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If you had a time machine would you go back and learn BJJ from the Gracies in Rio or is it better to learn BJJ today?

Difficult question…… going back to sunny Rio and rolling with the Gracies is really enticing but just think about today’s boxer as compared to the bare knuckle boxing of 100 years ago. Let’s look at the benefits of going back – you help BJJ develop, you get real authentic instruction with practioners really focused on […]

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Ego, injury and BJJ improvement….

…..how many times have you heard the phrase “leave your ego at the door”. (Check out Inner BJJ Ego Discussion) You and I both know its not that easy. The coach understands – since he’s been through it – and trys to ensure the “crazies” in the room don’t go around hurting eveyone. Hating to […]

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All those plans…

“The best laid plans go to waste after the first shot is fired……” Not sure where I got that quote from but it sounds like Winston Churchill. It’s quite apt for my current state. I’ve had a horrible last couple of months – No BJJ – Extra Work – Kids Ill – Wife Away and […]

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Starting To Get Rusty

I feel like I’m getting rusty. With the flu and being stuck with two shifts at work I’ve simply got no time to keep up with all my commitments. Unfortunately my BJJ and training has taken the hit. I going to make a concerted effort this week to at least do some cardio strength training. […]

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Lack of training is killing me…

With a thumb injury, and a knee injury and no bjj dojo things are looking dire. I managed to scrape a BJJ blue belt just before my holidays which was great but I now need to ensure my game matches my belt. No more sloppy techniques. I hurt my thumb after falling onto my thumb […]

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