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...

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...

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...

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...

White Belt Mindset Revisited

My friend Sam has written a lot about the beginner mindset. If you have the time I definitely recommend reading up on this topic at...

Impressionable students

I think as higher belts we seldom think about the influence that we have on the younger generation of students under us. Last week after...

Longevity in Jiu Jitsu

Longevity in Jiu Jitsu is something that I think a lot about. I know I’ll be doing Jiu Jitsu for a long time but I also recognize that...

Bringing in 2017

2017 is quickly approaching and as with each new year this brings with it a rush of new potential clients looking for help in achieving...

Giving and Receiving Feedback

During my last post I covered in detail the 7 different learning styles and how you can improve your retention of techniques by focusing...

Remembering Techniques

I recently had a blue belt training partner approach me after class one day. He asked me how was I able to remember all of the moves that...

Can you make it in Jiu Jitsu?

I know many athletes pursuing Jiu Jitsu as their career all over the world and the general consensus is that making it in Jiu Jitsu...

Losing

This is a topic that’s hard for many athletes to talk about it. We put so much hard work into achieving our goals but sometimes we end up...