Taking a step backward to move forward

Lately Gary and James have been focusing on some of the more basic elements of jiu-jitsu. Getting back to basics, as it were. Revisiting elements of the Gracie combatives, working on basic things like maintaining position and not being to attached to a technique or submission. Sometimes in the heat of sparring and day to […]


Gary, one of my instructors at Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Cape Town, posted an article on the Academy’s facebook group. While I’m sure the article is meant in a light hearted fashion, there are some truths to be learned here. Reading this made me think of how we train in jiu-jitsu. My instructors are always reminding us […]