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‘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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Performance Enhancing Drugs & Jiu Jitsu

After I mentioned performance enhancing drugs in my article ‘8 Tips for Grappling After 30’ I received many emails requesting more information on how to use said agents. In this piece I will give a broad overview of the drugs commonly used to improve your physical and mental attributes, which can in turn improve your jiu […]

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My Journey into Martial Arts

A lot of people ask me how I came to be involved in jiu-jitsu. This is my journey into martial arts as best as I can remember it. Like father, like son I grew up in Cape Town, South Africa. My dad, who has a black belt in Karate, used to teach a few classes a […]

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High Percentage Straight Foot-Lock Set-Up

The straight foot-lock has become one of my favourite grappling leg attacks. I used to think the submission was fairly crude in comparison with knee-bars and toe-holds, but as of late I’ve started to understand the nuances of this versatile attack. In this video I share a set-up to the technique which I’ve been having […]

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Jiu Jitsu Life Lessons

I have had many excellent teachers in my life up until this point, but Jiu-Jitsu has been by far the greatest of them all. I am presented with new lessons each and every time I step on the mat. Some of these lessons I learned early, some only after many years of training, and with […]