Why we should tap out

It’s a good idea to tap out So I’ve been meaning to do a post on this for a while now and it pretty much covers why you should tap out...

The progression of suckage

Jiu jitsu is hard and you will suck for a long time. There I said it 😆. I’m serious, Jiu Jitsu is a hard art form to pick up. Because...

Learning how to relax in training

Many students are way too tense. It’s a big reason why newer students tend to gas out when they first start training. I think a lot of it...

It doesn’t get easier, you just adapt

Adapting to your training A big problem that newer students have when they transition from a beginner focused class to an all levels...

Illegal moves for white belts

The most dangerous creature on the mat There are a lot of moves banned in many tournaments for white belt competitors. The process of...

Bringing Value on Social Media

With all my posts on social media I try to bring value each and every time. Lots of athletes can post pictures of themselves looking cool...

Drilling technique to warm up

There is a big debate among instructors and students alike as to what is the best way to warm up. Even at the academy that I teach at...

Over training is real

Overtraining in Jiu Jitsu is a real serious condition that many instructors and students don’t talk about. I can’t name too many sports...

Why gripping is so important

Gripping is one of the most important skills that you can develop to improve your guard play and your passing. When working with a new...

Focus on recomposing first

Lots of beginner students want to develop a berimbolo or a spider guard or a De la Riva guard right from the start. It’s a classic...

Recovering from injuries

Recovering from injuries Part of any athletic endeavor is dealing with injuries. It doesn’t matter how good you become injuries will...

Never apologize for losing

You should never apologize for losing because you didn’t do anything wrong. After every major tournament or even small tournament I...

RNC Basics

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