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  • Principle 6 – Defense Over Offense

    By synergymma | In News | on June 6, 2007

    Defense Over Offense Without knowing the defense, you cannot have an effective offense. When attacking, be aware of what you are opening yourself up to. You only truly know a technique when you know how to execute the technique and know the defenses against the technique.

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  • Exercise 6 – Quality Over Quantity

    By synergymma | In News | on June 6, 2007

    Quality Over Quantity Strength and conditioning routines must emphasize quality over quantity. Lengthy training sessions are often the result of excess rest between sets, or a lack of training intensity. When you train with intensity, you can achieve MORE, in less time. Consider the fighter who jogs 5 miles at a leisurely pace. His roadwork […]

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  • Article 6 – Do Not Confuse Strength with Conditioning

    By synergymma | In News | on June 6, 2007

    Do Not Confuse Strength with Conditioning A recent trend in the fitness industry has been a newfound interest in developing maximal strength. While improved strength is surely beneficial and encouraged, I caution you (as a fighter) against devoting too much energy towards strength training. Strength training is not the same as conditioning. As a fighter, […]

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  • Technique 5 – The 20 Fundamental Moves of Jiu-Jitsu

    By synergymma | In News | on May 1, 2007

    Gracie Magazine’s The 20 Fundamental Moves of Jiu-Jitsu Experienced black belts speak of the moves that every good fighter must master. Which is the most important move for winning a Jiu-Jitsu fight? Whatever your answer might be, you’d better save it for yourself, or you run the risk of generating lifelong controversy. Conscious of that, […]

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  • Principle 5 – Weight Distribution

    By synergymma | In News | on May 1, 2007

    Weight Distribution Always be sensitive to your weight distribution, have good base/balance and keep your opponent flat underneath you. Do not over commit your weight to one direction, especially when your opponent is trying to get you off base and distract you so he can set up his offense.

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  • Exercise 5 – Burpees

    By synergymma | In News | on May 1, 2007

    Burpees Begin in a squat position with hands on the floor in front of you Kick your feet back to a pushup position Immediately return your feet to the squat position Leap up as high as possible from the squat position Repeat, moving as fast as possible You should maintain a fast pace for this […]

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  • 100 Things you should do before reaching Black Belt Based on the experience of established fighters, GRACIE Magazine put together a goal plan of the most daring kind for the unconditional Jiu-Jitsu lover. Regret is not one of the most pleasant things in life. Overall, we suffer a ton when we think of the past […]

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  • Technique 4 – The Rear Naked Choke

    By synergymma | In News | on April 6, 2007

    The Rear Naked Choke The Rear Naked Choke (often abbreviated RNC, a.k.a. Mata Leao) is a chokehold applied from an opponent’s back. The following is a description of this technique using the right arm — the attacker’s right arm encircles the opponent’s neck, with the opponent’s trachea at the crook of the elbow. The attacker’s […]

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  • Principle 4 – Shrimping

    By synergymma | In News | on April 6, 2007

    Shrimping Always create space between you and your opponent by bridging into your opponent and then sliding your hip away (shrimping) in order get leverage to set up your offense: escapes, sweeps, submissions, or stand-ups. Do not push your opponent away from you but instead post/push on your opponent to get your hip away from […]

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  • Exercise 4 – Wind Sprints

    By synergymma | In News | on April 6, 2007

    Wind Sprints Wind sprint is a familiar term to athletes. For them it means to sprint or go very fast. But it’s the first word — WIND — that should really be emphasized, because the purpose of the exercise is to get momentarily winded. Athletes have to go very fast to get winded. Out-of-shape people […]

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