Category: Reflection

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

Sep 08

The Frank Cucci Seminar at Evolve Academy

Recently, my gym expanded to a new location, and one of the events to celebrate the occasion was a seminar by Frank Cucci. He came up to support my coach, Mike Moses, because they have a long history. He’s also one of Mike’s original instructors. I want share with you a lesson I learned from …

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Apr 07

Focus on the Seeds that You Plant

Recently, something significant happened in my life that will require me to make certain adjustments. It was unexpected and undesired, but I’ve been able to take a step back and really analyze the situation. I realized that there were specific choices that I made that heavily influenced the outcome. So I’ve decided to take the …

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Feb 02

The Real Reason That I Love Brazilian Jiu-jitsu

I recently read a book called Start with Why by Simon Sinek. It made me think about why I love Jiu-jitsu, and the answer I came up with surprised me because the reason has existed before I even knew what Jiu-jitsu was. Through the Wormhole Before I just spell it out, let’s go back in time. …

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Feb 01

Troubleshooting the Half Guard I

One of my ongoing projects is related to half guard, and today I want to look at one of the questions that I’ve received as a result of that project.  The question was: My Half Guard question is about the cross face. I have gotten very comfortable with being able to control the bicep of …

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Nov 05

Another Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Thought Experiment

Another Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Thought Experiment

Imagine this. There are two entirely different individuals. One is extremely athletic with significant experience in sports. The other is out of shape and has never played in any sports seriously before. Now take both of those individuals and introduce them to Brazilian Jiu-jitsu at the same time and at the same gym. Inspire in …

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