In August of 2017 the world got to witness one of the most incredible sporting events of all time. A clash of superstars from 2 different combat sports met in a boxing ring in Las Vegas for what was arguably the biggest boxing event of all time. Conor McGregor the 2 division champion in the UFC with impressive knockout wins over the 145lb champion Jose Aldo and the 155lb champion Eddie Alverez took on Floyd Mayweather Jr, the greatest boxer of this generation and arguably of all time.
This event was the most hyped sporting event of 2017. Although many people did not give Conor McGregor a chance, never having fought a pro boxing fight before and fighting someone many consider one of the greatest of all time, he had a lot of factors to his advantage coming into the fight. Conor was definitely the bigger, stronger and younger fighter. Floyd was coming off a 2 year retirement and being 40 years old acknowledged that he was feeling the effects of his years...
I once asked Rickson, what he felt was the weakest part of his game and it wasn't so much his answer that surprised me but his explanation that made a tremendous impact in how I still train myself to this day.
He told me he has no weaknesses in his game, he's trained all the weaknesses out so that anywhere the fight goes he’s comfortable. He explained to me anytime he felt like one area of his game was weaker than the others he would work on it until he felt completely comfortable there.
I apply this principle to my training to this day.
I love training Jiu-Jitsu, and although just “rolling” is fun, it's not the type of training I really do to help my game improve. For me rolling is better for getting a workout and although there will still be some improvement over time, it's is not as beneficial for me as focusing on a specific aspect of my game to develop.
When I'm focusing on improving my Jiu-Jitsu, I usually ask myself what part of my game do I currently...
I've been teaching jiu-jitsu now for over 17 years. I'm so passionate about jiu-jitsu and the positive effect it has in peoples lives that I'm constantly trying to improve and become a better teacher so I can serve others better. I've had a lot of people ask me about teaching so I just wanted to share my thoughts on what I think makes someone a great teacher.
First to define what a teacher is we have to define teaching. Teaching is the ability to transfer ideas and information from one person to another.
A great teacher is someone who can convey their thoughts and information to others in a way where it makes it easy or simple to absorb. There are many people out there who are amazing at jiu-jitsu but do not have the ability to articulate the information in a way so that it becomes clear to others.
A great teacher must posses a wide range and depth of knowledge. For myself as an instructor it is very important for me to not only understand the ground techniques of jiu-jitsu but also...
First off let me explain what positional Jiu Jitsu training is:
For positional training, I will start a pair off in a position like the mount.
One person is on top and the other person is on the bottom.
Each person is given a very specific goal.
For the person on top, their main priority is to maintain the position.
There is no urgency to...
In this video I'm demonstrating how to use weight distribution from the cross side position.
Back from a week of training Hidden Jiu Jitsu in Costa Rica with Sub and Surf BJJ Camp!
I filmed this wrap up video just to share with you guys some of the stuff I showed at my BJJ camp in Costa Rica and people's reaction and experience learning it.
Many people said it was completely game changing!
Of course we filmed it all and I'm excited to be able to share footage of the camp with you all in the near future. For now, check out this video with the breakdown on what I covered.
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