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Nuggets of advice by Aesopian March 13, 2008

Posted by Adam Adshead in Aesopian, BJJ, Conceptual BJJ, Inspiration.
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In absence of time to write a full or partially original entry, I thought I’d post a link to a post which I think every BJJ practitioner/coach and school should adopt.Light bulb

Some what of a cop out but I’ve been sitting on the post for a while and now is a perfect time to share it

Titled ‘Nuggets of advice’ and written by Matt Kirtley (Aesopian) I think once you’ve read it you’ll agree that you should endeavour to adopt at least all of the points he makes.

I’m a big fan of Aesopian and I think this entry sums up his attitude to training which matches mine completely. (In fact I think he stole this article from my brain, although I have no proof)

So enjoy the advice and expect a piece on Guard Passing Vs. Sweeping theory with pretty photos and complex words before Christmas 2009.

Till then,

Adam Adshead

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7. Can having holes in your socks help your training? October 16, 2007

Posted by Adam Adshead in BJJ, Conceptual BJJ, Inspiration, Martial Arts, Thoughts.
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Have you ever looked down at your one of you socks and wondered why one had a hole in and the other didn’t? Or subsequently that the said hole was created by your toe to escape?

If not then you obviously don’t have a very vivid imagination, jovial ambiguity or maybe you just don’t have holes in your socks. The point I’m making is that sometimes it’s worth looking at things from a different angle and not assuming that the obvious is the right or wrong answer.

Guided by opulence and a hunger for shiny techniques a lot of athlete’s magpie themselves whole arsenals of submissions, sweeps, combinations, throws etc which is great but the problem is that athletes can then train with Negative attachment. What I’m talking about is that almost all athletes at one time or another roll, spar and sometimes even drill with this ominous cloud of negativity and without knowing it this pervasive mindset can severely affect your training. (more…)

6. Jaguar vs. Anaconda (No spoilers) October 16, 2007

Posted by Adam Adshead in BJJ, Conceptual BJJ, Inspiration, Martial Arts, Thoughts.
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6. Jaguar vs. Anaconda

I stumbled across the clip below on Youtube whilst looking for another clip of an Anaconda constricting its prey. The reason for such a search was because my earliest conceptual idea for BJJ came whilst watching a wildlife show. (more…)

4. Where does inspiration come from? October 9, 2007

Posted by Adam Adshead in Inspiration, Introduction/Welcome.
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Now, the world don’t move to the beat of just one drum, what might be right for you, may not be right for some.

The beauty of inspiration is that it can come from anywhere at anytime. Whether you’re watching someone rolling, being coached, kinaesthetically figuring something out or sat in traffic – learning and inspiration can be as chaotic as BJJ itself.

They say behind every great man is a great women and beind every great team is a great coach.

So I’ve got to acknowledge those who have helped me come this far and more importantly inspired me with the confidence to create this blog, so here goes:

Phil Wright

Phil Wright

Doug Mochan

Doug Mochan

Rodney King

Rodney King

John Will

Obviously there has been lots of other people and experiences which have helped inspire me, but the four above need a notable mention.

Thanks guys.

Adam Adshead

www.ConceptualBJJ.com

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