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 it has lots of weird movements that will take your body time to adjust too as well as just the over all skill set you will need to become proficient in before you can even have an idea of what you’re doing. In the beginning, you can kind of brute force your way through training. But that’s a quick way to getting injured or burning out. I like

Why You Should Develop Your Guard Game Around Submissions

Developing a good guard game is no easy task. The guard is the foundational position in Jiu Jitsu. It’s what sets us apart from the other grappling arts. You get points in a tournament for sweeping from your guard. As well as your opponent — if they manage to pass your guard. So it’s a very important position. While there are no shortages of guard techniques online with resources like YouTube and other online training sites gaining in popularity. Putting it all together is th

Why do people tend to quit at blue belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu?

I’ve talked a little bit about this topic on Quora and even made a video on YouTube about the high attrition rate of blue belt students in their practice. Video link: But I think it’s worth examining again. Especially for a lot of my readers that are not familiar this fact. Most practitioners will not progress to blue belt and even less move on from blue belt. Jiu Jitsu is not easy Jiu Jitsu is not an easy art or sport. It takes a lot of time, dedication, and humility to prog

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 falling short. I’ve seen people handle losing in different ways. The humble ones are able to acknowledge their loss(es) and learn from their mistakes which I think is the best possible action. While others might not handle losing so well. Rio 2016 If you were watching the 2016 Olympics in Rio, there was a lot of controversy over an Egyptian