How To Experience More “Aha” Moments in Your BJJ Technique

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I mean those moments that go beyond even a deep intellectual understanding of a concept or technique – when your execution of a concept or technique becomes virtually EFFORTLESS.

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BJJ Claustrophobia: The Silent “Killer” in Jiu-Jitsu Training

The truth is, this is a VERY common phenomenon – especially early on in training when you aren’t used to having people on top of you with all their weight and haven’t learned how to control your breathing. In fact, I think more people than not have experienced claustrophobia to some extent.

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How To Improve Your Jiu-Jitsu Game in 2016 – UPDATED!

As I’ve said before, it’s true that to a large extent there may be no substitute for mat time, to infer that this is ALL that matters is simply incorrect because the statement implies that all mat time is equally productive.

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5 Proven Ways To Supercharge Your BJJ Escapes At ANY Age

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Nothing inspires greater confidence and freedom in your Jiu-Jitsu game than your ability to defend and escape.

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A Perspective Check For Long-Term BJJ Success

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The older you get, your begin to realize that over and above every other goal you may have at a given time during your Jiu-Jitsu journey is secondary to the “big one”… to be able to keep doing it.

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Great Insight From A “Hobbyist” Black Belt Instructor

I’ve written a lot about managing expectations in your training and offering perspective on how to reframe frustrations during the learning process to get the most out of the Jiu-Jitsu experience. In this article, my friend and fellow SBG coach, Cane Prevost, approaches this from another angle by breaking down the 5th wall and giving…

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Training With Henry Akins: Jiu-Jitsu Secrets In Plain Sight

That is a priceless amount of firsthand experience and technical knowledge to be sure. But the well runs even deeper than that, and if you really care about the art of Jiu-Jitsu, this is where it gets more important than simply saying “Henry Akins teaches a great seminar.”

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What To Do When Starting From Your Knees in BJJ

Here’s some great advice from my good friend John Connors of FightersConfidence.com. John and I received our black belts on the same day from Roberto Maia. He’s an excellent grappler and mental game expert. – Stephen Whittier   What do you do when starting a BJJ sparring session from your knees?   I have so…

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Too Inflexible, Short, or “Stocky” To Do An Arm Bar?

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If you have struggled with feeling that you’re too inflexible, short, or “stocky” to do an arm bar from your guard, here’s your fix. Actually, it’s a great fix even if you don’t have trouble getting the leg over your opponent’s head, but maybe feel your angle is off somehow and you’re lacking the tightness…

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Submissions: Perfecting Your Posture

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Submissions: Perfecting Your Posture The old BJJ adage, “position before submission” is correct in one sense, but also somewhat misleading… I say the because the fact is a submission IS a position, and should be understood and treated as such. And as with any other position, improvements and mistakes alike should be addressed on the…

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