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What Does it Take to Become a BJJ Black Belt?
What Does it Take to Become a BJJ Black Belt?

The Road to Mastery is Worth the Journey: Black belts are awesome! They signify mastery of our craft, a well-rounded character, and a quiet confidence that comes with being an expert in something. That confidence and quietness becomes a little bit softer when you realize that your expertise is in…

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How To Make The Holidays Fit Your Training
How To Make The Holidays Fit Your Training

The Holidays are here once again and we are getting closer to the time of year when our fitness goals can become compromised if not disappear completely. Many people view their fitness as all or nothing, and particularly during the holidays this method of approach will only backfire. The holidays…

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Connecting Positions In Brazilian Jiu Jitsu : The Flow
Connecting Positions In Brazilian Jiu Jitsu : The Flow

Learn how to Move From One Position to the Next Hey Jiu Jitsuieros! (someone should spell check that for us…) Coach Drew and Coach Tim here to bring you the second to last newsletter of 2014! This year seems to have flown by, so take a second to look back…

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These 2 Body Parts Are Causing Your Plateau
These 2 Body Parts Are Causing Your Plateau

Everyone who trains has experienced plateaus at some time in their life. It’s natural not to always be advancing in your chosen sport, but what separates the good from the elite is how to address and overcome these plateaus. There are many different reasons an athletic individual can plateau, ranging…

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Injury Prevention for the Mixed Martial Artist
Injury Prevention for the Mixed Martial Artist

Injury Prevention Today I am going to talk about something that every person can benefit from: injury prevention.  I have been a coach for several years and I have seen and personally experienced numerous injuries.  I hate getting hurt but one thing I hate more than that, is to see…

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Are You Being a Good Training Partner?
Are You Being a Good Training Partner?

Training Partners “As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.”— Proverbs 27:17 ​“Iron sharpens iron” is something we hear a lot on the Tatame (Jiu jitsu mats).  We might use it to compliment our training partners after a competition win, a hard training session, or when we need to…

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The Importance of Footwork in Muay Thai
The Importance of Footwork in Muay Thai

Muay Thai Footwork Different patterns of footwork: Muay Thai has numerous patterns to its footwork.  There are patterns to move forward, backward, diagonally, and sideways.  In Muay Thai, the most essential motion in a fighter’s footwork is learning to step at an angle.  This footwork is utilized in many techniques. …

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Strength Training for the Everyday Athlete
Strength Training for the Everyday Athlete

Strength Training for the Everyday Athlete Recently I have had an increasing amount of students ask me to draft strength & conditioning programs for them. Which is great and awesome, but I only have so many hours in a days in which to work. My purpose in writing this news…

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Robot Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Side Control: Escapes
Robot Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Side Control: Escapes

Hey all! Over the last few weeks, we have been focusing on the Side Control. We have learned a few transitions as well as a few submissions but our focus this time through is on escaping from the side control. With that in mind, this week I'd like to share…

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