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Pedro Sauer vs Mr. Utah with commentary

This is one of my favorite displays of Gracie Jiu Jitsu against someone who is much, much larger. The classic video has been updated to include an interview and commentary with Master Sauer thanks to Savvas at...

Knife Defense: You will bleed…

The first rule of any knife-work is understanding that you will get cut.  Yes, there is no such thing as a clean disarm or other fancy technique to send the knife flying from an attacker’s hand.  The...

MME, Mixed Martial Entertainment

Bought tickets to Vegas for the Ultimate Fighting Championship?  Hopefully, you can get those changed or maybe there is an available connecting flight to L.A. to get you there in time for the weekend...

Old School vs. New School, and the 2018 IBJJF No-Gi World Championships

“Jiu Jitsu is for Everyone” is the slogan that some use these days to encapsulate and promote what Brazilian Jiu Jitsu offers its practitioners.  However, there were days when Jiu Jitsu was surely not for...

Systema Misconceptions

An old but incredibly informative blog post by Kevin Secours that addresses many misconceptions about Systema and its training methods.
Systema Misconceptions

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Kevin Secours on Systema Training

Recently listened to a podcast interviewing Kevin Secours of Combat Systema. It can be found here: The Empty Cup Podcast
He provides some great insights into his systema method, practice, and logic.

The Machados

I got invited to attend one of the Machado Brother gatherings in Farmer’s Branch, TX by Master Carlos Machado.  Of course I accepted!  It was a very informative two days of jiu jitsu training that covered a wide...

Systema Training Methods

My first experience with the Russian Martial Art of Systema, or “The System” came in 2006 with senior Systema instructor Martin Wheeler in LA.  At the time he was teaching in a park in Santa Monica, CA with...