Composure

Composure: There are many important attributes that athletes must possess if they are to…

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Guard passing and submission only tournaments

Guard passing and submission only tournaments: Quite often I am asked if the skill of…

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Confidence may be a mental attribute, but it’s birth is physical

Confidence may be a mental attribute, but it's birth is physical - the hours, months and…

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Coming back

Coming back: One of the toughest things for a professional athlete to deal with is coming…

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Reflections on the big show

Reflections on the big show: As is usually the case, most people are focused upon the…

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Tonight is the biggest fight show of the year - a fight that has been dismissed by many…

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Pioneer

Pioneer: Probably the most challenging assignment for a jiu jitsu coach is to go into an…

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Strength begets strength

Strength begets strength: ADCC world championships camp. The squad is working hard on new…

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Roger and me

Roger and me: Last weekend the squad went to London to compete in Polaris grappling,…

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Sometimes when you win…you lose

Sometimes when you win...you lose: Garry Tonon came back to the gym immediately for…

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EBI champs line up

EBI champs line up: Today saw the return of inaugural female EBI champion, Erin…

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Meanwhile…back in New York City

Meanwhile...back in New York City: The squad had a big weekend in London, winning all…

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Success in London

Success in London: The squad won three out of three at Polaris 5 grappling championships…

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All weighed in

All weighed in: All athletes weighed in today for Polaris 5 in London. Garry Tonon faces…

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Grass roots jiu jitsu

Grass roots jiu jitsu: The squad went out into East End London to train tonight at the…

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New guys in town

New guys in town: Squad standouts Garry Tonon and Oliver Taza get a great workout in at a…

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Reflections on my sensei – real respect vs superficial respect

Reflections on my sensei - real respect vs superficial respect: my sensei, Renzo Gracie…

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Heading out

Heading out: You can have as many coaches and training partners as you want around you;…

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Illusion

Illusion: When athletes go out to compete in high level shows there is always much…

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Memories

Memories: Jiu jitsu is best seen as a lifetime activity, so along the way there will be a…

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