Training at a high level competition academy

I’ve been fortunate enough to train at many different types of academies throughout my career. Different in their atmosphere. Different in their focus. Different in training philosophies and techniques. I just want to start off by saying that there is no one best school or academy. It all comes down to whether or not it’s a good fit for you. You could have access to the best training partners and instructors in the world. But if the training environment is

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Transitioning from no gi to gi

I’ve been training a lot of no gi and wrestling lately. It could be for a few days or even weeks but there is still a little adjustment period in which I feel off transitioning from my no gi game back to my gi Jiu Jitsu game. Sometimes I feel like I’m trapped in the gi. Unable to move as freely as I would like. Other times I forget that my opponent can use my own gi to attack me.

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