The most fundamental forms of control…

The most fundamental forms of control over the human body will always be control over the…

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There are many measures of dominance in Jiu jitsu

There are many measures of dominance in Jiu jitsu. You have a dominant grip, balance…

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The relationship between POSITION and TIME

The relationship between POSITION and TIME: From your first day in Jiu jitsu you were…

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Why Gordon Ryan is the best no gi mount player I ever saw

Why Gordon Ryan is the best no gi mount player I ever saw: Jiu jitsu is a game of…

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Glamor vs practicality

Glamor vs practicality: Everywhere is life we have to make a choice between an exciting,…

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Position and your mindset

Position and your mindset: The ideal of Jiu jitsu is control leading to submission. The…

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Priorities

Priorities: It’s a common thing to see a young student attacking enthusiastically from…

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When on top, your first responsibility is balance

When on top, your first responsibility is balance: It seems there is always a thousand…

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Ideal vs reality

Ideal vs reality: When it comes to practicing submission holds we usually practice them…

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Bottom game is more difficult for most students to learn than top game

Bottom game is more difficult for most students to learn than top game: When I teach…

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Pins are a means not an end

Pins are a means not an end: A very distinctive feature of my students approach to Jiu…

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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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Air time

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

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Don’t be satisfied with good when great is right there for the taking

Don’t be satisfied with good when great is right there for the taking: Getting into a…

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Life isn’t fair – neither should be your Jiu jitsu

Life isn’t fair - neither should be your Jiu jitsu: Fair play is a wonderful thing but…

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The power of escape

The power of escape: When we think of powerful moves in Jiu jitsu you typically picture a…

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Getting out of trouble – and putting the other guy into trouble

Getting out of trouble - and putting the other guy into trouble: If there is one skill in…

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Going beyond pinning

Going beyond pinning: The basic theme of Jiu jitsu is of getting to dominant upper body…

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