A sense of direction

A sense of direction: When you have a clear sense of direction and know exactly what you…

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Juniors on fire at Rise Grappling Invitational!

Juniors on fire at Rise Grappling Invitational! Last night the squad juniors put on an…

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Great morning training with @chrisweidman along with @gordonlovesjiujitsu and @wonderboymma

Great morning training with @chrisweidman along with @gordonlovesjiujitsu and…

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Art and martial art – start with a sketch

Art and martial art - start with a sketch: When teaching I always keep in mind the…

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Gold medal front headlock/guillotine

Gold medal front headlock/guillotine: I constantly push my students to excel in the use…

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This ain’t his first rodeo

This ain’t his first rodeo: Check out my sensei, Renzo Gracie sleeping just before his…

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One step at a time

One step at a time: A feature of most of the moves of jiu jitsu is that they can usually…

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Principles versus techniques

Principles versus techniques: The underlying PRINCIPLES of jiu jitsu , and indeed, all…

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As a coach or mentor there are two things I can never give you

As a coach or mentor there are two things I can never give you. Two things that only you…

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Follow the journey

Follow the journey: The most exciting times in your growth in martial arts are the early…

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The three kings of the scramble

The three kings of the scramble: Most of the time in jiu jitsu we are looking to create…

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Enthusiastic amateurs

Enthusiastic amateurs: Much of what I write about is the development of professional…

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Frank Rosenthal strangles for the win!!

Frank Rosenthal strangles for the win!! Outstanding junior brown belt Frank Rosenthal…

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Double gold for Gordon Ryan

Double gold for Gordon Ryan: Gordon Ryan entered the Pan American No Gi championships…

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Visitors

Visitors: It’s always fun having talented visitors come by the academy. This weekend the…

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Like old times

Like old times: Had a great morning out in Long Island training @chrisweidman along with…

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Passive learning

Passive learning: Normally we think the learning in jiu jitsu is done when WE perform the…

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What do you look for?

What do you look for? As a coach my biggest concern is the quest to get an athletes level…

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As long as there is memory among the living

As long as there is memory among the living - there will forever be life for people,…

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