Dec 11

When You’re Ready, Jiu-jitsu Awaits

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Nowadays, if you asked me about my passions, Jiu-jitsu would number near the top of the list. It wasn’t always the case though. There was once a time when I looked at the art and saw only the potential negative of close personal contact. I couldn’t see the fun and effectiveness of it all. So …

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Nov 28

Sales and Marketing Books (For the Business Side of BJJ)

Sales and marketing are essential skills. I believe that because no matter what you do, you have to sell something to someone. Even if you’re just selling your own personal attributes and skills during an interview. It’s especially important for those of us who desire to make jiu-jitsu more than a hobby. And these are some great …

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Nov 26

Grip Like a World Champion Notes and Mind Maps

In competition, all matches start on the feet, and it’s illegal to pull without contact. That means that the grip battle is an element of every match. It’s also happens to be an area of study that is often neglected. I know I’ve neglected it, but there’s no time like the present to rectify that. …

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Nov 24

An Overview of Three Recent Seminars

Recently, I had the opportunity to teach three seminars in three different states within a week. I’m extremely grateful, and that’s the primary reason behind this post. It’s a review of what was covered, but it will also contain conceptual lessons for all enthusiasts of our art. If that sounds interesting to you, this is what …

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Nov 20

Advice for White Belts: Ask These Questions

Being a white belt is hard. You get smashed in the gym, and at times, it can seem that you’re not improving. As a community, we lose a lot of people at white and blue belt. That’s why I’m trying to put myself back in those shoes and visualize what I would do differently if …

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Nov 12

3 Strategies for Making Drilling More Effective and Enjoyable

Drilling is boring. At a certain point you will mentally check out, unless your external motivation is so strong that you can push through the tedium. Why does it HAVE to be tedious though? The answer is that it doesn’t. There are variables that you can change about your training method to not only make drilling …

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