost $9.00: Two tapes would cost $17.00. Three tapes would cost $22.00: Four tapes would cost $28.00 and so on and so on. If you would like to take advantage of this special offer, please mail a check or money order to Harris International, 8250 Camino Santa Fe, Suite J., San Diego, CA 92121 by Monday, May 29, 2006. VI. New Harris International T-shirts are on their way Mr. Ryan Lastimosa did a great job with the new artwork for our new t- shirts. The new t-shirt will go on sale on Thursday, June 1. VII. Sale on Old T-shirts Speaking of t-shirts, the old t-shirts will go on sale this Saturday for $5.00 a piece. I will have many of these t-shirts available this Saturday during the sale at the academy (1pm to 3pm). VIII. H.I. Student/Instructor Conferences Harris International students & instructors; this year's conference will be held in Hawaii, August 11-13. Next year's conference will be held in Ireland around the same time. Make plans to join us for some great training and some great adventures off the mats! IX. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Seminar in Rochester, NY On Saturday and Sunday, June 10 and 11, 2006, I will teach a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Seminar in Rochester, NY. Please contact seminar host, Kyle Saunders at kyles@pobox.com for more information. Additionally, I will be testing Mr. Saunders for his Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. So, this weekend promises to be a memorable one! Continued...
5/11/06 11:31 AM
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IV. Affiliate Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Instructor Course Certification On Saturday and Sunday, May 27 and 28, I will teach an Affiliate Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Instructor's Course at the Harris Academy in San Diego. This course will be different from the Apprentice Level Grappling Instructor course. We will focus exclusively on gi work. The main focus of this weekend will be on laying a solid foundation on our backs. The topics I will cover will be mount escapes, side mount escapes, guard control and attacking from the guard. V. Sale on all PAL videos We are getting rid of our PAL VHS tapes. Our loss will be your gain. All PAL VHS tapes are now on sale for $6.00 a piece. The cost of shipping to all European countries will be $1 per piece after the minimum charge of $3.00. For example, one tape would cost $9.00: Two tapes would cost $17.00. Three tapes would cost $22.00: Four tapes would cost $28.00 and so on and so on. If you would like to take advantage of this special offer, please mail a check or money order to Harris International, 8250 Camino Santa Fe, Suite J., San Diego, CA 92121 by Monday, May 29, 2006. VI. New Harris International T-shirts are on their way Mr. Ryan Lastimosa did a great job with the new artwork for our new t- shirts. The new t-shirt will go on sale on Thursday, June 1. VII. Sale on Old T-shirts Speaking of t-shirts, the old t-shirts will go on sale this Saturday for $5.00 a piece. I will have many of these t-shirts available this Saturday during the sale at the academy (1pm to 3pm). VIII. H.I. Student/Instructor Conferences Harris International students & instructors; this year's conference will be held in Hawaii, August 11-13. Next year's conference will be held in Ireland around the same time. Make plans to join us for some great training and some great adventures off the mats! IX. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Seminar in Rochester, NY On Saturday and Sunday, June 10 and 11, 2006, I will teach a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Seminar in Rochester, NY. Please contact seminar host, Kyle Saunders at kyles@pobox.com for more information. Additionally, I will be testing Mr. Saunders for his Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. So, this weekend promises to be a memorable one! Continued...
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X. Sale on group classes at the academy From today through Monday, May 15, I will have a sale on group classes at the academy. Pay in advance for six months worth of group classes and receive two additional months of unlimited training PLUS two private lessons, free of charge. XI. All Minnesota / Vermont Instructional DVD's have shipped All those who ordered the new Minnesota and Vermont Instructional DVD should be receiving your orders by early to mid next week. All orders have shipped. XII. Prospective Student Handout Update The Harris International Prospective Student Handout has now been updated. The older version was 25 pages long. The newer version is now 42 pages long. It will be available online and at the Harris Academy this weekend. XIII. Video sale on royharris.biz Friday, May 12 is the last day for the video sale on royharris.biz. XIV. Sale on equipment at academy This Saturday, May 13, from 2pm to 4pm, I will have a sale on a bunch of equipment at the academy. I have a bunch of things in storage that just need to go. For example, the fax machines will be on sale for $5. The wooden dummy will be on sale for $50. The Macs will be on sale for $350. Tapes and DVD's will be on sale for $5-$10. The doors will open at 2pm and will close at 4pm. First come, first serve. XV. No morning classes on Thursday, May 25 On Thursday, May 25, 2006, I will attend a firearms course during the daytime hours. So, the noontime BJJ class will not be held on this day. XVI. New class schedule for July Beginning on Wednesday, July 5, there will be a new class schedule at the academy. The new class schedule will have a few more options for classes, as well as a change from some of the other classes. For example, the Monday evening "Roll with Roy" class will change to a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu class that will focus on arm locks. We will also add a new Kettlebell class in July. Continued...
5/11/06 11:32 AM
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XVII. Harris International Contributors Over the years, I have been blessed to have so many people contribute to the success of Harris International. If it were not for these people, Harris International would not be what it is today. I owe my success to a lot of people! As a way of saying thanks to all who have contributed, I would like to list their names in eight (8) separate categories: 1. Teaching 2. Financial 3. Building 4. Artwork 5. Website 6. Video 7. Instructors 8. Other Contributors 1. TEACHING Susan Gross Darin Goo Brad Hirakawa Roy Dean Jeff Baldwin Quinn Deveraux Al Lowrimore Dale Lowrimore Pete Philips Mike Regala Manny Rodriguez Don Partch Morgan Lopez Ernie Mendes Mike Gunlaggasson Preston Rawlings Michio Grubbs Matt Stansell Darby Darrow Luke Pomerantz Jeff Yurk Tom Tillinghast Richard Paredes John Condon John Le Paul Vunak (The only instructor to teach a class at my academy) Continued...
5/11/06 11:34 AM
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2. FINANCIAL Sylvester Jones, Arnold Moss, Mike Kizzee, Nate Floyd, Vincent Manson, Andrew Lemon, Asamawari Tobin, Dr. Philip Raphael, Theotis Duncan, Frank M. Norman, Susan Gross, Ryan Pratt, Patricia Vlasin, Chris Williams. 3. BUILDING Chuck Brenkus, Mike Lowrimore, Louie Cercedez, Dale Lowrimore, Al Lowrimore, Susan Gross, Tim Gross, Manny Rodriguez, Chuck Sidlo, Melissa Terry. 4. ARTWORK Ryan Lastimosa, Ryan Pratt, Rich Martens. 5. WEBSITE Alicia Anthony, Ryan Pratt, Susan Gross, Mike Regala, Michael Kreisler, Brooke Kreisler, Kyle Saunders. 6. VIDEOS Susan Gross, Roy Dean, Brad Hirakawa, Ramon Gallo, Louie Cercedez, Manny Rodriguez, Matt Stansell, Preston Rawlings, Tom Tillinghast, John Le, Judy Le, Ryan Pratt, Sean Inniss, Darin Goo, Mike Regala, Pete Philipps. Continued...
5/11/06 11:36 AM
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7. INSTRUCTORS Dan Inosanto, Pavel Tsatsouline, Nikolay Baturin, Paul Vunak, Rick Faye , Darrell Bullock, Gracie Brothers (Royce, Rickson, Royler, Rorion), Machado Brothers (Rigan, Jean Jacques, Carlos), Nelson Monteiro, Paul DeThoures, Victor DeThoures, Salem Assli, Michaelangelo Buot, Tony Diego, Romeo Macapagal, Thomas Dy Tang, Cass Magda, Larry Kurtz, Joe Moreira, Robert Rodriguez, Jesses Jones, Matt Furey, Larry Hartsell. 8. OTHER CONTRIBUTORS Jesus Christ, Ken Mayer, Mark Cheng, Howard Liu, Mars Cheung, Jeff Clark, Jeff Clancy, Jeff Yurk, Rich Martens, Israel Camacho, Don Partch, Karen Weisjohn, August Wallén, Marko Ervasti, Cathie Jones, Tony Montagna, Chuck Brenkus, Tim Ballenger, Lynn Thompson, Margit Wordes, Michael Earle. Without the combined efforts of all these people, Harris International would not be what it is today. I salute each of the above named individuals and want to publicly acknowledge each and every one of them. XVIII. Harris International Training and BBQ Mr. Richard North, Chief Instructor at the SouthBay Jiu Jitsu Club, will be hosting a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu workshop, grappling/training session and BBQ, FREE OF CHARGE, for all Harris International students and instructors on Sunday, June 4th at 5pm. Here's the invite from Richard: ----- Hey guys, I just wanted to invite everyone on June 4th at 5:00 p.m. to the SouthBay Jiu Jitsu Club for a BJJ lesson with Mr. Harris and afterwards a BBQ. It is a Sunday. Mr. Harris will be teaching a class and then we will roll while the BBQ cooks the chow. On the menu will be burgers, dogs, carnie, chicken, beans, rice, chips, soda, and a cake. The BBQ will be for the opening of my new school. Also a way to get some good people down to the school to meet, roll, network and just have a good time. Everyone is invited... all of Mr. Harris' students and associated schools. The only thing I ask is that you e-mail me at southbayjiujitsuclub@cox.net and let me know how many people are coming with you, so I will have plenty of food on hand. I look forward to seeing as many Harris International students there as possible, and I hope to do this every six months or so to get together with some great people. I am looking forward to hearing from all of you! ----- Richard's club is located: South Bay Jiu Jitsu Club (held at the SouthBay Taekwondo) 3802 Main St Ste 5 Chula Vista CA 91911-6247 (619) 410-1926 For directions, please take a look at this page: http://www.southbayjiujitsuclub.com/page8.html Let's all congratulate Richard for opening up his own club and support him by showing up at this event, even if only for a half hour (cuz I know some of you are as busy as I am). You will not only learn from pretty cool things at the workshop I teach, but you will also have the chance to meet, train and roll with other Harris International Students and Instructors and develop some new friendships! I look forward to seeing many of you there! Continued...
5/11/06 11:37 AM
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XIX. New Student Instructional DVD Well, Susan, Brad, Roy and I just finished filming the first half of the new student instructional DVD. We will finish the other half next week. Also, I have almost finished editing the first half. So, come mid-June, all Harris Academy students will get a new instructional DVD that will demonstrate the basics of Bruce Lee's Jeet Kune Do, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Kalis Ilustrisimo, Fitness and Self-defense.......FREE OF CHARGE! I think you will like this product! And, beginning in late June, this DVD will be available for sale to those who do not train at our academy. XX. A Personal Note on Training I have been training hard in recent weeks to lose weight. I started out this journey at 248 lbs. around Christmas time. Yesterday, I weighed myself at my gym, using the same scale, and I was pleasantly surprised to find that my weight had dropped to 225 lbs. Woo-Hoo! What have I been doing to lose this much weight? Well, here is a small glimpse: 1. I ride a stationery bike at my gym for seven minutes, three times per week. I turn the setting up to level 13 (a moderately high setting) and ride the bike as hard as I can for seven minutes. 2. I perform three (2 minute) rounds of jump rope, twice a day, twice a week. 3. I perform four sets of swings (40 reps), three times per week. I mix the reps between the 53 lbs. KB and the 70 lbs. KB. 4. I jog two miles, once a week. 5. I get Pavelized most Tuesday mornings at 9:30am. 6. I drink two cans of soda, once a week (instead of my normal three cans per day). 7. I eat lemon meringue pie once a month (instead of my usual 3 times per month). Keep in mind; I am not talking about a piece of pie. I am talking about the WHOLE pie : ) 8. I spend about 40 minutes in the sauna each week. 9. I take supplements. 10. I sleep more hours during the week. Back in January, I said I had hoped to reach my goal of 225 lbs. by summer. Well, now that I have reached my goal a few weeks early, I am even more excited to keep making progress. Now, I want to see if I can get down to around 218lbs. (a place I haven't been since 1999). In addition to having lost 23 lbs. since Christmas, I also feel more energetic (and have more endurance) on the mats and on the concrete. Well, that about wraps things up for this update. Thank you for your time! Roy Harris
5/12/06 9:31 PM
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Hello Mr Harris, I saw somewhere on the internet that you are giving a seminar in france this year. But dont see it listed at your website, and i cant find website anymore where i saw it. Can you give if me any details if there is a seminar? thanks much!
5/13/06 11:04 AM
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dutchman, The seminar hosts for France backed out of the deal last November. Then they rescheduled the event for this year and backed out a second time. So unfortunately, I will not be going to France this year. Sorry. Roy Harris
5/15/06 9:10 AM
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Roy, Can you please describe your training with Matt Furey? He has such a bad reputation here but there aren't many first hand accounts of people who have actually trained with him. Thank you.
5/15/06 3:33 PM
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Mr. Harris: You mentioned in an earlier update (some weeks ago) about a possible seminar in the Twin Cities in June. Any word on that?
5/17/06 7:49 PM
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kikenyoy, My training with Matt Furey happened long before many people knew much about him. While Matt certainly has strong opinions about this and that, I can say this about him: "His knowledge of wrestling and his ability to convey this knowledge made a difference in my wrestling abilities back in the middle to late 1990's." ------------- dhunter, Unfortunately, I will NOT be teaching a seminar in the Twin Cities in June. Things did not work out this time. I have asked the group to look at a couple of weekends in September. However, I haven't heard back from them yet on this. Hopefully, I will hear something from them before too long. Roy Harris
5/19/06 4:32 AM
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Thanks Roy
5/19/06 11:56 AM
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dutchman, We are talking with Mr Harris about his annual visit to Ireland (in October). If you or your group are interested give me a shout at info@harrisinireland.com Cheers
5/23/06 6:30 AM
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Send ya an email.
5/24/06 5:55 AM
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dutchman, you got mail!

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