Category Archive: Training

This section is focused on my own training and training concepts in general.

Mar 06

The Three Key Questions You Must Ask Yourself‏

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Our purpose is IMPROVEMENT. Every day. 1%. Right now, at this moment, it’s the third month of the year. By this time, most people have given up on the new year resolutions they set two months ago. Those who succeed though, do something miraculous. They transform intention into action. One step turns another and then …

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Jan 18

Josh Vogel on Merging Movement Practice into the Study of Jiu-jitsu

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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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Apr 17

Objectives for Learning the Fundamentals of Jiu-jitsu

(I wrote this for new students of Jiu-jitsu. The intent was to give them some objectives to focus on in the learning process, and I just decided to share it here as well.) Objectives Learn the positional hierarchy of Jiu-jitsu. Start to understand how the individual pieces of Jiu-jitsu connect together. Learn the fundamental movements …

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Nov 26

Grip Like a World Champion Notes and Mind Maps

In competition, all matches start on the feet, and it’s illegal to pull without contact. That means that the grip battle is an element of every match. It’s also happens to be an area of study that is often neglected. I know I’ve neglected it, but there’s no time like the present to rectify that. …

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Nov 12

3 Strategies for Making Drilling More Effective and Enjoyable

Drilling is boring. At a certain point you will mentally check out, unless your external motivation is so strong that you can push through the tedium. Why does it HAVE to be tedious though? The answer is that it doesn’t. There are variables that you can change about your training method to not only make drilling …

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Jan 02

Use This Method to Innovate Any Technique

Let’s start off with a question. What are the components of an effective technique? As you think about that question, focus on one word.  It’s the one that makes all the difference. If we took it out, the number of possible techniques would increase by leaps and bounds. Including it though, allows us to focus …

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