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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Dec 11

When You’re Ready, Jiu-jitsu Awaits


Nowadays, if you asked me about my passions, Jiu-jitsu would number near the top of the list. It wasn’t always the case though. There was once a time when I looked at the art and saw only the potential negative of close personal contact. I couldn’t see the fun and effectiveness of it all. So …

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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 24

An Overview of Three Recent Seminars

Recently, I had the opportunity to teach three seminars in three different states within a week. I’m extremely grateful, and that’s the primary┬áreason behind this post. It’s a review of what was covered, but it will also contain conceptual lessons for all enthusiasts of our art. If that sounds interesting to you, this is what …

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Nov 20

Advice for White Belts: Ask These Questions

Being a white belt is hard. You get smashed in the gym, and at times, it can seem that you’re not improving. As a community, we lose a lot of people at white and blue belt. That’s why I’m trying to put myself back in those shoes and visualize what I would do differently if …

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