Jiu Jitsu

Jiu Jitsu

By April 28, 2011 One Comment


jiujitsu_topright jiujitsu_upperleftIn the late 70s and early 80s, Mark trained in Hakko-ryu Jujitsu and Daito-ryu Aiki-Jujitsu, which offered mostly stand-up grappling with some ground fighting mixed in.

Over the last decade, he has continued his ground fighting training with Submission Wrestling and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, which is a brilliantly reverse-engineered expansion of Kodokan Judo (which was, itself, developed from many different styles of Jiu Jitsu).

Emphasizing high-percentage submissions to augment his aggressive ground-and-pound approach, Mark often keeps the mats folded and has his students train on the hard floor to keep reality clearly in mind.

Mark is known for saying “if you want to be a good student, be a good partner.” He teaches that taking a mindful and deliberate approach to safety allows the practitioner to later remove that safety net when using the technique to defend his life.jiujitsu_bottom

 

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