The Ninja Blog

Drink-jitsu and "Sticky" Gym Cultures

It doesn’t take a group of world champion athlete(s) or modern 5-star facility to make a fantastic jiu jitsu gym.


Taking Ownership and Avoiding the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Plateau

One of the most effective ways to kickstart your Brazilian Jiu Jitsu growth is through a concept known as deliberate practice. Deliberate practice helps you grow your game systematically and with enough of it, you begin taking ownership of your own Jiu Jitsu game. This is the unique summation of techniques, transitions, attacks and escapes that you have added to your jiu jitsu game that work for you and your body. The shift in mindset that takes place once you start taking ownership of your own jiu jitsu growth is subtle, but important. It can help ignite a spark in your growth and development while also serving as a way to avoid the dreaded jiu jitsu plateaus.


Application Updates 2019.03

Well it's a new year and I finally found time to burn through some of the more highly requested features and issues that were bugging me the last few months. Here's an incomplete list of the changes which are now live as of today.

Major Updates

  • Training Log Display - Added a Training Log Display page which will now be the default landing page when viewing an individual training log. This is the first necessary step to allow for a much tidier experience while managing your training information.
  • (Pro Subscribers Only) PHOTOS! Added ability attach photos to a training log.
Minor Updates
  • Stripe Updates - Updated Stripe Library and the related references had to updated.
  • (Pro Subscribers Only) Updated "My Subscription" page with several clean up / minor improvements.
  • (Pro Subscribers Only) Added ability to set your subscription to auto-renew or do not auto-renew.
  • (Pro Subscribers Only) Update "My Subscription" page to allow all subscription plan types to cancel their subscription.

Thanks for your continued support. As always if you notice an issue with the web app, please contact me and I'll get it taken care of!


Who Really Won at McGregor vs Khabib 229

When Khabib Nurmagomedov put down Conor McGregor at UFC 229 with a fourth-round submission, he won himself another lightweight UFC title. But his post-match brawl with Dillon Danis will cost him a $2 million purse – and may cost the industry as a whole much more.
In a way, we saw this coming. After months of abuse by McGregor and his team outside the ring, including escalating verbal and even physical attacks, no one can blame Khabib for getting pissed. To be fair, I’m sure many of us have wanted to punch Dillon Danis for his unprofessional trash-talking antics. But fans are pissed at how things turned out, too, and they showed it by getting into fights, throwing bottles into the arena and hurtling their opinions around online after the match.

The lightweight champ's own father and coach Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov isn't happy, either. In an interview, Khabib’s father described himself as “categorically against fighting outside the octagon” and implied that his son lacks discipline. He also said he regards the incident “severely.” When he lost his temper, Khabib brought dishonor to the family he was trying to defend.