Creative work, remixes and ripoffs

From Andy Raynor Dover NH Once, in 1997, I was in a bar with my drunk friend. Even while sober, my friend was kind of a holier-than-thou hater. After the whiskey started to flow, well, you can guess. “Tubthumping” came on. You remember: “I get knocked down / and I get up again.” I still […]

Demian Maia and complete jiujitsu

From Andy Raynor Dover NH Demian Maia is, by any measure, one of the finest representatives of jiujitsu. You probably already know this, especially if you watched his most recent fight with Carlos Condit. It was a masterful performance against an accomplished opponent where, despite Condit knowing precisely what Maia wanted to do, Maia achieved […]

Flow Jitsu Review

Flow Jitsu 49.95 Content 9/10 Organization 9/10 Production Quality 8/10 Teaching Methods 8/10 Intended Audience 8/10 Pros (why you should buy this) Seatbelt Defense Counters How to Link Techniques Americana / Key Lock Trouble Shooting Unique Chokes Using the Lapel Cons (what may make you reconsider) Not Intended for Beginners Lack of Content Navigation I’ll […]

BJJ and Back Pain

Andy Raynor Dover This article by jiu jitsu brown belt and medical doctor, Marc Barton, gives helpful tips for those suffering from back pain induced by bjj training. Back pain is an extremely common problem for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu practitioners. Rarely a class goes by without someone I know complaining of it to some extent. […]

Traditional Martial Arts, Part 3

Andrew Raynor Dover NH August 17, 2016 2 Views 0 Comments 4 minutes read The shortest in this four-part article-series, this article will look at the second point, as listed in the first part of the series. Point 2: “Since traditional systems teach too many and too difficult solutions problems, the practitioner won’t be […]

Seminar footage added to Mastering the Crucifix

Have you ever heard of a BJJ instructional suddenly gaining 2 hours of bonus content at no extra cost? Now you have. We’ve added 2 hours of new seminar footage to Mastering the Crucifix. One seminar is gi, the other no-gi. Artechoke customers who already own MTC can access the bonus content here (you must be logged in): Don’t own […]

Traditional Martial Arts, Part 2

Andrew Raynor Dover NH August 10, 2016 5 Views 0 Comments 8 minutes read In the previous article, the first part in this series, we started looking at traditional martial arts and the ideas that the instructors are incompetent and the systems, while perhaps valuable once, are today corrupted. In this article, we will […]

Traditional Martial Arts, Part 1

Andrew Raynor Dover NH August 3, 2016 2 Views 0 Comments 6 minutes read An independent continuation of Are Traditional Martial Arts Useless for Self-defense Part 1, and its sequel, this article quadrilogy offers some perspective on what is currently referred to as “traditional martial arts”, and their relation to the systems often thought […]

Guardians of the galaxy, Part Two: X, Y, Z.

Andrew Raynor Dover NH August 1, 2016 9 Views 0 Comments 3 minutes read Here are some other guards that might make you a little trickier off of your back: X-Guard Butterfly transitions nicely to X-guard if they stand up. If you remember Demain Maia doing a technical standup on the beast Gabriel Gonzaga, […]