My name is Matthew and I’m a part-time grappler.

Over the last 3 years, I’ve built a consistent winning record in jiu-jitsu competition while:

•   Attending the University of Chicago as an undergraduate student
•   Working full-time jobs over the summer
•   Starting a career as a freelance web developer

…to name a few things.

I’m not telling you this to brag about my time management or jiu-jitsu talent. When I first started jiu-jitsu I was getting my ass kicked just like everyone else, and while my time management skills aren’t bad nowadays, that wasn’t always the case (far from it, in fact).

I bring up these points because I want you to see that I’ve developed a pretty efficient way of training grappling.

It’s simple, direct, and based on a few key principles that will make a lot of sense once I explain them to you.

I started this site because I believe that a whole lot of jiu-jitsu and grappling athletes could be training more efficiently and getting more out of the time that they spend at the gym.

As grapplers, many of us are balancing an extremely competitive hobby with school, work, family or some combination of the three.

If that describes you, I’ve been (and still am) in your shoes.

You love jiu-jitsu and you want to get better, but you can’t afford to spend any more time training than you already do and you can feel your training partners who are able to put in more hours on the mat race ahead of you in their development.

I know that feeling, and I hated it.

My solution was to come up with a set of training strategies that would allow me to not only compete against grapplers who might have more mat time than me, but run through them in competition.

I’ll be writing in detail on this site about the strategies I’ve used over the past three years to win the largest jiu-jitsu competition in Chicago, $500 US in a cash tournament in Macau, and 7 Gold, 3 Silver and 2 Bronze medals over 14 different grappling competitions over the past three years.

If you want to learn how to speed up your development as a grappler, dominate your competition despite a limited training schedule, and make each hour you spend on the mat count that much more, join the mailing list below to receive updates from
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