Month: January 2016

BJJ Brown Belt aka Faixa Marrom

A man who works with his hands is a laborer; a man who works with his hands and his brain is a craftsman; but a man who works with his hands and his brain and his heart is an artist.  – Louis Nizer Saturday, December 5th I was promoted to brown belt. It’s taken quite […]

Confidence or Delusion?

Andrew Raynor   Andrew Raynor We are not born with confidence; we earn it from the experiences we have in life. Real confidence comes from having a history of success in any given thing. False confidence, on the other hand, can be likened to a form of ‘wishful thinking’. One becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy; the […]

Confidence or Delusion?

Andrew Raynor   Andrew Raynor We are not born with confidence; we earn it from the experiences we have in life. Real confidence comes from having a history of success in any given thing. False confidence, on the other hand, can be likened to a form of ‘wishful thinking’. One becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy; the […]

Confidence or Delusion?

Andrew Raynor   Andrew Raynor We are not born with confidence; we earn it from the experiences we have in life. Real confidence comes from having a history of success in any given thing. False confidence, on the other hand, can be likened to a form of ‘wishful thinking’. One becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy; the […]

The fundamental four

Andrew Raynor   Andrew Raynor 1. You need to disconnect from your assailant, but it is difficult because they usually have their chest pinning you along with their arms. In this example, we use the ‘boxing position’ to make some valuable micro-space between us. Learning how to bridge is also vital. 2. You must understand […]

The fundamental four

Andrew Raynor   Andrew Raynor 1. You need to disconnect from your assailant, but it is difficult because they usually have their chest pinning you along with their arms. In this example, we use the ‘boxing position’ to make some valuable micro-space between us. Learning how to bridge is also vital. 2. You must understand […]

The fundamental four

Andrew Raynor   Andrew Raynor 1. You need to disconnect from your assailant, but it is difficult because they usually have their chest pinning you along with their arms. In this example, we use the ‘boxing position’ to make some valuable micro-space between us. Learning how to bridge is also vital. 2. You must understand […]