In August of 2017 the world got to witness one of the most incredible sporting events of all time. A clash of superstars from 2 different combat sports met in a boxing ring in Las Vegas for what was arguably the biggest boxing event of all time. Conor McGregor the 2 division champion in the […]
I had a few of my HJJ Mind Blown Club members send me video clips of the final match from the EBI Combat Jiu-Jitsu tournament where Vagnar Rocha tko’d 10th planet stand out Nathan Orchard with slaps from the mount position.
I’ve shared a post and video about this before but thought it would be helpful […]
I’ll be busy traveling again in a few weeks to share the incredible art of Jiu-Jitsu that I was so fortunate to learn from Rickson Gracie. I’ve put a lot of time and effort into my videos on HIDDEN Jiu-Jitsu to make it one of the best resources in the world for learning Jiu-Jitsu but […]
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 […]
“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 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). […]
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 […]
Rickson always mentions how important his breathing was to his success in jiu-jitsu and mma.
His ability to oxygenate his body by developing his breathing allowed him to keep going at a high pace while his opponents got tired.
Working with Dr. Belisa has completely changed the way I breathe and has made a dramatic difference in […]