Variation

Variation: A common strand of thinking that I observe in coaches and athletes is the idea…

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Reflections on my sensei

Reflections on my sensei: Innovation in jiu jitsu: My sensei, Renzo Gracie had a very…

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Nice work Mr Sonnen

Nice work Mr Sonnen: Chael Sonnen is doing a good job with his fledgling grappling show…

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Walking the walk

Walking the walk: Our team often talks about taking on bigger, stronger opponents to…

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To the winner go the spoils

To the winner go the spoils: Kohai student Jonathan JC" Calestine put on his best…

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There’s no business like show business

There's no business like show business: Tomorrow night in Portland Oregon, MMA's greatest…

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It appears that Jeff Monson has pulled out of the submission underground event and will…

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Seminal moments

Seminal moments: I am a huge believer in the notion of SEMINAL MOMENTS in the development…

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Smaller man vs bigger man part 2

Smaller man vs bigger man part 2: This weekend squad Senpai (senior students) Gordon Ryan…

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Smaller man vs bigger man part 1

Smaller man vs bigger man part 1: This weekend at Submission underground grappling event…

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Shiai Intensity

Shiai Intensity: Most athletes feel a very different intensity level when they enter…

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The kohai shine in Texas

The kohai shine in Texas: Fast rising squad kohai (little brothers) Ethan Crelinsten and…

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Strong start

Strong start: The squad entered the professional grappling competition circuit in fine…

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Those who give, shall receive

Those who give, shall receive: Very often I see students fight for every inch of ground…

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Last day of training

Last day of training: This weekend will see the sixth installment of the growing…

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Students and teachers

Students and teachers: Some of my happiest coaching memories come from watching my…

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Ambition and patience

Ambition and patience: There are two great mental attributes that I see in most great jiu…

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There’s no place like Renzo’s

There's no place like Renzo's: Monday afternoon Martin Luthor King day in NYC. The squad…

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The Artist’s medium

The Artist's medium: Every art uses a medium through which the artist may achieve self…

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Legs and learning

Legs and learning: Probably the single most common question I am asked is this - how can…

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