Some great clips about BJJ training philosophy!

Here’s a couple of youtube clips by highly respected BJJ black belt Keith Owen. Keith does a really great job at explaining the learning process and how to train correctly with your partners. It’s very similar to what I talked about a little in my previous post. Seriously people, I cant stress enough how important it is to develop this type of training mentality. It will greatly reduce your risk of injury, greatly improve your training longevity and add to the overall quality and fun of your Jiu jitsu training! Jiu jitsu’s greatest strength lies in the use of its technique and applied leverage. So  start using more technique and looking for ways to apply more leverage in your techniques instead of applying strength/power when your moves arent working smoothly.

That reminds me of a great quote by the legendary Saulo Ribeiro, who when talking about feeling and reacting to your opponents movements in Jiu jitsu. He says:

“If you think, you are late. If you are late, you use strength. If you use strength, you tire. And if you tire, you die!”

This is a very simple yet brilliant way of learning about your ability to move, feel your opponents moves and apply your techniques without thinking, whenever your opponent makes a mistake or is late in his reaction/timing. And probably one of the key secrets that has allowed Saulo to amass 6 BJJ World Titles and become a legend in the art! On that note I must say that I highly recommend Saulo Ribeiro’s fantastic book “Jiu-jitsu University”. It should be required reading for EVERYONE who trains in the art of Jiu jitsu! I will probably devote entire post to this in the near future! 🙂

If anyone wishes to find out more about either Keith Owen or Saulo Ribeiro, you can order their products and learn more from their websites. Keith Owen’s website is and Saulo Ribeiro’s website is , hope you enjoyed this post and have a great day!

Good luck with your training and Happy rolling!


Jiu jitsu Kingdom


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