Rickson Gracie: The Epitome of a Martial Artist

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 […]

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 from a Faceobook ad and I was lucky enough to have him come […]

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.

  1. What’s the most IMPORTANT detail while your guard is being passed to make sure you […]

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 […]

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 […]

Street Defense: Grabbed from Behind Underneath Arms Around the Waist Pt. 1

[s3bubbleRtmpVideoJs bucket=”hjj-seminars.output” track=”defense-grab-from-behind-under-arms-around-waist-pt1-480.mp4″ aspect=”16:9″ autoplay=”false” cloudfront=”E7VOKLTD0695H” fallback=”true” /]Ever since attending Rickson’s Black Belt only JJGF Self Defense certification seminar. I have been flooded with people asking what he covered.

It was about 100 different Self Defense techniques that Rickson wanted to make sure were not forgotten in Gracie Jiu Jitsu. But the crazy part is with […]