JJ Pugsley | Head Instructor @ Ronin Training Institute

Founder, President, and Head Instructor of the Ronin Training Institute.

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Teaching Tips: Ways to Improve Your BJJ Instructing Tactics

  We’ve all been there. Sitting in that course in college or in that huddle on a sports team. The the teacher, coach or instructor has no idea how to efficiently lead a group of people. Being the most knowledgeable person in the world about a particular subject  only gets you so far. Not having […]

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Keeping Athletes Calm Under Pressure

  As humans, we naturally feel various emotions during intense situations. From fear to excitement, our feelings run wild in those final seconds of a tied game or the last round of a fight. It falls on the shoulders of coaches to teach tactics that support students during high-pressure situations. These lessons should be implemented […]

Benefits of BJJ For Autistic Children

  If you’ve kept up with my blogs, you already know the incredible benefits that Brazilian Jiu Jitsu provides for children. As they progress through their training they are acquiring life skills and feelings of accomplishment. There are so many children that thrive in the sport of BJJ but some of the most impacted are […]

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How To Know When Your Student is Ready to Compete

Competitions are one of the most thrilling aspects of being a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner. Though some people learn the art for self defense purposes, competing can help to take your skills to a whole new level. As an instructor, it is crucial to set standards for yourself and students before allowing them to compete in […]

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5 Things Anyone Learning Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Should Know

As you’ve probably discovered through previous blogs on my site, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is not just a sport. The Martial Art is much more than training a few times a week. When you join a gym and begin training it changes your perspective on life. Having been a part of the BJJ family since the age […]

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What Motivates Us To Continue Learning?

The end of a formal education shouldn’t mean the end of learning. Even if you never plan to set foot in a school or on a college campus again, that doesn’t mean you should stop trying to learn. But as many people as there are that fantasize about studying world history, picking up a new […]

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History of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

History of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu   One of the most important aspects of learning mixed martial arts is understanding the roots and development of the sport. By knowing the history, we are able to better comprehend the meanings and teaching that the art has to offer. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has an interesting historical background and a unique […]

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What It Takes to be a Good Coach or Instructor

In sports, there is one person who is integral to the athletes successful outcomes. They are the brain and the gears that encourage athletes to perform at their highest potential. They are always finding ways to challenge their players and get the best out of them. They are the coach or instructor. A coach is […]

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Benefits of Getting Children Involved in Jiu-Jitsu

Most parents spend their weekends watching their children attempt to play a complex sport using equipment they need years of practice before mastering. Although getting children involved in any structured activity at a young age presents benefits in social and physical skills, sports using only a child’s body give them a greater chance of mastering […]

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JJ Pugsley is the Founder and Head Instructor at the Ronin Training Institute. Please stay tuned for more updates!