Article originally appeared Sept 6, 2016 I’m writing this on my 20th anniversary of my own appearance on a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu mat, and on the eve of a new Fundamentals cycle at my gym Heroes Martial Arts preparing for an influx of new students […]
The article originally appeared on OntheMat and this rule is still enforced at my gym. At the risk of sounding like the crotchety old man telling the kids to get off my mat, I have to get this off my chest: As much as I […]
This article originally appeared on April 5, 2012 Since writing this article the IBJJF has essentially implemented everything I suggested in this article.  I have to give credit where credit is due, the IBJJF really has become a world class competition organization and has stepped up in […]
Cameron Earle Blue Belt
I wrote this article somewhere around late 2012, describing events that happen prior to 2006.   In 2023 I still haven’t had any direct contact with Cameron.  I see his mother occasionally and his brother sometimes trains with me, who wants nothing to do with him. […]