Balancing Life and Martial Arts Training

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We all have busy lives and balancing life and martial arts training requires effective time management skills and maintaining a healthy mindset. Here are some tips and strategies to help you work towards achieving greater balance: Set Clear Goals: Define what you want to achieve in both your personal life and martial arts training. Having… Read more »

What’s the Deal with MMA Fighters?

What’s the Deal with MMA Fighters? Like many people who have started training a martial art like Muay Thai or boxing, your coach has likely spent the last few months telling you things like, “keep your hands up”, “you are dropping your left on the roll”, “bring your hands back to your face after each… Read more »

Guard Retention Warm Up Drills


  Alternate leg circles Left and right. Bicycles Shrimping Forward shrimps Scooting forward and back (from sit up or 3pt guard) Sit up guard to knee scoot. Shrimp to turtle and sit out. Leg scissors Pendulum and rocking single leg. From back to up on elbow in sit-up guard. Shoulder rolls a- Alternate back roll… Read more »

Unlocking the Power of Half Guard in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu with Master Pedro Sauer


In the intricate world of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ), the half-guard position stands as a fundamental and indispensable component of a practitioner’s arsenal. Often regarded as a transitional position, the half-guard offers a wealth of opportunities for both defensive and offensive maneuvers, making it an essential skill set to master. In this blog post, we delve… Read more »

The Thrilling Spectacle of the 2023 World BJJ Competitions

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The year 2023 brought with it another edition of the highly anticipated World Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championships (Worlds). This prestigious event, organized by the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF), showcased the best of the best in the grappling world. From standout performances to unexpected upsets, the 2023 Worlds captivated fans worldwide and left an indelible mark… Read more »

Tips for Sparring Smaller Opponents

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Tips for sparring smaller opponents: Fear not, big and talls… we haven’t forgotten about you! Here are a few tips for sparring smaller opponents. This requires a different approach and strategy than sparring with someone of similar or larger size. Here are some tips to keep in mind when sparring with smaller opponents: Use your… Read more »

The Yin-Yang Balance: Yielding and Assertiveness in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Competitions


In the world of Brazilian Jiu-jitsu (BJJ) competitions, achieving success requires a delicate balance between yielding and assertiveness. This dynamic interplay between these two qualities forms the foundation for effective strategy and performance on the mat. In this blog post, we will explore how finding the right equilibrium between yielding and assertiveness can lead to… Read more »

Tips for Sparring Taller Opponents


Tips for Sparring Taller Opponents  When it comes to sparring with a taller opponent, many martial artists often find themselves at a disadvantage. However, with the right mindset and approach, you can learn to use your opponent’s height to your advantage. In this article, we’ll share some tips to help you spar more effectively with… Read more »