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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Even when in defense…

Even when in defense - train your mind to look for counter offense. If your mind is…

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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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Peeling hands

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

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Defensive soundness

Defensive soundness: I’m sure you’ve all been to a boxing match and heard fools in the…

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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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If your back is on the floor – then you know that your opponent can’t get to your back

If your back is on the floor - then you know that your opponent can’t get to your back:…

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Open guard knees to chest

Open guard knees to chest: People talk about posture all the time in Jiu jitsu -…

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Defensive soundness before submission

Defensive soundness before submission: The great cliche of Jiu jitsu is “position before…

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Shields up Captain…

Shields up Captain...The human body is a rather delicate thing - but there are certain…

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Practicing offense is fun – but it’s the practice of defense that will determine how well you do against strong opposition

Practicing offense is fun - but it’s the practice of defense that will determine how well…

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Two different approaches to submission

Two different approaches to submission: I have always taught Jiu Jitsu as the art and…

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Defensive responsibility

Defensive responsibility: It is crucial for your development to understand the golden…

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In all combat sports I observe the iron law of OFFENSIVE OUTPUT

In all combat sports I observe the iron law of OFFENSIVE OUTPUT - IN ANY COMPETITIVE…

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The defensive orientation of Jiu Jitsu

The defensive orientation of Jiu Jitsu: My sensei Renzo Gracie gave me a piece of advice…

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The dualities of jiu jitsu

The dualities of jiu jitsu: Much of the essential nature of jiu jitsu is revealed by its…

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