Being tough on your teammates

Performance Versus Popularity One of the best lessons we learned from sports coaching expert Wayne Goldsmith earlier this year was that ‘popularity is the enemy of performance’. Popularity is easy; performance requires honesty. If you want your teammates to perform at their best you need to be honest with them even if this will make […]

The role of sparring in bjj

Recently I’ve been discussing the importance of sparring in developing the technique and skill level of new students. Will students actually improve if the do lots of sparring in place of actual technique work? Sparring Versus Training I believe that sparring is necessary but I have seen countless example of aspiring fighters who did lots […]

Being Fight Ready Part 2

This article was written with the help of Wayne Goldsmith who I have been working with for the past few months. Wayne is a sports coaching expert who has worked extensively with sports teams and organisations all over the world including Swimming Australia, the US Olympic Committee and numerous Football and Rugby clubs. http://www.wgcoaching.com/category/sports-coaching/ Why […]

Why MMA fighters should stay fight ready all year round

This article was written with the help of Wayne Goldsmith who I have been worked with in the past. Wayne is a sports coaching expert who has worked extensively with sports teams and organisations all over the world including Swimming Australia, the US Olympic Committee and numerous Football and Rugby clubs. Stay Fight Ready I […]

Mental Training and Fighting

“How do I stop pre-fight nerves affecting my performance and ruining all the weeks of hard training and preparation before a fight?” This is a question that I often get asked by students before a fight or competition. Everyone gets Pre-Fight Nerves The first thing to remember is that everyone gets nervous before fights. The […]