Tag Archives: BJJ

Mental Revelations of the Progressing Grappler Continue

THE NEXT REVELATION: “HE WHO CONTROLS THE SCRAMBLE HAS THE EDGE”     This essay is a follow up on “Mental Revelations of The Progressing Grappler.” I am pleased to announce that the initial list was not exhaustive (though I never purported it to be), and even as I have continued to progress, my eyes are

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“SHUGYO”

TRAINING CONCEPTS FOR BJJ/MMA/SUBMISSION GRAPPLING “SHUGYO”   “Meeting and dismissing that inner-voice, the one that calls for retreat, calls for rest, calls for acquiescence to physical exhaustion, then proceeding forward, pushing on and achieving more than what you thought you could endure, hardens your ability to survive.” –Tim Sledd     Warriors, athletes, and competitors are

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Functional Exercises for BJJ

Many people spend hours on the mat, hours watching instructionals, hours in the gym and often they are left looking for an edge. Nothing replaces mat time, but proper conditioning and strength building are components of any athlete’s over all game and often the difference between winning and losing. Of course running and weight lifting

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Dealing with Larger Training Partners

I have been asked several times recently, “How can I deal with a heavier training partner?” This is an important question. One of the underlying principles of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is that a smaller person (who has better technique) can overcome a larger adversary. The key to succeeding against a larger opponent is to employ

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Training Ruts and Dealing with Losses

(2008 Small Axe Hoosier Open Competitors with their Hardware) Small Axe Jiu Jitsu is all about the “positive vibrations!” I try to keep classes light-hearted and make sure that students are encouraged to have fun, recognize their strengths, address their weaknesses, and encourage others. I begin by saying that because the topic of discussion here

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