Author Archives: BrianJones

Grapple and Coach Drill

A good friend and BJJ brown belt Greg Greer was teaching class at Valhalla about a week ago and he did a drill that I hadn’t seen before. My students really enjoyed it and I think it is useful if … Continue reading

Posted in General, Tactical, Training | 1 Comment

Kinestheic Vocabulary

  A few weeks back I created a video for the Valhalla Youtube channel that described my coaching approach of building up a movement skill vocabulary. Only in this way will beginners understand the movements that you are asking them … Continue reading

Posted in General, Strength and Conditioning, Training | 1 Comment

Warming Up Properly (Part II)

  The last article examined the major mistakes made by athletes and coaches when designing warm-ups. This article defines the characteristics of a proper warm-up routine. Well-designed warm-up routines are (1) effective, (2) specific, and (3) useful. Effective An effective … Continue reading

Posted in General, Strength and Conditioning, Training | 18 Comments