Category Archives: Training

Chokes for Beginners

I’m frequently asked which techniques I prefer to teach to beginners, in what order, etc. I believe in the principle of position over submission. Beginners should spend their time working on escapes and position dominance. There are too many newbies … 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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