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Seven Things I Wish I Knew
When I Was a Blue Belt...

As you've probably figured out by now, I'm all about sharing information. I also don't think that anyone has the monopoly on truth - myself included! That's why when I see something really good created by someone else then I want to share it with you!

I recently came across something that I thought was particularly useful: a special downloadable article called "Seven Things I Wish I Knew When I Was a Blue Belt."

It's written by John Will - if you don't know who he is, you should! He's one of the most senior BJJ blackbelts around, and he's not even from Brazil! He received his black belt from the Machados way back in 1998, making him one of the first twelve non-Brazilian BJJ black belts in the world!

After that impressive accomplishment he's not been idle! Just a few of his accomplishements include teaching thousands of people at his acclaimed seminars, producing a series of instructional books and videos, working with law enforcement and special forces, and heading the grappling program for a series of Australasian schools.

7 Things I Wish I'd Known BookWhen that much mat time meets that much teaching experience good things are bound to happen. In this article John shares some of his most important BJJ insights.

Right click here to download Seven Things I Wish I Knew When I Was a Blue Belt, by John Will (400 KB)

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I'm sure that you'll like this as much as I did!

Stephan Kesting

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