Usagi Yojimbo and the BJJ Black Belt

****This is a re-post of a blog i wrote over 4 years ago, for my old blog at Dig Deep Brazilan Jiu Jitsu, but it's about a samurai rabbit, so how could it NOT be relevant? ¬† Now to be fair, I haven't had my black belt for long, so I'm certainly not saying that¬† … Continue reading Usagi Yojimbo and the BJJ Black Belt

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Writing About Music is Like Dancing About Architecture, OR, Style Is Not a Tabletop Flower

Ok to be fair this quote doesn't give enough credit to the ingenuity and creativity of dancers and dance choreographers, BUT i've felt much the same about Jiu Jitsu for a while. Like either my writing on jiu jitsu needs to be a completely dry anatomical, bio mechanical, scientific breakdown of how to use leverage, … Continue reading Writing About Music is Like Dancing About Architecture, OR, Style Is Not a Tabletop Flower

4 Shin Hybrid Guard Attacks: Ten Sec Techs Part 3

Part 3 of the Ten Sec Techs series brings us...Shin to Shin! I started playing with this after watching a lot of womens black belt matches at the worlds one year, and the non-stop aggressive attacks from Michelle NIcolini.  She uses primarily a spider/shin hybrid to great effect, sweeping and submitting with high percentages. I … Continue reading 4 Shin Hybrid Guard Attacks: Ten Sec Techs Part 3

4 Inverting Back Escapes and Attack Transitions: Ten Sec Techs part 2

OK! Part 2 of my Ten Sec Tech Instagram technique gathering blog posts. This time around we'll be focussing on a little doozy that my BJJ buddy and training partner, Curt Malin found working off of a turtle sweep.  So of course after discovery we tried to figure out how many things we could do … Continue reading 4 Inverting Back Escapes and Attack Transitions: Ten Sec Techs part 2

7 Reverse Triangles: The Ten Sec Techs

  Over the next little while I'll be grouping some of my Instagram video techniques (#tensectechs) into blog posts. My intent with these was to inspire creativity and hopefully spark a back and forth with other practitioners, and mainly...to be brief.  If it wasn't something that someone was interested in fitting into their game, they didn't … Continue reading 7 Reverse Triangles: The Ten Sec Techs