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Bluebelt – Advice on Developing your Guard

I really like this article from graciebarra.com.  I find myself in this phase of training.  I’ve been unknowingly following this “guide” to develop my spider guard.  60 more words


BJJ for Self Defense: How Much is Enough?

The other day I was cruising through YouTube checking out different videos on Ryan Hall of 50/50 JiuJitsu when I came across the following:

At approximately 3:30 in the video Ryan mentions how he feels that the “real testing ground for JiuJItsu is a fight”. 1,041 more words


Beautifully Dangerous?!

(Written as part of The Daily Post: Daily Prompt – Why, thank you?: What’s the best (or rather, worst) backhanded compliment you’ve ever received? If you can’t think of any — when’s the last time someone paid you a compliment you didn’t actually deserve? 257 more words

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My 4 Favorite Male Martial Artists

Previously I posted My Favorite Female Martial Artists so now I want to give you my favorite male martial artists. These men are very popular so I won’t take up space by repeating the usual facts. 529 more words


'Hard' vs 'soft' martial arts - yin and yang

The world of martial arts is enormous. There exist different classifications of MA in order to group them according to certain key criteria. Thus, martial arts can be distinguished according to the national characteristics – Japanese karate-do, Korean taekwon-do, Chinese gun-fu, etc. 563 more words

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Time In Malta (take me back!)

Arriving at Gatwick Airport to see rain bucketing down made me want to get right back on a plane to Malta! I had such an amazing week connecting with family in the village where my dad spent his early childhood.. 351 more words