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Category Archive: Articles

This Toe Hold To Kneebar Setup Works Like A Charm

The Toe Hold is one of those submissions that you either love or hate. And the chances are that, no matter how many times you were submitted by it… That you’d love to learn how to apply it more...

Gordon Ryan Makes History: Signs 7 Figure Deal with Flosports

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is growing at a rapid rate among hobbyist athletes, and it seems that it will continue growing at that rate for some time… But the question is: how big will it grow when it...

Jeff Glover’s Advice For The Younger Generation: “Injuries Don’t Bother You When You Are In Your 20’s”

If you’re in your 20’s and you’re training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu… You might be tempted to train as much as possible, as hard as possible, and as often as possible. And, while...

Tom DeBlass Shows A Neat Straight Foot Lock To Outside Heel Hook Transition

Would you like to become known as the athlete who wins BJJ matches fast, perhaps in the opening seconds? Then your best bet would be to go for a Leg Lock. More specifically – for the Heel Hook....

Superb Guard Passing Concept: Turn Their Head Away

Be honest with us. How many times have you thought to yourself: “Man, it would be really great if there were some tricks that would make me better on the mats immediately.” Probably dozens,...

Georges St-Pierre: “You Need To Face Adversity At A Young Age”

How do you become strong and resilient, both in Jiu-Jitsu and life alike? It’s simple, really: by facing adversity. And the earlier you face it in life, the better off you will be. Georges...

Have You Tried This Kneebar Setup From Half Butterfly?

The Half Butterfly is a fantastic guard, particularly well-suited for various Leg Lock entries – depending on your training partner’s reaction. Most of us get caught up using our half...

3 Ways to Consistently Sweep Bigger Opponents in Jiu-Jitsu

Coming up through the jiu jitsu ranks as you develop your personal game plan you will gravitate to certain positions based on a number of factors like your body style, age, and overall athleticism....

Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone Reveals More Details On His PED Use

Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone has retired from professional mixed martial arts… But he still keeps training hard and has put on a lot of muscle since. In fact, he has admitted that he...

The Best SCISSOR CHOKE From Side Control Setup by Adam Wardzinski

The Scissor Choke! One of the most unexpected submissions in the entirety of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. However, it can be quite confusing knowing how to set it up… Especially when it comes to Gi...

The Headquarters Position: How To Use It To Your Advantage

If you’re passing Open Guard, getting into the Headquarters position is a great option – from which you’ll have a lot of opportunities to pass. This style which always starts from...

John Danaher Shares His Thoughts On The Best Standing To Ground Techniques

If you’d like to become more successful in no-gi takedowns, then you better go ahead and learn the 3 concepts that will make no-gi takedowns work more often than not. Takedowns are a must if you...

Gregor Gracie Shows A Really Easy Option From Seated Guard

When you’re the top player in a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu match, it’s usually going to be you who’s going to control the pace of the bout. However, if the bottom player knows what he’s doing,...

Gordon Ryan Slams BJJ Athletes Claiming To Be Natural But Secretly Using PED’s

Today’s biggest No Gi grappling athlete, Gordon Ryan draws attention for his high-level game and also for his declarations off the mats. Last month, the American faced former teammate Nick...

BJJ Black Belt Confronts Home Intruder

One can never necessarily be completely “ready” for a real self defense situation, however, we can increase our odds of surviving against a violent attacker by targeting certain moves, and...

Kit Dale: “People Don’t Give A Sh*t Whether You Tap, Whether You Lose”

Would you like to keep training BJJ for years, even decades to come? If that’s the case, then you should stay as injury-free as possible… And a great way not to stay away from injuries is...

John Danaher Shares Two Demands That All Successful Coaches Have To Satisfy

So you want to become a successful Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu coach? Well, if that is the case, then you should definitely be taking notes from one of the most successful BJJ coaches of all time –...

Dana White Admits That There Will Be No Punishment For The NYE Incident

UFC President Dana White has been caught on camera slapping his wife, Anne White, at a club in Mexico on New Year’s Eve. And, even though White emphasized that he is sorry and that there were...

The Vice Grip: A Perfect Way To Break The Armbar Defense

The armlock or armbar is a submission that aims to hyperextend the arm into compromising positions. There are two basic types of armlocks – the straight armlock and the bent armlock. The straight...

Clash of Generations: Marcelo Garcia & Tye Ruotolo Have a Rolling Session

Marcelo Garcia is a Brazilian martial artist and coach under the great Fabio Gurgel. He represents the Team Alliance banner. Marcelo had a fantastic competitive career and won many prestigious...

Rafael Lovato Smashes All Types of Guards With These 2 Connected Passes

IBJJF World Champion and former Bellator World Middleweight Champion Rafael Lovato Jr is a master at the the pressure passing style. He has has a distinct way of smashing through complex guards like...

Beat The Knee Shield – And Knee Cut Pass Them Easily

Are you a Half Guard and Knee Shield kind-of-a-Jiujiteiro? That’s awesome! It means that you’re playing a BJJ game that the majority of athletes choose not to play – which puts you ahead of the...

Erik Paulson Shows Ezekiel Choke Setups (From Everywhere)

Sode guruma jime (“sleeve wheel constriction”) is a type of Judo chokehold, which compresses the opponent’s trachea or the carotid arteries. The technique can be executed from a variety of...

The Crucifix Is A Fantastic Counter Against Single Leg Takedown

Sprawled against a Single Leg takedown? Great job – but now you have to figure out what to do next, right? Well, one great option is to go for a Crucifix. Here are some of the key details to...