Posts tagged "training"

Laying The Foundation

[caption id="attachment_192" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Gianni training with Ruan Alvarenga at MGA.[/caption] On every New Years Eve or New Year's Day training session since I was 16, I spend my time between rounds writing down my goals for the new year. It's the one day that I actually like to take more of a break between rounds writing down my goals because I feel like it is just as important as...

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Going back to Cali and embracing personal challenges

[caption id="attachment_103" align="aligncenter" width="960"] Conducting a seminar earlier this summer in Sweden. Photo: Erin Herle[/caption] I'm very excited for numerous reasons today. This morning I will be taking off from Newark Airport to head to California to join my girlfriend for a 12-day trip on her side of the country, teaching seminars and competing. But, at the same time I also view this trip as a challenge I want to...

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The beauty of drilling: An in-depth look

[caption id="attachment_96" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Photo: Erin Herle[/caption] Since my last blog post where I talked about how and why drilling was an important aspect to my training, I've received a lot of questions. Many have asked exactly how I organize my drilling, whether or not I do resistance, or if I set my drilling on a certain number of reps or do I have a set time. So now, I'm...

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The mental game in Jiu-Jitsu

[caption id="attachment_56" align="aligncenter" width="1280"] Moments before the match. Photo: Jeffrey Chu (FighterPlus)[/caption] After spectators watch me in my crazed state before a match, pacing down and back and jumping around often I have them ask me, "What's going on in your head before a match?" For a long time in my Jiu-Jitsu career it could have been many different things, but now after working on my mental preparation seriously for...

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