Category Archive: Teaching

This is where I think out loud about how to improve the process of conveying information to diverse groups and individuals.

May 03

Interview with Julius Park on inspiring excellence within your gym

Julius Park is the owner of Crazy 88 in Maryland, and he has built an extraordinary program. The proof of that lies in his students. Too many to count have become forces to be reckoned with and among their ranksĀ are several World Champions. I’ve also personally spent many hours training at his gym, and I …

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Apr 18

Triangles, triangles oh boy

Earlier today, I taught a seminar at Randori on how to improve your finish rate with triangles, and this post is about what was covered. Overview The seed of innovation lies in the deep understanding of fundamentals. That’s why we looked at the triangle from a variety of angles in order to create that seed. …

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Jul 27

3 Concepts to Focus on When Passing Half Guard

In a few weeks, I’m going to be teaching a seminar at Ground Control on passing half guard, so I am in the process of planning and organizing the class structure. My ideal process is always to start with the concepts and then teach techniques that demonstrate how those concepts can be exploited. As I …

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Dec 15

Structuring a Curriculum for Competitors VS the General Public

Right now, I’m working on a large project, and some of my teammates are assisting by sending me any random jiu-jitsu questions that they can think of. This post was inspired by one of those questions because I received one that just didn’t fit my project at all, but it was fascinating on its own …

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Nov 02

A Shift in Focus Can Help You Learn Jiu-jitsu Quicker

In Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, there is no one true path to mastery. You don’t have to have a certain body type. You don’t have to be young. You don’t have to be athletic. You can start at any level and travel as far as you desire. That’s why it’s such a beautiful art. The issue lies …

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