Over the years, I’ve cornered a lot of my friends and training partners in hundreds of jiujitsu matches. Everyone’s style of doing this is slightly different, and I think establishing clear expectations for what’s about to happen is useful. Now that we have a crop of new white belts about to embark on their competition »
Learning jiujitsu is like learning a language. You don’t do it all at once. You learn the smallest, most base elements of a new tongue (an alphabet, words) before you dive in to the whole grand structure. As you get more building blocks — more movements, a larger vocabulary of techniques — your understanding of »
As my future father-in-law says: you pay for everything with either money or time, and sometimes both. Ideally, you should maximize your return on all investments. If you go to class three times a week, you’re probably spending at least 7 hours of your life (and your monthly gym dues) trying to learn jiujitsu. Maybe you’ve had »
Caitlin Huggins, a black belt training at Great Grappling, competes at the highest levels, and has tremendous success with the over-under guard pass. As part of our celebration for hitting 20,000 downloads on the Dirty White Belt Radio podcast, Caitlin filmed an instructional on this technique for us! Help us celebrate: 1. Subscribe on iTunes »
Drilling is central to success in jiujitsu. With an art this detailed, you simply have to repeat the core movements thousands of times to train your body. As Roger Gracie famously advised, you shouldn’t drill a move until you get it right — you should drill until you can’t get it wrong. There are several great »
Seth Shamp was kind enough to film our first in-studio technique video, live at WHUP headquarters! Learn how to arm drag to the back for self defense.
Posted by Dirty White Belt Radio on Wednesday, December 23, 2015