I receive a lot of comments regarding frustration from students. Usually it is always about the same thing, the feeling that they are not improving, or even, going backwards. It is the same across the BJJ spectrum, and something I came across regularly in my own progression till I started to muse what it actually meant.Continue reading “Frustration and Plateaus – A Theory (Short)”
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Win On Top. Stay On Top.
Position / Submission The above term is one of the most quoted in all of Jiu-Jitsu. It is a term almost synonymous with BJJ, and something I came across very early into my fighting career. Unfortunately, it took me years to actually understand what it truly meant. Along with “Relax”, these are terms carted outContinue reading “Win On Top. Stay On Top.”
YOUR Martial Art Sucks! Why It’s Dangerous to Teach People to Swim Without Water
Below is the opinion of Fighting Fit Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Coach Chris Paines, so take all your fury out on him. If you’re reading this and wondering if I’m referring to the art that you do, it’s probably safer to assume that I am. Let me set the scene. Imagine you want to go out andContinue reading “YOUR Martial Art Sucks! Why It’s Dangerous to Teach People to Swim Without Water”
New Years Resolutions: Why You Should Be Fighting in 2015
A few years ago, I was considered rather unfit and over weight. I did no sport or exercise what so ever, and pretty much lived on a diet of junk food whilst sitting in front of a computer (hands up if you’re familiar with this situation). I had partaken in some martial arts for aContinue reading “New Years Resolutions: Why You Should Be Fighting in 2015”