Mats Don’t Lie: Reflections Before (and After) My First BJJ Comp

Thursday "I can't wait for your tournament," an online acquaintance told me, "So I can see a six page blog post about how it's not about winning it's about the experience you get along the way." "What I'm hearing from this," I responded, "Is that you read my blog." But hey-- when you're right you're … Continue reading Mats Don’t Lie: Reflections Before (and After) My First BJJ Comp

AAR: Kimura from Side Control, 1/9/2019 0630

Initial Thoughts: Really glad to be working on submissions this month. I know basically everything in my game needs work but especially with a competition coming up I need to have more tools in my toolbox to attempt to end matches.Warmup: Hip Escape/Chest Escape/Technical standup and guard retention drills: stepping over from the leg drag … Continue reading AAR: Kimura from Side Control, 1/9/2019 0630

After Action Report (AAR): 12/17/18, 0630: Knee Slice Pass into Baseball Bat Choke

First off, write out all the good things, everything that went well, from your failures. Be detailed and generous with yourself. A lot of good things will have happened. It’s rarely all bad. Then note how you handled your failure. Did it affect your life and your relationships? How so? How did you think throughout … Continue reading After Action Report (AAR): 12/17/18, 0630: Knee Slice Pass into Baseball Bat Choke