Jon Friedland's Jiu Jitsu Thoughts

Jon Friedland here, finally putting some of my thoughts to type. I’ve been training the better part of 20 years, receiving my black belt in 2007. I’m a 10-year dojo owner and head instructor of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Started training Jiujitsu casually in early 1995, formally in 1997. Teaching BJJ since 2000, i received my black belt in 2007, opened my academy, Neutral Ground, in 2005, am the head instructor, and am currently a 2nd degree black belt under Master Pedro Sauer.

Kamikazes are Terrifying but They Never Won a War

Be wary of the desperate kamikaze, they are, after all, completely with disregard and reckless abandon. With the real life kamikazes, their opponents were at first completely taken aback at even the thought of a completely suicidal, 100% all-in attack. They were,...

Mission Statement

Like i said in my bio, I’ve been teaching full on Brazilian Jiu jitsu classes for the better part of 20 years. You’d think i’d just have ideas flow off the tongue like others i’ve met but still, i’ve had some of my best teaching “ahah” moments not during formal...