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09-12-17 Update

  I. Harris.Academy facelift. II. Current list of instructors. III. More facelifts. IV. Jiu Jitsu Answer Man Book   I. The Harris.Academy website got a facelift. Here it is: Harris.Academy   II. Here is our current list of instructors: A....

Tip of the Day #2

The focus of today's Tip of the Day is on the use of the rear leg round kick. One of the most common errors I see in students is they do not rotate their body enough through their intended target when they use this kick. What happens is they end up leaving...

HJJ White Belt First Stripe

Harris Jiu Jitsu White Belt, First Stripe, Curriculum - Public Version   I. Lineage A. Iso Mataemon Masatari (Founder of Tenjin Shinyo-ryu Jujutsu) B. Kano Jigoro (Founder of Judo) C. Tsunejiro Tomita D. Mitsuyo Maeda E. Carlos Gracie
 (Founder of...

Gracie Jiu Jitsu Rocks Podcast

Here is a recent interview I did with the Gracie Jiu Jitsu Rocks Podcast. I thoroughly enjoyed talking with the host. We covered a variety of topics and had a lot of fun on the show. I hope you enjoy listening to it! Roy...

Heightening Your Awareness, P.1

Awareness Training Several years ago, I had some interesting dialogue with several people on one of my forums. This dialogue was about "Awareness Training." Below are some excerpts of this dialogue. Enjoy!   Question: Mr. Harris, I'm hoping that...

Tip of the Day #4

Today's Tip of the Day focuses on a method of training for all Brazilian Jiu Jitsu over 40 practitioners. The method I show teaches the practitioner how to anticipate a particular point in time that happens a lot during sparring. The point in time occurs...

Kick Out Of This Story

Get A Kick Out Of This Story Having been involved in a variety of martial art kicking styles since the middle 1980's, one of my favorite kicks from Boxe Française Savate is "Le coup de pied bas." It is a favorite because it is simple, direct,...

What Makes A Good Instructor

What Makes a Good Instructor? ***Below is an excerpt from my book, "The Jiu Jitsu Answer Man, Volume One" - which can be found on Amazon.com Over the past thirty-something years, I’ve had a chance to train in twenty-seven styles of martial art with...