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Systema Training Methods

My first experience with the Russian Martial Art of Systema, or "The System," came in 2006 with …

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To Drill or Not...

Training in jiu-jitsu takes a certain level of repetition and practice to improve your overall skill development.  Some camps (think Atos and Andre Galvao) emphasize 'drilling' as the key to getting better, while others, like Kit Dale of Che…

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Jiu Jitsu For Law Enforcement

The media has provided much recent coverage concerning law enforcement officer misconduct and use of force violations. The 2020 George Floyd incident in Philadelphia is certainly the most highly publicized occurrence in recent memory. The consequ…

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Takemusu and BJJ

Takemusu is an Aikido-derived term and concept that was developed by Aikido’s founder, Morihei Ueshiba. He referred to this as an aikidoka’s …

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Fall 2019 in Idaho

For most of 2019 my family and I traveled from coast to coast. It was quite the adventure for us all, and we made as many s…

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