In this episode I travel to Abmar Barbosa’s academy in Vienna, Virginia for a Women’s Only Competition Sparring Session. I was fortunate to sit down with multiple participants to discuss the art of Jiu Jitsu from the woman’s perspective. We talk competition, reasons to start training, and the ways and reasons why female can still excel in a male dominated sport.
In this episode I discuss my visit to 2nd Gear Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Laurel MD. (I loved it) I talk about my impressions of the gym while comparing typical “globo” American academies to academies outside of the U.S. Finally, I discuss my “eye” as a photographer and some of the things you should focus on when filming or photographing training.
In this episode I bring back Lanky Fight gear sponsored athlete Alex Coleman fresh off of her 2017 Pan Am gold medal run. We talk about the 2017 IBJJF Pan Ams, competition prep / training, and the mental aspect of “strategic” Jiu Jitsu at the international level. Lets jump right in!
Its IBJJF Pans Week! We talk the role of each individual member of the team and how important they are to the success of the academy whether they are a top level competitor or “hobbyist” We also discuss etiquette when visiting other academies for drop in training or open mat.
In this episode we discuss the rise of the leg lock game / submission systems as well as upcoming tournament season preparation and focus. Looking for feedback in the comments section of our Facebook page describing your current training focus and plans for the major IBJJF competition season.
In this episode I discuss where there is value in training with higher level belts and when you should focus on just choking the f*ck out of blue belts. I also discuss when and why you should seek out feedback from your instructor as well as when you should request advice from your fellow teammates.
Late welcome to 2017! In this episode I discuss the importance of setting goals and priorities for training and training with a focus. I also welcome myself to the Master III / over 40 club and discuss how this has impacted my approach to training.