Month: July 2015

Kettlebell Training for Jiu Jitsu – Part 1

Andrew Raynor This is the first of a 4-part series by Jason Brown, and intelligent and jiu jitsu coach known for his deep understanding of supplemental training methods. I’ve been working in the fitness and performance field since 1999. And although I’ve worn many hats such a personal trainer and massage therapist, I’ve tried to […]

Raymond Daniels' Dive-Bomb Drill

Andrew Raynor   Andrew Raynor Raymond Daniels dive-bomb drill The Trainer Karate champion and elite kickboxer Raymond Daniels has been training in American Kempo and Shotokan karate since childhood. Having won eight straight National Blackbelt League point-karate titles in his homeland, he has also proved his skill in full-contact fighting, beginning with winning the 2007–08 […]

Raymond Daniels’ Dive-Bomb Drill

Andrew Raynor   Andrew Raynor Raymond Daniels dive-bomb drill The Trainer Karate champion and elite kickboxer Raymond Daniels has been training in American Kempo and Shotokan karate since childhood. Having won eight straight National Blackbelt League point-karate titles in his homeland, he has also proved his skill in full-contact fighting, beginning with winning the 2007–08 […]

Raymond Daniels’ Dive-Bomb Drill

Andrew Raynor   Andrew Raynor Raymond Daniels dive-bomb drill The Trainer Karate champion and elite kickboxer Raymond Daniels has been training in American Kempo and Shotokan karate since childhood. Having won eight straight National Blackbelt League point-karate titles in his homeland, he has also proved his skill in full-contact fighting, beginning with winning the 2007–08 […]

How to Teach Jiu Jitsu

Andrew Raynor This is a guest post by the instructor of Jiu Jitsu Brotherhood London, Dr Marc Barton Over the past couple of years teaching Jiu Jitsu has become something that I love and look forward to and I am always looking for methods and systems to improve my ability to transmit knowledge to my […]

Flipping the BJJ Classroom with Bruce Hoyer

Last week a friend directed me to a video called “How I teach BJJ” by black belt Bruce Hoyer. In the video, Bruce explains how he has converted his school to the “flipped classroom” model, inspired by a recent movement to reform education made popular by organizations like Khan Academy. In an academic setting, a […]

Update on Joao Pierini…. some good news, some bad

Andrew Raynor Joao Pierini (aka Joao Marcos) is the convicted felon, child molester, registered sex offender who was recently promoted to sixth degree BJJ blackbelt under Joe Moreira– as I posted here. First the good news– I’m told that the academy heads in the area around Cancun where Pierini teaches have banded together, informed local […]

3-Phase Arm Bar from Closed Guard

Andrew Raynor The arm-lock from closed guard was one of the first moves I ever learned. Just when I think I have it mastered, somebody comes along and teaches me a couple of little details that refine and improve it. This video shows a sequence that takes you from the initial attack into a response […]

Invisible Jiu-Jitsu with Jack Taufer

My friend Jack Taufer is a now not-so-secret source of the fabled “invisible” jiu-jitsu that Rickson Gracie and his lineage of black belts are renown for. You should remember Jack from my recent video about finding simpler solutions to problems. Budo Jake had Jack in the Budovideos studios to film five instructional videos to help […]