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Teach to Learn

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Are you a higher level practitioner hitting a plateau?  It’s ok to say yes, because many people get that stuck feeling. One suggestion to help get out of the rut is to teach.  Teach your favorite move to someone.  Talk about why you like that technique or position.  Show the details you put onto that technique. Here are my reasons why you should share your knowledge: Teaching will help expose more details in your game and refine what you currently do. You might see new opportunities as you teach the details of a technique. For example, I discovered a baseball slide…

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Marcelo Garcia is Awesome

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There’s so many good things to say about Marcelo Garcia.  He’s the GOAT, one of the nicest guys in the sport, an excellent instructor, and the list keeps growing.  Last weeks video of Marcelo asking 2 of his black belts to take some time off from the gym revalidates his great character. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, you can find the video here. What Marcelo did took a lot of courage and should bring awareness of the importance of the academy atmosphere (regardless of the martial art). The gym “vibe” should always be assessed and never taken…

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The Game of Inches

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Have you heard the phrase that Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a game of inches?  If you haven’t, remember it.  Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is definitely a lot of small moves that have big results.  If you want to see big improvements to your game, understand these small moves. In addition, in the class setting sometimes there’s too much information to retain these little details.  Not only should the little details be learned, but you should also “learn in inches”.  Take things a step at a time and dwell on each step. Here are my 2 suggestions to training and how to…

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