“Don’t expect to be motivated every day to get out there and make things happen. You won’t be. Don’t count on motivation. Count on Discipline.” – Jocko Willink
What is Takemusu? Takemusu is an Aikido-derived term and concept that was developed by Aikido’s founder, Morihei Ueshiba. He referred to this as an aikidoka’s spontaneous generation of new techniques in reaction […]
Master Carlos is a phenomenal teacher. I’ve had the opportunity to train with him in a seminar environment as well as at his home academy in Farmers Branch, TX during one of […]
“Jiu Jitsu is a mousetrap. The trap does not chase the mouse. But when the mouse grabs the cheese, the trap plays its role.” – Helio Gracie
I’ve had the opportunity to attend several of Relson Gracie’s seminars. He never disappoints with his mix of jiu jitsu and old-school stories. He is quite the personality, and I have enjoyed […]
Having trained with Rigan several times, I can attest to the fact that he is a wizard at Jiu Jitsu. He was a formidable competitor in his prime, and an all around […]
Some great points by Tom DeBlass on how to keep your half guard from being passed.