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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.

How the BIGGEST Boxing Match of all time was WON using Jiu-Jitsu Part 1

In August of 2017 the world got to witness one of the most incredible sporting events of all time.  A clash of superstars from 2 different combat sports met in a boxing ring in Las Vegas for...
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Holiday Von Flue Choke

Happy Holidays everyone! I had a member of my special Mind Blown Club ask me what some of my biggest learning for the year have been. One of the amazing things about life and Jiu-Jitsu is you never...
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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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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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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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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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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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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