BJJ Grappling Video – Intimidation Mode (Watch Now!)

July 30, 2009
The response from the third video I sent out last week about “Lazy Hands and Feet” was fantastic!

Even with the repeated emails that I had to keep sending out because of the technical glitch on my video server and me flirting with the idea of running into traffic because it wasn’t working, we got it all squared away and everything worked out fine.

Thanks for your blog comments you’ve posted after watching the videos and if you haven’t had a chance to see, you can watch it here at

Now, about today’s new video…

This video is the second one from my “10 Mat Attitudes” DVD that discusses what I call Mat Mindset #8 – Intimidation Mode.

For some of you, it might seem unnecessary because you think your school doesn’t have any intimidation going on and I’m creating a
problem out of nothing.

Let me assure you if you plan on training to be a black belt, you WILL encounter training partners that will try to intimidate you before, during, and after matches.

And there will be occasions where telling the instructor that you don’t want to train with a particular student may not be an option.

Bottom line: sometimes, you’re going to have to be able to handle it on the mat yourself!

And if you don’t have the right mindset to take it, you won’t be able to dish it out as needed.

Check it out for yourself and try it in class when needed.

Dedicated to improving your mat experience!

Paul Greenhill (aka The Wise Grappler)

P.S. If you’re on my Facebook Fan Page ( or follow me on Twitter (, you’ve already heard that I’m supposed to be an intellectual dope this week based on my biorhythm chart and this confirms it. I forgot to send two components of my “10 Common Mistakes and Mat Attitudes” DVD Training Resource to the distribution company that should’ve gone out last week. And as much as I’d like to blame it on someone, I can’t because my biorhythm said I was going to be an idiot this week.

So, the “10 Common Mistakes and Mat Attitudes” DVD Training Resource will be released next Thursday, August 6, 2009 at 2pm EST at a great discount. Until then, enjoy the videos, try them in class, and make sure to leave a comment on the blogs.

P.P.S. For those OGs that joined the list after I sent out the first three videos, here are the links:

Video #1 (Resting in the Wrong Position – Part 1) –

Video #2 (30 Seconds to Glory) –

Video #3 (Lazy Hands and Feet) –

Video #4 (Intimidation Mode) –

P.P.P.S. Remember… enjoy the videos and leave a comment on the blog.

(new video #2) Common Grappling Mistakes & Mat Attitudes

July 22, 2009
The response from the first video that I sent out last week about “Resting in the Wrong Positions – Part 1” was great!

Here’s the link just in case you missed it the first time:

And if you liked the mat strategy type of videos that very few (if anybody) produces these days, then you’ll like the video I’m showing today.

The next video is the first from my “10 Mat Attitudes DVD”, a companion DVD to accompany “10 Mat Attitudes” Audio CD /Manual.

Initially, I had created just the audio product, but quickly realized it would be better if I provided a visual component to help everyone understand my coaching points instead of leaving it to your imagination to visualize it’s supposed to be done.

The second video is the first strategy that I call the “30 Seconds to Glory” Concept and it’s a mindset that both competitive and recreational grapplers can use because MANY grappling matches are won or lost in the last 30 seconds.

This is super simple to do and once you start using it, you will notice how easy it becomes to finish your matches strong, whether you’re behind or trying to hold on to a lead.

Check it out for yourself and make sure to try it in class today.

Dedicated to improving your mat experience!

Paul Greenhill (aka The Wise Grappler)

P.S. I’ve got two more videos to send you. So, be on the lookout for those two vids and remember to post a comment on the blog page after you’ve watched the video.


For more grappling training videos and tips like this, go to

(new video #1) Common Grappling Mistakes & Mat Attitudes

July 16, 2009

Have you ever noticed that with all the grappling techniques and videos that are available to a grappler these days that most of them (if not all) spend more time showing you how to do a technique instead of:

– when you should (or shouldn’t) use a technique
– why you should (or shouldn’t) use the technique during a match
– where’s the best place, time or mindset to have when using a certain technique or training with a certain type of opponent
– who’s the best type of opponent to use it against

That’s what is missing from most grappling instruction… too much grappling technique and not enough mat strategy.

And in my opinion, here’s the end result of that formula:


You may find a few grapplers that can defy the formula, but they’re the exception and NOT the rule.

And that’s why so many grapplers never improve.

They don’t know they’re missing the “why”, “who” or “where” to go with the technical how. Instead, they just go on a neverending scavanger hunt looking for the “ulimate technique” that doesn’t exist.

Fortunately, I’m going to do my part to start changing that training mindset today with the first video from my “10 Common Mistakes & Mat Attitudes” Training System.

The first video is “Resting in the Wrong Position (Part 1)” from the “10 Common Grappling Mistakes” DVD. This is a two-part mistake (covering both top and bottom positions), but I only include one part in the sneak preview sequence.

Resting in the Wrong Position (Part1) 

If you’re making this mistake, fix it the next time in class and then take note how your game changes after the fix.

Dedicated to improving your mat experience!

Paul Greenhill (aka The Wise Grappler)

PS. I’m going to be sending you three more very simple yet effective common grappling mistakes and mat attitudes concepts over the next few days. So, take out your notebook, enjoy the videos, and make sure to leave a comment after you’ve watched the videos!

Resting in the Wrong Position (Part1)

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H20 Bombs Disarmed at UFC 100!

July 14, 2009

Hey, did you hear about the two “H20 Bombs” that were disarmed at UFC 100 last weekend?

If you didn’t, it was for a good reason. The “victims” stopped them from exploding as expected!

And what IS an H2O Bomb, you may ask?

That’s a weapon that hurls a barrage of “He’s too old!” comments and insults towards an aging athelete from the “experts” and keyboard warriors when detonated.

And that’s what would’ve been thrown against fellow OGs Dan Henderson and Mark Coleman if they had lost their matches in UFC 100.

Fortunately, both OGs won their matches in impressive style against their younger opponents.

OG Dan Henderson (38) won an exciting KO victory over Michael Bisping and OG Mark Coleman (44) won a stunning upset over Stephen Bonner.

In spite of all their wrestling and MMA achievements Dan Henderson and Mark Coleman have accomplished during their grappling careers, there’s always some critics, young punks, and plain old haters just standing around ready to point out the fact they’re getting older and how they’re “not the athletes they used to be” 10 yrs ago.

Then again… who IS the athlete they used to be 10 yrs ago?

I don’t know about you, but it’s always good to see an underdog win, especially when they’re viewed as a “washed up has been” fighting retirement and brought in as a stepping stone for some young gun considered a rising MMA star.

When OGs like Henderson and Coleman go out there and show they can still do it at their ages, grapplers of all ages should applaud it.


The older grapplers should be motivated in knowing they can still go out there and “put it on the younguns”, even at their ages if they choose to do so.

And the young guns should feel good in knowing that as they get older (not old – there’s a difference), they’ll still be able to go out there and smack a few young guys around on the mat. I know it’s hard to think of yourself as an OG or “getting older” when you’re a young gun, but the day will come when high school kids start calling you “sir” and that will be your first intro into the OG Nation!

Never let anyone put limits on you by telling you what you can or can’t do because of age. If you make a commitment and are willing to put in the work necessary for success, you can accomplish any goal you conceive in your mind to achieve.

If you don’t believe me, go ask Dan and Mark if they believe. I’ll bet the answer is yes!

I thought you might find this topic interesting…

July 8, 2009

that I had discussed with another OG on my Facebook Fan Page about a week ago in response to a quote I posted about not getting discouraged or quitting when things get hard during training.

And I’m glad that he suggested that I send it out to the OG Nation and the guts to admit it publically instead of running from the issue and probably leaving the mat permanently.

Check it out and pass it along to anyone you think could use the mat motivation…

MW: It’s so tempting sometimes to give up though, Master P. – not something I should admit on a semi-public forum – but I’m sure everyone in BJJ whose had to spend more than 50% of their BJJ sparring time on the bottom knows what I’m talking about. So,what’s the secret to NOT giving up – pure will power? Will power fueled by intelligence? What’s the role of our instincts vs. our will vs. our bains?

PG: The only thing that keeps you from giving up when things seem bleak is your pain of living without the end result is greater than the pain you endure trying to achieve it… that’s it! If you feel that you can live your life without that thing that you’re trying to achieve, then it will be easy to wonder during EVERY low moment why you’re still doing it.

But if you’ve made up your mind that this one thing is worth all the blood, sweat, tears, embarrassment, black eyes, insults, and everything else that accompanies the end result, you’ll find a way to suck it up and get your azz out there the next day, believing that tomorrow’s going to be better.

Will it be better the next day, maybe… maybe not.

But you have to believe that it’s going to get better because you’re getting better. And if others that were a lot weaker (physically, mentally, and emotionally) could do it, so can you!

I’ve NEVER had a damn thing in my life come easy for me and every major goal I set out to accomplished was met by doubt by many and even self-doubt from me.

I wasn’t tough enough to be a marine, not smart enough to be a computer science major or bad enough to be a BJJ Black Belt… but I proved them all wrong because the pain of failing and not becoming those things was greater than the pain that I endured to succeed
along the way.

Even when I wanted to quit all of them, I couldn’t because I’m not a quitter. It wasn’t easy, but I had to keep telling myself that it’ll get better tomorrow and it did.

I don’t give a chit if you’re on the bottom of a grappling session 100 percent of the time. If you want that black belt, you’ll believe that tomorrow will be easier and won’t stop until you get it.

That’s the secret to not giving up!

Think about what I typed for a few minutes before you respond back to me.

MW: I’m ready to go back to the mats. You are inspirational. Please share those comments with your OG mailing list. I’m not sure everyone in the Nation is hooked to Facebook yet.

Only 10 Hours Left…

July 1, 2009

I must say, the testimonials from the OG Clinic 3 DVD Videos have been amazing and thank everyone for the kind words of praise!

Unfortunately, you have less than 10 hours to take advantage of the discounted price. At midnight tonight (July 1, 2009), the OG Clinic 3 introductory price will be gone.

Get your copy now at

And here’s a little story that I want to share with you.

I was just talking to an OG who purchased the OG Clinic and he was saying how he couldn’t believe that I put this good information out instead of “keeping it to myself” and my students at our school.

I could’ve done that… but I didn’t for two reasons:

1. I feel like every OG that’s reads my emails and invests in my products is my student, regardless of the patch on the back of their gi top. So, they get the very best I have to offer. All you have to do is find an OG or two that visited me to train and ask them how willing I was to help them improve their grappling skills. I’m certain all of them will tell you I went above and beyond to help them become better grapplers.

2. We need more OG BJJ Black Belts because far too many are getting frustrated or chewed up in the training process. I want to do my part to give every OG out there that wants to be a black belt and needs an edge to get there to have one. And there’s abosolutely no doubt in my mind this DVD will give them one and help them reach their goal of being a black belt. If you’re just training every day having fun and have no problem with being a “20 year blue belt”, then this product may not be for you and that’s cool with me.

But if you want to learn how to master the art and science of defensive grappling to frustrate and shut down your opponent’s offense while setting them up for you “out of nowhere” offensive counterattacks, that’s the kind of stuff you’ll need to master to get to black belt and there is no other program for the OG on the planet better than this one…


I guarantee the OG Clinic 3 DVD will make a major impact in your grappling game within 30 days as long as you’re determined to learn and use the grappling concepts.

And it doesn’t, let me know and I’ll give you a full…

“No Questions Asked” refund… AND you can keep the DVD!

That’s how STRONGLY I believe in my ability to coach and my training products!

The only question is… are you up for the challenge?

Dedicated to improving your mat experience!

Paul Greenhill (aka The Wise Grappler)