Jiu-Jitsu Letter

Whack a Mole

In his book, From the Ground Up, Keith Owen compares jiu-jitsu to the carnival game Whack-A-Mole.

Opportunities for submissions are everywhere, you just need to be ready.

And if you miss one, you don’t stand there thinking about it. You look for the next opportunity.

The book is aimed at beginners and it’s a quick read. If you’ve been training a long time already, you’ll have probably already learned the lessons. But sometimes we need a message delivered from someone else or in order for it to stick.

Early on my jiu-jitsu journey, I was lucky to stumble on some of Keith Owen’s lectures on training. His videos for Submissions 101 were useful to me. They might be for you too. Here’s one.

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