New 40 Plus BJJ Interview on BJJBrick Podcast!

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I recently had the pleasure of doing an interview with Byron Jambra and Gary Hull on the excellent BJJBrick Podcast. Check it out here: >>40 PLUS BJJ Podcast Interview I have done a number of interviews and this one I felt was particularly informative. We covered a ton of ground and really touched on some…

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Rickson Gracie: Philosophy & Importance for the 40 Plus Athlete

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This video was recently making the rounds again. Even if you’ve seen it before, I encourage you to watch it again for real… Rickson Gracie on Modern Jiu-Jitsu >> CLICK HERE One thing I do want to point out is this. I continue to be a huge fan of Rickson’s because of his philosophy, not…

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Another Nail In the Coffin Of Dead Repetition Drilling

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If you haven’t heard of him, Kit Dale is an Australian BJJ Black Belt under team Checkmat, and along with having a great BJJ game he’s a very funny dude. In a recent video, however, he’s pretty subdued as he addresses the topic of drilling. In particular, why he doesn’t “drill” anymore. Here’s the video…

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“My Age is My Strength”: Jiu-Jitsu Subterfuge and Cunning

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This is an older video, but check it out. Starts with a fundamental and moves to an adaptation (basically, a functional “trick”). As I’ve discussed, the ideal of BJJ does not merely have to do with effectiveness, but also maximum efficiency. This is even more important as you get older, your training partners are a…

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Beat the Frame, Save Your Neck!

Some the biggest responses I’ve received in email lesson series have been in regards to the recommendations about dealing with injuries. Sometimes these relate directly to common situations on the mat, where any pre-existing injuries, contributing muscular imbalances, etc. make the chance of further injury much greater. One such scenario that I’ve gotten quite a…

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Simple Tips To Improve Your Guard Retention and Appear More Flexible At Any Age

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After hearing the same complaints over and over about the difficulties so many students face when playing an open guard off their backs, one thing became obvious: many instructors simply don’t get how hard it is for a lot of students to do this whole “guard” thing that lies at the heart of Jiu-Jitsu. And…

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One of the Biggest Mistakes You Can Make in BJJ Training…

I want to cover something that is HUGE for your training progress. It’s a big “no no” for anyone, really, but all the more costly to your progress when you’re an older BJJ student attempting to play the game with younger athletes. In fact, it’s one of the most common errors I see as  a…

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Steamroller Mount Pressure (How To Fight 1/2 Of Your Opponent’s Body)

This is one from my 40 Plus BJJ Success course…. This technique will make you feel like a STEAMROLLER to your training partners — even guys way bigger: Click Here The posture also allows you to open up submissions even when your opponent has great defense. What I show in this video has been a…

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Forging A 40 Plus BJJ Guard, Part 2

Once you have isolated the basic sitting guard pressures to make sure you can maintain your guard effectively against different opponents, now the fun begins. Along the lines of “the best defense is a good offense,” a large part of making your guard formidable and hard to pass are your attacks. If you have a…

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Forging A 40 Plus Guard, Part 1

First of all, I wanted to thank everyone for all of the great feedback on 40 Plus BJJ Success. I’ve been getting tons of emails and PMs from people who are finding a ton of value in the perspective and strategies, and have been implementing them into their jiu-jitsu games. Ok, back to it! <New…

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