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Jujitsu Principles vs Technique

I’ve recently been taking private lessons from Gracie Barra Black Belt, Mark Mullen, when he briefly mentioned to me the difference between the principles and the techniques of jujitsu. We didn’t have time to discuss it in depth that day but for some reason, it has stuck in my head and now I’ve had a lot of time to think about it so I decided to write this post to elaborate.

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How Yoga Has Improved My Jiu-Jitsu Game

I’ve been doing Jujitsu off and on for about 4 years now but only started doing yoga about 9 months ago and I can honestly say it has had a profound impact on my jits practice and performance.  I do yoga almost everyday now and I  can’t imagine how I ever made it this far […]

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My First BJJ Tournament as a White Belt

I started training mixed martial arts (MMA) at IngDojo in the Philippines at the ripe age of 34. Prior to this, I had spent 13 years behind a desk with a laptop in one hand and a phone in the other so I went in with no foundation of physical fitness whatsoever. I couldn’t run […]