This year has been amazing, and it feels great to have over 80 posts now. To celebrate achieving my goal of writing every week this year (52 posts!) I’m going to revisit my 12 all time best posts. Each article on this list also includes loads of links to my other quality content.These are in
“Position before submission” is one of the core tenants of Jiu Jitsu. It is one of the first sayings that a grappler learns. What does it really mean and how can we best focus on mastering Jiu Jitsu positions? Understanding the answer to this question is one of the big concepts that will eventually unlock
I have met some amazing people through Jiu Jitsu. Most people are super respectful when they roll. Unfortunately there is a very small portion of the population who isn’t. This group of people tend to be those that go as hard as possible when training. They can easily become an accidental mat bully! There is
I’m so glad this question came in! Navigating your purple belt is completely different from white and blue belt. There is a big shift in the journey and figuring out what it takes to progress. Are there any posts for Purple belts? Or over 30’s? Just getting back into it. I have had a bad
Finally, you’ve made the decision to start training Jiu Jitsu, but now you are having trouble figuring out which gym to train at. How can you even begin researching? Some potential grapplers let the excuse of not knowing where to start be an obstacle that keeps them from ever beginning their journey. I hope this
Progressing through Jiu Jitsu has opened up Bonus Levels for me. As I become more and more comfortable with Jiu Jitsu the more I can start to open up. It has been a journey though for sure. I was nervous the first few times I ever rolled. But eventually I started to figure out what
I always try to bring you well thought out concepts to improve your Jiu Jitsu. Not this week! The 4 minutes you spend looking at these BJJ memes will not make you any more effective on the mat. Those that know me in real life know that I try not to take myself too seriously.
White 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
Reader Question: When I’m drilling a new move should I be working it for both my right and left sides or just pick one? How do I know which one to pick? Answer: Only work one side at a time. Pick a side and stick to it. The more proficient I become on one side of my
I’ll be candid. Today I just wasn’t really feeling like writing a blog post. Rain has been drizzling most of the day, and I just got back from a trip out of town late last night. Discipline is why there is a post to be read. Will power isn’t always enough when motivation is lacking.