Why it’s a great idea to compete at least once in your life

Competing is scary. It doesn’t matter if it’s your first time or your 250th time.  That’s because your competition rises with your skill.  You could be the best white belt competitor in the world. Get your blue belt and immediately get demolished.  And that’s an important part of competition.  It’s a humbling experience that really shows you what you’re made of.  It doesn’t really matter how well you do. But how you react under pressure.  Are you able to perform

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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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Lasso Guard Basics

shallow lasso

Recently I posted on Reddit last week covering the different guard transitions that I use in tournaments which you can check out here and one big topic of interest was the lasso.  The lasso is a pretty broad term for throwing one of your legs on your opponents arm or shoulder while they’re trying to pass.  I know there’s more to it but we need a working definition.  Any way there are two main lasso positions.  There is the shallow

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