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Criteria for Rank in BJJ

This is a really touchy subject.  I have seen adults act like children when it comes to getting promoted in BJJ! What creates some of this frustration is that most schools do not have a clear set of requirements for advancement.   I understand why students can get frustrated. It took my 11 years to […]

Is Becoming A Champion MMA Fighter the Pinnacle Of Martial Arts Achievement?

The Good I have mixed feelings about mixed martial arts (MMA).  One one hand, it keeps the martial arts honest.  Before Royce Gracie fought in the first UFC, most martial artists would tell you that their system was the best.  If you opened up Black Belt magazine, every month there would be one article that […]