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Robson Moura

This Week's Expert: Aaron Blake
One of our more popular techniques, Aaron shows a nice series for dealing with an opponent who has good upright posture in your gaurd.

Aaron Blake

“The purpose of learning is growth, and our minds, unlike our bodies, can continue growing as long as we live.”
- Mortimer Adler

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zenWarriors living in Feudal Japan often studied Zen as a way to help develop the mindset required to master martial arts. Yagyu Munenori, a swordsman who studied Zen, wrote in his Book of Family Traditions on the Art of War:

Masters of the arts cannot be called adepts as long as they have not left behind attachments to their various skills. A mendicant asked an ancient saint, “What is the Way?” The saint said, “The normal mind is the Way” The principle of this story applies to all arts. This is the stage where sicknesses of the mind are all gone, when you have become normal in mind and have no sicknesses even while in the midst of sicknesses. What Yagyu means by sickness is a fixation of attention. If your mind is fixated on something, it cannot perform in a spontaneous way. Fixation of the mind slows your responsiveness and impedes your efforts. If your Jiu-Jitsu is not spontaneous and you have to think about what you are doing you will always be just a little slow to react. Being slow to react creates ... MORE >

Rolling Reflections

Issue #007

You may have missed this Rolling Reflections in Issue #007. Rick and Alexey partake in a competitive roll... WATCH >

Rick Vs. Alexey
Master's Mindset

with Ryron Gracie Issue #028
Welcome to a brand new feature on BJJ Weekly, Master's Mindset. Master's Mindset will get you inside the head of some the top BJJ practitioners in the world.... LISTEN NOW >
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Table Talk


Pete Bill Rick Throw Down
Ever sit around after Jiu-Jitsu class and just bs with your training partners about all things BJJ? Well, so do we. Sometimes it's funny, sometimes it gets heated, and sometimes is just plain ridiculous, but it's always a lot of fun. Welcome to Half Round Throw Down. (The name refers to our half round table) Let us know what you think, and if you have ideas for things we should cover in future episodes, let us know! WATCH >

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