Jeffrey Cummings is a BJJ black belt and former Wrestler. Dylan Whyte is a brown belt and experienced youth instructor. Together they run a new academy in FL called Positive Balance Grappling and give insight to what its like to open a new school! Click “Read More” for show notes!


  • Opening the doors of a new academy
  • Moving to Tallahassee
  • Structuring a strong kids program
  • Soul Fighters scholarship program
  • Important things to remember when working with kids
  • Addressing parental concerns about Jiu-Jitsu being an aggressive activity
  • Choking people kills road rage / Jiu-Jitsu makes you want to fight less
  • Adding take downs to your training
  • Developing a strong guard game
  • Common mistakes with Spider Guard
  • Why having well-rounded instructors is so important
  • Being young instructors
  • Boston accents
  • Why competition experience is incredibly valuable fr instructors to have
  • Developing a foot lock game