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Category Archive: Articles, Videos

Beautiful Roll Between BJJ Black Belt & Grappling Dog

  Kano the dog rolling with his master, BJJ and Judo black belt Bryan Mendez. Kano is wearing a Dog Gi.

Grapevine Leglock from Mount: Legit Move?

1 day ago, an Instagram video went viral showing weightlifter Kortney Olson submitting a man with what she calls the soul catcher, a strange leg leg from mount in the grapevine. A video posted by...

BJJ Mythbusting: Is It Ever OK to Cross Your Ankles In Rear Mount?

  In BJJ, beginners are taught very early to NEVER cross their ankles in the rear mount. BJJ blackbelts Rob Biernacki and Stephan Kesting debunk the myth that it’s always a mistake to...

This Bicep Slicer Counter Can’t Be Stopped

The bicep lock or bicep slicer is a terrible submission to caught in. The technique is a compression lock where the biceps is pressed into the humerus. The opponent usually uses their own shin or...

How To Set Up the Guillotine Choke in the Gi w/ Claudio Calasans, ADCC & World BJJ Champion

The Guillotine choke is an extremely popular submission in both Gi and NoGi.  It is one of the first submissions many people learn and one of the most effective.  There are a multitude of...

Relson Gracie’s Tips On How To Get Faster to Black Belt Level

Taking your BJJ skills to the next level requires you to step out of your comfort zone, and sacrifice or compromise some elements in your daily routine to stay on top. It can range anywhere between...

Khabib Nurmagomedov & His Crew Play “Dagestani” Basketball

Khabib Nurmagomedov and his crew warm and cross train by playing what the call ‘Dagestani Basketball’ which is a mix basketball, rugby & grappling. Will Harris Productions spent time...

No Training Partner? How To Drill Your Top, Bottom Game With A Heavy Bag

The BJJ workout videos below are a great example of the BJJ specific conditioning you can get done at home with some simple set-ups and creativity. You can use a heavy bag to work on guard passes,...

BJJ Instructor Promotes Students Then Chokes Them Unconscious

  This BJJ academy called Unified Martial Arts UMA promotes students and then the instructor chokes them out unconscious… This has got the be one of the most dangerous and disturbing rites...

The Lucas Lepri Strategy: How To Build Up A Huge Lead On Points In A Jiu-Jitsu Match

    Watching the 2014 worlds, one match really caught my attention: the light weight semi-final between Lucas Lepri and Roberto Satoshi. Lucas had a really good strategy on how to...

4 BJJ Conditioning Secrets Every BJJ Player Should Know

Photo: Marko Stupar Guest post by Jason C. Brown of  BJJWorkouts.com 4 BJJ Conditioning Secrets Every BJJ player should know. Here’s my list. There are really no secrets where BJJ Conditioning...

How To Build Your Whole Game Around The Kimura Trap System

  There are certain names in the world of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu that go hand-in-hand with Mixed Martial Arts.  One of those names happens to be David Avellan.  A former MMA fighter himself,...

2 Ways To Escape a Tight Body Triangle by Kurt Osiander

  A Body Triangle also known as a Figure-four body lock, is a technique in grappling that is employed from the back, back mount, or less frequently from the closed guard, whose purpose is to...

How To Escape A Fully Locked-in Anaconda Choke

In Jiu-Jitsu the best defense is to not get there in the first place, but what happens if you’ve had the misfortune of making a mistake and got caught in a tight submission? Being stuck in a...

Judo Iranian Style Counter to Single leg Attack

Every technique, takedown or throw has a counter. It’s a question of timing and recognizing the movement and applying it. Sometimes the counter is more powerful than the attack. This is the case...

2 Ways To Do a BJJ Specific Bench Press

  What is the most common question you hear when you lift weights? “How much do you bench bro?” With everything that we hear about the benefits of deadlifting and squatting for grapplers, is...

Rubens ‘Cobrinha’ on How Capoeira has Improved his Jiu-Jitsu

5x Jiu-Jitsu world champion and Storm Kimonos athlete Rubens Charles ‘Cobrinha’ has incorporated Capoeira into his Jiu-Jitsu years ago. According to him, it has helped to to improve his...

5 Armbar Attacks You Should Be Drilling

by Matt D’Aquino, a multiple Australian and Oceania Champion and a 2008 Beijing Judo Olympian. He has been studying Judo for over 23 years. He is a 3rd Degree Black belt and a brown belt in BJJ....

Learn The Kimura Trap Combo That Keenan Cornelius Used vs Lucas Leite

Everybody knows the Kimura, the powerful shoulder lock but how about this Kimura variation? The Kimura would be known as the Reverse Ude Garami, or the Double Wrist Lock in Catch Wrestling circles....

Askren: ‘For Your Son To Be a Man, No To Soccer, Yes To Wrestling’

  Current UFC welterweight and former One FC champion Ben Askren commented on football/soccer and he was not impressed by the attitude of some soccer players:   “It was really the...

Sometimes Technique is Not Your Problem – It’s a Physical Problem

You are able to execute a technique properly when training, but unable to set it up during randori (rolling) or during competition. What is the problem? Sometimes you have the technique down but...

Two Tweaks That Will Add to the Control and Viciousness of Your Triangle

The triangle choke is one of the most common and also one of the highest percentage submissions in Grappling. When executed perfectly, it is a powerful weapon which is very hard to escape. There are...

Wrestle Like a Pro: 5 Best Chain Takedown Sequences (Highest % Success Rate)

Do you want to wrestle like a pro? Then you need to chain wrestle. Here are five great chain takedown sequences Wrestling, BJJand judo can be like a chess game where you plan two to three steps ahead...

Learn 2 Great Set Ups for the Infamous ‘Bulldog Choke’

Ben Askren put the Bulldog choke back on the map UFC 235 when he squeezed Robbie Lawler, making him fake a limp arm and Herb Dean stopping the fight. The bulldog choke is a glorified headlock. It is...