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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 […]

How A Black Belt Can Hurt You

Having a belt system in any martial art has several purposes.  One is that students know who to trust as far as who to learn from.  Belt color will let you know to trust the darker colored belts and to take advice from white belts with a grain of salt.  There are white belts in […]

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Rank (part 2) by Guest Columnist Eric Smith

continued from part 1… Expectations and Entitlement Paying tuition or a testing fee does not entitle anyone to a promotion. Chuck Norris flunked his first black belt exam. He didn’t complain or quit, he just made corrections without complaining and continued to train smarter and harder. Where we think we are at skill wise and […]