I was 29 years old with 8 years of martial arts experience when I walked into a BJJ gym for the first time. A 16 year old girl beat the tar out of me and I knew that BJJ was something that I desperately wanted to learn. That girl became one of my main training […]
The goal of BJJ is to submit your opponent. The counterpoint of that is to not get submitted yourself. How do I go about teaching submission defence? Surprisingly, I don’t teach submission defence in class. There are only a small number of contact hours with athletes each week. We must focus on the areas that […]
Long before I had ever heard of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, I had trained for eight years in traditional martial arts. My training averaged between 12-15 hours per week. How tough was I?
I learnt the answer one late afternoon, alone in an isolated area being followed by a scary guy about 25kgs heavier than me.
Here is Callum’s second article on his experience with BJJ. The written version can be found on medium. Check out Callum’s first article analysing BJJ from a game designer’s perspective
In a jiu-jitsu roll, you win when your opponent taps. If neither of you tap, is it a draw or is it a double loss? One of our members wrote an interesting analysis of BJJ from a game design perspective. One point he made is that draws give beginners a middle ground between losing and […]