Happy New Year from the squad! Thank you all so much for your support and interest in our…

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Speed vs relative speed

Speed vs relative speed: Are you faster than Usain Bolt? This is a question that every…

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Foundationalism

Foundationalism: When I taught philosophy courses at Columbia university, we often talked…

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Big plans for new year at Renzo Gracie Academy

Big plans for new year at Renzo Gracie Academy: Sensei Renzo Gracie has done an…

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The story of the sniper

The story of the sniper: Part of the pleasure of teaching at a major academy in NYC is…

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Knowledge and wisdom

Knowledge and wisdom: From an early age I have always been impressed by the classics of…

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Merry Christmas from the squad and NYC!!☃ Today was a relaxed day of training for the…

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The greatest skill of them all – learning

The greatest skill of them all - learning: Every jiu jitsu athlete is in a constant quest…

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Forcing progress

Forcing progress: We all want to maximize our rates of progress in the sport . Most…

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Positive and negative – the two faces of jiu jitsu

Positive and negative - the two faces of jiu jitsu: it is of the first importance to…

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New environment – new perspective

New environment - new perspective: I have always loved to teach in a new venue to…

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Great day of Grappling at Studio 540 San Diego

Great day of Grappling at Studio 540 San Diego: The squad went into a tough day of…

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Meanwhile....As I wait for a plane to California, Eddie Cummings waits for a plane to…

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JFK – California bound

JFK - California bound: Waiting at JFK after another missed flight Looking forward to…

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Improvising

Improvising: Most of our training drills and principles involve learning precise…

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Gaining and retaining

Gaining and retaining: Imagine you met a man who told you that his annual income was one…

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Setting tough goals for progress

Setting tough goals for progress: I believe that whatever progress you make in your…

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Reflections on my sensei

Reflections on my sensei: Cross training When I first began jiu jitsu in the early to mid…

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Chasing after the wind

Chasing after the wind: There is an old cliche in the sport of boxing: Don't try to force…

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The great problem of endurance

The great problem of endurance: When I watch beginners train together the single most…

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