BUILD UPDATE FEB 2017

Earlier today, I was looking through some old mockups for this site and I noticed that we are quickly approaching our third year; of course, the conversations, ideas, content gathering, etc. all happened way before the first mockup was created. But for the sake of... read more

School Page is Working!

It’s odd how you’ll get an idea and you say, “We should build this, and it should do this, and it should look like this.” And then you attempt to build it and realize that it’s a lot more work than you originally thought – way more... read more

Build Update

School Search – Coming Soon!   I know: it seems like nothing new ever happens around here. Well, things are happening; maybe not at lightening speed – but they’re happening!   In Process: School Search Page (Next few weeks)  ... read more

WE’RE UP AND MOVING AGAIN

WE’RE UP AND MOVING AGAIN   We had a few busy weeks in there and so as you might have noticed, it’s been pretty quite around here. But we’re back at now! Currently Building: Right now, we’re wrapping up the designs for the school feature.... read more

CHICKEN WING SUBS | SIDE CONTROL

CHICKEN WING SUBS | SIDE CONTROL   We took a little break to finish up our Indiegogo campaign. But now that that’s ready – mostly anyway – we’re back on editing our video catalog. Recently I spent some time on the Chicken Wing setup. I... read more

CROSS COLLAR GRIP | CLOSED GUARD

For the past few weeks, I’ve been changing the way positions are categorized within the filter. This is a huge job and will probably take me months to complete, but I wanted to do a quick video demonstrating the Cross Collar Grip options from the Closed Guard. Sweeps, Counters, Back Takes…there are so many options from this position; but for the sake of keeping it simple, I decided to focus on attacks…

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DOUBLE UNDER PASS | ATTACKS AND COUNTERS

There’s been a focus this week on the Double Under Pass (sometimes referred to as the stacking pass). Black Belt, Gary Grate with the Gracie Academy of Reno has posted a series videos feature the double underhook; while Brandon Quick the BQuick Jiu Jitsu network showed us a slick variation that he called, the breakdance pass…

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HOW-TO VIDEOS

Making videos is weird, because things that make sense in your own mind, might not make sense to others – even when you do your best to explain it. The idea that anyone can come along and edit something, isn’t new; but it’s new with regards to categorizing marital videos. At least, we don’t know of anyone else doing it quite what we’re doing here. Is there anyone else?

Anyway, here’s our attempt at putting together a few videos that help explain who we are, and what we’re doing. If you have any questions, please feel free to comment below. We’d love to hear from you.

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GRIPS, GRIPS, AND MORE GRIPS

When I was nineteen, I taught myself to speak another language fluently. I remember getting the dictionary and thinking, “There’s no way I’m going to be able to remember all of these words.” But I got a stack of flash cards, and got to work. One of the tricks I learned early on – and one that they teach in any language course – is to compartmentalize information. For example: you wouldn’t learn all the vocabulary words having to do with the entire home at one time e.g., Bathroom, computer, necktie, etc. That would be very difficult to remember them that way. Instead, you would compartmentalize your list of words to something like clothing: Pants, Shirt, Shoes, etc. Once you have that list memorized, you can then move on to Kitchen items or something else. Compartmentalizing information and breaking it down to the simplest steps is a highly effective way of learning anything – including BJJ…

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