What makes a technique “basic?” Conversely, when does a technique cross the boundary from “fundamental” into being considered “advanced?” Are “basic” techniques simply labeled as such because of tradition (i.e., Hélio practiced and taught them), while advanced techniques have been … Continue reading
ADCC 2011 was one of the most exciting grappling events (from a fan’s perspective) to come along in quite some time. In addition to the huge names present and stacked divisions, the updated rules allowed competitors to open up their … Continue reading
Erik Paulson is a martial arts legend. MMA superstars such as Josh Barnett, Brock Lesnar, and Sean Sherk rave about his encyclopedic knowledge of every aspect of the fight game. He is a black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Judo, … Continue reading
This weekend was the 2011 No-Gi World Championship. As you probably guessed from its name, it’s one of the biggest no-gi tournaments in the world (perhaps second only to ADCC). Two friends from my jiu jitsu academy made the trip … Continue reading
With the rise in popularity of MMA, perhaps it is not surprising that within the grappling community there exists a fairly large contingent with a strong opposition to using the gi.
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