In a tough match you might only get one shot at victory

In a tough match you might only get one shot at victory…better to be damn good at a few…

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You’re in a winning position – now is not the time for excitement

You’re in a winning position - now is not the time for excitement: It perfectly natural…

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Jiu jitsu is a series of exchanges…

Jiu jitsu is a series of exchanges that begin with contact and end with separation -…

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Alignment and misalignment

Alignment and misalignment: The human body relies on good alignment to produce whatever…

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Vary your intensity

Vary your intensity: Your first day sparring in Jiu jitsu was probably pretty similar to…

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What’s your next move?

What’s your next move? When we begin Jiu jitsu our question is always “what move do I…

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Your mind is your greatest weapon- but your legs are a close second

Your mind is your greatest weapon - but your legs are a close second: We’ve all had the…

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Vertebrates

Vertebrates: The most fundamental feature of our human bodies is our vertebrate nature -…

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Make it a battle of your legs…

Make it a battle of your legs against your opponents upper body and you will prevail even…

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Developing a favorite move

Developing a favorite move: Jiu jitsu is not just a science of levers and fulcrums and…

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Even the best move…

Even the best move applied at the best time can fail due to just a single mistake if the…

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Sometimes skills carry over directly

Sometimes skills carry over directly - sometimes they carry over indirectly: Sometimes…

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Intensity

Intensity: The sport of Jiu jitsu is ideally a mix of mostly relaxed efficiency mixed…

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Tunnel vision

Tunnel vision: One of the most natural and destructive human tendencies we have in the…

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Inmune to your own poison

Make sure you’re immune to your own poison: An odd thing about combat sports is that…

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When every round is tough – keep going

When every round is tough - keep going - there is a deeper skill to learn: The best time…

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Grips

Grips - Imposing and denying: Every thing starts with grip in Jiu jitsu. Most of the…

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Sometimes when you look at it Jiu jitsu…

Sometimes when you look at it Jiu jitsu just seems like a hopeless and disorganized…

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Remember always that as a student of jiu-jitsu…

Remember always that as a student of jiu-jitsu you are first and foremost a student of…

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