Read on to find out how to NEVER make this mistake yourself, and what to do instead: As many of you guys already know there’s a lot of techniques taught in Jiu-Jitsu that are just not practical for fighting because they either leave you exposed to strikes or are so risky that if you mess up […]
Over the past few years, leg attacks have become quite popular in jiu-jitsu because many teachers and competitors recognized it as a weakness in most jiu-jitsu practitioners games.
I recently had my great friend Matt Jones of Iso BJJ in Adelaide Australia in town visiting me. Matt and his team are extremely well known in Australia […]
On July 6 2017 the Jiu-Jitsu world got to witness a truly spectacular moment in Martial Arts history.
The promotion of Rickson Gracie to Red Belt. The Red Belt is the highest rank and honor anyone can achieve in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and it can be argued that after Helio Gracie, no one has done […]
I once asked Rickson, what he felt was the weakest part of his game and it wasn’t so much his answer that surprised me but his explanation that made a tremendous impact in how I still train myself to this day.
He told me he has no weaknesses in his game, he’s trained all the weaknesses […]
How to break down techniques to figure out how to make them as efficient as possible or to figure out the most efficient/best counter to a technique?
This was a question that was brought up by one of my Mind Blown Jiu Jitsu Club Members.
The short answer is to question everything….
For me as I was coming […]
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 […]
“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 […]
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 […]
I got asked this question the other day and I really had to put quite a bit of thought into it. I’ve had zillions of breakthroughs in training just like everyone else. Sometimes it relates to a specific technique, a way to escape, a moment something is available to attack or just a concept and […]
“How do I ESCAPE Side Control?”
And here is my answer – Wanna escape side control? Just tap. Here’s why….
Not what people expect but just listen.
Look we all find ourselves on the bottom of side control sooner or later.
And the truth is most people should just tap and reset.
Now don’t go running off and tell everyone […]