Exploring the Essence of Mastery: A Dive into Rickson Gracie’s “Breathe”

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Breathe & Brazilian Jiu Jitsu In the world of martial arts, few names evoke as much reverence and admiration as Rickson Gracie. Hailing from the legendary Gracie family, Rickson’s contributions to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) and mixed martial arts (MMA) are unparalleled. But beyond his prowess on the mat, Rickson is also known for his deep… Read more »

Applying Sun Tzu’s Art of War to Martial Arts

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In the world of martial arts, victory is not merely achieved through physical prowess alone; it requires a strategic mind capable of navigating the complexities of combat. Just as Sun Tzu’s “The Art of War” offers timeless wisdom for military commanders, its principles can be applied to the training and practice of martial arts, guiding… Read more »

The Four Agreements and Martial Arts

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Finding Harmony in Martial Arts: In the world of martial arts, there exists a delicate balance between physical prowess and mental discipline. Beyond mastering techniques and perfecting forms, practitioners often seek a deeper understanding of themselves and their interactions with others. It is within this quest for self-mastery that the wisdom of the Four Agreements finds… 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 »

5 Simple Ways to Improve Your Jiu-jitsu Performance on the Mat with Visualization

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Whether you practice Brazilian Jiu-jitsu for fun or for competition it is important to always be looking for ways to improve your game. All successful competitive athletes use visualization to improve their performance. Here in this blog, you will learn some simple ways to apply visualization strategies that will help you get more out of… Read more »