#207 The Good, The Bad and The Mature.

From the beginning stages of my development as a Jiu Jitsu practitioner to the more advanced stages I found myself viewing things in Jiu Jitsu as good or bad. What you must come to understand is that all positions have their inherent values, strengths and weaknesses. By doing so you remove such limits from yourContinue reading “#207 The Good, The Bad and The Mature.”

#190 Your Bjj school is full of egotists…

As students, we all develop a natural fondness for our senseis. It is expected. However, not all teachers’ intentions are in the interest of the school and the students. Unfortunately this can discourage many students from sticking to a journey that is actually right for them, if they only had a different academy with instructorsContinue reading “#190 Your Bjj school is full of egotists…”

#189 Are you efficient or effective?

Early on in my career as a strength and conditioning coach, there was something I became quickly aware of despite my lack of knowledge or education in the field. It was something I came across perhaps flipping through Zatsiorsky’s work and soon after by my own two eyes. It was the contrast between those typesContinue reading “#189 Are you efficient or effective?”

#146 Problems present opportunity

Last week I dislocated my big toe (or at least that’s my best description of what it feels like), it potentially may even be Turf Toe but short of an MRI I won’t know, which may not be for some time. When it first happened, my thoughts immediately shifted to my tournament on November 14Continue reading “#146 Problems present opportunity”

#143 Diamonds are forever

We’ve all heard the saying “Diamonds are a girl’s best friend”, but are they everyone’s best friend? Today was spent shooting content with my sensei Xande Ribeiro while learning all about his “Diamond Guard and Diamond Concept” for his upcoming instructional on BJJ Fanatics. Something that stood out to me was not only his deepContinue reading “#143 Diamonds are forever”

#118 Show Yourself

What an inspiring day with the boys from Lovato’s School of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Martial Arts along with Xande Ribeiro, Victor Hugo and the other Six Blades Jiu Jitsu representatives who attended the IBJJF Oklahoma City Open. The night prior, Lovato and Xande gave beautiful speeches to most of the 88 competitors on theContinue reading “#118 Show Yourself”

The return of IBJJF #111

We kicked off the weekend with the IBJJF (International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation) Austin Open, the organization’s first tournament since Covid-19. Six Blades Jiu Jitsu also claimed it’s first IBJJF medals finishing 7th overall with Professor Xande leading a small batch of competitors mainly from the Texas area (Team Rabadi, Team Tooke, Six Blades Austin)Continue reading “The return of IBJJF #111”

Daily blog #98

Jiu Jitsu GOAT- Today I was inspired watching my Sensei Xande Ribeiro on his new show on FloGrappling. He left no stone unturned discussing everything from nutrition to sleep, mindset, his training regiment, along with his new Six Blades association and academy in Austin. I cannot recommend it more, not only to the BJJ enthusiastContinue reading “Daily blog #98”

Daily blog #66

Your most important weapon Many are aware of the fact that the mind is your most powerful tool. In BJJ you learn that the position of your opponents head greatly determines what their body is able to do both offensively and defensively speaking. In the Kids Jiu Jitsu classes we teach them that the bodyContinue reading “Daily blog #66”

Daily blog #20

Longevity in Jiu Jitsu Are you an avid BJJ practitioner? If you love Jiu Jitsu, you’ve searched endlessly for anything that will keep you in the game longer. The problem is that with all the misinformation out there, you are left with conflicting advice that paralyzes you. Say no more, these 5 guidelines below willContinue reading “Daily blog #20”