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Submissions: Bending Without Breaking

MMA competitors often tough out submissions for much longer than their BJJ counterparts. This is especially apparent with things like leg locks, where the elite grapplers sometimes tap before the sub...

Matsurfing: You Can Be a Creonte and Proud

I’ve left ExileMMA three times. Once at the end of uni, once when I left to do an internship, and most recently upon moving to London. I’ll be back to visit, of course, but I do think...

Mat Time Is Important But Real Progress in BJJ Comes From Something Deeper

“It’s not about the number of hours you practice, it’s about the number of hours your mind is present for the practice.” – Kobe Bryant The number one answer to most people’s question of...

The Positive Side of Getting Crushed in Training

I have spent well over half of my Jiu-Jitsu career rolling in classes made up primarily of people with substantially less experience than me (I live in a small town). In theory, it’s a dream. When...

I Hate Jiu-Jitsu, But I’ll Never Quit

It isn’t uncommon to go through periods of disliking jiu-jitsu if you train for any length of time. There will be times where the pressure of competing, of living up to your belt, or meeting your...

BJJ Black Belt On The Time He Was Randomly Assaulted in London

I teach and train Jiu Jitsu primarily as a means to have a set of skills to deal with violent situations out in the real world, competition Jiu Jitsu comes second, always will. We live in violent...

3 Helpful Beverages to Drink at Jiu Jitsu Class and 2 You Must Avoid

We all know that kid who shows up to the gym with a Kool Aid Jammer or whatever other ridiculous drink, then complains about being tired halfway through. There’s a correlation there. Certain...

Jiu-Jitsu: Helping A Generation of (Dis)connected Kids

Whether we wish to admit it or not, our kids especially in the urban areas are increasingly hooked on electronic devices. These kids are ‘connected’ to the internet with access to...

Aleksandr Karelin’s Amazing Work Ethic

    “I train every day of my life as they have never trained a day in theirs.” -Alexander Karelin Source: Bad Ass Of The Week “Alexander Karelin is the single most...