Category: Training

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

Sep 14

The Malys approach to submission grappling

As I was coming up the ranks, one of my biggest influences in the academy was a guy named Tyler Malys. He was a blue belt when I first started, and we used to often get partnered up because he was also a big guy. But he wasn’t just as big as me. He was …

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Feb 14

I sense a great disturbance on this, the most sinister of days

– Obi-Won Kenobi Yes, it has. On this, the most sinister of days, countless men are being dragged kicking and screaming away from training. No drilling. No rolling. No, not on this day. And KB will also be spending some time away from my precious (let Smeagol reign) mats. But no worries. It’s still possible …

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Sep 14

Speed is the eternal enemy of perfection

Let me tell you about a curious phenomenon. I can look at someone drilling a technique and know whether or not they will reap the maximum benefit from the experience. It has nothing to do with the technical mechanics of their movements though and everything to do with their level of focus. And it’s a …

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Mar 06

Three key questions you must ask yourself‏

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 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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