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Happy Birthday Rickson Gracie & What Makes Rickson Different

This is a very special day! I just want to take the time to wish Rickson Gracie, my instructor, one of my biggest inspirations in my life and a person who has inspired so many others a very Happy Birthday.

To celebrate his birthday I just wanted to share one of the many stories about him […]

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Reserve Your Spot Sub & Surf 2017

Every year I do a BJJ Adventure Camp with the guys over at Sub and Surf.  Its a small group of us about 20 of us having the time of our lives.

See, everything about the Camp is just AMAZING! Sub & Surf takes care of it all.

– Great People
– Great Food
– Great Night Life
– Great […]

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Why “the back” position is not as good as most people think.

Why “the back” position is not as good as most people think in MMA or for fighting.
Many consider “the back” position the most dominant position in all of jiu-jitsu and are willing to give up any position to take the back.   “The Back” is considered by many the golden position, a place where we all […]

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Jiu Jitsu Journey Interview with Henry Akins by Shawn Mozen

Here is one of the latest interviews I did with Shawn Mozen, founder and CEO of Agatsu.

Shawn is one of the foremost authorities in kettlebell training in the world and a lifelong martial artist.  He found out about me and Hidden Jiu-Jitsu in an add and I was lucky enough to have him come by […]

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Upcoming Henry Akins Hidden Jiu Jitsu Seminars

Don’t miss your chance to come feel & learn Hidden Jiu Jitsu for yourself.
September 10-11, Woodstock Illinois
Alpha BJJ – 222 Benton St, Woodstock Ill 60098

Seminars

September 17, Scranton Pennsylvania
Mission Yoga – 1440 Capouse Ave, Scranton PA 18509
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/henry-akins-hidden-jiu-jitsu-seminar-tickets-27040812799

September 18, Southampton Pennsylvania
Sion Jiu-Jitsu – 1080 Industrial Blvd, Southampton PA 18966
https://www.facebook.com/events/1778746539005639/

October 8-9, Louisville Kentucky
Gracie Jiu-Jitsu of Kentucky – 11461 […]

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Hidden Jiu Jitsu Seminar Aug 6th El Centro, CA

Come check out my seminar at Morales BJJ in El Centro, CA

Space is limited CALL >> 760-960-8001

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Alpha Jiu Jitsu Seminar “What EXACTLY Happens when you get your Guard Passed?”

Here is a small part of my seminar from Alpha Jiu Jitsu in Woodstock, IL.

It was a great seminar thanks to Dan Hart for flying me out.

A few questions that get answered in this video.

What’s the most IMPORTANT detail while your guard is being passed to make sure you Recover?
What are the main […]

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The biggest lessons I learned from Rickson on how to train to get better at Jiu-Jitsu

“The training is all in your mind!”
For a long time in my training like most people I always thought I had to train with the best and the toughest guys to improve and get better.  Then one day after talking with Rickson I realized my strategy for how to get the most out of my […]

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Why You Should ALWAYS Go To Jiu Jitsu Class, Especially When You CAN’T Train.

The details are in the deep understanding of Jiu Jitsu.
People ask me a lot of times for advice on how to improve quicker at jiu-jitsu.  I was one of fastest black belt under Rickson Gracie.  I started training in 1995 and within 6 months I had my blue belt.  A year and a half after […]

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Can you be a complete martial artist only learning Jiu-Jitsu?

I remember one of my first exposures to Jiu-Jitsu was watching Royce Gracie fight in UFC 1 back in 1993 (a few months before that I had seen an old grainy vhs copy of a copy of Gracie in Action 1 and 2 so I knew who the Gracie family were and  who Royce was).  […]

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