Archive for the ‘Wrestling’ Category

A lesson in “high-percentage” martial arts – Niko Price vs. James Vick @ UFC Fight Night 161!

If you have a minute and forty-four seconds to spare, check out this fight from UFC Fight Night 161 last Saturday. Not only is it a quick and entertaining fight, but it’s a great lesson for those among you who are interested in taking up martial arts. It’s important for you to train what I’d […]

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Your jiu-jitsu: Swiss watch, or Rube Goldberg machine?

Whether in a movie or a cartoon of some sort, you’ve probably seen a Rube Goldberg machine without knowing its Wikipedia definition, which is: “a machine intentionally designed to perform a simple task in an indirect and overcomplicated fashion.” A picture is worth a thousand words, so check out this guy’s hat on the right. […]

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NJU student Tom Coda takes GOLD at IBJJF!

23 year-old Tom Coda is one of our most consistent and dedicated BJJ students, and his hard work paid off exponentially last Sunday at the 2019 IBJJF NY Spring Open tournament in New York, NY. He straight-up won his blue belt no-gi division, and he took silver in his gi division, coming up short in […]

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How to be creative AND effective with your martial art!

This morning, I watched this rather interesting video from Youtube celebrity Chewjitsu. In recent history, he’s become something of a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu counselor and e-therapist. He’s definitely good at what he does, and I think that’s partially because he answers questions while at the same time pointing his listeners in the direction of more important […]

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Burn Fat, Get In Shape, and Solve Problems! #BJJlifestyle

I love Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu testimonials because each of them rings true to me in a different sense. Check out this recent video testimonial from our student Jay Hernandez here. I’ve been training with Jay for about a year now, and I can 100% vouch for what he’s saying. Here are two ideas from Jay’s testimonial […]

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Strong Grappling Basics Should NOT Be Optional If You’re In Law Enforcement . . .

. . . and honestly, even if you’re not an officer, a solid knowledge of grappling fundamentals can turn stressful situations into routine ones. Check out this recent video in which an officer tries to break-up a fight between two young men (one of whom is definitely under the influence of something). As you’ll see, […]

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Why EVERY Police Officer Should Be A Good Martial Artist

Ask any martial artist worth his or her salt, and they’ll tell you that it’s imperative for police officers to learn and regularly practice a solid martial art. This isn’t due to bias and preference; it’s due to the simple nature of what happens when a suspect resists arrest and, quite simply, puts you in […]

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Popular “Wrestler vs. Mountain Lion” Story is a Hoax! What We’ve Learned.

  Over the past couple days, one of the little, viral stories that began circulating through the internet was that of a man being assaulted by a mountain lion and then using a headlock to break the animal’s neck. Here, KSBY News reported that former NCAA wrestler Robin Olson had been hiking outside of a […]

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The Danger of Having an Un-Crushed Soul as a Fighter

In the early 2000’s, before beginning any martial arts training, I was a fan of Toughman boxing contests on TV. The draw of these bouts was their human-interest factor: two non-professional fighters would don headgear and 16oz gloves, meet in the ring, and slug it out for three one-minute rounds. This premise was ridiculous but […]

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The Need for Guerilla Warfare in the Cage: Why Holly Holm Beat Ronda Rousey at UFC 193.

Well, I’m glad I’m not a betting man, because I would have lost a lot of money last Saturday at UFC 193. I would have put all my money on Ronda Rousey beating Holly Holm via superior clinch work, takedowns, and ground control. Holm certainly prepared well, as she negated almost all of that. But […]

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