Balancing Technique and Aggression

Here’s the problem: Our early years in jiu-jitsu often breed a misunderstanding of the role of aggression in jiu-jitsu.
Marshal Carper
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The Pain of Invisible Progress

Measuring your own progress in jiu-jitsu is a difficult challenge. Here's how to overcome it.
Marshal Carper
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Panda Podcast Episode 2: Grappling Camps

Nelson sits down with Matt Kirtley, the writer for Aesopian.com and r/BJJ mod, to play some Commander and to talk about the rise of grappling camps.
Nelson Puentes
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Does Jiu-Jitsu Make You a Better Person?

Can jiu-jitsu play a part in helping you through a difficult time or in helping you to realize a better version of yourself?
Marshal Carper
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The Octagon Shoutout Experience

What's it like to hear your name mentioned in a post-fight octagon interview? Marshal has the story.
Marshal Carper
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4 Ways to be a Better Teammate

We need other people on the team to step up, and these are things you can do without being asked or deputized.
Marshal Carper
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Are you “on tilt” when you compete?

"On tilt" is the idea is that if you make a mistake or hit a stroke of bad luck, it can disrupt you mentally.
Marshal Carper
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Are you “on tilt” when you compete?

"On tilt" is the idea is that if you make a mistake or hit a stroke of bad luck, it can disrupt you mentally.
Marshal Carper
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Promotions and Broken Gym Math

For as joyous of an occasion a promotion should be, many of us can walk away from one with mixed emotions. 
Marshal Carper
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Survival Guide: Rolling with the Brand New Student

What's the best approach to rolling with new students? Marshal shares his experience.
Marshal Carper
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Reload at last checkpoint

What is the key to learning from your jiu-jitsu mistakes? Think like a video game and learn to reload your last save in the most productive way possible.
Marshal Carper
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The Danger of Gurus

How much should you trust the advice of your instructor? In his new article, Marshal writes about the temptation to guru-fy jiu-jitsu coaches and how to stay grounded.
Marshal Carper
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