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Category Archive: Articles, Videos

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...

What Every BJJ Practitioner Should Know about Leg Locks

As one approaches brown belt, a whole new set of leg submissions open up. It’s probably wise to begin drilling or getting a basic understanding of these positions at blue and purple so one is...

Counter the Footlock with the Estima Lock

Koty ‘White Heat’ Wader demonstrates how you can use the Estima Lock to counter the regular straight ankle lock.   Black belt Victor Estima explains the mechanics of the technique he...

How to Stop a Bigger Man from Slamming you in a Grappling Match – Coach Firas Zahabi

The last thing you want in a Fight is t get slammed on your head, this is especially true if you find yourself in a Street fight. Be sure to study the ones shown in this video and once you feel...

Flashback: When Queixinho Submitted Nate Diaz in 40 seconds in BJJ Match

Back in 2012, in a black belt BJJ superfight Osvaldo Queixinho faced Nate Diaz at Gracie Open in Pleasant Hill , CA at the Gracie Open. Queixinho submitted the UFC fighter in 40 seconds. Osvaldo...

Learn Queixinho’s Standing Loop Choke That Put Marcio Andre To Sleep @Pan 2016

Watch and learn ! BJJ World Champion Osvaldo Queixinho had one of the sickest submissions in BJJ history that shocked the 2016 Pan Ams and put To sleep BJJ Rising Star Marcio Andre. Here is what...

A Jedi Mind Trick for Passing the Guard

Photo by Daria Kochetkova Photography. IG: Tebezvonu. This is a butterfly guard pass which will not require any kind of speed, grips or athleticism; instead it will be all about timing when it...

13 Years a Brown Belt: The Incredible BJJ Journey of Mike Bidwell

Mike “Spider-Ninja” Bidwell is a BJJ Black Belt under Phil Migliarese and Ken Kronenberg (Team Tai-Kai / Balance). Mike is a full time Jiu-Jitsuka, blogger (check out his great...

Drills Every BJJ Practitioner Should Do Daily

  Check out this great video highlighting some important and easy drills all BJJ players should do on a daily basis in prder to improve BJJ specific muscle memory and coordination. Demonstrated...

Thar she BLOWS! The Harpoon sweep by Pedro Sauer

This is a sweep I have never even heard of before. Thanks to Professor Pedro Sauer I am now ready to harpoon myself some large fish! This is a simple sweep and GI dependant (as demonstrated). I’m...

How To Pull Guard into a Leglock Palhares Style- Coach Firaz Zahabi

GSP’s coach, Firas Zahabi, shows us how to aggressively pull guard to immediately attack a foot lock, Rousimar Palhares style:   Love him or hate him Rousimar is an effective grappler. I...

Rickson Gracie: ‘A Black Belt Competitor is Just an Amateur Black Belt’

The belt and stripe system is the system that a coach uses to grade his students accordingly. This system is similar to the system traditional martial arts use, but very different from wrestling for...

What To Do Against A Disengaging Opponent Like Brendan Schaub? Attack Like Marcelo Garcia…

When looking at the Roberto Cyborg vs Brendan Schaub fight at Metamoris 2, you can think two things: 1. Schaub was running away and disengaging. 2. Roberto Cyborg Abreu should have brought the fight...

How to do a Jon Jones Style Double Leg Takedown

How to do a Jon Jones Style Double Leg Takedown, for MMA, BJJ & Combat Sambo. As a collegiate wrestler, Jon Jones was a JUCO National Wrestling Champion, Greco Roman All-American and New York...

Rickson Gracie: ‘Competition is Great But Doesn’t Fulfill The Needs of All’

Competition might not be for everyone, but I believe that competing can provide many positive things to all martial artists. It’s important to know that when I say “martial artist” that I mean...

Great Video That Will Get You Fired Up To Train & Improve Your BJJ

Great video that will get you super motivated to train and improve. Here is the text. Check out the video below: It starts today. You will roll just one minute longer. You will get another round in....

How to Maintain Mount Against a Skilled, Larger Opponent

The mount is the most dominating position in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu but there is no point in attaining he mount if you can’t keep it. The most important thing is you have to secure the mount first...