Programming Matrix for Training Year 13

Monday Noon BJJ If no Noon BJJ, do Conditioning Training Tuesday Strength Training – am PM BJJ Wednesday If Tuesday = BJJ, take Tuesday off If Tuesday = BJJ (T), do Conditioning Training Thursday Strength Training – am PM BJJ Friday If Thursday = BJJ, take Friday off If Thursday = BJJ (T), do Conditioning […]


Year 13: Foundations, Focus, and the Future

Today marks the first day of my thirteenth year in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. I’ve kept pretty immaculate training records at least since 2009. I’ve got records going back to 2006, but they aren’t as complete. Maybe combined with the blog I could build a fairly accurate training record going all the way back to day one. […]


IBJJF San Diego Pro

The San Diego BJJ Pro takes place on September 16, 2017 at the Point Loma Nazarene University located at 3900 Lomaland Dr. in San Diego, California. The event is part of the IBJJF expanding pro calendar. Note that to compete in the adult male black belt divisions you need at least 10 “ranking points”. (read […]


2017 World Master Pre-Schedule

The 2017 World Master Jiu-Jitsu championship takes place August 24, 25 & 26 at the Las Vegas Convention Center РHall C5 located at 3150 Paradise Rd. in Las Vegas, NV. (read more) Master Pedro Sauer ebook: Mastering the Guard Pass and Its Submissions  Kid Peligro ebook: Secrets of the Closed Guard Powered by WPeMatico


Maia and the Role of Wrestling

“Every fight that I won, the last seven fights, I went to train wrestling in United States, in New Jersey. And for this fight I couldn’t do that because (the notice) was so short.” —Demian Maia Powered by WPeMatico



A little clarification on the source of the almonds reference in Monday’s tweet (and an excuse to post a poem from one of my favorite poets). * Count the Almonds,count, what was bitter, watched for you,count me in: I sought your Eye, as it opened and no one announced you,I spun that hidden Thread,on which […]