Gettin’ footloose

Andrew Raynor   Andrew Raynor Often our problems can start at our feet. When any part of the body is injured, our movement is either halted or limited to some extent in that area, or even well beyond it, and sometimes right throughout the body. In these circumstances, the focus of both brain and body […]

Gettin’ footloose

Andrew Raynor   Andrew Raynor Often our problems can start at our feet. When any part of the body is injured, our movement is either halted or limited to some extent in that area, or even well beyond it, and sometimes right throughout the body. In these circumstances, the focus of both brain and body […]

Gettin’ footloose

Andrew Raynor   Andrew Raynor Often our problems can start at our feet. When any part of the body is injured, our movement is either halted or limited to some extent in that area, or even well beyond it, and sometimes right throughout the body. In these circumstances, the focus of both brain and body […]

Jiu-Jitsu Brotherhood – Grappling & Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Videos and Techniques

Andrew Raynor Jiu-Jitsu Brotherhood – Grappling & Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Videos and TechniquesCutting Weight for Jiu Jitsu Competitions: The Ultimate GuideTypes of Grappling Martial Arts6 Concepts for Effective Guard-Passing in Jiu JitsuBJJ and Back PainThe Importance of Footwork in Jiu JitsuFamily Jiu-JitsuThe Rules of BJJ & Grappling CompetitionsUsing the Kimura to Sweep, Control and SubmitFinding […]

Types of Grappling Martial Arts

Andrew Raynor This excerpt from Daniele Bolelli’s book ‘On the Warrior’s Path’ describes the different styles of grappling martial arts. Grappling systems are those Combat Sports that focus on throws and takedowns, and/or on ground-fighting (which depending on the system includes pins and/or chokes and/or leverages.) Examples of these arts are Kodokan Judo, Sumo, Brazilian […]

6 Concepts for Effective Guard-Passing in Jiu Jitsu

Andrew Raynor photo credit: Jiu Jitsu Style Magazine I consider passing the guard to be one of the most difficult of all aspects of Brazilian jiu jitsu, but also one of the most rewarding. Because we spend so much mat-time fighting from this position, it makes sense to place an emphasis on improving our ability from […]

BJJ and Back Pain

Andrew Raynor 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. Jiu Jitsu […]

BJJ and Back Pain

Andrew Raynor 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. Jiu Jitsu […]

The Importance of Footwork in Jiu Jitsu

Andrew Raynor One of the least talked about aspects of Jiu-Jitsu techniques is foot positioning. Grips, movement, and basic leverage make up the majority of what an instructor shows in a technique. This leaves foot positioning as side note that not few instructors ever address. I was at seminar recently where the instructor was talking […]

The Importance of Footwork in Jiu Jitsu

Andrew Raynor One of the least talked about aspects of Jiu-Jitsu techniques is foot positioning. Grips, movement, and basic leverage make up the majority of what an instructor shows in a technique. This leaves foot positioning as side note that not few instructors ever address. I was at seminar recently where the instructor was talking […]