Starting a Jiujitsu Business & Website

Dream it. Believe it. Achieve it. HEAVYWEIGHTBJJ.COM started in 2015. I spent countless hours in the early morning and late at night thinking through my life-long lessons in strength training and Jiujitsu training to build out content for the website and develop my first training program, the DRILLSKILL Jiujitsu Player workout manual. Also, Poolesville Self…

3 Tools to Improve Your Training Program

Are You Puzzled? How do you intend to reach your BJJ and fitness goals? Train? Think about training? Then Train more?  Good start.  But what are you going to train? When? Why? How much? With what frequency and intensity? How do you track your progress? Many people get stuck developing their personal program.  I’ve written…

Training Intensity

There’s a time and place for everything Time to paint a picture with the time machine.In my late 20’s and throughout my 30’s I focused on doing a TON of weight training.The “Iron bug” bit me before the “jiu-jitsu bug” had!I had to have the moon and stars align like the Ultimate Warrior in order…

Blue Collar Grips

Do you want to have the strongest grip in your academy?Use the tools of the trade of the blue collar worker. The strongest grips I deal with are skilled laborers that work with their hands – plumbers, mechanics, electricians, construction workers, etc.These folks expend an exceptional amount of effort using their hands, wrists, forearms, arm…

Triple Down on Your Strengths

The “A” Game I am a fan of doing what you are good at. We hear a lot of advice on working on our weaknesses, particularly as it pertains to Strength Training and Jiujitsu. I agree with those concepts too – but you need a game-plan to implement this.With JiuJitsu, you need to develop your “A-Game”…

The Skill Life-Cycle

If you’re a software engineer or architect, this may vibe with you. The Skill Life Cycle can be viewed much like the life-cycle of a software product. Following elements of the traditional waterfall and the agile development approaches to software engineering, you can compartmentalize the basic framework for deploying new capabilities to your training and competitive…

5 Steps to Learn Any Technique

The Hamster Wheel We spend a lot of time on the mats training our technique. Most of us spend an appreciable amount of time training off the mats trying to get stronger, faster, more explosive, more flexible and more mobile. However, many of us don’t put the same energy into our out of gym endeavors…

JiuJitsu Journey: Julian Gabbard

Julian Gabbard is a Brown Belt under Mike Moses of Evolve Academy. (Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Rickson Gracie > Pedro Sauer > Mike Moses). He has been training for 10 years.  He actively balances work, studying for law school, being a husband, a father to four kids, training up…

Hard Work Profile: James C. Hawkins

“Everything they said I couldn’t do, it became my goal to do.” “It takes more skill to NOT hit somebody.” “What people fear is the unknown and what they don’t know or don’t understand”. These are words to live by. As my coffee was brewing, I sat on the couch for a few minutes and…