Tachi waza and Ne waza

Tachi waza and Ne waza: Most of the main grappling styles styles of the world recognize…

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So proud and happy to hear of the great victory of my friend and student, Travis Stevens…

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Solo movement drills

Solo movement drills: Some of the most impressive training lessons I learned came from…

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The two faces of jiu jitsu

The two faces of jiu jitsu: Every aspect of jiu jitsu has two sides - a positive side…

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Empirical tests

Empirical tests: Nothing furnishes proof of a theory or set of beliefs quite like a…

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Extreme pressure

Extreme pressure: Garry Tonon locks up a very tight inverted heel hook from cross ashi…

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From rivalry to friendship

From rivalry to friendship: The very nature of our sport is centered around competition…

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The essence of jiu jitsu

The essence of jiu jitsu: The ability to control greater size, strength and aggression…

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Many will look, but few will see

Many will look, but few will see: In all things, but especially in jiu jitsu, small…

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Position before submission

Position before submission: jiu jitsu students often use this phrase - some even go so…

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Linear locks and twisting locks

Among the main joint locks, the most basic distinction is among the linear locks and the…

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Submission holds

Submission holds: The various submission holds are the most distinctive and revered…

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Jiu jitsu is largely bound up with the skill of creating some form of preliminary…

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Loneliness is a crowded room

Loneliness is a crowded room: Match time; Eddie Cummings goes through our final pre match…

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One of the great pleasures of living and teaching in NYC is the constant influx of…

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Pre-contest warm ups

Pre-contest warm ups: Getting an athlete ready for competition is a long process. In…

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The value of feedback

The value of feedback: progress in jiu jitsu mirrors that of progress in science- it…

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In all of my teaching I always try hard to convey the spirit of relentless attacks…

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Young Nicky Ryan, younger brother of Gordon Ryan, recently turned 15 years old. Don't let…

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Training pace

Training pace: most jiu jitsu students always train at the same pace and often without a…

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