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…

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…

DIY Balance Board & Muscle Roller

One of the best ways to get your “Mat Legs” is through balance drills. Your equilibrium and staying on your feet in combat sports (really, any sport), requires you to have basic faculties of maintaining balance. You’ve also undoubtedly sought the foam roller at your academy, or maybe you even spent money on the giant…

3 Resistance Band Drills For Grappling

I’ve used resistance bands for training for over a dozen years. The right bands can add a lot of value to your training program. They are a very affordable alternative when compared to a complete weight set, durable, portable, and versatile. You can perform nearly every exercise with bands that you can perform in the gym,…

Hard Work Profile: Tom Brady

Love him or hate him you can not deny him. He is arguably the greatest Quarterback of all time in the National Football League (NFL) After having faced a 4-game suspension for “deflate gate” the prior year, Tom Brady led the New England Patriots to a Super Bowl LI comeback, which is one of the most…

Strength Training 201: Overload Lifts

I’ve been a fan of Overload movements for a long time. Why? I’ve always referred to it as building the infrastructure. Think of any successful endeavor and you start with having a solid foundation. This applies to athletic endeavors, planning projects, or learning, really, anything. In JiuJitsu and strength training, once you begin to put…

JiuJitsu Journey: Michael Whalon

Michael Whalon is a Blue Belt in Brazilian JiuJitsu under Eric Dino Lineage (Mitsuyo Maeda -> Carlos Garcie -> Carlos Gracie Jr -> Ryan Gracie -> Mario Yokoyama -> Roberto Yokoyama -> Eric Dino -> Michael Whalon) He is an active competitor and is also an active duty member of the United States Marine Corps….

5 “Simple” Steps towards Success

Keep It Simple I am a simple man. I love my family and my friends. I love my JiuJitsu. I love Strength Training. I love Protein & I love Coffee. I could survive on these things alone. It’s all I need. Let me break it down to my reality. In “Why Do You JiuJitsu?” I talked…