Are You Teaching Your Students to Pass a Test or Survive Violence?

Most martial art systems have some form of ranking in place. Whether it’s belts or levels. In many traditional martial arts you must perform specific katas in precise ways to earn stripes or belts. Most BJJ groups hand out stripes based on attendance, performance in class, results of competitions etc.. Some BJJ gyms actually have…

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Quora: July 16th

You may or may not have heard of Quora. It is a website where people go to ask questions, and others go to answer those questions. You can ask anything you want and tag it into various categories. I’ve been hopping on here every now and again to engage with others. See how people are…

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July 14th, 2017

6:00am – BJJ 7 x 5min rounds gi with big Ben Paxton (270lb purple belt)   1:30pm – Westside Barbell 6×4 cambered bar box squat with forward pulling bands @ 205lb 10×1 speed DL @ 165 + doubled bands while standing on 10″ of cushion 3×10 cambered bar good morning w/ forward pulling bands while…

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July 11th, 2017

6:00am – BJJ 20 minutes drilling pressure pass into heel hook, and pressure top control into kimura 5×5 min round no-gi   12:00pm – BJJ 20 minutes drilling mount escapes and sweeps 5×5 min rounds gi   3:30pm – Awaken Day 2 WU EMOM 12 min 1) 5 seated box jumps (high height each round)…

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Seminar Training

My partner Rob just finished up a great weekend teaching a group of students how to handle a close quarters fight while armed. I was looking back through old videos of some of the seminars we have done and it never ceases to amaze me just how amazing people are. The majority of people that…

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Gun From The Front Concepts

Way back Wednesday – Old video we did just discussing the concepts of the “traditional Krav” gun defenses.  

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The Placebo Effect

My sister sent me a text the other day with the following image she took of a magazine article. The article is marketing certain products to consumers based on the fact that “Fatal assaults on female joggers made heartbreaking news in 2016.” Along with the image her text simply said “interesting.” That’s a pretty good…

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Head Position in the Clinch

Head position is a huge part of grappling and clinch work. In this video we take a look at the 2-on-1 position and a few ways to establish proper head position.

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Self Defense and Fitness… A Match Made in Heaven

You have those that passionately train unarmed or armed self defense. They read all the articles, they drop money on various trainings and new “kits” or gear. They spend hours in the gym perfecting that drop seoi nage or that 1 inch punch. That bruce lee shit baby. They pursue that coveted black belt. Dedicated…

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The Rut in the Road

Imagine you’ve taken the same path down a dirt road for years. Over and over again you drive this path, and little by little, you start to create a permanent rut. The more you drive it, the more it wears away. It begins to create a deep rut, and the more you drive that path…

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