Senpai and kohai

Senpai and kohai: One of the strongest elements of dojo instruction is the relationship…

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I teach jiu jitsu backwards

I teach jiu jitsu backwards: Jiu Jitsu always occurs in a SEQUENCE. The most common…

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Jiu Jitsu and humor

Jiu Jitsu and humor: Anyone who has trained for even a short length of time in jiu jitsu…

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Any given Monday

Any given Monday: Teaching the big Monday afternoon class at RGA is always a source of…

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Teaching via heuristics

Teaching via heuristics: When I teach I try hard to find a satisfactory compromise…

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The four mechanical pillars upon which my approach to jiu jitsu is Based

The four mechanical pillars upon which my approach to jiu jitsu is Based: A huge part of…

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Techniques and principles

Techniques and principles: The underlying PRINCIPLES of jiu jitsu (and indeed, all combat…

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Doing time

Doing time: Whenever you start of a new enterprise there is a period where you have to…

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Ryan brothers getting recognition

Ryan brothers getting recognition: This weekend the Flograppling awards for 2017 were…

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Rash guards – Part 2

Rash guards - Part 2: Now it’s time for a rash guard story that may change the minds of…

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Rash guards

Rash guards: Part 1: Arguably the question i am asked more than any other has nothing to…

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A night at the boxing show with Mr Freddie Roach and his assistant Marie Spivey

A night at the boxing show with Mr Freddie Roach and his assistant Marie Spivey: Enjoying…

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New directions…new skills

New directions...new skills: Garry Tonon goes through his MMA sparring with @gstleger…

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Make it memorable – the fundamental problem of teaching in jiu jitsu

Make it memorable - the fundamental problem of teaching in jiu jitsu: The main concern of…

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THE THREE GREAT KEYS TO COMBAT

THE THREE GREAT KEYS TO COMBAT: Of all the activities that humans can partake in, none is…

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Joe Rogan and I finish up podcast on various jiu jitsu and MMA related themes in LA.…

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Meanwhile, back in New York...The squad kohai (Juniors) went on a rampage this weekend at…

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Teaching in LA

Teaching in LA: I went over some of the core principles of our leg locking system at…

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Danaher airport curse continues...my amazing ability to somehow screw up anything…

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Story time

Story time: The Renzo Gracie Academy has been a center of jiu jitsu training for almost…

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