The recent celebration of Labor Day left me reflecting my experiences in skilled trade. I spent 15 years installing commercial floors in LU 1181 before committing to Bjj full time. These are a few lessons I picked up that have a huge influence on how I teach and train. Repetition gets a bad rap becauseContinue reading “Get the Most Out of Your Drilling Time”
If you’re asking this, it’s probably because someone asked you to calm down. This question highlights both a common complaint about new people, and the reluctance of other new people to come in at all. I’m reluctant to tell people to calm down, because we need to know that what we are doing works againstContinue reading “Am I Training Too Hard?”
I enjoy helping a limited number of people pursue their goals in MMA. When I started, most of us were here for the purpose of learning how to fight. We all took fights, and developed the core elements of our game around the possibility of getting our heads knocked off. Those were great lessons, butContinue reading “Do you train MMA fighters?”
Your friend has found something truly amazing, and wants you to join in the craziness. They’re full of enthusiasm, training several times a week, maybe even competing in tournaments. The pace they are going at is inspirational, but on the outside it can look like a bit much. You don’t have to be a hardenedContinue reading “My friend keeps inviting me to train Bjj, but I’m not sure.”
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This is where I take the time to answer frequently asked questions, explain my vision for the gym, tell short stories, and drop the occasional opinionated rant.
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