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My Lecture To The Younger … And Any Others Who Would...

This is a summary of the lecture I would deliver to school-kids - if the teachers would dare let me enter the classroom. It’s...

The Reasons Why Purple Belts Skip The Warm Ups, Explained

If you do Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for a long enough time you will notice something. Purple Belts, Brown Belts and Black Belts arrive to class...

Where Science and Art Diverge

Unlike a performance art or strict science, grappling presents a constantly changing puzzle that needs to be solved in the form of a fully...

Be The Change You Want To See In Jiu-Jitsu

Phew. What a week. I’ll get straight to the point: some people have been very surprised to learn that Renzo Gracie tweeted out a quote...

Ignorance Is Not Bliss

Even skeptics- in declaring that nothing can be known for certain- used uncertainty as a heuristic for seeking out answers. To assume that not knowing,...

Jiu-Jitsu And Politics Are Intertwined, Whether We Like It Or Not

The problem, though, is that politics don’t exist in a vacuum. They affect real people — the same people who come to jiu-jitsu.