Why You Should Compete

To anyone who hasn’t been asleep, you know there is a growing debate as to the central role of Jiu-Jitsu. Should it be practiced primarily as a sport or as a martial art focused on self defense? Over the past number of years, I believe the sport side has predominated as many schools and instructors…

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The Tempest in a Teapot

I didn’t want to have to write this blog post. I really didn’t. But, I’ve had enough people ask me about this situation that I feel I have to address it. There is a school in North Wales (Chris Pritchard PMA) that has come under fire for what I consider fairly ridiculous reasons. They are…

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The Art of Violence

One of the best things about training a combative style of martial arts is that it teaches you to become accustomed to conflict. One of the worst things about training a combative martial art is that it can make us think we are accustomed to what real violence is. One of, if not the most,…

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