So often we hear the phrase in Grappling “He/She is on another level” as an explanation for why one grappler defeated another. As someone who loves studying nogi grappling, such a phrase provides me little information on how to improve. Such an explanation can impair critical thinking and subsequent progression of a grappler. What does being on another level actually mean? […]Read more "Levels in Submission Grappling"
After publishing the EBI stats yesterday I began to think of a few more things that would be interesting to look at. Also, in the interest of being transparent so that any mistakes/improvements can be discovered I also wanted to present the raw data from the spreadsheets I used. Further, I wanted to give everyone reading an indication […]Read more "The Statistics of EBI: P4 Further Analysis & Spreadsheets"
So what works in the submission only environment? Here is the breakdown along with my thoughts: Submissions Overall 74 matches of 105 finished by submission. As you can see leg locks featured strongly with approximately 47% of all matches ending in a leglock. I can only think this is because of the recent trend and evolution […]Read more "The Statistics of EBI: P3 Numbers"
So continuing on from where I left I decided to categories EBI players into styles. I must acknowledge that this list is heavily based on a post on the firstname.lastname@example.org post on Types of BJJ Players (http://www.innerbjj.com/2012/02/types-of-bjj-players.html) so all credit to Sam Y. I have just adapted it to be nogi grappling friendly with my own thoughts on […]Read more "The Statistics of EBI: P2 Nogi Styles"
With the recent movement of submission only events becoming more and more popular I began to wonder what works in the submission only context. I know that in the past people (i.e. Jiu Jitsu nerds) have broken down individual events and/or set number of matches to analyse what, in terms of percentages, are the most successful […]Read more "The Statistics of EBI: P1 Rationale and Scope"
So I’ve started a BJJ blog. I hope to catalog and archive my experiences in my BJJ journey in the hope that it will be beneficial to current colleges, future students and ability to analyse my own game. I expect that this will primarily be a nogi (i.e. jacketless, no kurta) blog consisting of my musings on […]Read more "An Introduction"