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Welcome to the official Hidden Jiu-Jitsu Blog.

My purpose with this blog and this website is to be of service to you, my friends who make up this amazing Jiu-Jitsu community. So this is where I will focus on sharing my most valuable wisdom, strategies, principles and knowledge I have gained over the past 26 years studying and teaching Jiu-Jitsu, as it was handed down to me by the one and only Rickson Gracie.

Mind Blown Member Matt Jones Footlock Clinic

Over the past few years, leg attacks have become quite popular in jiu-jitsu because many teachers and competitors recognized it as a weakness in most jiu-jitsu practitioners games. I recently had...
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Rickson Gracie: The Epitome of a Martial Artist

Rickson Gracie Red Belt On July 6 2017 the Jiu-Jitsu world got to witness a truly spectacular moment in Martial Arts history. The promotion of Rickson Gracie to Red Belt.  The Red Belt is the...
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Training to Be Strong Everywhere

I once asked Rickson, what he felt was the weakest part of his game and it wasn't so much his answer that surprised me but his explanation that made a tremendous impact in how I still train myself...
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Hidden Jiu Jitsu Featured on Jiu Jitsu Mag 360

Wow! Jiu Jitsu Magazine came out with an incredible new app that's taking digital magazines to the next level! It's called "Jiu Jitsu Mag 360" and you can download it on iTunes and Google Play...
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How to Breakdown Jiu Jitsu Techniques to Make It as Efficient as Possible

How to break down techniques to figure out how to make them as efficient as possible or to figure out the most efficient/best counter to a technique? This was a question that was brought up by one...
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Interview with MMASUCKA

I just did a new interview with MMASUCKA.  It was a great interview in it we discuss the start of my journey, belt promotions and online promotions, Hidden Jiu-Jitsu, training with Rickson,...
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Happy Birthday Rickson Gracie & What Makes Rickson Different

This is a very special day! I just want to take the time to wish Rickson Gracie, my instructor, one of my biggest inspirations in my life and a person who has inspired so many others a very Happy...
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Why “the back” position is not as good as most people think.

Why “the back” position is not as good as most people think in MMA or for fighting. [Update Dec. 9, 2020]   I posted this article a couple of years ago on Hidden Jiu-Jitsu and...
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Jiu Jitsu Journey Interview with Henry Akins by Shawn Mozen

Here is one of the latest interviews I did with Shawn Mozen, founder and CEO of Agatsu. Shawn is one of the foremost authorities in kettlebell training in the world and a lifelong martial...
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Alpha Jiu Jitsu Seminar "What EXACTLY Happens when you get your Guard Passed?"

Here is a small part of my seminar from Alpha Jiu Jitsu in Woodstock, IL. It was a great seminar thanks to Dan Hart for flying me out. A few questions that get answered in this video. What's the...
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Welcome to Hidden Jiu-Jitsu!

My purpose this website is to be of service to you, my friends who make up this amazing Jiu-Jitsu community.

Here you'll find my most valuable wisdom, strategies, principles and knowledge I have gained over the past 26 years studying and teaching Jiu-Jitsu, as it was handed down to me by the one and only Rickson Gracie.

To help you best, would you mind taking a moment to enter your best email and phone number, so I can send you everything you need to get started?

Ossss!

- Henry