Counting down in Austin, Texas

Counting down in Austin, Texas: Nicky Ryan and Ethan Crelinsten will take on…

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Whatever skill level you are today

Whatever skill level you are today will be 70% a reflection of your training behavior…

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Submission escapes and fear

Submission escapes and fear: There are two major categories of escape in Jiu jitsu. The…

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Every fighter has his favorite weapons

Every fighter has his favorite weapons - but keep in mind that the single greatest weapon…

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Defense in depth

Defense in depth: Most of you know that I put an extraordinarily high value on defense…

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Never forget that training is not about winning

Never forget that training is not about winning - it’s about skill development. Don’t…

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Want to learn to deal with scary situations?

Want to learn to deal with scary situations? Put yourself there often until it feels at…

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Peeling hands

Peeling hands: Always remember that most grappling techniques begin with grip. The hands…

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It all starts with push and pull

It all starts with push and pull: once you come to grips with an opponent there will…

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Making strong people weak

Making strong people weak: The human body is set up in such a way that it can only exert…

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Pace

Pace: The three biggest factors that will determine the outcome of a match will always be…

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The workout isn’t over when your BODY stops moving

The workout isn’t over when your BODY stops moving - it’s over when your MIND stops…

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A strange and wonderful thing about this sport…

A strange and wonderful thing about this sport is that no matter how bad a position in…

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The two greats flaws of ashi garami

The two greats flaws of ashi garami: No position has had more radical influence and…

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Observation

Observation: The model of development in Jiu jitsu ought always to be as close as…

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Don’t be afraid to take a step back sometimes

Don’t be afraid to take a step back sometimes: Jiu jitsu is a game of pressure. As such…

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Extension

Extension: The essential feature of successful submission attempts is always extension of…

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The power of kimura

The power of kimura: Of all the major submission holds, kimura is in my experience the…

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Air time

Air time: Sweeps in Jiu jitsu all score the same amount regardless of amplitude. Indeed…

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Stripping away choice

Stripping away choice: The essential nature of Jiu jitsu can be explained very easily. At…

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