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 […]

Flow Jitsu Review

Andrew Raynor Flow Jitsu Review – BJJ Instructional I’ll begin this review by stating that as I’ve gotten deeper into my study of Jiu-Jitsu, I have started to become more and more attracted to instructionals that talk more about strategy, principals, and choices.  This is not to say that I don’t enjoy the specific mechanics […]

Flow Jitsu Review

Flow Jitsu 49.95 Content 9/10 Organization 9/10 Production Quality 8/10 Teaching Methods 8/10 Intended Audience 8/10 Pros (why you should buy this) Seatbelt Defense Counters How to Link Techniques Americana / Key Lock Trouble Shooting Unique Chokes Using the Lapel Cons (what may make you reconsider) Not Intended for Beginners Lack of Content Navigation I’ll […]

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 […]

Traditional Martial Arts, Part 3

August 17, 2016 2 Views 0 Comments 4 minutes read The shortest in this four-part article-series, this article will look at the second point, as listed in the first part of the series. Point 2: “Since traditional systems teach too many and too difficult solutions problems, the practitioner won’t be able to use any of […]