05Mar

Every Life Lesson I've Learned From Martial Arts

My Jiu Jitsu master Rubens Charles “Cobrinha” explained to me, to be a good martial artist, figure out what’s bothering you, then figure out a good way to prevent it or stop it.  Me: I can’t submit this guy because he’s grabbing my pants professor.Cobrinha: What’s bothering you?Me: The grip he has on my pants.Cobrinha: […]

05Mar

Hacking Jiu Jitsu: 10 Questions To Improve Learning Curve

Get good at Jiu Jitsu quickly. No secret techniques, just lots of shortcuts and hacks. With learning Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, there are so many variables to consider, but they aren’t all evenly scaled and they aren’t all of equal importance. When trying to improve and shorten your learning curve, you may need to take into […]

05Mar

Sleep: The Undervalued Tool

How To Sleep As Well As Kron Gracie 20 Different hacks, strategies, and methods you can use to improve recovery or get the rest you need before competing. And sometimes even be able to sleep at the venue.  In no particular order: 1. Get F.Lux for your computer.  A location based program that’ll dim your […]

05Mar

Breaking Down Roger Gracie's Guard

Thinking About Roger’s Guard There’s actually nothing magical about it. Roger does several things really well, one of his biggest strengths and sometimes weakness is his patience. There’s a movie called Unforgiven with Clint Eastwood and Gene Hackman. In one classic scene, Gene Hackman is explaining to a writer, what makes a good gunslinger. It’s […]

05Mar

The Problem With Training For MMA

In all other sports, conditioning is about injury prevention. As a strength coach, the amount of players you keep off the injured list is how you get paid. In MMA more fighters are hurt during training camp than they are during the fight. They even state their training camps are way tougher than the fight […]

05Mar

All The Stuff I Take

Life isn’t fair, you need that edge A Guide To Self Optimizing By Sam Yang – Get similar updates here Many of us on top of maintaining a demanding work schedule, still need energy to spend with family, and also a rigorous active life. How do we maintain that edge? Being a martial artist who […]

05Mar

UFC 167 Robots Vs Beasts

Big Risks Pay Off This is a scene from an obscure movie called Gattaca. A movie about perfectly engineered humans and the normally conceived humans who work as laborers. This past UFC reminded me of that movie. Ethan Hawke, a normal human always beats his brother (an engineered ultra human) in an open water swim […]