White Belt Mentality

Have you heard the term "white belt mentality?" If you've been training a martial art for a while, of course you have. It gets posted to social media pages, printed on posters and I'm sure this wont be the only article about the concept. The first time I heard the term I was like, "Yeah, …

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Gracie Survival Tactics

"If you train worst case scenarios consistently, they will no longer be worst case scenarios"-Rener Gracie GST- Gracie Survival tactics is a jiu-jitsu based defensive tactics training, geared toward law enforcement. I'm not a sworn LEO, but I am a first responder, as a campus Security Officer, and I was able to talk my way …

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Why gas out when you can fuel up?

"Our bodies are our gardens our wills are our gardeners." Jiu Jitsu isn't about being the fittest guy on the mat, I get that. That being said who wants to gas out after each roll and have to rest the next round? Not me. That would cut into half of the allotted time for live …

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First Snuggle Struggle Competition.

“In real life, strategy is actually very straightforward. You pick a general direction and implement like hell.” - Jack Welch I knew that Jiu Jitsu competition would be more fatiguing than a practice roll and a higher pace, but I thought I had prepared for that. I increased my cardio in the gym and had worked …

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LOTR: The Fellowship of the Belt

Ways in which The Lord of The Rings is like Jiu Jitsu. NERD ALERT! This article may not be everyone's cup of tea...but it was sure fun to write. "Three Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky, Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone, Nine for Mortal Men doomed to die, One for …

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April is for Front Headlocks

"Don't allow your opponent comfort and don't seek it yourself"- Unknown This month and most of last month I rolled exclusively NoGi and we have been doing a little bit of a wrestling focus in class recently. Shooting for take downs, single legs, front headlock and some freestyle wresting moves as well. There is a …

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