The principle of localized force

The principle of localized force: The central feature of jiu jitsu is to use mechanical…

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Banning moves

Banning moves: Jiu jitsu is a contact sport based around the skills of breaking joints…

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The indirect path

The indirect path: We work in a sport where we are actively trying to defeat someone who…

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All or nothing

All or nothing: An interesting element of jiu jitsu and of submission holds in…

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The basis of confidence

The basis of confidence: Often I am asked how it is that my students play such a…

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Everything begins with grip

Everything begins with grip: In all the grappling arts, every engagement, whether in…

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Getting the squad back together

Getting the squad back together: I have been running away from crocodiles and snakes in…

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Teaching the teachers

Teaching the teachers: One of the more interesting facets of my job is the division…

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Elvis sighting

Elvis sighting: Teaching leg locks at the Sydney Australia school of early MMA era…

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Working against skilled resistance

Working against skilled resistance: The true measure of competence in the application of…

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From the gym to the big show

From the gym to the big show: Here is an interesting photograph - it was taken one day…

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Calm during the storm

Calm during the storm: Gordon Ryan displays his submission versatility with a beautiful…

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Teaching in Australia

Teaching in Australia: Going over elements of back control with the gi (whilst not…

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A democracy of ideas

A democracy of ideas: A part of my teaching style which is very important to me is that I…

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An interesting point

An interesting point: an interesting point from last nights EBI 8 tournament is the…

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The day after

The day after: Immediately after winning EBI 8 Gordon Ryan completes a tough training…

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Shared vision

Shared vision: When you dedicate your every thought and action to a single sentence - jiu…

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Great things happen

When knowledge, skill, discipline and tactics come together and are given direction…

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The return of the King

The return of the King: Expectations were high when Gordon Ryan returned to EBI 8…

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Heavyweights

Heavyweights: Very often people ask me whether they should train differently based upon…

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