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8 Basic Skills For Jiu Jitsu

This is an article I wrote for the US publication Jiu-Jitsu Magazine – a high-quality print publication which I strongly recommend you check out. How many times have you heard a bjj guy talking about ‘the basics’? Everyone says stuff like ‘You’ve got to have good basics.’ But what does that mean? What defines a […]

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The Pareto Principle for Jiu Jitsu

Vilfredo Pareto was a 16th century Italian economist who made several interesting discoveries which led to the formulation of his law, which states that in any endeavour, 80% of the result is derived from 20% of the effort. Most of the grappling arts consist of hundreds upon hundreds of attacks, defenses and counters. However, during […]

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Jiu Jitsu Flow Drill Techniques

Using the flow drill has greatly improved my scrambling ability and many other aspects of my BJJ techniques. In this video I give a break down of two different kinds of jiu jitsu flow drill techniques, including what they are used for and how to do them properly. If you enjoyed this article you’ll love […]

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Body Awareness and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a technology of self-expression which requires the synergistic performance of both body and mind. To unlock a large amount of your potential as a jiu-jitsoka you need to keep both these aspects of yourself functioning fluidly and efficiently. In this post I will focus on the physical side of this equation. […]


‘Better Jiu Jitsu in 28 Days’ Challenge

One of my instructors, the legendary Roger Gracie once said to me: “You can have anything you want, as long as you’re prepared to pay the price.” You can radically improve your jiu jitsu in a short space of time if you are willing to pay the price. In the case of this intensive training […]

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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Video: Chokes

Chokes are an aspect of gi jiu-jitsu that are often misunderstood. In this Brazilian jiu-jitsu video I give some tips that have helped me apply my chokes and strangles more effectively. If you enjoyed this article you’ll love my new book, ‘The Black Belt Blueprint‘ – a compilation of all the best articles on the […]