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? … [Read more...]
Life’s not fair (but these tips will work for just about anybody)
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. … [Read more...]
Top Article Number Seven: One of my Favorites!
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... … [Read more...]
Don’t make this classic training error!
About 10 years ago I was talking to a pioneer of early MMA. This fighter trained all the time, even between fights. But whenever he had a fight coming up he'd go absolutely mental and grind himself down into an exhausted mess. … [Read more...]
A Weird Dilemma…
I recently sat down and figured out which of my articles I got the most feedback from. Here's another article that I've received a LOT of feedback on. Back in 2004 I was asked a very interesting question about grappling endurance by someone I'll call 'Fred.' Here was the problem in a nutshell... … [Read more...]
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...]