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Parallettes Fun for BJJ….

I definitely have to get me a set of parallettes and this video shows why. Like Ive said a million times before, Im always on the look out for better kdrills and workouts to help my sorry old ass stay competitive in BJJ and this routine is another great routine to add to any BJJ guys aresenal.

I Love how he incorporates passing drills into the routine using the parallette bars…



Cobrinha Warm Ups..

I am always on the lookout for better ways to drill and warmup.  Well in this video from Cobrinhabjj.com I think I hit the jack pot. Here are some unique drills that are a definite must-add to your jiu jitsu workouts.  I especially like how Cobrinha adds some capoeira into the routine plus the heavy drilling for the inverted guard…


There is an old Japanese story  I really enjoy about a samurai and his lover that goes like this;

There was a young samurai and his fiancé who were deeply in love. One day his fiancé was walking through the forest when she was attacked and seriously mauled by a man-eating tiger. No matter what the young samurai did, nothing could save her… and she died

From the depths of his sorrow he vowed to revenge his beloved, by seeking out the tiger and killing it.

So he took his bow and arrow and sought out into the forest, month after month in search of the man-eating beast. Searching daily in the forest, the samurai finally saw a sleeping tiger in the distance and concluded that this must be the tiger responsible for the death of his lover!

He drew his bow, took careful aim and released the arrow which found its mark and pierced the tigers body deeply.  Drawing and mounting another arrow he slowly approached the motionless creature to confirm the kill… only to find his arrow stuck deeply into a striped colored stone which happened to resemble that of a sleeping tiger.

After this, everyone in the village began to talk about how strong he was, because he could pierce a stone with his arrow, and people became determined to test him. However, regardless of how many times he attempted to repeat the undertaking his arrows kept bouncing off the rock.

This was because he now realized that his target is only a stone. In the past his resolve had been so profound that he was actually able to physically pierce a stone with his arrow. However, now under different circumstances, he was unable to repeat the same feat.

This story is the origin of the japanese saying ” A strong will can even pierce stone.”

Will (without getting into semantics) is really just another way of saying motivation. If you are not strongly motivated to say, make money, chances are you won’t succeed at it.

The idea is to try develop the same kind of focus and resolve the samurai had but into constructive goals that you want to accomplish. I know how difficult this can be to develop, but once you start to create this kind of drive within yourself your world holds no bounds.


This is a fantastic commercial from nike.  Shows the true road to being a success when you are not born gifted . I love this commercial because I have seen this type of thing happen in Bjj a million times before.

A guy would join, have no athletic ability at all and get killed by everyone in class. Fast forward to a year later and the same guy whose now been training more than anyone in class is now beating everyone.

This applies to every sport or field of endeavor….Keep moving forward and practice at anything and eventually you will get results you want and usually more than you hoped for.


This Nike add pretty much explains it all so I’ll keep this post light on words.

The one thing I love about trainging in Brazilian jiu jitsu is that my mind is always fully engaged.  There is no need to pretend Im training against an opponent, he’s already there trying to choke me out.

On the other hand, when Im doing a regular work out  I find it harder not to get bored in the monotony of training so at times like this is when you might want to engage that muscle we used more as kids, our imagination. Watch the video to see what I mean.


This is for my friend Matt…..

Cant say enough about Ross Enamait other than he makes me and my friend Matt feel like giving up…lmao

Check out his link on my site, and try some of these roll outs if you dare !

Ok so the first thing I want to say about this video is that I wish I had this guys shed! A lot of good training ideas for whatever your training for.  If your into any kind of grappling art, then this video is gold.

The grip training involved in this video is crazy. If you have the space and the means then a lot of the things that are used in this video would be a great addition to your training gear…

Nicely put together montage to a good beat…Tired today so I need some of these type clips to get me moving…


More motivation…..

Might have to call this motivation day.   Might be that I need some because Im a little low in the gas tank myself and can’t seem to start my workout!!!…lol

Anyway this is a great boxing piece with some motional speeches intertwined through it.

Ready to burn up your lungs, then follow along with this routine from Ross Enamait.  Hit up his link on my blog for more great routines.  I own about four of his books and two of his DVD’s which I consider money well spent….


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