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History of Jiu-Jitsu Part 1 (Before the Gracies)

For years I had only heard about the history of Jiu-Jitsu from the Gracies. Rorion Gracie said that his father Helio was the driving force behind most of the evolution of Jiu-Jitsu from what they learned from Count Koma. In the Machado’s  schools (my teachers) and in other circles, there is talk about the older […]

The Meaning of the Bow

In my opinion, bowing is the most important technique in all of the martial arts.  In this post I will explain what the different types of bows are why the bow is so important.

How to Meditate (2 techniques)

When you sit to meditate, you can use several different poses.  You can sit on a chair with your back away from the back of the seat.  You can sit in a kneeling position, with your shins on the floor (called “seiza” in Japanese).  You can sit with your legs crossed.  For the flexible, you can […]