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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.

Understanding the Open Guard

“I’m gonna go out on a limb and say for your long-term development in the sport of Jiu-Jitsu, the #1 positional skill is the Open Guard.” - John Danaher   The Open Guard is...
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The 2 Main Reasons Why Jiu-Jitsu Is The Single Best Martial Art For Self-Defense And Fighting

This is still one of the most common questions about Jiu-Jitsu. In this video, I will explain my perspective on...   Why the early UFCs answered the question about which martial art was most...
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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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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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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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Kron Gracie Vs. Asen Yamamoto HJJ Breakdown

  Congratulations to Kron Gracie on his victory against Asen Yamamoto, and to all of you who saw the fight! For me every experience in life is an opportunity to learn and grow.  I wanted...
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Ahh the good old days of Gracie Jiu Jitsu!...

On any given day you could be called upon to represent Gracie Jiu-Jitsu in a bare knuckle challenge match. How you train is how you're going to react in a fight. Butt scooting, inverting and so...
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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