In my early days of martial arts training I ran into quite a few teachers who were so full of themselves that students asking questions was almost unheard of.
At first I thought that this was normal. I thought that maybe things would change after I’d paid my dues for 10 or 20 years… (more…)
*** A Sports Psychology Question from a Reader ***
I was listening to your interview with Ryan Hall and I was wondering about which Sports Psychology Books you had read or would recommend. (more…)
A reader writes: Hi Stephan,
Thank you for the newsletters! I started training BJJ and MMA about 5 months ago – it’s been life changing for me. (more…)
Today is a very exciting day! For the past few months I’ve been working like crazy to get my new DVD series finished. In these videos I’m collaborating with my friend, and former teammate, Emily Kwok.
She’s one of the best known competitive grapplers out there! For a lot of different reasons. (more…)
We sweat, strain, get injured and spend money in order to roll around on the ground with men wearing pajamas.
(Or worse: men wearing spandex…)
So why do we do it? What’s behind this bizarre fascination with grappling? (more…)
Life just isn’t fair!!
BJJ is the art of leverage, but there are techniques in the grappling repertoire that require you to be at least as strong as your opponent. (more…)
Knowing what your roots are may not translate to kicking butt more effectively on the mats right away, but it’s still important!
Submission grappling is basically a fusion of wrestling and Brazilian Jiu-jitsu… (more…)
Some grapplers think that cauliflower ears are a status symbol.
Others think that it’s gross.
Some people can train for 20 years and still have perfectly shaped ears.
Others need to wear headgear all the time or their ears start getting lumpier and lumpier.