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Improving One Thing at a Time + Crucifix to One Handed RNC

A new years dawns! What are your BJJ resolutions?

Today’s video is from the “going away” seminar I gave at Gracie Barra Clearwater in the summer of 2013 before moving to PA. Special thanks to the Ybor City Jiu-Jitsu Club for supporting this seminar and my podcast with donations!

This clip starts with a bonus rant by my instructor, Eduardo de Lima, about the value of learning one thing at a time, one day at a time. That’s a good lesson to apply to your new year’s resolutions! You can’t reach your goals in a single day and you can’t change everything at once. Focus on what you can do each day, no matter how small or simple.

(Sorry about the rough audio, but I didn’t even know this was going to be filmed! A friend set up a camera in the corner, so we got whatever we got!)

Watch on Youtube.

Want to learn the whole crucifix game? Contact me about setting up a seminar.


Kauai Kimonos Ripstop Gi Review + The Value of Customer Service

Long time readers will recall my 2010 review of Kauai Kimonos’ 100% ripstop gi. It’s back for a second review to see how it’s held up after all these years. I also get to talking about the importance of good customer service and ask to hear your gear buying horror stories.

Watch “Kauai Kimonos Ripstop Gi Review + The Value of Customer Service” on Youtube

To answer a common question, I’m a tall and skinny 6’2″ and about 170 lbs. The A3 Kauai is kinda baggy on me but an OK length. If they made an A2 Tall-Slim, that would be my dream gi.


Inverted Gear A2 Tall-Slim Review + Predictably Irrational Price Anchoring

Snag any good Black Friday BJJ deals? Post your new threads on Aesopian BJJ and brag to the world.

In today’s video we’re reviewing Inverted Gear’s A2 Tall-Slim gi, also known as “the gi with the cute upside down panda logo.” I also talk a bit about the silliness of gi pricing and the theory of price anchoring.

Watch “Inverted Guard A2 Slim-Tall Review” on Youtube

The book I mention is Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely. It’s worth picking up a copy. Here’s Ariely’s TED Talk:

You Are Not So Smart also has a great article about anchoring. They describe Ariely’s auction experiment and other examples of the effect.

Kauai Kimonos review is up next!