Understanding the Principles of BJJ Techniques

Before the chaos of panic shopping and quarantines ensued, I taught a seminar at a local UFC gym here in Colorado. One of the key points I tried to emphasize throughout the seminar was to understand the principles of any given technique a student learns. I would go so...

Jiu-Jitsu as Therapy

While I am certainly no expert on clinical therapy I do have a modicum of experience from formal education and internship in clinical psychology. For that reason I wanted to share my thoughts on the benefits of Jiu-Jitsu for reducing anxiety and stress along with...

Breathing for BJJ and life

One of the most important aspects of jiu-jitsu is the ability to remain calm under pressure. If you have ever been trapped on the bottom of a larger opponent’s side control you have undoubtedly felt that tinge of panic and claustrophobia that come with it. The...