Archive for the ‘Jiu Jitsu’ Category

6 Apr 2017

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  • Application vs Technique

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    Here’s a little rambling I did the other day. Let me know what you think. 

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    28 Mar 2017

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  • Quote of the Day – 3/28/2017

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    ​“You must not fight too often with one enemy, or you will teach him all your art of war.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

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    14 Aug 2015

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  • Pressure vs. Flow in Grappling

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    Today I came across this video of Josh Barnett extolling the benefits of using pressure over flow in grappling/BJJ situations. 

    Here is my best effort at transcribing this amazing bit of knowledge.

    Student: (Describing his experience) Energy sucking. You know when Eric rolls with you and he starts pushing on you? I feel like Eric steals energy every time he submits.

    Josh: That’s the way it should be though. If I’m not debilitating my opponent in my positioning my pinning, riding any of that as well as the locks and holds I’m trying to apply then I’m not doing everything I can I’m not being as efficient with my offense as I can be. I’m not being as superior a wrestler as I can be.

    Student: No flow?

    Josh: Flow is cool too. But why flow when I can pressure? Flow is when you need to. Flow is part of riding but when I find the opportunity or the advantage where I can apply pressure I apply pressure. All that flowing is great until someone shuts your shit down. Then all of a sudden you have no game. You have to be able to it all. You have to be able to flow. You have to be able to pressure. You have to be able to crush and smash, cut through people and then; avoid, distribute, redistribute, throw by pressure, pass it by you let it come to you and use it. All of the above.
    If you just do one thing, if all you can do is try to pin everybody you’re probably too stiff and you’ll get reversed a lot. If all you do is flow someone will lock your shit down and then you’re done. You have to know when to use what and how to use it. I’m telling you pressure, pressure, pressure. Flow doesn’t make people tired, pressure does.

    Student: So true.

    Josh: Every big time Jiu Jitsu guy I don’t give a shit what they say, what their mantra is, they are all crazy strong, they are all crazy fast, and they all use crazy muscle strength and pressure, with good technique too. They all use strength. They don’t wrestle easy. They don’t win titles s by flowing and blah blah blah it’s a bullshit lie. They get pressured, someone puts some muscle on them, they put more muscle back and then they beat them. Period. I never rolled with a high level black belt that wasn’t’ strong as shit, didn’t use his strength a ton and didn’t try to use that technique within his strength, every time. No bones about it they don’t exist they’re always using strength in some way.

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    11 May 2015

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  • Catch as Catch Can Wrestling

    This Article comes from Ruiz Combat Grappling – Blog
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    For years I’ve found Catch as Catch Can Wrestling techniques to be extremely versatile and devastating against BJJ fighters. As Josh Barnett continues to prove CACC’s effectiveness not only in MMA but in standalone Grappling events how can anyone not see the value in studying CACC techniques?

    Everything Josh shows on his DVD is like pure gold and as cheesy as it sounds if you follow the techniques he shares in his DVD’s you’ll be winning gold at tournaments. I should know, I’ve used CACC specific techniques the past few years on my way to winning the 2014 FILA Grappling/Pankration Submission World Team Trials and also the SJJIF No-Gi Jiu Jitsu World Championships.

    It’s not just wrestling. It’s not just BJJ. It is simply Catch as Catch Can. If you’re not learning this stuff those who do will leave you behind.

    Josh Barnett DVD’s found here!

    http://www.scientificwrestling.com/products/item48.cfm

    http://www.scientificwrestling.com/products/item42.cfm

    Here is a link to Josh’s Metamoris 6 victory against Ryron Gracie. Watch it while its still up. I’m sure it won’t be up long. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrUG4Xd40u4


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    20 Jan 2015

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  • Achievement Formula

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    “Your goal can be a driving force to keep you going regardless of your self-doubt and weaknesses. Choose goals that excite and challenge you, that are truly worth achieving, and worthy of your time and best efforts.

    Believing in your goals becomes more believable when you can look to the examples of others who have gone before. Study those who have achieved what you hope to achieve.” (from Champions Find a Way: How to Become a Champion in Sport and in Life pg. 23)

    I’m a big believer in goals and their power to move us forward. Every few months I evaluate and adjust my goals and when things are going well I get to record them as having been accomplished. That is always a great feeling! 

    As a coach one of my greatest rewards is when the athletes I coach achieve their goals. One of the great athletes that I have the privilege of training is MMA fighter Koffi Adzitso. A few years back Koffi and I were driving home from a grappling tournament we had just competed at in Las Vegas. We had plenty of time to talk so we got around to the topic of what his goals were. 

    I told him about the power of goals and how written goals had even more power. I’m not 100% sure why but written goals have a power even beyond spoken goals. 

    We talked about his fighting career and some of the bigger shows that he would like to fight in. He had already fought for all of the best local shows and had even fought for a King of the Cage world title at one point. We were trying to decide what would be the next thing to pursue. We mulled over a few fights and organizations that sounded good and he wrote it down. 

    For whatever reason I ended up with his goal list in my notebook and for whatever reason we thought that it had been lost. For a period of about two years we didn’t see that list again. We talked about those written goals when we trained together and kept them on our minds. But I’m not sure if he ever wrote them down other than just the one time.

    Over the course of the next couple of years he fought in various shows against tougher and tougher competition, even to the level of knocking out two consecutive UFC veterans and fighting a third UFC vet within that time frame. Eventually he got a shot at Bellator and lost a decision in a fight against a beast of an opponent who had destroyed everyone else he’d fought. 

    Eventually I found Koffi’s goal list in my records and when I showed it to him again we were both amazed at how much he had accomplished and how closely it aligned with that written list even though we had not seen that exact list in about two years. 

    This reaffirmed the power of written goals and their ability to guide us both consciously and subconsciously. If you are still trying to figure out what you want to do in life or whether you already have some solid ideas I encourage  you to write down your goals, give them a date for their accomplishment and then take action!

    Goals + Deadline + Action = Achievement. 

     


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    15 Jan 2015

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  • 4 Fake BJJ Black Belts That Will Piss You Off

    This Article comes from Nuclearchainsaw » Jiu Jitsu and Judo
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    The cool thing about Brazilian jiu jitsu, is that it is impossible to fake.  The whole art is based on years upon years of practice, drilling and rolling before you reach the point of taking what your opponent gives you.  It’s also… Read More ›


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    15 Jan 2015

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  • 4 Fake BJJ Black Belts That Will Piss You Off

    This Article comes from Nuclearchainsaw » Jiu Jitsu and Judo
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    The cool thing about Brazilian jiu jitsu, is that it is impossible to fake.  The whole art is based on years upon years of practice, drilling and rolling before you reach the point of taking what your opponent gives you.  It’s also… Read More ›


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    15 Jan 2015

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  • 4 Fake BJJ Black Belts That Will Piss You Off

    This Article comes from Nuclearchainsaw » Jiu Jitsu and Judo
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    The cool thing about Brazilian jiu jitsu, is that it is impossible to fake.  The whole art is based on years upon years of practice, drilling and rolling before you reach the point of taking what your opponent gives you.  It’s also… Read More ›


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    15 Jan 2015

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  • 4 Fake BJJ Black Belts That Will Piss You Off

    This Article comes from Nuclearchainsaw » Jiu Jitsu and Judo
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    The cool thing about Brazilian jiu jitsu, is that it is impossible to fake.  The whole art is based on years upon years of practice, drilling and rolling before you reach the point of taking what your opponent gives you.  It’s also… Read More ›


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    15 Jan 2015

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  • 4 Fake BJJ Black Belts That Will Piss You Off

    This Article comes from Nuclearchainsaw » Jiu Jitsu and Judo
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    The cool thing about Brazilian jiu jitsu, is that it is impossible to fake.  The whole art is based on years upon years of practice, drilling and rolling before you reach the point of taking what your opponent gives you.  It’s also… Read More ›


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