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When should you lie?

#TrueTalkTuesdays 41 “Every lie is two lies, the lie we tell others and the lie we tell ourselves to justify it.” Robert Brault Let’s face it – people lie. Big lies, little lies, deceptive speech, lies of omission, and everything in between. Some lies are very well calculated, others just flow out freely without a […]

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Far Knee Block Problems and Chaining

The Under Hook is my favorite wrestling clinch with the Far Knee Block being my favorite take down. I have won big matches using it, like in the ADCC World Championships 2009 against Roberto “Cyborg” Abreu. It is relatively low risk technique, with a high reward. That being said, there are a lot of misconceptions […]

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Knowing what NOT to do can be more important for survival

#TrueTalkTuesdays 40 “The essence of strategy is choosing what not to do.” Michael Porter Yesterday I shared a video breakdown of what Rose Namajunas did wrong when using the Kimura against Jessica Andrade in the UFC 237 main event. What you might not have known was that Rose used the Kimura multiple times throughout the […]

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UFC 237: Rose Namajunas Kimura Mistakes

Here is a video breakdown of the errors and solutions with the Kimura that “Thug” Rose Namajunas used Against Andrade at UFC 237. My girlfriend is not trained and much smaller than me, so you have to pardon the clunkiness in the execution. But, I highlighted the two big mistakes Rose made so you don’t […]

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Two Chances To Train With Me Coming Up

I have a couple of retreats coming up in the next few months, so if you ever wanted to train with me – this is the best opportunity. Not to mention either trip will make a killer vacation. First up, we have 1 spot left for our 7 Day BJJ Retreat in Costa Rica going […]

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Slow Cooking To Remove Soreness?

#TrueTalkTuesdays 39 “Funny how quickly the mind moves, but how slowly time does when you’re in pain.” Josephine Angelini, Trial by Fire So if you have been following me, you know that I have been doing work on my health and fitness. Between physical therapy, walking, jogging, weight training, and diet – I have been […]

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The Heart of a Champion

#TrueTalkTuesdays 38 “MMA is about showing who would live and who would die in a real fight.” Jason Soares In Titan FC 54, my black belt Jason “the Specimen” Soares defended his belt against Ariston Franca in the main event of the evening. As if fighting is not tough enough, he had the additional pressure […]

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Half Guard Squeeze Pass Counter

Getting a big squeeze from half guard can ruin your day. Whenever you lose that under hook battle and get cross faced, that squeeze can be brutal. It also is very difficult to escape that squeeze, and can leave you helpless as your chin gets turned and cranked. And that is just the start! With […]

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How to get off a plateau?

#TrueTalkTuesdays 37 “Plateaus are a manifestation of the law of diminishing returns, and when we reach one it simply means that it is time to adjust our methods.” Chris Matakas I hit a plateau, and I only just realized it after 6 weeks. As you might know, since October of 2018, I made a change […]

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I would love for you to check this out…

I shared my Kimura Fundamentals course last week, but just in case you didn’t get it yet (it’s free), here is another sneak peak into the course. It contains 48 minutes of instruction, covering what I consider the CORE CONCEPTS behind having a successful Kimura. I show 4 techniques that if mastered, will translate to all Kimuras […]

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