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Jon Thomas: “Jiu-Jitsu Is An Individual Sport, But…”

Everyone who trains Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu knows that it is a sport where you have the final say on whether you succeed in it or not. It’s on you whether you’ll learn the techniques and at which...

Jon Thomas Shows Game-Changing Triangle Choke Details

The “simplest” of submissions are often times the toughest of submissions to get right. And, even though they may be among the first techniques you’ll learn on your Brazilian...

Thomas “Mastwo” Oyarzun on Lloyd Irvin’s Kumite & BJJ’s Growth in Switzerland

Thomas “Mastwo” oyarzun is a 1/2 Chilean 1/2 Scottish BJJ player that grew up in Switzerland. He is one of the top brown belts on the planet with medals at all the most prestigious...

Demian Maia would like to fight Jon Fitch or Nick Diaz next

Source: Bloody Elbow Demian Maia is two for two at welterweight in the UFC, and his dominant win over Rick Story at UFC 153 has probably sent him rocketing up the rankings at 170. Besides being a...

All You Need To Know About The Collar Sleeve Guard In BJJ

Guest post by Evolve MMA, Asia’s premier championship brand for martial arts. It has the most number of World Champions on the planet. Named as the #1 ranked martial arts organization in Asia by...

How To Use The Hip Bump Sweep Effectively In BJJ

Guest post by Evolve MMA, Asia’s premier championship brand for martial arts. It has the most number of World Champions on the planet. Named as the #1 ranked martial arts organization in Asia by...

Learn Leandro Lo’s Secret Weapon: Knee-Up Toreado Guard Pass

The Toreada guard pass is probably the first guard pass that you learned when you started BJJ. It is the most common guard pass in BJJ and is also one of the most effective. The pass is actually...

How To Do The Infamous Leandro Lo Flying Knee Cut Pass

Passing the guard of a much larger opponent can sometimes be a difficult task. However, if it’s done right, you will be in great shape to win the match. One thing that we have talked about in past...

BJJ White Belts: Understand This About Attacking From Closed Guard

Closed Guard is one of those positions from which it can get notoriously frustrating to submit people. Sure, you’re in a more dominant position than your opponent; but submitting them or even...

BJJ White Belts: Focus on These Open Guard Passing Concepts

When you’re a BJJ white belt, it’s easy to get confused by the sheer number of techniques and possibilities in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. And Open Guard passing is no different; how...

This Easy Closed Guard System Is Effective at all Levels

Let’s remind ourselves of the most important thing you need to do when you have someone in your closed guard: attack at all times. Many jiujiteiros make a mistake of holding a closed guard for a...

Do Your Side Control Escapes Suck? These Details Change Everything

If you’re being honest with us, you’ll probably say that your Side Control Escapes could use some work… Or that, quite frankly, they kind of suck. And that’s fine – but...

Do You Even Omoplata, Bro? If Not, You’re Missing Out On A Lot

The Omoplata… Is rarely anyone’s first submission of choice. Especially when it comes to up-and-coming lower belts; to them, it seems much more practical to opt for another submission,...

Learn The Complete De La Riva Guard System in 7 Minutes

The De La Riva Guard is one of those positions in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu that give you a lot of options… If only you learn how to play it right. However, some beginners find this guard to be...

These 4 Principles Make It Easy To Break Anyone’s Posture In BJJ

There aren’t a lot of things that are going to make you immediately more successful in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu… But breaking the opponent’s posture is certainly one of those things....

Improve Your Toreando Pass by Using These Key Principles

The Toreando Pass is often the very first guard pass you’ll learn in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. And no wonder: its mechanics aren’t too complicated, and they teach you some important movement...

5 Powerful Triangle Choke Setups You Need To Know

Triangle Choke? Triangle Choke! Everyone loves it and wants to get better at setting it up. (Unless you have really short legs… Sorry about that.) And how many Triangle setups do you know? You...

The Complete Guide to BJJ Guard Retention

We agree. Guard Retention isn’t exactly the coolest thing you could do or practice in Jiu-Jitsu. But no matter how “uncool” it may be, it’s still an extremely vital part of your BJJ...

The Matrix: A Powerful, But Very Dangerous BJJ Attack

As you climb the ladder of your BJJ skillset and belts, you’re going to start experimenting with some different options. Especially when it comes to Gi Jiu-Jitsu and the way you develop your...

These Are The 5 Biggest Guard Retention Mistakes

If your guard retention sucks, then you should be quick to take into consideration these 5 biggest mistakes you’re making! Professor Jon Thomas explains them – it’s up to you to...

How To Defend Against Stack Passing? Here’s The Answer

Stack passes are one of the most common types of guard passes in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu; no doubt that you have a training partner or two who give you trouble with them. And if you don’t know how...

How To Use Your Grips 101: These Details Will Improve Your Grip Fighting Skills

Does your Open Guard kinda suck? If so, then a huge reason behind that could be your lack of grip fighting skills. For, if you knew how to use your grips to set up favorable guards and attacks…...

Guard Defense: Don’t Miss This GRIP FIGHTING Part of Your Game

Being able to defend your guard from getting passed is a skill that every Jiujiteiro needs. And, if you’re looking to improve this component of your BJJ game, then you need to pay attention to...

This Is The Most UNDERUSED Grip In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu – Tricep Grip!

If you’re on the lookout for “secrets”… For details that will make a huge difference in your Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu game, then you should pay careful attention to your grips. The...