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Are Jiu-Jitsu Concepts Actually Helping You Learn?

A few years ago, jiu-jitsu concepts became all the rage, and for good reason. When YouTube jiu-jitsu hit a critical mass, we had no shortage of individual techniques. We could find hours and hours of footage of our favorite competitors and instructors famous and obscure teaching their secrets. With the...

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Underwear Chess and Jiu-Jitsu Strategy

I learned to play chess when I was in the third grade. One afternoon when no cartoons were on television and I had finished my weekly allowance of comic books (Condorito y Barrabases) I went to my mom and told her I was bored. She took one look at me...

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How to Teach for Maximum Knowledge Retention

10th Planet Chicago after 3 hours of crucifix shenanigans. This past weekend I had the adventure of teaching two Mastering the Crucifix seminars in Chicago--a gi seminar at Chicago Martial Arts and a no-gi one at 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu Chicago. I owe a big thanks to Javi and Dan for organizing...

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6 Tips for Cross Training

I feel like every so often the idea of cross training gets brought up, especially by the jiu-jitsu personality of the moment, but we still treat it like a novel idea. Cross training should not be a fringe concept that we occasionally pay lip service to only to go back...

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