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Category Archive: Articles, Videos

How To Quickly Finish A Fight With a Surprise Heel Hook

Guest post by Mark Lajhner. He is a Judo black belt (Serbian national team member), BJJ purple belt, MMA coach and undefeated MMA fighter. You can find Mark Lajhner’s FREE MMA course Here.  ...

Self Defense: Learn How To Defend The Dreaded Full Nelson Using Jiu-Jitsu

The full nelson (sometimes called a double nelson or a double shoulder lock) is done by performing half nelsons with both arms. In collegiate, high school, middle school/junior high school, and most...

Learn Rafa Mendes’ Unexpected Judo Reverse Triangle Setups (Sankaku Jime)

The Judo version of the triangle choke (Sankaku Jime) is a move that we rarely see in BJJ. BJJ champion Rafael Mendes likes to use these following setups  whic can be very useful in BJJ where your...

The Most Dangerous Takedown in Judo & BJJ

Stephan Kesting teaches Kani Basami, the most dangerous throw in Judo and BJJ. kani basami was used to deliberately injure people especially in Japan. Before the technique was banned many...

With Both Hands Tied In His Belt, Rener Gracie Submits Purple Belt Training Partner

Hard to believe, but true. The grandson of Helio and son of Rorion, Rener Gracie managed the feat of submitting an opponent without using his hands. In just over seven minutes of rolling, Rener, with...

Cop Grapples with Suspect, Mounts and Places Arm Triangle

The potential for jiu jitsu to enable police officers to be better at their job is enormous. We often observe videos like trips and perfect stand up technique enabling men in nasty situations to...

Why Your Guillotine Choke Sucks

Guest post by David Avellan, an ADCC bronze medalist. Avellan has defeated many of the world’s best grapplers, such as BJJ Black Belt World Champions Rafael Lovato Jr., Tarsis...

3 Effective Ways to Pull Half Guard Followed Right Away By a Sweep

If you’re going to pull half guard, why not sweep right away afterwards? 1.Gile Huni of Kimura BJJ Serbia shows a an easy takedown: Half guard pull straight into a sweep for an easy 2 points!...

Taekwondo Black Belt Signs Up for Black Belt Division at BJJ Tournament

What happens when a TKD black belt enters the black belt absolute of a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu tournament? Cam Knight (BJJ black belt) submits a TKD black belt in the black belt absolute division of the...

Video: Genki Sudo’s Epic 8 Man BJJ Tournament in a Japanese Temple

MMA legend Genki Sudo organized on August 24, 2014, an Ikkiuchi 8-man grappling tournament held in the Zenryuji Temple in Adachi, Japan. Ikkiuchi was in homage to the old traditional Japanese...

Defeat The De La Riva Guard With The Two Highest Percentage Leglocks

What the De La Riva Guard is, is an open guard. Usually it’s utilized when someone is doing standing passes. The reach makes De La Riva ideal for this type of situations. Other option for standing...

Flashback: Student Submits Ex-Instructor (Margardia vs Gurgel)

Remember Fernando “Margarida” Pontes Vs. Fabio Gurgel at the 2001 Pan Am? This was one of the rare times a former student faced one of BJJ masters in a BJJ competition. In this case the student...

Counter To Torreando That Makes It Impossible To Pass Your Guard

Jeff Glover teaches a neat way to counter the torreando pass with an arm drag or rollover sweep. This control makes it impossible for your opponent to pass your guard. Torreando Counter with Arm Drag...

Andre Galvao on Difference Between a Movement Based & a Pressure Based Game

Andre Galvao did a seminar in the United Kingdom and rolled with everybody present in a playful way. At the end of the seminar, he commented:   “There are two types of jiu-jitsu, one with...

Purple Belt Pablo Escobar from ‘Narcos’ Rolling With Royler & Rickson Gracie

Wagner  Moura  is a Brazilian film, television and stage actor. Besides being a well-established and acclaimed actor in Brazil, he has achieved widespread international fame for his portrayal...

Roger Gracie Shows Simple But Efficient Transition To Mount & Kimura

At a seminar at Dragon’s Den academy in Poland, 10X world champion Roger Gracie showed a brilliant yet simple way to mount the opponent and also set up a kimura.   In this recent interview,...

The Best Darce Choke Tutorial By Braulio Estima

The D’Arce choke, or Brabo choke, is similar to the Anaconda choke. The difference is that the choking arm is threaded under the near arm, in front of the opponent’s neck, and on top of...

Adem Redzovic Shows a Kimura Trap against Underhook Half Guard

Adem Redzovic is a third degree BJJ black belt and the co-owner of Team Redzovic in Chicago, one of the biggest BJJ Academies in the USA. Adem Redzovic conducted a series of seminars  in Sarajevo,...

3 Best Ways To Defend & Counter The Worm Guard

In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, there are three main types of guard are Closed Guard, Half Guard, and Open Guard. The worm guard is a modern guard that was developed by Keenan Cornelius. The bottom guard...

The Most Basic but Most Powerful Pass in Jiu-Jitsu by Keenan Cornelius

Do you want to know a little secret? Old School Passes are the best weapon against new school guards. When you have an opponent that likes to use more modern guard styles like lapel guard, worm...

Robert Drysdale’s Superior Arm Drag From Butterfly Guard

Photo: Leon Sandoval www.heyleon.com, Instagram @heyleonmedia and Facebook.com/heyleonmedia Guest post by David Avellan, an ADCC bronze medalist. Avellan has defeated many of the world’s best...

‘Bar Darce’: Jeff Glover’s Brilliant Darce Set Up On Intoxicated Guys

The D’Arce choke, or Brabo choke (how it’s called in Brazil), is similar to the Anaconda choke. The difference is that the choking arm is threaded under the near arm, in front of the opponent’s...

Braulio Estima’s Unstoppable Way of Finishing the RNC

Do you know what to do to finish the Rear Naked Choke when your opponent sinks his chin in and  defends his neck at all costs? World and ADCC champion Braulio Estima shows you how to finish it...

25 Years Ago: Judo Against Wrestling in a Grappling Match

A freestyle wrestler and a judoka in a grappling style vs style event from 1995. This happened at the“ACE World Series of Martial Arts” promoted by Dale Cook. Famous MMA fighter Frank...