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Erik Paulson

Erik Paulson is an amazing person and martial artist.  He was training with Rorion in 1986,  a World Shooto Champion, Jeet Kune Do Instructor under Dan Inosanto, and Rigan Machado Black Belt.  He is an mma coach for Josh Barnett and Brock Lesnar. For anyone who has been in Jiu-Jitsu for more than a few […]

Genki Sudo

Genki Sudo is a really unique competitor.  The thing that everyone notices is that he isn’t afraid to fly!  What I really appreciate is that he doesn’t hesitate.  He makes a 100% commitment to whatever technique he is doing, whether its a flying triangle, a lateral drop, or an ankle lock. If your technique lacks […]

The Gauntlet / Belt Whipping Ceremony

The BJJ Gauntlet / Belt Whipping Ceremony For those of you who don’t know, there is a tradition in some bjj schools where students that get their next belt will get whipped in the back by all the other students. I’m not a fan of this tradition and we don’t do it at my school.  […]

What is Ginastica Natural?

What is Ginastica Natural? Students often ask me what is the best conditioning for BJJ.  My first answer: BJJ!  You will continue to develop technique as well as your conditioning, whereas if you went jogging, there is no technical benefit. Doing more BJJ isn’t always possible.  You may not be able to make it to the […]

Motivation to Train the Deep Half Guard…

How to Roll Fluidly

This video is of Marcelo Garcia and Ryan Hall demonstrating a different type of rolling.  They are mainly going for positions, not submissions.

Roger Gracie Gomes

Roger Gracie Gomez is a great Jiu-Jitsu practitioner,  and is a calm and humble person.  This compilation video is nicely done. Notice Roger consistently uses basic techniques for success.  Many of his submission victories are cross chokes from the mount!

World Champions Leo Viera and BJ Penn Rolling

I like this video for two reasons. The first is how BJ Penn defends his guard being passed.  Notice how he always keeps some kind of barrier up to prevent the pass, and how he keeps moving his hips.  And the way he uses his legs is really interesting! The second is how relaxed both […]