Oct 30

The Five Commandments of the Underhook Half Guard

In Jiu-jitsu, there is a hierarchy of positions and everything is interconnected. It all forms a complex web where there are many different paths to any destination. Within that system of multiple possibilities, there is the half guard. It is unique. Half is the one position where you can get anywhere else within one or …

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Oct 29

Books That Delve into History to Offer Insight and Wisdom

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It is said that experience is the best teacher, but do you really have to touch a flame to know that it burns? Isn’t it better to learn from the experience of others and avoid that pain altogether. That illustrates the benefit of learning from history, and that’s the reason why I’m willing to recommend …

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Oct 28

Books That Will Assist You in Improving Your Learning Process

learning

Through learning, we can maximize the potential of our minds and bodies. For that reason, every day is an opportunity to become better than we were yesterday. If you believe that philosophy, like I do, these books can improve the effectiveness of your learning. If other topics are more interesting to you, my full reading …

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Oct 28

Must Learning Be Easy In Order to be Effective

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A few months ago, there was a debate on the best training methods for jiu-jitsu, which focused on drilling. For those of us who train, it is an interesting topic of discussion because time is limited, and we desire to maximize the effectiveness of every moment we spend in the gym. The question is how, and …

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Oct 27

Books That Will Change How You Think About Success

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Every time you decide to use your time or resources for any activity, you’re making an investment. So the question will your investment pay dividends for years to come. I believe that these books fall into that category, and they will help you look at the world in a different light. So read at least one …

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Oct 27

Books That Will Elevate the Strategy of Your Game

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Every book in this list, I’ve read more than once because most of their lessons are conceptual. To reap the most benefit, you have to delve deep because times have changed and while the concepts are still relevant, the possible applications are now different. Oh, and if you interested in other books, check out my full …

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Oct 27

Books That Can Help You Realize the Dream of Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship

Jiu-jitsu is something that I’m passionate about, and I desire to build businesses that will allow me to express that passion more fully. One thing that you realize though when you have dreams like that is that passion isn’t enough. Even technical skills in the specific domain of knowledge will only take you so far. …

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Oct 27

Books that Focus on Improving Your Communication Skills

Reading to be one of the best investments that you can make for yourself. My conviction is strong when it comes to that belief, and that’s why more and more of my time has been devoted to reading. There is also always a possibility that I might read a book that someone else might need in their …

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Oct 16

How You Can Maximize Your Benefit from Beyond Technique

Beyond Technique Instructional

Many others have already reviewed Beyond Technique, so I won’t follow that well trod path. Instead the focus is on how you can maximize the benefit you receive from watching it. The tips are simple, but I’ll give you examples of how I have followed my own advice. The goal is to make the material in the instructional …

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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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