Tag Archives: Training

Utilizing the Olympic Lifts for BJJ

So you have spent your last couple of weeks (perhaps months) squatting, pressing, benching, and deadlifting.  You have built a solid base of strength and have seen appreciable gains in…

Self-Awareness On The Mats

“Getting to know yourself is the key. Getting to know who you really are and how you really feel about what you’re doing.” Victor Estima, World No-Gi Champion 2011 Mental aspects…

A Chat With Roger Gracie Black Belt, Oliver Geddes

Oliver Geddes is an international competitor most known for not only being a black belt and instructor under Roger Gracie, but also an avid couch surfing competition enthusiast. He recently…

Strength and Flexibility

Without strength, flexibility is completely useless.  You can have the ability to touch your toes, put your palms on the floor with your legs locked, even put your feet behind…

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Homeschooling & Jiu Jitsu: An Interview with Alyssa Wilson’s Mom

I met Alyssa Wilson when she came with her sisters to Cobrinha’s academy. At the time, she was training at a gym with a team of kids who were also…