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Student Resources, Recommendations and Media


Recommended Reading

For Children:

  • Way of the Warrior Kid: Volumes 1-4 by Jocko Willink


Videos and movies







  • Great Netflix series about an MMA gym called Kingdom





  • Redbelt: “Redbelt” is the story of Mike Terry, a Jiu-jitsu master who has avoided the prize fighting circuit, choosing to instead pursue a life of honor and education by operating a self-defense studio in Los Angeles. Terry’s life is dramatically changed however when he is conned by a cabal of movie stars and promoters.






Blogs and Musings

Judo, poetry and friendship

While cleaning out my closet in preparation to move, I came across an old poem a friend of mine wrote. Before sharing the poem, I will provide some context. I first met my friend, Joe Kronen, when I started Judo at The University of Connecticut in 1988. We essentially started and shared our judo journey together. We both trained for…

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A Word on Lineage

Lineage is a unique aspect to the art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a relatively new martial art. Because of this, it is easy to seee from whom one received his/her belt; and in turn, from whom that person received their belt.

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