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...

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...

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...

Developing your back game

I wanted to go more in-depth in my back control series on YouTube. For the sake of time – I try to avoid spending too much time going...

Level up with Positional Sparring

Positional sparring or specific training is probably where I spend the bulk of my time training. When you first start out. Any amount of...

How long should your rolls last?

The last week or so I’ve been delving deeper into my training methodology. I get asked a lot about my own training. What I do. What I try...

Shark Tank Training Method

Shark tank training is one of my favorite forms of rolling. I’m sure you’ve heard of it although it may go by different names at your...

Losing Members

This isn’t a topic that I’ve heard spoken about often in the martial arts, especially in Jiu Jitsu. When you first start an academy. It’s...

Thoughts before a competition

Just finished competing at the first major tournament of the year. The IBJJF European Championship. My results didn’t go the way I wanted...

The power of the introductory lesson

An introductory lesson, or intro private for short is probably the greatest marketing tool at the disposal of every martial arts academy....