• Control Your Body! Don’t Let Your Body Control You!

    Almost all of our actions are based on unconscious decisions.  We tend to react to situations more than act with intention.  Even our body language is getting dictated by our circumstances.  Body language is something so critical but so easily overlooked. The power and effect it has to the...
  • The #1 Hack to Improve your Jiu-Jitsu Immediately and Get Faster Results

    There is a simple way you can learn and improve your skills a lot faster than your competition.  It’s called reflection.  If you practice jiu jitsu daily you can end up going through the motions without noticing any improvements.  You end up going in circles and wonder why you...
  • Rage, Anger, Stress – Conor McGregor’s Recipe for Disaster

    Hate him or love him, Conor McGregor always seems to captivate our attention. Making him the biggest draw in MMA history. His trilogy fight with Dustin Poirier at UFC 264 should have been the conclusion to their rivalry. However, an injury that forced a doctor’s stoppage at the end...
  • Stepping Up Your Game With Mental Practice

    In the world of sport psychology, few performance-enhancing techniques have been as thoroughly studied as visualization. The idea is that, by simply running mental images in our minds, we are able to sharpen our game in real life. “Imagery” is the term used for visualization that involves other senses...
  • Stateside Warriors: How Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Is Being Used to Manage Post-Traumatic Stress

    Tucked away in a strip mall beneath the Arizona sun is the Universal Kioto Fitness and Mixed Martial Arts Center. Here, active-duty military, veterans, and first responders often train six days a week in the Kioto System of Jiu-Jitsu. This dedicated group of warriors are taking part in the...
  • The Tao of Jiu-Jitsu

    A famous Taoist parable goes something along these lines: One day a farmer’s horse ran away. Upon hearing the news, his neighbors came to visit. “Such bad luck,” they said sympathetically. “Who’s to say what’s good and who’s to say what’s bad?” the farmer replied. The next morning the...
  • Mind Games: How Memory Works on the Mats

    How to Get Better Faster Many people are drawn to jiu-jitsu because of the challenging mental aspect of the game. Knowing how your brain processes information can help or hurt your learning and performance. This article will give you the tools needed to maximize how much of today’s training...
  • New Year’s Resolutions and Sticking to Them

    This is a very exciting time of the year for me. As an academy owner for six years, the new year resolution always bring new signups and more business. But it is also a very sad time. It’s because 80% of New Year’s resolution fail by February. What should...
  • Dealing With Competition Anxiety

    You hear about a tournament that piques your interest. You train for weeks using the best new methods you can find. You drill more, roll harder, and work on your cardio with supplemental training. You game plan and focus on the task at hand up until the day of...