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I have to congratulate…
Everybody has their own reasons for joining martial arts. Some want to learn self-defence, others to get in shape, lose weight, compete in tournaments or develop self confidence. Parents put their children in to develop self discipline, develop concentration, increase their attention span, to learn respect for others the list goes on and on. A … Continue reading "I have to congratulate…"visit blog
Jiu-Jitsu is perfect, it’s humans that make errors.
I love this quote and I wish I could take credit for it, but it was Rickson Gracie who said it first. If you’ve been to any number of martial arts clubs you’ve probably heard this saying before. “Leave your ego at the door.” Most people assume that this means come in, be humble and … Continue reading "Jiu-Jitsu is perfect, it’s humans that make errors."visit blog
One of BJJ’s great mysteries solved!
Student: “How do I escape a triangle choke.” Instructor: “Don’t get caught in one.” This conversation has played out in thousands of dojos for decades now. No, your instructor is not being a jerk, he’s merely repeating what was told to him by his instructor when he first asked this question. It is however a tongue … Continue reading "One of BJJ’s great mysteries solved!"visit blog
You throw like a girl!
Judo and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu are based on the principles of using leverage and technique instead of strength and power. This enables a smaller person to execute techniques against a larger and stronger opponent. It makes for the perfect combination for females who are generally smaller than their male counterparts. Wouldn’t you like your daughter to … Continue reading "You throw like a girl!"visit blog
A message to the new guy(girl).
Hey, Congratulations on starting your journey! You’re in for quite a ride. The biggest thing you need to keep in mind is that we all started exactly where you are. Yes even the Black Belt teaching the class walked into a dojo many moons ago and had the same nervous jitters you do. When … Continue reading "A message to the new guy(girl)."visit blog
How to be better 3 months from now!
Often when it comes time to roll, we grab a partner that we’ve rolled with many times before and proceed to have almost the exact training session that we’ve had with them a dozen times before. You know each others go to moves and set ups well, so it becomes a game of who’ll make the … Continue reading "How to be better 3 months from now!"visit blog
Is it okay to ask higher belts to roll?
Dojo etiquette is going to vary from club to club. It’s always a good idea to ask what is okay and what is not when you are training somewhere new. At some clubs asking a black belt to roll is considered to be challenging them, usually not the greatest of ideas, while at others it … Continue reading "Is it okay to ask higher belts to roll?"visit blog
How to be a good training partner
So you’ve decided to start training in Judo and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Congratulations, you’ve taken a huge step and one that most people won’t make. How can you get the most out of your classes? Become a good training partner! Everyone, including the advanced students, that can help you learn quicker, loves to have a good … Continue reading "How to be a good training partner"visit blog
How to Keep things Interesting
“How do you keep things interesting for yourself when you are rolling with somebody that you are much better than.”visit blog