Learning curves

Learning curves: Often I am asked questions about the length of time that will be…

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Body type and jiu jitsu

Body type and jiu jitsu: Very often people will ask me about the effects of body type on…

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The relationship between MMA and jiu jitsu

The relationship between MMA and jiu jitsu: In my teachings I try never to lose sight of…

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The power of adaptation

The power of adaptation: Very often in the sport we have to adapt our game around changes…

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Teaching to teach

Teaching to teach: Throughout my coaching career I have always avoided the common…

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Defeat

Defeat: The only people that never lost are those that never went against the best…

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The iron law of posture

The iron law of posture: For every given human physical activity, there is a posture that…

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Continuous combat

Continuous combat: The ideal grappler of the future will be able to apply him or herself…

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When the fighting is over

When the fighting is over: Garry Tonon finishes another impressive performance. The self…

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If I asked you six moths ago to find a photograph of someone attempting a leg lock on the…

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Happy Fathers Day to all!

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Three forms of body control

Three forms of body control: There are three major forms of control over the movements of…

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Inside the mind of Eddie Cummings as he walks out to another match

Inside the mind of Eddie Cummings as he walks out to another match: Coach has been…

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Building a culture of respect

Building a culture of respect: One of the favorite moments of my coaching career occurred…

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Pre-match attitude – study in contrasts

Pre-match attitude - study in contrasts: Different athletes enter matches with very…

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Trying to explain to Eddie Cummings that ashi garami works just as well when wearing a gi…

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Olivier Taza – Learning the leg lock system

Olivier Taza - Learning the leg lock system: A very fine example of the speed with which…

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Teaching the room

Teaching the room: On any given day of teaching jiu jitsu, there will always be massive…

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Gi or no gi? Teaching a mixed gi and no gi class

Gi or no gi? Teaching a mixed gi and no gi class: The best people in the sport switch…

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Every submission hold has its own character

Every submission hold has its own character: we are involved in a sport where the…

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