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One of the most important videos of all-time!
Although Rener Gracie almost always starts his videos with these words… this time, I whole-heartedly agree!
Injuries can and will cause people to not only stop training, but in some unfortunately instances, stop training all together. Remember, many of these injuries are preventable… learn to roll safely, learn your body and its limitations, and learn the best ways to heal & recover.
In future articles, we will have more information on various injuries.
Check out these great links !
Neck Injuries : Common Injuries #1 – The Neck
Back Pain & Rehab : Rener Gracie on Core Strengthening
More on Neck & Back with Keith Owen: From The Ground Up
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Before I started saying “Keepitplayful” I would always say “KeepItReal.” It was something I heard on the radio and liked. Before long I was saying it on the mat and I noticed that students interpreted that as “go for real” or “go hard.” When you tell someone to go for real in most cases they will apply themselves at 100% to avoid having their guard passed.
I agree that you should have the confidence that you can keep someone in your guard but I also believe that keeping someone in your guard for over 30 seconds robs you of the side mount survival practice. Because i know it is so unnatural to only control and attack guard for 30 seconds and then allow space for your opponent to pass I came up with the phrase “KeepItPlayful.”
Only someone with a playful mindset can create the experiences that are necessary for comfort in all positions.
– Ryron Gracie
(reposted from Ryron’s post, “It’s so real it requires play.” 3/11/15)
Your favorite submission is not working as often as you would like.
- Most people attack with their best submission first.
- Most often the submission you attempt first does not work.
- Start attacking all the submissions that are not your favorite.
- Your opponent has no idea that you do not like those submissions.
- Use the submissions that are not your favorite to disguise your favorite.
- Take the submission your opponent gives you.