Don’t just attack the submission – attack his base of support AND the submission

Don’t just attack the submission - attack his base of support AND the submission and…

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Always look to create a viable threat

Always look to create a viable threat to your opponent whenever possible: One of the…

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The enemy advances, we retreat

The enemy advances, we retreat. The enemy retreats, we pursue: In the ebb and flow of…

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Start small, with a plan of how to take it all

Start small, with a plan of how to take it all: When you first come out to grapple with…

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Everything important you ever do in Jiu jitsu

Everything important you ever do in Jiu jitsu will be done against strong resistance - be…

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What are you known for on the mat?

What are you known for on the mat? In everyday life I am sure you are known by those…

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Pressure

Pressure: Pressure over time is the single greatest determinant of victory. It is rare to…

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You don’t have to rush

You don’t have to rush: There are some times in Jiu jitsu where both you and your…

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The magic of angle

The magic of angle: Understand this - any time you are engaged with an opponent, any…

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Hands

Hands: Whenever you are working for the major upper body body submissions - be aware that…

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Resistance

Resistance: We never really know for sure what moves our opponent will do in a match -…

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A lesson from a young blue belt

A lesson from a young blue belt: I think it’s fair to see we all enter this sport with a…

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Control first or submission threat first?

Control first or submission threat first? When attacking the back, we are normally always…

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In the gym you regret every minute of playing defense

In the gym you regret every minute of playing defense - it’s uncomfortable, frustrating…

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Be quick to critique your own moves

Be quick to critique your own moves as you perform them. Develop a clear sense of when…

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How far ahead do you think?

How far ahead do you think? We always get told not to focus only on the move we are…

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Victory in Austin!!

Victory in Austin!! Nicky Ryan had a great win at The Road to ADCC grappling super fight…

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Looking forward to Texas!

Looking forward to Texas! This Saturday night in Austin Texas will be one of the biggest…

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The tighter your control at the onset of a submission hold the better…

The tighter your control at the onset of a submission hold the better you will be able to…

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The majority of every match will be spent in neutral positions…

The majority of every match will be spent in neutral positions where neither of you has…

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