Dec 15

Structuring a Curriculum for Competitors Versus the General Public

I just liked the pic.

Right now, I’m working on a large project, and some of my teammates are assisting by sending me any random jiu-jitsu questions that they can think of. This post was inspired by one of those questions because I received one that just didn’t fit my project at all, but it was fascinating on its own …

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Dec 02

A Conceptual Blueprint for Preparing to Teach

If you teach or want to teach, you have to do more than just regurgitate information. The best instructors create experiences that are rarely forgotten. You might’ve even had such experiences yourself, especially if you’ve been training for a good amount of time. It’s in those moments when you pay absolute attention because you made …

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Sep 09

Aiming to be in a Constant State of Evolution

Updated: October 07, 2014 There is a wealth of knowledge out there.  The difficulty lies in finding what’s relevant to you. What helps me is recommendations. People tell me about books (that’s why I just read the Aladdin Factor right now, for example). I see them written about in other books, or hear about them …

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Oct 16

How You Can Maximize Your Benefit from Beyond Technique

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“There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost. The world will …

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Sep 26

Notes from Nic Gregoriades’ Seminar at First State BJJ

If you desire knowledge, you must seek it out. That is a simple principle, and I believe it. That’s why I spent over five hours driving to and from Nic’s seminar. I gained some knowledge from that experience, and I’m going to share it with you. First, I’m going to give you an overview of …

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Sep 16

Shrimping Ain’t Easy (But Perfecting It Will Boost Your Skills)

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Shrimping is one of the first movements you learn in Jiu-jitsu. It’s also often included in warmups in gyms all across the world. You’re told how important it is but it is often hard to see the relevance in the beginning. The movement also doesn’t come naturally to everyone. In fact, I remember struggling with …

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Sep 11

Making the No-Gi Ezekiel Choke Effective

When I was a white belt, I was often paired up with a brown belt at Evolve, who was known for his brutal ezekiel chokes. It didn’t matter the position or the situation, it was always a threat, and I lost count of how many times I tapped. I consider that a formative experience because …

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Sep 10

A New Way to Look at the Near Arm for Control and Passing

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How often do you find yourself elevating your opponent’s near elbow when passing the guard or maintaining side control? If you’re like me, the answer is a lot, but how significant is it? Where does it rank in the hierarchy of control mechanisms? I wanted to discover the answers to those questions, so I started …

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