Why we should tap out

So I’ve been meaning to do a post on this for a while now and it pretty much covers why you should tap out and when to tap out.  Just from this last ADCC, there was a crazy match with Tye Ruotolo and Paulo Miyao. I just wanted to say that Paulo is an outlier in that he has flexible joints and high pain tolerance.  So what you guys are seeing is a high level athlete who makes a living

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Learning how to relax in training

Many students are way too tense.  It’s a big reason why newer students tend to gas out when they first start training.  I think a lot of it is due to the gi. Because you’re always in a state of grabbing and pulling or grabbing and pushing.  I’ve noticed from others and myself as well, that we’re usually not breathing during those movements.  Which leads to my biggest point. Jiu jitsu is so anaerobic that if you don’t take small

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Always assume that your opponent will be bigger, faster, and stronger than you

This is the old school way of thought in Jiu Jitsu that gets overlooked a lot now a days.  And I think it’s both good and bad.  Old school Jiu Jitsu, at least in America, was always centered around usefulness in a fight.  Especially during a time when everyone thought that karate black belts needed to register their hands as deadly weapons and that the dim mak or death touch was real.  —So what better way to promote Jiu Jitsu

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