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Paradoxes and counter-intuitions

In Blogby Vince

In a recent chat, one of the clients remarked that he doesn’t enjoy getting punched in the head in the boxing classes.It may seem obvious to some but to the uninitiated, the paradox in this instance draws me back to an article I read many moons ago at the depth of my karate training, in paraphrase, “to learn how to …

Flavour of the Month: Footlocks or Defense?

In Blogby Vince

There’s no denying that currently there is a strong interest in the BJJ community at large in the remaining 50% of the human body, namely, leg locks. Of late, there are many online, DVD tutorials and in-person seminars on how to set-up, apply and escape heel hooks, toe holds, ankle locks, knee bars and such and empirical applications in competitive …

Sadly it’s true…

In Blogby Vince

Back in the day, when I first started to learn more about Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, a a couple of ubiquitous comments remained in my memory banks, those being, “by the time you’re a purple belt, you know everything a black belt knows,” and by extension, what then makes the difference between a black belt and purple belt? and the second …