Learning BJJ in Layers

In his newest blog post, Marshal argues that teaching white belts is kind of like teaching a child not to color on the walls.
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Don’t Harsh My Vibe

My professional life straddles Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and perhaps the more traditional career of working in marketing. As a result of both of these things, I’ve been inside of dozens of gyms and dozens of businesses. In...
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Make the Right Turns Right-er-er-er

Building a game plan is like building your own Mario Kart track. This makes sense to Marshal so read his blog post to hear him explain.
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How to Eliminate Politics: Focus on Doing Good

Could more opportunities to do good with jiu-jitsu bust-up the strength of BJJ politics?
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The Greatest Jiu-Jiteiros You’ve Never Heard Of

In his new blog post, Marshal writes about the unsung heroes of the sport and how a lot of growth comes from behind the scenes.
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Promises to Keep

In his new blog, Marshal writes how a small note to himself got him through hard training times and why he's coming back to that practice today.
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The Illusion of the Super Athlete Upper Belt

Chris Henriques was a purple belt when I was a white belt. A tattoo artist and professional fighter, Chris was tough-looking in that he had tattoos up his scalp and a fight record to match, but he had a Hawaiian smile...
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Separating Knowledge from Physical Gifts

A meniscus (cartilage in the knee) repair, partial removal, or total removal may increase one’s risk of osteoarthritis and therefore likelihood of needing a total knee replacement. The number of patient who will expe...
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Distilling Technique Down to Concepts

All triangle choke entries involve one of two mechanics: You either pin the arm close to the body to enter the triangle position, or you extend the arm away from the body so that you can thread your leg out of the ga...
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Mastering the “When” of Technique

  When I was new to jiu-jitsu, a wide-eyed and bushy-tailed white belt, I struggled to grasp the idea of when to use a particular technique. I thought that if I mastered the series of steps that made up executing a mo...
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Chasing the Good Ol’ Days Magic

10 years ago, the jiu-jitsu scene in Pittsburgh was radically different. Where most cities—like New York or San Diego or Seattle—had attracted multiple black belts and sprouted thriving jiu-jitsu cultures, Pittsburgh...
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Pros and Cons of Gym Hopping

Over the course of the last ten years, jiu-jitsu schools and individual jiu-jiteiros have largely accepted that cross-training is a good thing. An instructor who salts the earth for students who dare visit a neighbor...
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