Month: January 2015

Berimbolo Knockdown [Video]

The first and most critical movement of the bermimbolo — knocking them to their butt — caused me problems for a long time. In this video, I talk about how I used to try (and fail) to do the berimbolo, how the berimbolo is different than seemingly similar older De la Riva sweeps, and how […]

Is strength really your strength?

Andrew Raynor   Andrew Raynor   Raw lifting power and the physique that results are not the primary source of success for martial artist. Myth one: Be ‘strong first’ Strength is probably the most overrated of all the physical attributes that a martial arts or even MMA practitioner can train for, and here’s why. There […]

Is strength really your strength?

Andrew Raynor   Andrew Raynor   Raw lifting power and the physique that results are not the primary source of success for martial artist. Myth one: Be ‘strong first’ Strength is probably the most overrated of all the physical attributes that a martial arts or even MMA practitioner can train for, and here’s why. There […]

Is strength really your strength?

Andrew Raynor   Andrew Raynor   Raw lifting power and the physique that results are not the primary source of success for martial artist. Myth one: Be ‘strong first’ Strength is probably the most overrated of all the physical attributes that a martial arts or even MMA practitioner can train for, and here’s why. There […]

The always challenging battle of pain vs. gain

Andrew Raynor   Andrew Raynor Alexandra (in red) fighting in the 2011 NSW State Championships They say it’s as loud as a gunshot when your Achilles tendon snaps. They were right. I was in the second round of a Black-belt taekwondo fight in Perth, far away from my home town of Sydney. I had been […]

The always challenging battle of pain vs. gain

Andrew Raynor   Andrew Raynor Alexandra (in red) fighting in the 2011 NSW State Championships They say it’s as loud as a gunshot when your Achilles tendon snaps. They were right. I was in the second round of a Black-belt taekwondo fight in Perth, far away from my home town of Sydney. I had been […]

The always challenging battle of pain vs. gain

Andrew Raynor   Andrew Raynor Alexandra (in red) fighting in the 2011 NSW State Championships They say it’s as loud as a gunshot when your Achilles tendon snaps. They were right. I was in the second round of a Black-belt taekwondo fight in Perth, far away from my home town of Sydney. I had been […]