Category: Competition

All posts are related to competition. That includes my own experience or just concepts related to success on the mats.

Nov 07

Staying comfortable in horrible situations

More on that second super fight: My opponent had a strategy for killing my half guard, and he played it to a T. Time after time, he was able to force me out of position and put me in dangerous situations. I didn’t panicked though. In fact, throughout the whole thing, I felt comfortable and …

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Nov 06

The tale of two super fights

A few days ago, I finally had the chance to compete in Fight to Win. It’s something that I’ve wanted to do for a long time, and I’ve applied more times than can be counted on one hand. So when I saw that the event was finally coming to my state, I knew I had …

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Jul 28

There’s no such thing as a mistake on the mat

Two roared out onto the mat, slapped hands, and then after a flurry of activity, only one hand was raised. That was a familiar scene at the New York Open. It happened countless times, and it is the one thing that you can predict in competition. There will be a result. And when you’re in …

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Apr 11

Growth minded competitors can’t be stopped

A grand challenge lies before me, and there is one person more than anyone else who will decide whether I succeed or not. At birth, we shared the same name. And even now, there is no one that I know better because that person is none other than ME. From the point forward, I will take …

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Jan 18

Josh Vogel talks about the fusion of movement and jiu-jitsu

Intro by Ken The following is a guest post by Josh Vogel. He’s a black belt under the Migliarese brothers, a Level 2 Certified Movnat coach, and a Level 1 Kettlebell Athletics coach. And in addition to that he’s also a contributor to Breaking Muscle and the author of the Sloth Report. In this post, …

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