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Use Old-School BJJ Moves to Keep Your Opponents Guessing

Incorporate these submissions to surprise opponents and improve your BJJ game.

5 Ways to Improve Your Defense and Win More Fights

For a fighter, being a proficient defender is the key part of not getting hit - or at least getting hit less.

Healing Time Can Be Learning Time (Athlete Journal 60)

Although I had to take it easy this week because of a few injuries, I still learned a lot and taught an advanced class.

My First Competition as a Purple Belt (Athlete Journal 59)

I competed at my first tournament as a purple belt on Saturday, and I took second place in the division.

Tournament Training Week (Athlete Journal 58)

This week I took it easy and focused on getting ready for my next tournament this weekend.

The 2014 Masters World Championships (Athlete Journal 43)

I am happy with my experience at Worlds, and after competing ten times this past year, it is time to rest and get ready for 2015.

Keep Training When Life Is Busy (Athlete Journal 57)

Every second of every day has been occupied by something I had to do for school or the gym this week, but I'm ready to take on the challenges.

Gold at the New York Pro (Athlete Journal 42)

After winning gold last weekend, I’m feeling pretty confident as I get ready to head out to Masters Worlds this week.

A Bittersweet End to My Training Cycle (Athlete Journal 41)

Thirteen weeks of training hard came to an end this week. I'm happy with the progress I've made and ready to compete.

Periodization, Rest, and Injury Prevention (Athlete Journal 40)

These three principles have helped me stay on the mats and be successful in tournaments this year.

5 Martial Arts Lessons on Peak Performance for the Non-Martial Artist

Performance is everywhere. Interviewing for a job. Competing in a fitness competition. In order to succeed, you must be prepared.

Got Midterms? BJJ Can Help (Athlete Journal 54)

It's midterm time at school, so of course all of my teachers decided they needed to give us one last test or quiz. Training is keeping me sane through it all.

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