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The Haters – Talking C**p and Spreading It

According to The Online Slang Dictionary, the definition of a hater is as follows: http://onlineslangdictionary.com/meaning-of/hater Hater (noun):   A person who disapproves of something A person who is jealous One who “player hates” that is – disapproves of players A person who criticizes something Examples include: “Tyler is always gets more ….” “Man, my idea […]

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Metamoris a New Arena for a New Generation of BJJ

Roger Gracie (white gi) fends off his aggressor Marcus “Buchecha” Almeida in the October 14 debut of Metamoris. Image courtesy Metamoris. Massive event huge publicity overwhelming success. Getting some big names on the mat through special invites in a submission only format was simply genius.  20 minute rounds would seriously test the best of us […]

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BJJ King of Youtube

I have to say I have had a lot of fun over the last 3 mnths or so watching Jason Scully’s videos. Some really cool stuff and he explains things so well without any hype and in a very practical and down to earth manner. I particularly like the series of videos which show you […]

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Postion Before Submission

I never really believed it… “those blues and purples just want to keep me down. They don’t want to give me their real secrets – they want to stay on top.” Strangely enough now I’m saying the same thing “You need to understand each position and control your opponent before you’re going to be able […]

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The Year of Muscle

Each year I’ve been training has had a theme.   Year 1 – The year of rolling and being used as a wrestling partner !! Year 2 – The year of Youtube and being used as a wrestling dummy !!! Year 3 – The year of having a coach and going into temporary wrestling retirement !! I’m not quite sure what […]

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Does Your Instructor Still Compete in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Tournaments? |

We know that competing pushes us to be in better physical shape and whether we win or lose we always learn more about our jiu-jitsu.   The question in the headline was posed as part of the poll at Podcast Poll and is a very valid question. A good instructor is not always good at […]

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Listening to the Right People and Ignoring the Rest !

Recently met up with an old training partner one who as always given me awesome advice on how to move my game up. You always find there are a few people you meet who are worth their weight in gold – you ask them a question and they respond in terms you understand – if you come […]

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More Blogs !

Came across a fantastic site 365 days of BJJ. Just imagine that being able to train 365 days a year !! With all our commitments and the like it really is difficult just getting 2 days a week – I can see a lot of similarities with me and the person in this blog and […]

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Will the Part-Time Grappler Please Stand Up !

Came across this excellent blog on Part-time BJJ practitioners. There are various folk out there who claim you have to be totally committed to BJJ and only then do you have the right to “write” on a blog.   My question to them is – do sports commentators all train in the sport they talk […]

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Tap, Tap, Tap, said the white belts to the blue

After over a year off the mat I went back last night. It was thrilling to get to train and to roll again after so long. The place was small but adequate and the guys were pretty much ego free ! We did some drills – I felt totally out of shape – football doesn’t […]

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