Pedigo Submission Fighting Los Angeles

PSF LA is run by Mt.

Vernon, IL and Daisy Fresh original, Derek Featherstun

-2021 M3 Black Belt No Gi World Champion
-2022 M4 Black Belt Pan American Champion

PSF focuses on and offers world class competition training, self defense, and kids classes.

Operating as usual

Photos from Pedigo Submission Fighting Los Angeles's post 05/31/2024

So proud of this one. Lindsay looked great last weekend at the jiu jitsu world league at UCLA.

Tightening up in the gi and 2-0 and on top of the podium in no gi. Heyyyyyyyyyy.

05/22/2024

Banger of a no gi/wrestling class last night then innit.
Hit us up if you want to part of the best team in the world. We out here.

05/16/2024

Kid can’t stop, won’t stop.
2 tough matches and 2 wins for Troy on Saturday at the Mat Beast tournament in Hawthorne.

He looked great. A 4-0 win and an OT refs decision where we had at least three takedowns and just didn’t pull his head out, we’ll be workin on that ; )

05/15/2024

Great no gi training last night.
Brutal hand fighting and tough rounds.
Brick by brick 🧱 we’re building this thing.

05/15/2024

Couldn’t be more proud of Matias. Sometimes they lead by example just as a result of who they are.

Matias didn’t waste much time feeling sorry for himself when he blew his knee out (acl and lcl completely torn, meniscus detached/folded with multiple tears). He didn’t waste any time complaining about the nightmare that was getting his surgery scheduled. And not wasting any time at rehabbing it either

He was 90 degree bend at 12 days! Now (about a month in) he’s rying to walk early. He is listening to the PT though, not too soon with that much repair. “What about in the pool?”
Slow your roll mf lol.

Already pulling up to class to watch and help. Already coaching too, and when I had to leave early to meet KO for his MMA fight, Matias took over on one leg.

Don’t call it a come back.

Photos from Pedigo Submission Fighting Los Angeles's post 05/13/2024

Another incredible night. Another super special, first for me and PSFLA Pedigo Submission Fighting Los Angeles. Sometimes things get lost on me, it wasn’t until Friday night that someone pointed out to me that this was my first student with an MMA fight. I’ve cornered lots of guys with Heath, that were my teammates, but this was the first time that it was one of “mine”. KO fought at the show at the Saturday night. Their biggest crowd ever!!

I broke out the 2012 original OG red track suit for KO to wear to the ring. And he didn’t disappoint. Good stand up. Good grappling. And he splattered blood all over the front row and the belts.

Just out here living my best life and doing what Heath taught me, grinding …. To make everyone else better. Shoutout to Danny for helping corner and getting KO ready.

Photos from Pedigo Submission Fighting Los Angeles's post 05/10/2024

Melissa Logan Sanders and Dorian Brownlee snapped these at Pans. The majors some times hit at the end of trimesters at school for me. My grades were due during pans this year. Brutal.

That meant between running from mat to mat coaching everyone from all our schools, the few times we get 15 or 20 minutes to sit down, I was on Dorian’s wifi, working. At the end of the day, when we’re exhausted and get back to the room, I’m working.

I’m thankful to have at been at Heath’s side from day 1. I know what it takes. I know what it took. No excuses. No bitchassness. I’ll be over here …. working, at making people better, at my job and my academy. I won’t be looking up until the academy is the only thing I have time for.

We are building something special at PSFLA Pedigo Submission Fighting Los Angeles, through culture and support, just like we did at home, but the foundation isn’t even complete yet. Still ground floor. Pull up.

Photos from Pedigo Submission Fighting Los Angeles's post 05/08/2024

Great Sunday at the sub fighter tournament in San Clemente. We love coming out to support the girls wrestling program at San Clemente High School! They all three took second. One of them said, “the real B team” lol.

That boi Troy continues to get better, and he’s had sooo many tough matches. He’s very aware of the mental game already and is learning how to press people. 1-1. A brutal match and win in OT where he applied pressure on the feet, and a 3-0 loss.

I’m so proud of Lindsay She works a lot, top 50 in her company 🙌🏼, doesn’t get to train as much as she wants, drives far when she does, and still can’t wait to put it on the line. 1-1. Great win displaying some of the jiu jitsu she’s learning and learned where we can focus some attention in her game.

Armando put on another great display. 2-1. Lost a tough OT match 2-0 to a good wrestler. Then won a tough OT match 2-0 and his last opponent hurt his knee on a beautiful knee tap.

We out here if you want to be part of the best team in the world. You know what it is. Pull up.

Photos from Pedigo Submission Fighting Los Angeles's post 04/30/2024

Super proud of Armando . He looked great this weekend, and we’re just shakin the rust off and getting started.

3 tough matches and 3 wins for gold at Grappling X in Pasadena on Sunday. Great performance. On to the next.

Photos from Pedigo Submission Fighting Los Angeles's post 02/29/2024

Been awesome having Dante here with us the last few days as he prepares for the IBJJF GP tonight. You’re the man, Dante. Let’s fu**in gooooooo!!!!!

Special thanks to our good friend, Riley Stearns for the 50/50 foot lock level up. And the escape Dante showed lol.

And as always, I am nowhere without my brotha, Heath. On with the surreal s**t.

Photos from Pedigo Submission Fighting Los Angeles's post 02/19/2024

Sofia said it best, “Shoyoroll over errrthang,”

When our incredible friends at Shoyoroll saw that Jorge and Sof were here all week, blessing anyone that wanted to pull up with world class jiu jitsu instruction, they sent a lil love for them.

Pure joy on Sofias face, and she’s definitely Matias’s sister lol.

Jorge, my brotha, thank you, for everything. ❤️

Thank you so much to everyone at SYR for believing.
Bear Aj Marco
PSF x SYR
Vive la revolución

#618

Photos from Pedigo Submission Fighting Los Angeles's post 02/13/2024

So incredibly grateful to have Jorge Valladares here teaching all week and Sofia Wajner here to film. Last night was amazing. So many details about frames and the relationship between making connection and being able to get up from seated. Great stuff on retention and lasso too.

Everyone is welcome to pull up. No drop on fees, but we are suggesting a 20$ donation per class for non members this week that all goes to Jorge.

We out here, always.
Level up loading ………………………

BJJ Techniques for White Belts 02/05/2024

When I grab the cross sleeve and armpit 2 on 1, we have options, but THIS is what I’m looking for …. The back.

This is another one of my favorites that I use all the time. Video is up on the Pedigo Submission Fighting YouTube channel. Comment, like, and subscribe.

Thanks to the homies Sofia Wajner and Raquel Wajner.

BJJ Techniques for White Belts Anyone who purchases the Daisy Fresh White Belt Curriculum on BJJFANATICS.COM is welcome to show up at the Pedigo Submission Fighting HQ and test for you blu...

Photos from Pedigo Submission Fighting Los Angeles's post 01/29/2024

Lots of people don’t realize I trained at Cobrinhas for a little over a year when he first opened. I was literally at the first class at 7am. For me, it was Fabio who spent time with me everyday and trained with me everyday. It was Fabio that put time in with me. It was Fabio that became my friend. He is one of the nicest, kindest, genuine people you will ever meet and his jiu jitsu is incredible.

And here we are 13 years later and Fabio recently opened his own academy, Steps bjj .bjj. I finally made it to see him today. If you’re anywhere near Steps you should pull up. Beautiful place. Amazing people. Great jiu jitsu, and Fabio.

You deserve everything you’ve worked for my brotha. Can’t wait to train again soon. ❤️

*2nd pic from worlds camp 2011 when I did rooster. Bruno, myself, and Fabio were all rooster.


Photos from Pedigo Submission Fighting Los Angeles's post 12/14/2023

If you see a silverback gorilla 🦍 in the wild, stand still and avoid eye contact. Do not turn your back or run.

Patrick Short took third in the blue M6 division and second in the open at No Gi Worlds. More importantly, his jiu jitsu looked good. Better movement, better transitions, much better posture.

61 years old and everyone at Pedigo Submission Fighting Los Angeles’s hero. Never have the words to convey to people how amazing Pat is. Mind blowing 🤯. And to think there’s guys out there his age that can bang with him lol. I LOVE IT!!

Photos from Pedigo Submission Fighting Los Angeles's post 12/11/2023

Another unforgettable weekend full of firsts. Auriell Gonzalez is your 2023 Blue Belt M1 No Gi World Champion and 2023 Blue Belt M1 Open Weight Champion.

Complete domination. 6-0 on the day. She’s a fu**in menace. Incredible hand fighting and wrestling. Passing chain is coming together. Movement, jiu jitsu, and wrestling up from bottom are all noticeably better.

Auriell is everything you could hope for in a student. Not because she won. Because she shows up everyday. If she can’t make it she cross trains. She watches film and video. She asks questions. She drills. She is always actively trying to improve. Even after winning she’s already watched all her matches is asking questions about positions. And she has that fierce drive to conpete.

For me, my first double gold at a major as a coach and just grateful to have Heath’s guidance and footsteps to follow.

We just gettin started …

Photos from Pedigo Submission Fighting Los Angeles's post 11/27/2023

Had this little gem of a human with us for a few days. Tryston is from Mt. Vernon, trained at the Daisy Fresh and then spread her wings to take off to Alaska solo to pursue her other passions.

She’s such a badass. Until next time ❤️

11/23/2023

Been so busy I didn’t get to post this one. Auriell and Troy both recently won their divisions in gi and no gi at the Golden Jiu jitsu event.

All submissions for Auriell and several hard fought, tough matches that included some incredible guard work and a beautiful arm bar from Troy.

Congrats to both. Your hard work is paying dividends now. On to the next.

Photos from Pedigo Submission Fighting Los Angeles's post 11/22/2023

I can’t say enough good things about André Alemão Vasconcellos. When I first moved to Los Angeles, I just trained one little girl for a few years, and my adult class grew just as slowly when her dad decided he wanted to train and joined her. The entire time I was easing into starting an academy, I taught my little class and then went and trained at Andres academy so I could get the work in I needed as well.

Andre never allowed me to pay him a dime and truly allowed me to treat his academy as a home away from home even though I was starting my own academy and representing another team.

His new academy is beautiful and I’m so happy for him and the entire crew. I don’t get to make it to Andres as much as would like once my academy grew, but I would not have missed this.

Congratulations my friend. So much deserved.

Photos from Pedigo Submission Fighting Los Angeles's post 11/20/2023

Such an incredible weekend. The visitors that showed up to our open mat on Saturday really got a treat, … Professor Rodrigo Vaghi was there to teach some no-gi techniques before we trained. Mind blowing details, as always.

Rodrigo was in LA to see Antonio K. Vaghi perform at The Actors Company in Tabletop: The Musical. He was going to the matinee, but still came to spend an hour with us before he had to go get ready.

I got to go see the show with Rodrigo and Auriell, it was incredible. Antonio was amazing as were the rest of the cast and crew.

We had Korean bbq with some incredible people after. Then got to have Brazilian food and açaí with another great grouo of people before dropping Rodrigo off for the last show.

Always grateful for the time I get to spend with Rodrigo.

Defend the Knee Cut | Reverse De La Riva Set Ups BJJ 11/14/2023

I spent most of my jiu jitsu journey learning to knee cut and then defending the knee cut, …. every round, every day.

Here’s the foundation of the attachment to reverse de la riva to defend the knee cut and the wrestle up as a first look. Video up on the Pedigo Submission Fighting YouTube channel. Like and subscribe : )

Thanks to Sofia Wajner for everything she does for PSF

Thanks to Raq City, Raquel Wajner for filming.

Shot at Pedigo Submission Fighting Los Angeles

Defend the Knee Cut | Reverse De La Riva Set Ups BJJ Anyone who purchases the Daisy Fresh White Belt Curriculum on BJJFANATICS.COM is welcome to show up at the Pedigo Submission Fighting HQ and test for you blu...

From Novice to Ninja: Closed Guard Attack Set Up in BJJ 11/12/2023

Sofia Wajner Is an animal on the video editing. And another one, like DJ Khalid. Up on the Pedigo Submission Fighting YouTube channel.

Cross grip 2 on 1 to triangle. Variations/building off the Daisy Fresh curriculum 2 on 1 grips/attacks



Shot by Raquel Wajner
Filmed at Pedigo Submission Fighting Los Angeles

From Novice to Ninja: Closed Guard Attack Set Up in BJJ Anyone who purchases the Daisy Fresh White Belt Curriculum on BJJFANATICS.COM is welcome to show up at the Pedigo Submission Fighting HQ and test for you blu...

Shoulder Crunch No Gi BJJ Series for ALL Skill Levels 11/10/2023

Another echnique video Sofia Wajner and I did on one of my favorite chains in no gi, the shoulder crunch. Video is on the Pedigo Submission Fighting YouTube channel.

Thanks again to Raquel Wajner for filming.
Shot at Pedigo Submission Fighting Los Angeles

Shoulder Crunch No Gi BJJ Series for ALL Skill Levels Anyone who purchases the Daisy Fresh White Belt Curriculum on BJJFANATICS.COM is welcome to show up at the Pedigo Submission Fighting HQ and test for you blu...

Beginner BJJ Submissions | The Armbar Choke Combo 11/08/2023

Shot a little video with Sofia Wajner for the Pedigo Submission Fighting YouTube channel. A choke/arm bar (catch22) from mount.

Thanks Raquel Wajner for pulling up to film.
Shot at Pedigo Submission Fighting Los Angeles

Beginner BJJ Submissions | The Armbar Choke Combo Anyone who purchases the Daisy Fresh White Belt Curriculum on BJJFANATICS.COM is welcome to show up at the Pedigo Submission Fighting HQ and test for you blu...

Photos from Pedigo Submission Fighting Los Angeles's post 10/24/2023

Memento Mori - remember, you must die

Another surreal moment and day for me. I’ve taught lots of classes in lots of places, but this was my first real seminar. It was so much more amazing than I could have ever imagined.

When Josh Breckenridge reached out to have me come, the first thing I thought was about how Heath does the 3 day camps. I didn’t want to go teach by myself. What we do is way deeper than that. It involves way more than one person.

The seninar was incredible. Amazing academy. Awesome people. Great food. 2 hours of gi. 2 hours of no gi. Open mat. Cookout. We got it in.

But the most important thing to me was my people showing up to bring the room with us to Ventura. It’s the love and support that matter. Thankful to my whole squad,

“Winning is a byproduct of the environment and culture that we create”
- Heath

Living my daydreams ….

Photos from Pedigo Submission Fighting Los Angeles's post 10/18/2023

When the homies at Albino and Preto do a collab with Nike SB …… you fu**in get a pair. Whatever it takes.

The heart of Los Angeles!!!! Avalon Carver Community Center and South Park.
49th and Avalon.

You’re the man Rv Gee.
Can’t wait to see what’s next ❤️

Photos from Pedigo Submission Fighting Los Angeles's post 10/16/2023

No Gi Pans came and went. I went down an age group because there was only 1 person in my division and 12 in the one below. I’ll do that every time. No question. I’d rather lose my first match in a division full of people than win a division without a podium.

Went 2-1 and lost 3-0 in the final for 2nd place.

I want to share something Heath told me not long ago though. We were talking about building, … something I often feel like I’m struggling at. I even tell myself I’m failing at.

For me personally, drive was never an issue. Hard work, self motivation, embracing the suck, and fierce competitiveness are as part of me as my name. But my accomplishments on the mat will never satisfy me. Not truly. No matter how times I win, I throw the medals in a drawer.

What truly brought me joy at no gi pans was watching my students hard work pay off. Watching Eddie realize he belongs on the mat with the best and getting his first IBJJF major podium. Watching Auriell absolutely be the MVP of the whole fu**ing squad. These things are so much more important to me than my matches or a medal that collects dust. So, what did Heath say you ask …..

“You’ll always have the fire in your heart to compete, that’s who you are. But only building champions will fill it.” ❤️❤️❤️
-Heath

Mf knows me better than I know myself.

10/10/2023

I’m so excited for the opportunity to do a gi and no gi seminar with Josh Breckenridge and the crew at Memento Mori Grappling Club in Ventura on October 21st.

When Josh reached out, he told me he was a blue belt, running a small grappling club and they had been using Heath’s Daisy Fresh Curriculum to level up. I knew immediately I wanted to go. It reminded me of someone else I know that started their academy as a blue belt ❤️.

Then I learned more about Josh. Artist, musician, jiu jitsu enthusiast who was put on the sidelines with heart issues. After heart surgery, he decided that pausing his life wasn’t an option. Memento Mori was born. Remember, you must die. Beautiful.

https://canvasrebel.com/meet-josh-breckenridge/

Limited space available.
Reach out to Josh to reserve your spot.

Photos from Pedigo Submission Fighting Los Angeles's post 10/05/2023

So proud of Eddie. Incredible human, even more incredible leg locks. He was so nervous, but pushed through. Got a quick belly down ankle lock in his first match, of course. Lost a tough 3-0 match to a very experienced and tough competitor in the final.

Great high level competition experience and a silver at his first IBJJF major. I’m so incredibly proud of him.

Photos from Pedigo Submission Fighting Los Angeles's post 10/04/2023

Where to begin, when Auriell joined the team she pretty quickly became someone im very close to. Both sober, both love to train, go eat after class, and talk s**t, so we hang out a lot. She then had a health scare that required 2 surgeries, a wound vac, and a lot of mental struggle because just like me, she needs to train. It’s her outlet as it has always been mine. Mentally, physically, emotionally …. All. It was hard for her.

Fast forward to recovery, she’s been in the gym daily, grinding, asking questions, wrestles with the big boys at practice, and usually chooses violence lol, so she’s been hungry to compete. We got her over her fear of the gi and the IBJJF and since it’s no gi season, her first IBJJF event was no gi pans.

Alejandro summed up her performance best. “You’re a champion, killing machine, assassin!”

5-1 with 5 submissions.
No Gi Pans Super Heavy Champion
Silver in open.
No excuses, no bitchassness.
So fu**ing proud.


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