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Category Archive: Articles, Strength & Conditioning, Videos

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...

Flashback: Osvaldo 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...

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...

Watch: Ben Askren Wrestling & Grappling w/ Jake Shields

Ben Askren, 2x NCAA Champion (4x NCAA finalist) is one of the most recognized wrestlers in the world. Ben is notorious for being extremely technical and an extremely great instructor. Here is a rare...

How to Breathe When You’re Trapped on the Bottom and Getting Crushed

How do you breathe when you’re being crushed on the bottom? Like if you’re on the bottom and you’re just getting smashed and you can’t breathe, so how do you do it? Stephen...

The Art Of Muay Thai Clinch Foot Sweeps and Trips

In boxing, fighters are separated when they clinch; in The Thai striking art of Muay Thai, it is allowed. They launch strikes from there and also wrestle to set up foot sweeps or trips. If you ever...

Rickson Gracie Shows Arm-in Stack Pass That Confuses Newbies

Rickson Gracie rarely shows BJJ techniques on film so it’s a refreshing change to see a video of him demonstrating a technique. In Rickson’s first ever official Jiu-Jitsu instructional,...

The Art Of The Korean One Handed Seoi Nage

Here is a great example of a one-handed Seoi Nage that this is usually performed against same stance opponents. This version is right to right as the opponent attempts to get a high right handed grip...

Keenan On How To Control Grips From The Get Go So Your Opponent Doesn’t Stand A Chance

  Keenan Cornelius shows you how to control the grips from the get go so your opponent doesn’t stand a chance. He then shows how to control your opponents hands and make sure they CAN...

Every Takedown Has a Counter: Ultimate Guide To Counters

Every technique, takedown or throw has a counter. It’s a question of timing and recognizing the movement and applying it. This video shows the best counters for the most common Judo/BJJ throws....

How Not To Act In Tournaments

You can tell a lot about someone’s personality by the way they act a BJJ tournament. Some people will celebrate a victory like it was just another day at the office, while some will act like...

Ultimate Kettlebell Workout for Grapplers (10 Minute HIIT Circuit)

Kettlebells are a fantastic training tool for grapplers because they work pretty much every single muscle in the body – just like grappling. Why grapplers should train with Kettlebells? 1. They...

Here is How To Pull Guard Without Getting Passed Immediately

Pulling guard is such a common place in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu that you see it in almost every competition video known to man.  We’ve seen with the high level grapplers like Rousimar Palhares all the...