Month: August 2017

A Survival Guide for Your First 6 Months of BJJ

andy raynor nh andy raynor nh Your first 6 months is the hardest time in your training. When you begin, it’s like being a new kid at school. Everyone seems to know each other, and understand the routine. Then, the lesson is a flood of new information and ideas. Finally, everyone starts rolling all over […]

Concussion – The great headgear debate

Andrew Raynor   Andrew Raynor The decision to remove headgear from Olympic boxing bouts due to medical data on concussions may have ramifications for martial artists, fighters and their instructors. Read more … Andrew Raynor New Hampshire Andrew Raynor

Principles of Martial Arts – Pre-emptive Striking for BJJ and Aikido

Andrew Raynor   Andrew Raynor Australia’s top Yoshinkan aikido instructor, Shihan Joe Thambu, 8th Dan, and Gracie jiu-jitsu Professor David Krstic, 3rd Degree Black-belt, compare each art’s approach to a combat principle that is widely used, but not usually associated with either art: striking pre-emptively before the aggressor can attack. While every martial art or […]

Principles of Martial Arts – Pre-emptive Striking for BJJ and Aikido

Andrew Raynor   Andrew Raynor Australia’s top Yoshinkan aikido instructor, Shihan Joe Thambu, 8th Dan, and Gracie jiu-jitsu Professor David Krstic, 3rd Degree Black-belt, compare each art’s approach to a combat principle that is widely used, but not usually associated with either art: striking pre-emptively before the aggressor can attack. While every martial art or […]

Yoga & its place in martial arts

Andrew Raynor   Andrew Raynor Yoga has become a go-to method of rehab for injured martial artists from many disciplines, including professional fight veterans such as ex-UFC champ Frank Shamrock and founder of DPP Yoga wrestler ‘Diamond’ Dallas Page. Yoga has become a go-to method of rehab for injured martial artists from many disciplines, including […]

Yoga & its place in martial arts

Andrew Raynor   Andrew Raynor Yoga has become a go-to method of rehab for injured martial artists from many disciplines, including professional fight veterans such as ex-UFC champ Frank Shamrock and founder of DPP Yoga wrestler ‘Diamond’ Dallas Page. Yoga has become a go-to method of rehab for injured martial artists from many disciplines, including […]

Safety in Structure – Defending head-on attacks

Andrew Raynor   Andrew Raynor BJJ and MMA instructor John Will shows how three simple physical structures can be used to much better effect than a ‘block’ when the chips are down and fists start flying. Read more … Andrew Raynor New Hampshire Andrew Raynor