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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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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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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The foundation of your game

The foundation of your game: The essential nature of Jiu Jitsu is that it is built around…

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The tale of the runner

The tale of the runner: One day many years ago I had the pleasure of a new private client…

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Attack their ability to move first and their joints second

Attack their ability to move first and their joints second: Submission holds are most…

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Pins and transitions

Pins and transitions: Very often when I coach Jiu Jitsu i see players get into a mindset…

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The mount

The mount: One of the most cherished positional pins of Jiu Jitsu is doubtless the…

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Position and submission

Position and submission: Most students of Jiu Jitsu are told from their first class the…

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