Category Archive: Training

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

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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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

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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