Michael Jen BJJ Interview

Stephan’s Note: Michael Jen is a BJJ Black Belt based in Northern California. He’s contributed a LOT to the art via his videos, seminars and forum posts, so I was glad to get his input on improving your BJJ skills (and it turns out that it’s all YOUR responsibility). (more…)

How to Train MMA

John Hackleman on MMA Training at the Pit, Love of the Island and the Underestimation of Chocolate Covered Macadamia Nuts

by Bryanna Fissori (with the help of Stephan Kesting & the Grapplearts Readership) (more…)

Two Drills on Video to Improve your Guard Sweeps

Many of the most powerful guard sweeps rely on your hips being underneath your opponent’s center of gravity.

This makes him very unstable – think of the difference between
1.    standing on the floor beside one of those stability balls, and
2.    trying to stand on top of that same stability ball. (more…)