May 03

Interview with Julius Park on Inspiring Excellence Within Your Gym

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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 ranks¬†are several World Champions. I’ve also personally spent many hours training at his gym, and I …

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Apr 18

Seminar Reflection: Triangle Refinement at Team Randori

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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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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

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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¬†reason 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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