A Simple 4 Step Formula To Greatly Improve Your Jiu-Jitsu
Kit Dale explains a simple 4 step formula to greatly improve not only your understanding of BJJ, but also your application of the art.
How Many Times Per Week Should I Train BJJ As A White Belt?
How much you train BJJ will depend on how well you can balance your life, schedule your time, and how well your body holds up to the rigors training.
Here a guide to how often you should train per week:
Once – Progress will be slow, you won’t get in shape from BJJ alone, and classes will feel disconnected. This can be OK once you have experience and want to take it easy for a while.
Twice – You will gradually get better, but lessons will still be feel disconnected unless your school follows a good curriculum from week to week.
Three – Three times per week is a sweet spot for most people, giving them a chance to get in a steady rhythm of training while still having days off to rest and manage their normal life.
Four – This is where you start getting serious. You will need to be better disciplined with your rest and diet and managing the rest of your life, but it will be very rewarding for your BJJ.
Five or more – You’re getting serious! You can expect to improve quickly, but you also need to be very careful about overtraining and getting injured. This is what you need to be doing if you want to compete and earn your belts quickly.
If you are young and have no real responsibilities, make everyone else jealous by training as much as you can! Don’t slack in the rest of your life, and go to college and get that big job or whatever your long term goals are, but don’t miss the chance to train a lot while you are young, healthy and carefree!
For the rest of us bitter responsible adults, you’ll need to plan around work and family duties. You may get friction from your spouse if you disappear to the BJJ gym every night, but I’ll leave it to you to sort out your marital disputes.
I recommend beginners aim at 2-3 classes per week until your body can handle it, then try to push up into 3-5.
Check Out Demian Maia On The Latest Grappling Central Podcast!
In this episode, we are joined by arguably the greatest representative of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in MMA, Demain Maia. Demian talks about why he quit Kung Fu as a teen to start BJJ, funny stories from the mats and his excitement for a Welterweight title shot!
The UFC May Be Firing Joe Rogan?!
What a change a few months can make. When the UFC sale was revealed following UFC 200, one of the big things the UFC made sure to do was lock down Joe Rogan’s continued participation as color commentator for another year, ensuring the voices behind the fights wouldn’t change with the new ownership. But now that WME-IMG’s plans to try and increase TV deal revenues by over 300% are starting to become clear, it seems like they don’t feel like he’s an essential part of the product.
Longtime cable television insider Dave Meltzer has reported that many aspects of UFC shows may change. WME-IMG is willing to hand control of production (currently taken care of in-house by the UFC) over to whatever network wins the next TV deal. And that means Mike Goldberg and Joe Rogan may go.
They certainly are hype masters. You can’t watch a commercial for an upcoming UFC event without Joe Rogan screaming in excitement and Goldberg catchphrases all over the place. But is that such a bad thing? We’ve experienced other networks handling MMA production duties in the past, and I have yet to witness anyone doing it better than the UFC. As homogeneous as the shows may have become, there’s something to be said about the way the company keeps the trains running on time. And it’s nice to have a commentary booth devoid of clueless chucklehead announcers who don’t know the sport (I’m looking at you, Gus Johnson).
This isn’t a matter of WME-IMG just having a hate on for the job Goldberg and Rogan do, though. The whole thing has a lot to do with money. They just paid $4.3 billion for the company, and they need to start making some of that back, fast. We’ve already seen them wipe out a huge section of UFC staff, including most of their international offices. Next up is the in house production team. While letting the networks handle things means less control, it also means big savings, and that’s clearly what the new owners are looking for as they prepare to sort out future TV rights for the sport.
5 Ways To Maintain The Mount Position – STOP getting swept!
Long Island MMA Black Belt Billy Hofacker teaches us 5 different ways to retain the mount when your opponent is trying to get you off.
These 5 techniques are all apart of the curriculum at Long Island MMA.
In this video we decided to not have any verbal instruction.
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Ari Knazan Survives Internet Hate And Finally Earns BJJ Black Belt
Ari Knazan was promoted to BJJ black belt on November 24, 2016 by his coach and mentor Keith Owen. Ari is the creator of the popular YouTube channel “Submissions 101”.
Ari has faced many internet criticisms in the past and because of that was held at brown belt for what I think is an extended period of time, but rightfully so if you believe in the wisdom of Keith Owen.
Here is an example of some of the criticisms:
1) Films him beating on his know nothing white belt students and gives them theme songs, and puts them in slow-mo matches.
2) Films his students competing and puts captions on the screen when they get some “super specific 10th PJJ move” that really i’snt super specific.
3) Doesn’t actually compete himself (or roll with anyone good for that matter).
4) Tries to act all innocent and nice on the internet like he means no harm, but its all a scam because he knowingly sat and argued with several BLACK BELTS over on the UG.
5) Filmed himself doing a technique blatantly wrong, and advised EVERYONE to do it that way, then when he got scolded by EVERYONE, he took the video down because of his embarrassment.
6) Tries to work over the BJJ community (First was Eddie Bravo, so he could avoid having to actually wear a white belt. Ironic since it was no gi, he didnt have to wear a white belt, and he NEVER actually claimed to be a white belt in 10th PJJ, he just said he had “no rank, and is working on his purple shirt”).
7) Lied and said his guys all competed Intermediate and Advanced when several other competitors have said they were all in Novice and Beginner divisions (again, Ari wouldnt compete because he had to focus on “Coaching”, which was ironic because I’ve seen several competitors coach, and compete at the same time).
8) Lied about having been formally trained in BJJ prior to Eddie Bravo, and him filming his instructional YouTube videos (then later came out and said he attended “a couple of seminars”, but he wouldn’t say who taught the seminars, or where.)
9) Even lies about some of the JJJ he offers (he never would give sources of where his Ninjitsu training was from).
10) Denied rolling at his Chicago seminar (which is why the attendance was so low).
Hater are gonna hate but Ari has weathered the storm! Hear him tell his story below.
Bow And Arrow Choke Variation For BJJ Or Judo
Making a basic BJJ Game Plan can be incredibly helpful for new competitors who aren’t exactly sure how to go about their techniques.
While a BJJ game plan rarely holds up exactly the way you intended. Like the old saying goes, “a plan never survives first contact,” Right?
There are some advantages to having a well drilled and defined game plan you intend to use.
1. Having a game plan helps eliminate hesitation of execution during a match (That’s when you can’t pull the trigger).
– It helps kill the nerves by giving you a better sense of preparedness and giving you a clear set of techniques to replay through your head before the BJJ competition.
– It helps control the pace and tempo of the BJJ match. If you initiate first you’re opponent will be forced to react to you.
– It makes it easier to adjust to new situations during the match. By having a clear game plan. Your mind will be more freed to adjust during the match. Opposed to having no game plan and having to focus on what you plan to use at every step of the way.