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7 BJJ Tips To Calm Your First-Tournament Nerves


Your first jiu jitsu tournament can run you rampant with confusion, stress, and andrenaline.  I have yet to see someone enter their first competition and get full of questions, cotton mouth and nerves.  Here are some tips to help  make

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7 BJJ Tips To Calm Your First-Tournament Nerves


Your first jiu jitsu tournament can run you rampant with confusion, stress, and andrenaline.  I have yet to see someone enter their first competition and get full of questions, cotton mouth and nerves.  Here are some tips to help  make

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Brazilian Jiu jitsu Belt Rank System (IBJJF)


“How long does it take to get a blue belt in jiu jitsu?” I know you’ve heard that question – or at the very least, some manifestation of it…i.e. sacrifice “blue” for “purple”, “brown” or “black” belt. Well, you can

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Brazilian Jiu jitsu Belt Rank System (IBJJF)


“How long does it take to get a blue belt in jiu jitsu?” I know you’ve heard that question – or at the very least, some manifestation of it…i.e. sacrifice “blue” for “purple”, “brown” or “black” belt. Well, you can

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Jiu Jitsu (In a neck-shell)


Someone in class has been consistent in asking me about submissions.  For the last two weeks it has been, “I need more submissions”.  I insure them that needing more submissions probably isn’t the case.  They disagreed so we rolled.  After

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Jiu Jitsu (In a neck-shell)


Someone in class has been consistent in asking me about submissions.  For the last two weeks it has been, “I need more submissions”.  I insure them that needing more submissions probably isn’t the case.  They disagreed so we rolled.  After

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Guard From Anywhere


Having been injured lately, I’ve been off the mat quite a bit.  Because of that, I’ve also been watching more and getting more questions – most of them about different guards and what they look like and physics behind them. 

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Guard From Anywhere


Having been injured lately, I’ve been off the mat quite a bit.  Because of that, I’ve also been watching more and getting more questions – most of them about different guards and what they look like and physics behind them. 

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Tap Semi-Early and Extremely Often


You’ve heard it thousands upon millions of times, “tap early, tap often”, but how much of that goes into one ear and right out the other?  How many times do you start rolling and get exhausted because you were trying

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Tap Semi-Early and Extremely Often


You’ve heard it thousands upon millions of times, “tap early, tap often”, but how much of that goes into one ear and right out the other?  How many times do you start rolling and get exhausted because you were trying

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“The Art of War” …In Terms of Jiu Jitsu


For those that don’t know, The Art of War is a book by Sun Tzu that has endured many translations and is used as a reference in many countries for senior managers of companies.  The reason for this is that

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“The Art of War” …In Terms of Jiu Jitsu


For those that don’t know, The Art of War is a book by Sun Tzu that has endured many translations and is used as a reference in many countries for senior managers of companies.  The reason for this is that

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Infamous American Sports Incidents You May Have Forgotten About


Sports are awesome.  When the athlete loses their shit during a game, that sport is even awesomer.  If you’ve ever heard about the “Immaculate reception”, Muhammad Ali’s “Phantom punch” or that hockey player that nearly got his head cut off

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Infamous American Sports Incidents You May Have Forgotten About


Sports are awesome.  When the athlete loses their shit during a game, that sport is even awesomer.  If you’ve ever heard about the “Immaculate reception”, Muhammad Ali’s “Phantom punch” or that hockey player that nearly got his head cut off

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Behring Jiu Jitsu Progressive Guard Reference


Hidden Valley MMA is getting big.  More people have been there longer and they’re getting close to their next belts.  While life definitely gets in the way, it’s very difficult to teach the progressive guard without constant attendance, so I

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Behring Jiu Jitsu Progressive Guard Reference


Hidden Valley MMA is getting big.  More people have been there longer and they’re getting close to their next belts.  While life definitely gets in the way, it’s very difficult to teach the progressive guard without constant attendance, so I

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Advice From The Best Samurai Ever


When asking yourself, “Who is the greatest Samurai ever?” there is only one answer – Miyamoto Musashi, he is widely regarded as the best Samurai that has ever lived.   Not including any wars, he is believed to be undefeated in challenges

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Advice From The Best Samurai Ever


When asking yourself, “Who is the greatest Samurai ever?” there is only one answer – Miyamoto Musashi, he is widely regarded as the best Samurai that has ever lived.   Not including any wars, he is believed to be undefeated in challenges

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Some Random Jiu Jitsu Tips For Your Game


Jiu Jitsu borders steak and tits on my list of things that I think are awesome.  I’ve come to the reality that black belts won’t give away secrets that they’ve spent years discovering from thousands of hours of rolling.  They

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Some Random Jiu Jitsu Tips For Your Game


Jiu Jitsu borders steak and tits on my list of things that I think are awesome.  I’ve come to the reality that black belts won’t give away secrets that they’ve spent years discovering from thousands of hours of rolling.  They

How To Beat A Stronger Opponent


Everyone has heard that Jiu Jitsu is the art the levels the playing field between big and small people.  If you’re into BJJ, you’ve also heard an argument that’s something like, “Well, if you both know jiu jitsu, the advantage goes back to

How To Beat A Stronger Opponent


Everyone has heard that Jiu Jitsu is the art the levels the playing field between big and small people.  If you’re into BJJ, you’ve also heard an argument that’s something like, “Well, if you both know jiu jitsu, the advantage goes back to

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The Difference Between Blue Belt And Purple In Brazilian Jiu Jitsu


There is a difference between blue and purple belts…a big one.  Being a fresh purple belt, I can’t tell you what it’s like to be a purple just yet, but I know what made me one…flow and confidence. As a

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The Difference Between Blue Belt And Purple In Brazilian Jiu Jitsu


There is a difference between blue and purple belts…a big one.  Being a fresh purple belt, I can’t tell you what it’s like to be a purple just yet, but I know what made me one…flow and confidence. As a

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Master Sylvio Behring Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Seminar (Hidden Valley MMA)


Well, this past April 26-29, 2012 was the seminar with Master Sylvio Behring and our belt grading with Hidden Valley MMA.  I have to be honest and say that I’ve only missed one seminar with Master Sylvio since picking up BJJ, and

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Master Sylvio Behring Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Seminar (Hidden Valley MMA)


Well, this past April 26-29, 2012 was the seminar with Master Sylvio Behring and our belt grading with Hidden Valley MMA.  I have to be honest and say that I’ve only missed one seminar with Master Sylvio since picking up BJJ, and

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4 Things Made Awesomely Better By Hitting (Or Dropping) Them


No, “women” aren’t on this list, so stop being retarded. You’ve seen it a million times…you know, that “Why didn’t I think of that?!” deal…Some stumblebum will inevitably pick up and object to move it to sweep the floor and drop said

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4 Things Made Awesomely Better By Hitting (Or Dropping) Them


No, “women” aren’t on this list, so stop being retarded. You’ve seen it a million times…you know, that “Why didn’t I think of that?!” deal…Some stumblebum will inevitably pick up and object to move it to sweep the floor and drop said

"Cry, child!"

My Critique of Insane Internet Pictures


I’ve decided to come up with a formula (verb – noun – noun) and type it into search engines.  I will take the most interesting photo from the fist page and analyze it…you know, like an art lover but with the

"Cry, child!"

My Critique of Insane Internet Pictures


I’ve decided to come up with a formula (verb – noun – noun) and type it into search engines.  I will take the most interesting photo from the fist page and analyze it…you know, like an art lover but with the

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Five Of The Greatest Movies Found In The $5 Bin


There is no need for television programs with the amount of movies out there.  But with blue-ray and new dvd prices, it’s borderline ridiculous to buy movies now that you can rent them for a buck through any box outside

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Five Of The Greatest Movies Found In The $5 Bin


There is no need for television programs with the amount of movies out there.  But with blue-ray and new dvd prices, it’s borderline ridiculous to buy movies now that you can rent them for a buck through any box outside

The Sylvio Behring Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Purple Belt Nerves (What You Fail To Be)


Well, if you’re an avid reader of this blog, you should know that John Valentine and I are testing in front of Master Sylvio Behring for our purple belts on April 29th.  Sylvio once told me in a seminar that

The Sylvio Behring Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Purple Belt Nerves (What You Fail To Be)


Well, if you’re an avid reader of this blog, you should know that John Valentine and I are testing in front of Master Sylvio Behring for our purple belts on April 29th.  Sylvio once told me in a seminar that

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The Finer Points And Tips For The Triangle Choke (Sankaku Jime)


The triangle is one of those chokes in Judo and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu that everyone loves…unless you’re caught in it and you try desperately to “answer the phone” before taking an ill-planned nap.  There are many reasons to love the

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The Finer Points And Tips For The Triangle Choke (Sankaku Jime)


The triangle is one of those chokes in Judo and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu that everyone loves…unless you’re caught in it and you try desperately to “answer the phone” before taking an ill-planned nap.  There are many reasons to love the

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Your Instructor Knows You Have To Lose


If you’ve ever heard the term “quicksand”, used in competition, you know what I’m talking about…you lose once, no big deal.  Lose again, you think it’s just a bad couple of months…lose again…uh-oh…something is wrong…then you think instead of react

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Your Instructor Knows You Have To Lose


If you’ve ever heard the term “quicksand”, used in competition, you know what I’m talking about…you lose once, no big deal.  Lose again, you think it’s just a bad couple of months…lose again…uh-oh…something is wrong…then you think instead of react

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Top 5 Nintendo Games That Changed My Life (and YOURS)


My brothers and I saved for months when Nintendo first came on the scene.  I was 11 years old.  We all skimmed at lunch at school and would come home then throw all of our money into styrofoam cups on

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Top 5 Nintendo Games That Changed My Life (and YOURS)


My brothers and I saved for months when Nintendo first came on the scene.  I was 11 years old.  We all skimmed at lunch at school and would come home then throw all of our money into styrofoam cups on

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My Favorite Choke: The Okuri-Eri-Jime (Bow and Arrow to you Jiu Jitsu cats)


Ok, so check this out, compliments of The Human Weapon: This is the Okuri-Eri-Jime.  It’s my favorite choke.  Note the grey guy with his left leg over the other grey guy’s waist.  Also note the expression on the grey guy’s face. 

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My Favorite Choke: The Okuri-Eri-Jime (Bow and Arrow to you Jiu Jitsu cats)


Ok, so check this out, compliments of The Human Weapon: This is the Okuri-Eri-Jime.  It’s my favorite choke.  Note the grey guy with his left leg over the other grey guy’s waist.  Also note the expression on the grey guy’s face. 

Jiu-Jitsu Educational Roll vs. Respect vs. Losses


What is rolling?  Rolling is a way to develop your game in real world situations, that’s it.  There are two kinds: Educational roll: Rolling when the higher-level “roller” is helping you out Rolling in general: Kicking ass Here’s the difference:

Jiu-Jitsu Educational Roll vs. Respect vs. Losses


What is rolling?  Rolling is a way to develop your game in real world situations, that’s it.  There are two kinds: Educational roll: Rolling when the higher-level “roller” is helping you out Rolling in general: Kicking ass Here’s the difference:

Here Comes The Purple (Uh-oh!)


So here’s the formula: 1 year = 52 weeks/2 = 104 weeks/ 2.5 years = 130 130 weeks x 4 hours per week (4 hours being the bare minimum for sake of the formula) = 520 hours 520 hours…that’s my

Here Comes The Purple (Uh-oh!)


So here’s the formula: 1 year = 52 weeks/2 = 104 weeks/ 2.5 years = 130 130 weeks x 4 hours per week (4 hours being the bare minimum for sake of the formula) = 520 hours 520 hours…that’s my