People who first start their training along with a friend, or who already have a friend who’s been training, tend to fit in more quickly and more comfortably on the mat. Essentially, I think it’s because grappling involves so much more physical contact than most people are used to, especially with strangers. Having someone you’re [...]More...
When I first started grappling we had, I kid you not, just one hundred square feet (100 sq ft) to work in. If more than two people showed up, everyone had to stand off to one side while two people at a time worked technique.
It’s been more than a decade since then, [...]More...
We’ve been working on guard recovery skills at my academy, and people are having a hard time with going upside down, also known as inverting. Inverting is difficult for most people to learn and I’d like to recommend a video to help get you there.
Going Upside Down
a beginner’s guide to inverting for BJJ
Okinawa Karate Academy
7 Days to Better Guard Sweeps
Link to product page.
Review by Charles Smith.
The key value in 7 Days to Better Guard Sweeps is how it’s organized. Everything is layed out, step by step, in context, with nothing extraneous added in. All the technical pieces fit together to form a coherent, dynamic, game plan. [...]More...
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“The goal of a workout shouldn’t be to hurt. I’m not saying that workouts won’t push you or that you won’t ever hurt during a workout or you won’t ever be sore the next day. I am saying that hurt isn’t the goal. Just because you feel exhausted or your muscles are burning doesn’t mean [...]More...