Alright take a seat. I’m going to share a short word with you about Strategy. I would mainly like to discuss strategy in respect to competition, as I don’t believe it has the same importance in the training room (where experimentation and exploration should take precedent). Due to popular demand I would like to explore my own thoughts on this topic.
The beauty of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu- or indeed any of the grappling arts- is that there is no body type or kind of person that can’t learn to grapple. People with very body type, every personality, race, culture, religion or walk of life can learn to grapple.
If anyone can learn, why do so many quit? Today I want to explore the ‘mental anatomy’, if you will, of the lifelong grappler and what it takes to develop the mentality. Continue reading
I’ve already discussed the value of leg locks in modern Jiu-Jitsu; why would you ignore them? I’d like to take a little more time to talk strategy and where they fit into the conversation (in my humble opinion).
*Warning* This article will encourage you to learn and reflect on your practice.
Attending training is an often discussed topic. The bottom line is that consistent attendance leads to consistent improvement.
I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve heard a person say that they’ve hit a plateau or they’ve been in a training rut for months and months; irregular attendance is almost always the reason for this narrative.
The baddest men and women I have encountered in the training room are the ones who are consistent. They attend class, and reap the rewards of their hard, consistent, training.
The mats never lie, and it’s always very clear to see how much time anyone in particular is putting in. I’d like to share 3 of my main thoughts on this topic: Continue reading