Picking A Jiu-jitsu School

Man. There’s getting to be a ton of options for jiu-jitsu training. It seems like a new school opens at least quarterly. So, as the prospective student, how do you know which one to choose? I’ll give you some ideas on what I think it’s important to look for when choosing a place to train. […]

Protect Yourself

Every time you watch a combat sports match about to start, what does the referee say? “Protect yourself at all times” That’s one of the first rules of any combat sport. They don’t say “make sure you don’t hurt the other guy”. They say that YOU should protect YOURSELF at all times. What does that […]

Some Tips for New Folks

Here are some things that will help you get into the groove of the room a little more smoothly, if you are new to jiu-jitsu. First thing – Ask a ton of questions. You have no idea what’s supposed to be going on or what you should be doing. The path away from ignorance is […]

Raising Up The Next Generation

My Coach would remind us periodically that the most important person in the room wasn’t you. It was your training partner, because without them, you don’t get to train. The most important group in the room? The white belts. Jiu-jitsu is really tough to learn on your own, as most of us have found out […]

What’s Up With The Upside Down Stuff?

Sometimes this question comes up, and sometimes I can tell people are trying to ask about this without sounding impolite. Folks who aren’t all that familiar with jiu-jitsu run across a short video clip of someone demonstrating a technique where they end up standing on their head, and the viewer gets curious. Sometimes (…sometimes), I […]

Six Months!

Febuary of 2020 was our six month anniversary, and I’m pleased to report that things are cooking along just fine. We are growing and hearing more from folks interested in getting started with us every week. We’ve covered a lot of ground in the last six months, and we have a long way to go […]