Top Articles on Grapplearts: Number 1 of 10


Obviously I've been building up content on Grapplearts for quite some time now. Nevertheless I was recently surprised to see that there are now more than 500 articles, tips and blog posts on here now! Not all of them are by me - some are articles by guest authors - but that's still a heck of a lot of content! … [Read more...]

Podcast EP5: A Woman’s Jiu-Jitsu Journey from White Belt to Black Belt

Emily Kwok Triptych

In this feature interview I talk with Emily Kwok who is a very smart, very talented jiu-jitsu practitioner. She's been involved in the woman's competition circuit for a long time, having competed both with and without the gi, and in MMA overseas. Her ability as a teacher of jiu-jitsu - to both men and women - is proved every time she steps on the mats at her BJJ Academy in Princeton, … [Read more...]

Belugas, Bears and an Offshore Tide on Hudson Bay


Fair warning: what I’m talking about today has absolutely nothing to do with martial arts training. But – in keeping with a previous theme – it has everything to do with deliberately facing self-imposed challenges, whatever they may be.  This article is really a continuation of a previous one discussing why martial arts training provides some of the few ‘real’ rites of passage in today’s society … [Read more...]

The Most Important Thing For Improving Your Grappling

teaching summer seminar

I used to think that if I just learned enough ways to pass the guard, mastered enough submissions, memorized enough pin escapes, pick up enough guard sweeps, received enough tactics and just had enough techniques at my fingertips, then... someday... I would master the art of grappling. … [Read more...]