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”…

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…

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,…

Set Your Goals

Goal Setting It’s time to recommit to your plan to dominate.  We all start out strong each year with motivation to do better than we had in the past year.  But how many of you are putting thought to what you want to accomplish, and exactly how you plan to accomplish your goals?  If you…

About Mark

Top of the Heap: The Heavyweight is KING! When I was a kid (’70’s – 80’s), being a “Heavyweight” (HW) has always been linked with being the best, biggest, or baddest person on the planet (or kid in school, in town, on the sports team….you get it).  There has always been a fascination with big…