It’s OK to compete with your teammates

After reading the headline, you may get the impression this article is about facing your [...]

The Meaning Behind the Kodokan Symbol

We’ve all seen this symbol in the Kodokan literature, videos, and promotions, and the first [...]

What Is It Like Living That Grappling Life?

As much as you try to avoid it, there is always some nagging injury that [...]

How to Omoplata People with Bendy Shoulders – Like Me

I talked about my bendy shoulders before and how it will make me resilient to [...]

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Training Injured – Is It Worth It?

Before diving into my rambling, allow me to introduce a disclaimer. I am not a [...]


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What Did Dr. Jigoro Kano and Isaac Newton Have In Common?

Before we dive into the subject, we must refresh our memory on basic physics. Isaac [...]

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Sparring and Training With Females

I think I need to weigh in on this because I do get a lot [...]

Vanessa Waltz Keylock-Trap System – What Have You Been Working On?

The year has been strange training-wise. But we found inspiration from other places, and among [...]

Would Jiu-Jitsu Be a Good Sport for the Olympic Games?

The Olympic Games are in full force as I am writing this and we also [...]

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Dealing With Injuries and Being Smart About Your Training

You are training your stand-up with your partner and suddenly you step wrong and sprain [...]