Back home in Puerto Rico!

Back home in Puerto Rico! It was great to back in the gym today training the juniors for…

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Victory in Texas!!

Victory in Texas!! Craig Jones and Gordon Ryan both won brilliant submission victories…

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Showdown in Texas tomorrow night

Showdown in Texas tomorrow night: Tomorrow night night In Austin Texas. Squad seniors…

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The ultimate submission

The ultimate submission: We all have our favorite submission holds - in time I hope you…

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Your legs versus his head

Your legs vs his head: One of the basic features of Jiu jitsu is the notion of…

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Taking yourself to a new level

Taking yourself to a new level - front headlocks and the example of Craig Jones: At any…

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Control the hips

Control the hips: The only scoring position from the back in Jiu Jitsu is rear mount.…

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When you have no control time is your enemy, but…

The more dominant your grips and position - the more you take your time when moving:…

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The interplay of push and pull

The interplay of push and pull: When playing bottom position in JiuJitsu there is a…

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Identify the problem

Identify the problem: Every submission hold has an escape. Every escape involves a set of…

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Escapes – testing yourself

Escapes - testing yourself: Here is a moment when my students and I were teaching a…

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Class is never really over

Class is never really over: Its natural when you’ve just finished a tough class to want…

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First contact – hands or feet?

First contact - hands or feet? Grappling is all about connection. No connection to an…

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Are you ready for the next move?

Are you ready for the next move? If there is one certainty in Jiu jitsu it is that the…

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An unnecessary rush to completion

Joint locks - don’t be in a hurry to extend the limb: There are two ways to submit an…

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Loneliness in a crowded room

Loneliness in a crowded room: Jiu jitsu is at the same time both a deeply personal and a…

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The athlete with the better setups

When both athletes know the major moves and their counters, victory will usually go to…

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Back up buddy

Back up buddy: There are many ways to get hurt in combat sports but one of the most…

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Watching Jiu jitsu

Watching Jiu jitsu: Whenever my students are injured I usually encourage them to come in…

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How much are you using your head when you grapple?

How much are you using your head when you grapple? Usually when we say “use your head” we…

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