30,000 Submissions, Getting Stronger, and Defensive Pistol Training
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30,000 Submissions, Getting Stronger, and Defensive Pistol Training

Re-published updates of articles I wrote regarding jiujitsu "mastery" and strength training for BJJ. Plus, an index of cold therapy literature and a review of a defensive pistol training I recently attended.

News & Research:

10,000 Hours or 30,000 Submissions?
What does it really take to earn a black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu? Many people have touted the 10,000 hours to mastery benchmark around, but what is constitutes mastery and do they even know the reference that figure is from?

We hear this all the time, that it takes "10,000 hours to master (something)."  First, you should know where that reference comes from.  Second, you should know what "mastery" entails (e.g. versus proficiency).  Third, do you really understand what 10,000 hours of your time is going to look like?

Strength Training for BJJ
Strength “doesn’t matter” in BJJ right? Wrong. BJJ gives you a lever. Now we’re going to add force to it; and we’re going to make it so easy, you almost certainly won’t finish the program(s).

This is an updated version of a video I did some time ago, but it's a great compilation of resources and things I've put together about getting as strong as possible, while not compromising one's primary athletic focus (assuming you're not a power lifter / strongman / strength athlete).  Additionally, there are some nuances to make things specific to grappling (grips, hips, etc.).

Winter is Coming: Cold Therapy
What can cold do for you?

Admittedly this is a bit of a cop out.  I haven't had time to read all the articles listed herein, but I was at least able to catalog many, many references to hopefully encourage you to answer your own questions and do your own homework regarding various cryo / cold therapies.


The Locker Room:

RAT Courses

I recently attended the Defensive Pistol 1 course at Randall's Adventure Training in Alabama.  It was a fantastic course that I'll do a longer write up on in the future.  I have a few videos recorded, recapping what I learned regarding my own marksmanship that will be coming out this week.

I'm not a "gun guy."  You all know I'm a nutrition / psychology / grappling guy.  However, I am a freedom guy, and I think we should use all the rights afforded to us by our constitution and that we should do so responsibly, hence how I ended up in the course though no such course is required by Georgia Law for me to obtain a carry permit.

They also offer many wilderness survival / WOFRT / field navigation types of courses as well if that's something you're interested in.


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