In this 18 minute ‘mini-seminar’ I cover several concepts and drills which will, when practised and applied, improve your jiu jitsu ability.Read More
This is an article I wrote which was recently published in America’s premier bjj publication, Jiu Jitsu Magazine. You can order back issues and get your subscription here: http://jiujitsumag.com
Because my surname isn’t Gracie and I didn’t start training when I was five, I’ve had to constantly and relentlessly search for supplemental training that will improve my game and allow me catch up with my Brazilian contemporaries.
Of all the additional systems and methods I’ve used to improve my jiu jitsu ability, I consider yoga to be by far the most effective. So much so, that I’ve eliminated almost all other supplemental training from my regime. This includes, kettlebell training, olympic lifting, swimming and rock climbing. I’m not claiming these aren’t great ways to improve your jiu jitsu. I’m saying that, at this point, I get a far bigger return investing my limited time into the practise of yoga.Read More
A couple of months ago the super-talented jiu jitsu filmmaker Stuart Cooper invited me to Thailand to work with him on a short film about the gentle art. It was one of the most enjoyable experiences of my life. In this 13 minute documentary I discuss some of my philosophies regarding jiu jitsu as well as how my discovery of yoga has improved my game.Read More