Holy cow empty mat syndrome. OK I had thought I could stubbornly maintain a handful of die-hard well scrubbed introverts, but, here we are March 23 and… Read more “Trying to Survive the Coronas”
TRAIN! Be Your Own Superhero!
Stop admiring the accomplishments of others! Live your life! Sports fandom is an empty occupation. Being an observer is not a skill! Too much watching is a… Read more “TRAIN! Be Your Own Superhero!”
JiuJitsu Lab: How to Get the Most Out of Position Training
I’m a firm believer in position training. If you’re not familiar with it it goes something like this: you choose a position, let’s say guard. You put… Read more “JiuJitsu Lab: How to Get the Most Out of Position Training”
The Concept of Self-Defense
Self-defense in martial arts is often presented as a different kind of training than what we usually do in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu. The idea is to have lock-step… Read more “The Concept of Self-Defense”
The REAL Black Belt Life
I was talking to Chad about the last twenty years of he and I running around, humping the mats from place to place, setting them up in… Read more “The REAL Black Belt Life”
The Time Is Now, You’ll Wish You’d Started Sooner!
It’s the most common complaint I hear! If only I’d started sooner! I’d trade a decade of the *insert previous art* for another year of this! BJJ… Read more “The Time Is Now, You’ll Wish You’d Started Sooner!”
Life Goes By, When Are You Gonna Live It?
Watching, spectating, arguing about the players. Buying another round. What are you doing? The purpose of your existence is to get the most out of it. All… Read more “Life Goes By, When Are You Gonna Live It?”
Megan and Jen Rolling
A pair of experienced purple belts are a pleasure to watch at their game. Here you can enjoy Jen pressuring Megan (who stays cool as a cucumber),… Read more “Megan and Jen Rolling”
YOU ALREADY WON, NOW TRAIN!
We work hard to maintain a culture of training. Too often beginners mistake what we do for a “fight club”. What we aren’t doing is carelessly trying… Read more “YOU ALREADY WON, NOW TRAIN!”
No Disciples-Just Training
Do you remember learning to ride a bike? Chances are you were of a certain age, five or six (possibly younger) and had an adult (parent) helping… Read more “No Disciples-Just Training”