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Herniated Disc and BJJ

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Injuries comes with the territory of BJJ.  We all know it.  Unfortunately, when it happens are we prepared to deal with no training for weeks or months? Unfortunately for me, I have a herniated disc.  Now I watch a lot of jiu jitsu.  Hopefully this phase won’t last too long.  Luckily the majority of doctors I saw said I don’t need surgery.  I did get the epidural injection, but seems like rest is the answer. During this time of resting, I’ve become that gym troll that sits off the side and critique other peoples’ game.  I am not the guy…

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What’s left for Gordon Ryan?

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Gordon Ryan

The nogi Worlds have just passed.  Lots of competitors have stood out, but Gordon Ryan was definitely in the spotlight.  He was talking trash before the event and was able to back it up.  However where does it leave us?  Do people want to see Gordon in more BJJ tournaments?  But do we want to see him in a tournament?  This leads me to match ups! I think specific match ups is what people want to see.  Even though I loved the match ups Ryan had at Quintet, the match with Josh Barnett is still by chance.  To kick this…

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Review: Danaher’s Kimura System

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Danaher's Kimura System

I haven’t purchased an instructional in a long time.  YouTube has all the videos I needed! However, the recent buzz of the Ryan brothers and a few other popular Jiu Jitsu athletes had me curious about Danaher’s instruction.  So when Black Friday showed up and Instagram showed me an add for discount videos, I said why not. Now to the important question.  Is the hype of Danaher real?  Sort of. The techniques he shows are not new, but his explanation of why certain movements and holds are done is extremely well done.  Due to the amount of detail he goes…

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Slower BJJ Practice Leads to Better Gains

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When I roll and get swept or submitted, I can usually identify where the tipping point was.  It could be I lifted my hips to high or overcommitted an arm, but I can think back and learn why. It wasn’t always like this.  As a white and blue belt, I would just move and try to submit, but if I got caught I never thought about why and just wanted to roll again.  Nothing learned! As I got more experienced, I decided to slow down my game and try to pay attention of the moment.  Noticing my body posture, the…

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