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Self Defense Knoxville Tn, Don’t Neglect This In Your Bjj Training!

Don’t Neglect This In Your Bjj Training! August 13, 2015 Here is the situation: a new student visits your academy for training. They reveal that they have no bjj experience, but have come from another athletic background. Bigger, stronger and … Continue reading

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Self Defense Knoxville TN, Gassing Out? 3 Tips How To Not Get Exhausted During Training

Gassing Out? 3 Tips How To Not Get Exhausted During Training July 29, 2015 How often have you heard this statement from a newer student of bjj, exhausted after a roll: Oh man! I need to get better cardio!” The … Continue reading

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Self Defense Knoxville TN, Self defence vs. sports bjj : How Important is Self Defence Training in BJJ?

Self defence vs. sports bjj : How Important is Self Defence Training in BJJ? July 23, 2015 Visit any bjj internet forum and there most certainly will be a debate on learning jiu-jitsu for the street / self defence vs. … Continue reading

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Self Defense Knoxville TN, Experiment! Your Own Jiu-jitsu Laboratory

Experiment! Your Own Jiu-jitsu Laboratory July 17, 2015 The instructor has a large role in the student’s progression of bjj, especially in that first year of training. As the student gains experience, they should take on a larger and larger … Continue reading

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Self Defense Knoxville Tn, The Secret To Getting Better At BJJ

The Secret To Getting Better At BJJ July 14, 2015 After rolling in the academy last night a student (with more than a year of experience) asked me how I felt he could get better at bjj at his level … Continue reading

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Self Defense Knoxville TN, Fake It Til You Make It

Fake It Til You Make It July 3, 2015 This is one of those catchy sayings from the world of sales that came to mind when I thought about this article. For our purposes, it is not about assuming the … Continue reading

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Self Defense Knoxville Tn, 3 Suggestions to Help You Break a Slump

3 Suggestions to Help You Break a Slump June 24, 2015 Anyone who has trained bjj for a length of time has encountered the dreaded training slump. Even though you may be attending class regularly, your progress has ground to … Continue reading

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Self Defense Knoxville TN, The Emotional Roller Coaster of Jiu-jitsu Competition

I spent four days watching the best jiu-jitsu practitioners in the world compete at the IBJJF World Championships. Each fighter has his or her own story to tell. They come from all over the world with the zealous belief that … Continue reading

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Self Defense Knoxville TN, A Look Through my Lens: IBJJF Worlds 2015

Last month the IBJJF World Championships were held at the Walter Pyramid in Long Beach. Gracie Barra competitors from all over the world represented the red shield. I am proud to be part of such a diverse team of very … Continue reading

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Self Defense Knoxville TN, Drilling. How To Do It Right

Drilling. How To Do It Right May 11, 2015 Want to drill? The students will move to the edge of the mat during rolling, to drill their techniques. It quickly devolves from executing repetitions of an arm lock to rambling … Continue reading

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