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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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You must endure…

“You cannot have pleasure without pain and you cannot have pain without pleasure. Your struggles now will be rewarded in the future, so you must endure.”Tsukahara Bokuden

August 26th…McGregor has edge?

Floyd “Money” Mayweather has spoken.  In an interview with ESPN’s Stephen Smith, he concedes that Conor McGregor has some advantages over him “on paper.” Specifically, he admits some...

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...