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The Lost Science of Street Jits?

I have been practicing Jiu-Jitsu for over two decades. Like many from the 90’s, what inspired me to start was watching Royce Gracie in those first UFC’s beating all comers, especially opponent who were much larger and stronger than him. I’ll be honest too, while I was impressed, I wasn’t totally convinced either. Already an accomplished fighter in my own right, I thought, “well these guys Royce are fighting, aren’t very good strikers, I doubt he could do that against someone who really has a world class striking game”.......

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Flow As The Way!

In Monkey-Jits, my BJJ program, our tag line is, Flow as the Way! What does that mean, and why should you even care? What I have noticed over the years coaching BJJ — is that when a student has an amazing experience rolling, and they have their best performance — what they unknowingly describe about that experience, is the Flow State. The flow state, is an embodied state that you enter, in moments of peak performance. People typically describe how time seems to slow down in the role. The......

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Just A Guy Doing Sustainable Jiu-Jitsu!

For a long time, I had a love hate relationship with jiu-jitsu. I initially began training it, because it was clear that to be a complete fighter, having a ground game was imperative (I still feel self-defence ground skills are imperative). This was only three years after the first UFC, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu was all the buzz. It made perfect sense to then follow that path to ground proficiency. When I started, I never expected to become a black belt, let alone a 3rd degree. The attainment of......

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