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Andre Galvao Has A Cool Lockdown Escape – Into Mount Or Side Control

The Lockdown can be a tricky position in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Once your training partner locks it up and that pain on your calf starts to set in, you know that you’re in deep trouble. So...

Andre Galvao Teaches The SUPER ARMBAR From Closed Guard

The Armbar from Closed Guard is one of the first submissions a new BJJ white belt learns. But, it’s also one of those submissions that – after a while – aren’t regarded with the same...

Neutralize The Knee Shield With This Pass By Andre Galvao

Passing the Knee Shield is never an easy task! Plus, if the roll or the match is in the Gi, then it can get particularly difficult and nerve-racking to get out of this position and move into a more...

This Is How You Take The Back From A DLR Lasso Guard

If you want to become known as someone who totally dominates their BJJ opponents, then you absolutely have to develop a strong backtake game! There are so many approaches to it – to taking your...

The Ultimate Cross Choke Setup From Knee Cut Position By Andre Galvao

There are, and will be, many situations where you’ll try something and things won’t go exactly to plan. Most often, this will be the case in guard passing; you’ll try a technique,...

Refine Your Basic Mount Escape – And Make It Work Every Time

Basics… Work! And they work well, but the thing a lot of jiujiteiros make a mistake in is in thinking that just because something „works“, that it’ll work in the same way for every...

The Chair Guard Sweep Is Your New Favorite Setup From Guard Pull

If you’ve wanted to learn a new setup and technique, one which would make you stand out not just in your BJJ academy but in competition as well, then we have got quite a treat for you! Andre...

Andre Galvao’s Plyometric Workout Will Improve Your Explosiveness And Cardio

Plyometric training is one of the best ways to improve your cardio and explosiveness for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. An additional bonus to it is that you don’t need a lot of equipment to have a good...

Advice For Beginners: Learn These Basics Of Mount Defense First

When you’re a beginner, absolutely everything is unexpected in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu! Most of the time, you won’t know what’s going on and what you should or shouldn’t do;...

Andre Galvao on Growth of Team Atos: ‘We Do Everything with Excellence’

    Created in 2008 by André Galvão and Ramon Lemos, Atos Jiu-Jitsu was first inaugurated in São Paulo, but soon expanded and currently has a great new facility located in California, as...