There is no spoon

There is no spoon. by Meaty Are you feeling completely gassed after rolling for just 5 minutes? Well then just breathe. Yeah it sounds simple but it’s definitely easier said than done especially when your adrenalin is pumping, your opponent has your back, his hooks in, and you are desperately trying to escape a rear

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Tournament Mindset

Tournament Mindset. Woosahhh fresh from f00k With the American Cup coming up, there has been a lot of talk in the gym about what your tournament mindset should be like. I am in no way a tournament mindset expert, but I have done a few (13) and will throw in what has worked best for me.

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UNO

UNO –fresh from f00k I’m pretty sure everyone here has played board and card games before. As you probably noticed, the gameplay for most of these games are the same.  Someone has a turn, then you go, then they go, then you go, etc… Well imagine if you were playing a game like Chess or

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Welcome to Jiu-Jitsu Anonymous

Welcome to Jiu-Jitsu Anonymous “Hi, my name is f00kie f00k and… I’m a tapoholic.” Like you may have heard or noticed, Jiu-Jitsu is not just a martial art, it’s a lifestyle. The experiences you encounter on and off the mat get engraved into your daily life and reflect in your personality. You will learn great

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When Life Sweeps You Off the Mat

When Life Sweeps You Off the Mat by Phil Poma The other day, I was stretching before class and was looking at the One World banner.  Occasionally, someone will ask, “Whose silhouettes are those?”  And like a good tour guide, someone who’s been around for a few years will rattle off the names.  Some are

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Where your grips at?

Where your grips at? –fresh from f00k As most of us have probably learned grips are essential for Jiu-Jitsu, especially when training with the gi. It’s just as important to apply to your game as flexibility is. We need it pretty much for everything; passing, sweeping, submissions, and defending. And just like flexibility, grip strengthening

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Working Weaknesses

Working Weaknesses –fresh from f00k If Jiu-Jitsu had a W2 form, this is what it would look like… well part of it.   I guess we can say this is the offensive position section, then there would be a defensive position section, followed by a submission, submission defense and transition section. There are numerous amounts

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Zen and the Art of Jiu-Jitsu Dominance

Zen and the Art of Jiu-Jitsu Dominance by Meaty Every opportunity to teach is an opportunity to learn. This past year a few of us were given the opportunity by Mike Prudencio and Michael Javier to teach classes at Jiu-Jitsu 101. Teaching gives you a different perspective and forces you to focus more closely on

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Equality

Equality -fresh from f00k Ever since starting this whole Jiu-Jitsu thing, you tend to get a lot more friends calling you out to test your new skill set. The chance of this happening quadruples when alcohol is involved 🙂 They come at you with their homemade WWF wrestling background and you just laugh thinking how should

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Fútbol y Jiu-Jitsu

Fútbol y Jiú-Jitsú Meaty’s Musings Spain would go on and win the 2010 world cup, but let’s all look back early in the tournament to the group match between Spain and Switzerland. What does soccer have to do with Jiu-Jitsu? Keep reading. Spain had been undefeated in all 10 of their world cup qualifying matches,

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Jiu Jitsu Symphony

by Meaty Every movement, every breath, and every thought is a note; every technique is a song; every submission a conclusion of a symphony; every practitioner a composer. Rhythm, timing, speed, and flow are words essential in the mastery of both, and practice the only path to perfection. Just like music, Jiu-Jitsu is an art

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Knee injuries and what to do about it…

By: Ernesto Medina (www.ernestomedinadc.com) In Motion Sports and Family Chiropractic 2165 Fourth St. Livermore, Ca 94550 www.Inmotionsportschiro.com A couple of months ago I suffered a knee injury that is common in the Jiu-Jitsu world…a “popped knee.” While a popped knee isn’t the medical term for it, it’s the term we all use to describe the

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Learn to Learn

-fresh from f00k So with the countless amounts of hours I have free at work, instead of watching funny videos all day, I have decided to help Meaty and keep the website active. Now just because the color of my belt changed, doesn’t mean all of this is accurate. I’m just bored speaking what f00k

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Mind Strength

–fresh from f00k I remember a long time ago, Mestre Mike told us a story about a samurai and a peasant. I can’t say I remember the details of it (please post if you do), but here’s the short version of what I remembered. They crossed paths and the samurai, who was a trained killer,

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Path to Blue

Isaac B. was promoted to Blue Belt last night! Congratulations Isaac! This article was originally posted on 03.06.2009. I cleaned up the grammar a little and removed the dead links. With the new promotion it seemed appropriate to re-post once again. Note that this was written more than two years ago… Tom was new to

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