Why You Should Develop Your Guard Game Around Submissions

Developing a good guard game is no easy task. The guard is the foundational position in Jiu Jitsu. It’s what sets us apart from the other grappling arts. You get points in a tournament for sweeping from your guard. As well as your opponent — if they manage to pass your guard. So it’s a very important position. While there are no shortages of guard techniques online with resources like YouTube and other online training sites gaining in popularity. Putting

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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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Losing Members

This isn’t a topic that I’ve heard spoken about often in the martial arts, especially in Jiu Jitsu. When you first start an academy. It’s often a small, tight knit group of loyal members that decided to believe in you and your vision. And if you’re lucky, your program and your academy will begin to grow as you become more successful. Gaining new members is great and is a sign of a great business. But what about losing students? No

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