Category: Reflection

My personal thoughts about various subjects related to Brazilian Jiu-jitsu.

Nov 14

The curse of triangle orthodoxy

Not that many years ago, the most common methodology for finishing the triangle required that you lift your hips, pass the arm across, and pull down on the head. It was gospel. Hell, you can even say that it was orthodoxy. If you did it any other way, you were dead wrong. But hidden in …

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Oct 25

Why marriages fail like white belts attempting flying omoplatas

The other day, in a rare moment, yours truly chanced upon an article on the interwebz that actually succeeded in grabbing my attention with just the headline. Yup, it was good. The topic was all about the silent marriage killer. That was the hook, and I bit at it like a large mouth bass in …

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Oct 03

The best way to show someone nothing

Since its inception, I’ve made radical changes to the micro adjustments course. The last being the restriction of content to just 15 lessons at any one time. It’s not something that went down without some blowback either. In fact, here’s an example: “Noooooooooooo! Not the bow-and-arrow technique!!!!!!!!!! Is there really no way we can have …

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Sep 27

The backtake that killed dreams

I’ve told this real life tale of utter domination before. But at times, it bears repetition because of the principles that can be discovered within its depths. Anyway, too many years ago to bother counting, I watched as a teammate of mine harvested souls one after the another with the same exact strategy. It didn’t …

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Aug 23

The experience left a bad taste in my mouth

Back in my purple belt days, I had an experience that still annoys me to this day. It happened not that long after my promotion, and the scene of the crime was a Grapplers Quest hosted up in PA. First of all, you should know that when I did local tournaments, I signed up for …

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