Category Archives: General

Guard Slams and Throwing to Pass

  My pre-BJJ background is Judo and my personal focus is on self-defense. Over the years I’ve noticed that many grapplers seem to forget that the standing and ground game are, or at least should be, seamlessly connected. In the … Continue reading

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Blacksmithing and the Martial Arts

  Recently a good friend and former training partner of mine opened a BJJ school in Colorado called The Forge. Ryan Foster is a seasoned brown belt under Carlson Gracie Jr., tough competitor, and excellent teacher. He wrote a short … Continue reading

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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

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