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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.

The biggest lessons I learned from Rickson on how to train to get better at Jiu-Jitsu

"The training is all in your mind!" For a long time in my training like most people I always thought I had to train with the best and the toughest guys to improve and get better.  Then one day...
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Why You Should ALWAYS Go To Jiu Jitsu Class, Especially When You CAN'T Train.

The details are in the deep understanding of Jiu Jitsu. People ask me a lot of times for advice on how to improve quicker at jiu-jitsu.  I was one of fastest black belt under Rickson...
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Can you be a complete martial artist only learning Jiu-Jitsu?

I remember one of my first exposures to Jiu-Jitsu was watching Royce Gracie fight in UFC 1 back in 1993 (a few months before that I had seen an old grainy vhs copy of a copy of Gracie in Action 1...
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Street Defense: Grabbed from Behind Underneath Arms Around the Waist Pt. 1

Ever since attending Rickson's Black Belt only JJGF Self Defense certification seminar. I have been flooded with people asking what he covered. It was about 100 different Self Defense techniques...
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What was your biggest breakthrough in your Jiu Jitsu training?

I got asked this question the other day and I really had to put quite a bit of thought into it. I've had zillions of breakthroughs in training just like everyone else.  Sometimes it relates to...
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Becoming A Great Jiu Jitsu Teacher

I've been teaching jiu-jitsu now for over 17 years. I'm so passionate about jiu-jitsu and the positive effect it has in peoples lives that I'm constantly trying to improve and become a better...
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Legendary Master Pedro Sauer Invites Henry Akins To Teach At Grappler's Escape

Legendary Master Pedro Sauer, Henry Akins, Jeff Curran and Rylan Lizares will be instructing, training and hanging out with grappler's from around the world. So grab your gi, sunglasses,...
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How to Develop your Jiu-Jitsu Game to a High Level In Record Time

The importance of positional training, and why it should be at least 50% or more of your training.   I get a lot of questions about how to train Jiu Jitsu properly.   "What's the most...
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Weight Distribution from Side Control By Henry Akins & Stephen Whittier

In this video I'm demonstrating how to use weight distribution from the cross side position.   Because it's very difficult to see how much weight I'm applying on my partner, I have him humming...
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Henry Akins Hidden Jiu Jitsu Seminar with Robb Wolf

This will be a special 2 day Hidden Jiu-Jitsu Seminar Event with special guest NY Times Best Selling author of "The Paleo Solution"  Robb Wolf There will be 4 two hour Jiu-Jitsu sessions...
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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.

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Ossss!

- Henry