Tactics without technique won’t work at all

Tactics without technique won’t work at all; but technique without tactics will never…

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The pattern of champions

The pattern of champions: In Jiu jitsu and in life, some individuals seem to rise to a…

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Some moves come naturally and some don’t

Some moves come naturally and some don’t: I am sure you’ve all had the experience of…

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In a world of many options, focus on the scenarios

In a world of many options, focus on the scenarios: When it comes to selecting…

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What’s next?

What’s next? Here is an unpleasant truth. The vast majority of moves you attempt in Jiu…

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Contrasts

Contrasts: Look at this picture and you see a very strong contrast in application of…

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Approach as every match and every scenario within a match as A PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED

Approach as every match and every scenario within a match as A PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED…

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Memory

Memory: The great challenge of Jiu jitsu learning is not how much you can learn - it is…

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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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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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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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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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