Story Time The nervousness I felt at previous tournaments didn’t seem to plague me that morning. I woke up feeling fired up and ready to compete. Training had been going great and I felt in amazing shape. Today was my day, I just knew it. I felt confident. Even when my opponent put me in
[dropcap]W[/dropcap]hite belts hurting other white belts. Why didn’t he just tap? This is serious stuff. I looked across the mat and saw an experienced white belt leaning back for an armbar on a newer white belt. The armbar is definitely in, but the newer white belt keeps wriggling and trying to escape. I can see
[dropcap]Y[/dropcap]uri Simoes was kind enough to sit down with me for a few minutes for an interview to talk about his philosophy and approach to Jiu Jitsu. His intensity was the first thing that caught my attention when I became aware of him years ago, and really opened my eyes. If you are interested in
Some students roll their first class, but others attend a few weeks or even months of classes before they work up the courage to start rolling for the first time. Watching some of their counterparts jump into rolling on their first day can give them a complex. “Maybe Jiu Jitsu just isn’t for me?” Great news.