Longevity in Jiu Jitsu

Longevity in Jiu Jitsu is something that I think a lot about. I know I’ll be doing Jiu Jitsu for a long time but I also recognize that many of the moves that younger practitioners take for granted like rolling inverted or speed passing might not carry over well into the masters division. Not only does your technical ability and focus change the longer you train, but also your mindset and approach changes as well. While a younger athlete might

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Bringing in 2017

2017 is quickly approaching and as with each new year this brings with it a rush of new potential clients looking for help in achieving their fitness, personal growth, and life goals. This time of year can really set the pace for the rest of your 2017. Whether your academy will see real growth (in member numbers and gross income) or if you will continue to just get by. I won’t lie. Most Jiu Jitsu academies ignore the potential that

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Giving and Receiving Feedback

During my last post I covered in detail the 7 different learning styles and how you can improve your retention of techniques by focusing more on your dominant learning style(s). It seems a natural progression to move on from the topic of learning styles to feedback (giving and receiving it) and the role that it plays in your Jiu Jitsu game. Getting feedback from training partners and instructors is an important aspect in the life of a martial artist. Feedback

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