Does Jiu-Jitsu Make You a Better Person?

Does Jiu-Jitsu Make You a Better Person?

If you train long enough, you will often here jiu-jitsu referred to as something along the lines of “mat therapy.” You will also see Instagram posts about how jiu-jitsu “saved” someone’s life or how it made someone a better friend or spouse. Jiu-jitsu has undoubtedly affected thousands of lives, and I’m one of those people who has written about how much jiu-jitsu has changed me and how much of ...
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Mount Escapes - Free Mini Instructional

Feeling crushed and squished under mount? Hillary and I shot a free mini instructional to teach you some panda secrets for escaping.
Nelson Puentes
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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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Black Belts and Board Games Episode 1: Reaps and Gi vs. No-Gi

Nelson and Matt sit down for a game of Commander and talk about reaping rules and the technical merits of gi and no-gi training.
Nelson Puentes
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Troubleshooting Scissor Guard

Is your scissor guard getting passed? Here are some pointers for building a stronger position to give you more opportunities to block the pass and get the sweep.
Nelson Puentes
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Defending the Double Ankle Sweep

Standing to pass is a great way to give yourself more leverage and mobility, but the double ankle sweep can be frustrating. 
Nelson Puentes
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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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Preventing Groin Pain During Armbars

Are you having trouble "placing" the armbar when you go for the finish? If you're experiencing groin pain with this submission, here's how to fix it.
Nelson Puentes
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Maintaining Knee on Belly

A Redditor was having trouble with maintaining knee on belly, so we shot a video response for White Belt Wednesday. Check it out!
Nelson Puentes
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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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