Podcast EP6: Judo and BJJ: How They Help Each Other

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An Interview with Daniel McCormick, 2008 US National Judo Championship Winner, 2009 Judo Olympian Stephan's note: This is the transcript of an audio interview I did with Daniel McCormick. You can either read the interview below or listen/download the audio by doing one of the following: Play on the audio-only Youtube 'video' at bottom of this list, and/or Right click on this link and … [Read more...]

Old Time Grapplin’

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I'm a big fan of old Judo, Jiu-Jitsu and Catch Wrestling books. I have lots and lots of martial arts books, but some of the real jewels of my library are the Judo and wrestling books published in the 1920's to the 1960's. Not all are original - some are reprinted editions - but all offer very interesting historical perspectives on modern grappling. There is just something special about seeing … [Read more...]

Offside Kesa Gatame has an Judo Name

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OK, it's official. The collective intelligence of the Grapplearts readership is awesome. Thousands of people people receive  my newsletters, and many more read my articles on the website, via RSS feeds, etc. If we all got together and combined our knowledge we'd make Rickson Gracie look like a three-stripe white belt. … [Read more...]