What does it take to get to purple belt?

andy raynor nh andy raynor nh Purple belt is the first elite belt. Every instructor has different standards, but nobody worth his salt just hands out a purple belt. I can only speak for myself on this matter, so here is what I look for. You have discovered your training pattern. By this time, you […]

How to Crosstrain

andy raynor nh andy raynor nh Cross training is good! I encourage everyone to visit other gyms. We all benefit from the sharing of information, and grow a sense of community. When we do this, a few things are important to keep in mind. Call or message before your first visit, and be clean. Most places […]

My 12 All Time Best Jiu Jitsu Posts From BjjSelfHelp.com

andy raynor nh andy raynor nh This year has been amazing, and it feels great to have over 80 posts now.  To celebrate achieving my goal of writing every week this year (52 posts!) I’m going to revisit my 12 all time best posts.  Each article on this list also includes loads of links to […]

Finding Karate’s heart

Andrew Raynor   Andrew Raynor   The need to develop a keener understanding of the principle ‘mou ichido’. Read more … Andrew Raynor New Hampshire Andrew Raynor

Finding Karate’s heart

Andrew Raynor   Andrew Raynor   The need to develop a keener understanding of the principle ‘mou ichido’. Read more … Andrew Raynor New Hampshire Andrew Raynor