What to do When You Feel Like Quitting

When you're training jiu-jitsu there will be inevitable setbacks that will make you want to quit. Joe Hannan makes a case for why you should quit, and it's not what you think.
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Meet The Pandas -- Olympic Judo’s ‘Jiu-Jitsu Kid’ -- Ryan Lakea Vargas

Meet the Pandas sheds light on the faces of the Panda Nation. This month, we’d like you to meet Ryan Lakea Vargas. At 22, Vargas is a jiu-jitsu brown belt and judo black belt. He’ll be heading to the Olympics in 2021,...
Joseph Hannan
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5 things good training partners always do

Good training partners don’t behave recklessly, like the subject of this story. They train to win, to improve, to grow, but not to injure. There are also some other qualities that I think make for ideal training partn...
Joseph Hannan
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How The Pandemic Can Improve Your BJJ

COVID-19 forced many of us to own our BJJ education. With guided instruction limited by a virus that thrives off of proximity, improving our skills became not just something we outsource, but something we must instiga...
Joseph Hannan
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Why You Need to Edit Your Jiu-Jitsu, And How to Do It

In writing, like in jiu-jitsu, editing is where half of the learning takes place.
Joseph Hannan
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How to Boost Your BJJ Learning Ability

Jiu-Jitsu is the ideal martial art for learning addicts. It’s a game that alluringly combines skill and luck. I’ve heard many compare it to chess. But to borrow an idea from Annie Duke’s book, Thinking in Bets, jiu-ji...
Joseph Hannan
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Every Moment is The Moment

 Every moment in a match is the moment. It’s the moment that drives you closer to winning -- including the moments where everything seems to be going wrong, where all hope seems to be lost. This is when we must look w...
Joseph Hannan
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When Can We Train Again? The Path Back to the Mats

For most martial artists, this is the new normal: Grappler’s have transitioned to striking, solo drills, strength and conditioning work. We tend to be resilient and we deal with the situation at hand as it presents it...
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