Flavour of the Month: Footlocks or Defense?

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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…

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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 …

39 things that I’ve learned from 39 years of martial arts training

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Focus and mindfulness is a practiced skill and as valuable as your physical techniques Setting larger goals and smaller objectives to help you succeed You don’t always get back what you’ve put in but you will learn something about yourself, your training partners or from that situation. You need to be observant of the situation and how you react to …