Never apologize for losing

You should never apologize for losing because you didn’t do anything wrong.  After every major tournament or even small tournament I always see competitors make this long post about how they are sorry for letting all their friends and training partners down because they didn’t medal in a tournament.  And I used to feel the same exact way but after you compete for a few years you begin to realize that no one really cares if you lose. In fact,

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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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Thoughts before a competition

Just finished competing at the first major tournament of the year. The IBJJF European Championship. My results didn’t go the way I wanted them too. But as I often tell my readers. We can learn a lot from our tournament experience. We can’t control what happens on the day of the competition. No one can. But we can control our actions and thoughts leading up to our event and what we do after the competition. For this post, I decided

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