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“Thematic Improvements” Through Film Analysis

MMA / BJJ film analysis should in fact track the numbers, because the numbers are undeniably useful. Knowing how many times you get taken down compared to how many times...

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Strengths Mapping for Faster Improvement

Being as you only have so many hours on the mat, and so many years to practice your sport, you've got to ensure that your investment of time has the highest payoff...

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Simpson Go – Practicing with Purpose

This is my general rule, but I think anyone reading this will find it helpful: If you're studying the success of others to apply to your situation, spend 80% of...

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2 Tips for Better Training – with Caio Terra

Winning a few black belt IBJJF competitions in the open weight might have been what really got the Ciao's name out there - and was a deciding factor in me making the...

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Is Your MMA Learning and Drilling Effective? (Part 2)

Generally, if a skill is entirely new or a person is completely inexperienced, skills need to be broken down into basic elements to be mastered. However, the athlete...

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Is Your MMA Learning and Drilling Effective? (Part 1)

"Whole training" implied the integration of all of these elements at once. Whole training take down practice would involve an actual moving opponent, a setup, the take...

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We Don’t Know Our Own Strengths… or Weaknesses

...at the very least you should be filming your competitive matches and asking others for detailed thoughts on your game as a whole. Setting up your goals for combat...

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