Vicente Jr shows a nice triangle choke set-up


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World Champion and 5X Pan Am champion Vicente Jr (VJ) is one of my best friends, business partner, and also my BJJ Professor. I started training under him as a Purple belt but, (I might as well have been a white … Continue reading

Are you looking for a 3 in 1 open guard passing drill?


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Vicente Jr and I are always working on new drills and this is one of our NEW favorites. We love the way it flows, and the idea, of working 3 different passes from the same starting position. When you approach … Continue reading

Top 5 Tips for your “First BJJ Tournament”


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First Tournament Tips 1.Just do it!!! The biggest thing holding people back from competing is the feeling of not being “ready”. The truth is the sooner you start competing the better competing is. With your first tournament, there is less … Continue reading

Did you get the latest BJJ DVD, with 2000 techniques?


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I wrote a post back in December talking about the over consumption of information. Here’s a link to that post “Thanks, But Too Much Information”.  Everyone loves buying the new DVD sets showing 5 hours of techniques; the problem is, … Continue reading

Grip fighting follow up video!


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The snow is falling here on the east coast, so I had to cancel classes tonight at my academy. I shot this video last week, but I was out of town all weekend teaching a seminar in Pennsylvania with my instructor … Continue reading

Are you losing the BJJ Grip Fight? Most of you aren’t even playing the game!


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As most Black belts in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, I roll with my students everyday. This enables me to see and feel the way my students are rolling. One thing I always hear from my white and blue belts is, “I … Continue reading

BJJ Mind Game


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Many BJJ athletes worry too much about what others think about them. These athletes have a desire for approval from others, such as teammates, coaches, parents, and friends. If you (or your students) want or need to please others, you … Continue reading

You Need Quality Sleep to do well in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.


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Questions: How important is sleep for you? What do you do to insure adequate rest? It’s easy to confuse discouragement while training and just being tired. The symptoms are similar. It reminds me again of something my parents used to tell me … Continue reading

Commitment In BJJ


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Commit! There is a saying in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) “A Black Belt, is only a white belt that never quit”. Now that you have decided on a school and you have started on your road to Black Belt nothing … Continue reading

Its your First Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Class, NOW WHAT?


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Step 2 First Day Now that you have found your new Jiu Jitsu school what will your first day be like? What to Wear Before you come to your first class, you’ll need to figure out what to wear. You … Continue reading