Level up with Positional Sparring

positional sparring is great

Positional sparring or specific training is probably where I spend the bulk of my time training. When you first start out. Any amount of rolling will help you get better. You will get stronger, faster, leaner, and tougher. But after a certain point. Simply rolling alone won’t help you improve. One thing I’ve noticed with the students that I teach and many higher belts is that they often only rely on their A game. That means they only roll with

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How long should your rolls last?

short vs long training rounds

The last week or so I’ve been delving deeper into my training methodology. I get asked a lot about my own training. What I do. What I try to avoid. There are levels to this. I will say that what works for me (specifically) might not work for you. But the concepts behind the training can be useful. No matter what I say or suggest. I leave it up to you to experiment. Figure out what works best for you.

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Developing your guard to the next level

Playing guard for a beginning student isn’t easy. In fact, starting a new activity or study comes with a lot of trial and error. In Jiu Jitsu, that means a lot of tapping. From Giving feedback: Getting feedback from training partners and instructors is an important aspect in the life of a martial artist. Feedback is how we correct holes in our games. Feedback is how we help our training partners get better. Feedback keeps us honest and humble. I

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