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What to do if no one wants to roll with you?

training as a big guy

This is a problem that affects mostly bigger students. It’s hard sometimes putting bigger students with smaller students because the weight difference does effect the training.  It doesn’t even matter if there is a difference in skill level.  Just having a big size difference will put off some training partners. Because they might be afraid that they will get hurt.  I know that’s the case with me. When I was younger my instructors would often pair me up with the

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Drilling technique to warm up

the best way to warm up

There is a big debate among instructors and students alike as to what is the best way to warm up.  Even at the academy that I teach at there is no consensus.  I’m not going to hit all the points in this post but only to state my opinion. The best way to warm up is to start slowly with drills to move the body and then slowly ramp up from there to positional sparring. Little by little increasing the

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Over training is real

Overtraining in Jiu Jitsu is a real serious condition that many instructors and students don’t talk about.  I can’t name too many sports were the norm is be in a constant state of over training as much as the sport/art of Jiu Jitsu  In fact, this ideal of needing to train twice a day or more has been blown out of proportion.   Some of the best guys in the world may be able to follow this type of training regiment

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